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How often you shut it down, can extend the length of time your phone works

Posted By Staff reporter, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This is a reminder. Nothing urgent...but you never know when advice like this might help.


We think it’s a safe bet to say 100% of you have a smartphone. How much you use it is another issue, but you have one. For most of us, it is a lifeline to the career, staying in touch with business associates and clients, friends, and family. A huge percentage of us also use it for banking, shopping, booking flights, booking luncheons, dinners, meetings and on goes the list.


Oh — and there’s the old keeping of the calendar.


So the real question is, are you taking good care of your investment in a phone? Something as simple as how often you shut it down, can extend the length of time your phone works before it needs replaced.


Experts like tech-consultant Bob Motamedi say once a week shut it off for at least one-minute and then you’re good to go. Motamedi believes the weekly shutdown will help it retain memory, stop frequent crashes and it will run more efficiently.


Plus, Motamedi said the restart is also good for the apps you use each day.


“In most cases, the app isn’t really closed but rather, it’s put into a state where it can be restarted faster,” he said. “Now think about how many apps are open, slowly eating memory and battery power on the phone, and think about all those times you’ve thought that your phone drained entirely too fast that day.”


He also notes that phones crash for a number of reasons and not restarting it helps clog things up. Every app you open or install, every page you load and every update removes code from the operating system of the phone.


“Sometimes these remnants are incompatible or improperly removed after installation or un-installation,” Motamedi added. “Restarting your phone will eliminate most of these issues and will get your phone working better.”


He also pointed out that you need to drain your battery once in awhile. It’s good for the phone. “If you never let your battery drain fully, it will never ‘learn’ to recharge fully and will shorten the battery’s life,” Motamedi said. “It’s recommended that you let the battery drain down to 0 percent, and then refill it back up to 100 percent.”


You should also do the same thing for any laptops or tablets you use says Josh Davis of a company out of Illinois called Abt Electronics.


“After a couple of years of leaving your laptop plugged in all the time, you can expect it not to hold much of a charge at all when you go portable.”


Source link: MSN Lifestyle

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