water damage

Summertime means sand, surf and sun. It’s the season to let loose and finally relax. It’s also peak season for cellphone accidents—like spilling frozen drinks on your phone or getting hit by a water balloon while texting. Here are a few tips on how to protect your gadgets from summer hazards.

Water Damage
If you plan to get out on the boat, lounge poolside or hit up the beach, beware of letting your cellphone get too close to the water. If your phone makes an unfortunate splash in the water, here are a few steps to help try to recover it.

  1. Immediately turn your phone off.
  2. Fully cover it in a re-sealable zipper storage bag of rice.
  3. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible.
  4. Make sure your phone is covered by the rice on all sides.
  5. Let it rest for at least 24 hours before trying to turn it back on.

This should do the trick in many cases and is worth a try before running to the store.

Overheating
The summer heat can be hazardous to your electronics, especially your cellphone. Keeping your device shaded and out of direct sunlight for long periods of time can help prevent when out in the sun. As further precaution, limit the amount of apps running in the background and your use of the phone, since both will add to your phone warming up.

Sand
To those who are lucky enough to spend their days at the beach this summer, while the sand may feel great between your toes, it can wreak havoc on your cellphone, particularly when it gets in all those tiny crevasses. Trust us, this is not something you want to deal with. The perfect solution: SmartWraps. These water-resistant SmartWraps help to protect your phone from rain, spilled drinks, water splashes and sand.