10 Things you should never do with your smartphone

 The most important thing in our day to day life is now our smartphone that we carry in our pockets always. And if the smartphone is brand new then our excitement is at another level,  in the new phone we try to knew about all  its technical features and settings. But there are certain things that you should never do with your smartphones under any circumstances, as those certain points leads to short life of phone. So without waiting anymore, following are the points that we should remember:

10 things wrong for smartphone


1. Manually removing the apps

One common thing that we do with our smartphone on frequent basis is checking the phone unnecessarily. Its normal  to have the habit of checking the mobile phone again and again, we take the phone out of our pocket, unlock it, swipe it left and right, remove the apps manually, lock it again and then again in our pocket. This habit leads to killing recent apps more frequently, when we shut the apps manually, we somehow interfere in the working of Android. Android is a very capable Os, it knows how to manage the RAM and itself removes the unused apps from the background to lowering down the RAM consumption.

2. Installing apps from unknown sources

By default android never allows to download or install applications from unknown sources. Google play store available in Android devices is the only platform that let you download or install the apps safely. But sometimes we search for some apps  from third party or unknown sources and tries to download it from there only. we need to be cautious while downloading from any other sources as some APK files or applications contain malware that is harmful for our devices and its personal data. 

3. Using Anti virus application

Some users also tries to download the apps from third party sources without cautious because they think, they are already using an antivirus app which will safeguard their smartphone from any malware. But this is so untrue, the fact is you actually don't need any antivirus. As that antivirus app will again turn out to be a burden over your android and it is not capable of safeguarding the phone from any virus or malware, only you can safeguard your phone just by not downloading apps from unknown sources.

4. Cleaning Cache memory or apps data

To maintain the storage of Android device most users prefers to clear cache memory or apps data on frequent basis either to free up additional storage or to keep their phone and apps from getting sluggish over time. But the fact is Android itself handles cache memory of apps and interfering with default methods  of android is just asking for trouble.

For understanding it more clearly first we should be aware of what actually  is cache memory. All the apps that we use in our smartphones like YouTube , chrome, google news etc stores temporary files which leads to make load times and overall experience faster. These temporary files consists thumbnails, search history and other basic data to minimize the redundancy of asking for our input. Cache memory in general saves a lot time as loading time decreases because of temporary files being already stored.

Clearing cache memory may results to be a temporary fix but it will again start increasing the storage with files after clearing it when we use that particular app again. Despite its temporary benefit, clearing it more often turns out to be a pointless activity as it leads to increase in load times of application and ultimately makes our experience bad.

So it is advisable to only clear cache or apps data when its essential instead of making it a daily routine activity. Some users also uses cleaner apps to clean the cache memory but even these apps just turn out to be a burden over your android device, nothing more than that.

5. Using sensor based apps

Nowadays there are lots of mobile apps are available on Google Play store  that uses Android sensors to perform, like there are some apps that can count our daily activity by counting our foot steps using mobile sensors. Some apps helps to automatically turning off the screen when we put our phone in pocket or on the table. Some apps uses proximity sensors of android to lock or unlock the screen by just waving our hand in-front of screen.

There are dozen of apps like this available and we as user in excitement uses these types of apps but since they uses the sensor of Android, they highly consume the battery life of smartphone.

These sensor based apps are linked with mobile sensors due to which by default they are always running in background resulting in consumption of RAM as well as battery.

6. Battery saver apps

Now  to save the battery life of smartphones users search for battery saver apps, but the fact is these battery saver apps can't do justice with your mobiles  battery life.

The battery saver apps promises of saving your battery life but they put negative effect on performance of Android. Nowadays smartphones comes with built in battery saver features which are capable of balancing good battery life, performance and stability.

we should leave the Android battery management to Android itself.

7. Not monitoring the app permission

App permission feature was build upon system security and it help Android to follow goals related to our privacy. whenever you install a new app from play store, after complete installation a popup  always asks for some permissions like "allow app to access photos, media and files on your device". These types of permissions give the app an additional access to your restricted data. 

Some runtime permissions access private user data that includes sensitive information like location and contacts. For example if you have downloaded a photography based app but in runtime it asks for the access of  contacts or location then be cautious of not giving any permission like this because its obvious why a photography based app will need your location or contacts.

8. Not Rebooting the Phones

As per the tech experts a simple care tip of shutting down the phone once a week drastically helps your smartphone to perform well for longer time. In normal practice users generally find it unnecessary to switch off the phone more often but just as we humans needs rest for some time after a full day of activity, same can also be applied to the smartphones. Yes its true that smartphones are machine not any living being but the fact says that restarting our phones once a week helps the phone to retain memory, running more smoothly, preventing crashes and results in long battery life.

Using the phone for long time results in lots of apps in open state slowly using the memory and battery of phone, by switching off the phone you are actually clearing open apps and getting rid of battery drainage. Sometimes when our phone get hanged, we eventually tries to reboot the phone and after the restart  its performance is more smooth and fresh. So we cant deny this that Rebooting of phones eliminates most of its issues and improve its performance. So we should at least reboot the mobile phones once a week.

9. Not charging the phone properly

There are two types of mobile users, some are those who uses their mobiles even when its battery is 2% and some are those who are always next to the charging cable. Both of them are actually not taking proper care of their most important machines.

As per the tech experts it is recommended to  charge your phone when it is partially charged, somewhere near 10 to 15% and never always try to charge it up-to 100%. Continuous charging of full battery leads to reduction in battery stability.

In simple words you should avoid charging overnight and charge your phone twice a day , this will keep a healthy battery life-cycle. 

10. Using Random chargers

It is always recommended that you should charge your mobile phone with its own charger rather than using random chargers of other smartphone.  Its true that smartphones has universal charging interface which allows you to charge a smartphone with any random charger but use of any charger leads to downgrade of battery performance, capacity of storing charge and battery's over all life. 

one more thing to note down here is that we should not use the cheap chargers for smartphones because the chargers from unknown manufacturers does not include any safety mechanisms to protect against fluctuation  and over charging and this ultimately results in permanent damage to battery as well as smartphone.

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