How to Winter-proof Your Phone

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Last spring, we shared some tips on how to keep your mobile devices in top shape for the summer season. Now that we’re headed into winter, it’s important to know how to keep your phone warm and protected during the coldest months of the year. Follow these best practices for a safe and healthy phone:

Use screen protection.

Cold weather means your screen and internal components can be extra brittle and fragile, so any accidental drops are more damaging than any other time of the year. Defend your devices from potential cracks and scrapes caused by impacts and normal wear with a screen protector. Our amFilm screen protectors are designed to be fully compatible with your phone, and we offer a large selection of makes and models including the latest from iPhone, Samsung, Google and more.

Keep your phone warm.

Just like we bundle ourselves up to stay warm in winter, mobile devices need to be kept warm too. Keeping your phone close to your body such as in your coat pocket or purse reduces its contact with cold air, snow and other precipitation. If you need to make a call or use it outside, use an earpiece or headphones instead to keep your phone protected and warm in your pocket.

Don’t leave it out in the cold, especially your car.

Avoid leaving your device in your car overnight or for long periods of time because exposure to very cold temperatures can permanently damage components of your phone, including your battery. If you’ve accidently left your phone out in the cold, let it warm up to room temperature first before use. Using it too soon after coming in from the cold can cause it to heat up quickly, risk condensation forming inside the device, and cause damage.

Charge your battery before going out.

Battery drain is a common side effect of cold weather. So, before you head out, make sure your phone is fully charged to combat the possible rapid decrease of battery power. It’s also helpful to have a backup charger on hand so you’re always prepared in case of an emergency situation.

Follow our tips and your phone will be warm, safe and secure all season long!