Six Cell Phone Sins To Repent

August 5, 2016

Admit it, you are a cell phone sinner! For all the convenience, security, information and fun it provides, there is a good chance you are not treating it as well as it treats you.  Here are 6 cell phone sins and how to repent now.  #1-when was the last time you updated the operating system or apps? Those little reminder bubbles are there to make sure you are getting the best performance for your phone as well as many security updates.  Thy shall keep Thy phone updated from this date forward! #2-Using public Wi-Fi.  You see signs for free Wi-Fi nearly everywhere but be careful not to give in to the temptation.  Remember using a public Wi-Fi network means all the information you share over these networks could be visible to anyone, like passwords, emails, pictures and other sensitive information. If you have to use public Wi-Fi, be mindful and try to avoid using web sites that require your username and password. #3-closing apps to save battery.  This is an old sin we are still guilty of performing. Simply closing an opened app won't save your battery. For the iPhone, Apple confirmed earlier this year that screen you swipe up to close is nothing more than a screen shot and not active.  However shutting down location services will save your battery life, like in maps and social media. #4-posting pictures with location tag.  Of course you want to gloat you are on a resort island with a coconut drink in your hand.  But remember those who might act upon your property for devilish deeds, knowing you are out of town. The same is true when you are at home.  By you tagging your location, you make it easier for people to know where you live and when you are not home.  #5-Using a cheap phone charge.  It happens. You lose the charger your phone came with, and you’re faced with spending $30 on replacing it with a genuine Apple or Samsung charger, or buying a cheap knock off on Amazon. Tech experts have shown cheap knock-off may actually damage your phone; in particular knock off Apple chargers were the worst of all.  Finally #6-when was the last time you cleaned your phone?  You wash your hands after being in the restroom, but never the phone you were using while in the restroom?!?? Gross.  Clean your phone as often as you clean your hands, or at the very least, once a week.

Source: Metro

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