How to Extend the Life of Your Electronics
We rely on our electronics for everything. We even use them to give us a hand in our latest home-improvement projects and to discover the US’s best spelunking spots. To keep your trusty gadgets in tip top shape, we’ve gathered some preventative cures for our common electronic ailments. Extend the life of your electronics with a few simple tips and tricks
Extend the life of your phone.
Average life span: 4 years
Preventive medicine: We use our phones all the time, and we probably charge them all the time too. Ease up. Your phone battery works more effectively if you let it drain fully once a week or more. Also avoid exposing your phone to very low temperatures, direct sunlight, or excessive heat.
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Extend the life of your iPad.
Average life span: 5 -7 years
Preventive medicine: Just like your iPod, your iPad’s battery life will fade quickly during times of heavy use. To maximize its dwindling battery life turn off Wi-Fi and cellular data, tone down the brightness, turn off location services, keep it away from extreme temperatures, keep software up-to-date, and switch on the auto-lock feature. Also protect your iPad mini and/or iPad Air from impact, shock, water, and dust with the Pelican ProGear Vault series cases.
Extend the life of your iPod.
Average life span: 2 -3 years
Preventive medicine: Protect your iPod with a hard rubber case. If you get inspired to go on a workout binge, keep your iPod on an armband. To ensure 12 -18 months of play before the battery needs to be replaced, let the battery run down completely once a month before recharging it.
Extend the life of your flat-screen TV.
Average life span: 10+ years
Preventive medicine: To keep the pixels in the screen intact, keep your fingers away and dust it with a soft, dry cloth. Because parts can fail if a TV overheats, keep the vents clear so they can pull in air to regularly cool the unit.
Extend the life of your tablet PC computer.
Average life span: 4+ years
Preventive medicine: Similar to an iPad, your tablet computer guzzles battery life. To lessen the impact you can dim the screen, enter standby mode automatically, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, turn off the screen automatically, and change application behavior.
What are some other tips for extending the life of your electronics?