How to winterproof your phone: From keeping it in leather mobile phone cases to charging it before use
Have you ever noticed that your phone’s battery drains faster during the cold winter days? Well, this happens because low temperatures increase resistance in the battery. This means your phone needs more energy and has to work harder to keep itself going. However, you can take a few simple steps to keep your phone’s battery from draining. Here are a few tips to winterproof your phone: From keeping it in leather mobile phone cases to charging it before use:
Use leather mobile phone cases for your phone
Just like you need some extra layers of clothes during cold months, your phone also needs protection. Keep your phone in leather mobile phone cases to reduce its direct contact with cold air. In comparison to silicone and plastic phone cases, leather mobile phone cases shield the phone from cold weather. Moreover, genuine leather phone cases look much sleeker as compared to silicone and plastic. They are much softer to touch and feel. They are completely snug around the phone, covering the back and front, and keeping it well-protected.
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Charge your phone before you use
Make sure your phone is fully charged before you head out in the cold. You can even carry a portable power bank along. In general, it is advised that you should not let your phone battery dip below 50 percent. By keeping your phone charged, you can help increase the lifespan of the battery.
Give the phone time to warm up
For optimal performance, you should avoid keeping devices in frigid places, such as parked cars. If a phone switches off because of the cold weather, bring it indoors and give it time to warm up to room temperature before switching it back on. Never use a hair dryer or any other heating device to warm up the phone. It can lead to an electrical fire which can be quite dangerous.
Keep the phone protected
When you are outdoors, keep the phone in your handbag or in the pocket of your jacket. Keeping your phone shielded will make sure that it is cozy and not exposed to cold temperatures.
Change your phone settings to save battery
Once your phone is fully charged, you want to use up as little charge as possible. You can turn off the apps that you do not need. Also, keep your phone in power-saving mode. The power-saving mode is a feature that reduces the amount of power your phone consumes, extending the life of its battery. When you are stepping out in the cold, you can activate the power-saving mode to prevent the fast draining of the battery.
Turn off your phone
All phones have an operating working temperature range. It is usually 32°F to 95 °F. However, when temperatures exceed this range, it is best to switch off the phone. Check your phone's manual or manufacturer's website for their recommended temperature range.