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How to keep your iPhone safe at the beach

August 10, 2020

Your iPhone is an extension of just about everything you do. It’s a way to stay connected with friends and family through texts and phone calls. It’s a way to keep tabs on the weather so you know how to plan your day. It’s got a camera to capture all the special moments in your life. So, of course, you’re going to want it with you when you go to the beach. You can keep track of the sun index to see how often to reapply sunscreen, you can use the timer to keep track of when to turn so you can get a nice, even tan, you can stream music, and it’s a great way to capture sandies (selfies on the sand) of you and your friends or just the beautiful scenery.

However, the beach can wreak havoc on your iPhone under the wrong conditions. Sand can scratch the screen and make it hazy, and it can get into ports, damaging the delicate electronics inside. Then there’s always the possibility your phone could get dropped in the water or get a drink spilled on it. So, what can you do to have your phone with you at the beach but keep it safe from the elements? Here are a few tips.

– Enclose it. Many companies make plastic bag-like covers that can be zipped closed to protect the contents from sand and moisture, but still allows you to utilize your phone’s features. A sandwich bag with a Ziploc top can also be used in a pinch, but keep in mind that the plastic can be rather thin and easy to tear open.

– Cool it. iPhones operate optimally in conditions between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. To protect your phone, especially the battery, make sure you keep it out of direct sunlight that can heat the case up quickly.

– Protect it. The best way to protect your phone is to use it only when you need it. When not in use, you may want to wrap it in a hand towel and keep it in a beach bag to avoid accidents.

Despite your best efforts, it’s still possible your phone can get damaged after a fun day at the beach. If it does, Cell Phone Zone VA has the parts, the knowledge, and the service capabilities to get you back to the action quickly and at a competitive price. Don’t let a little sand in your phone ruin your summer. Come see us for all your iPhone repair and service needs.