Tablets are amazing pieces of technology. They help us to connect with the world and serve as a bridge between smartphones and computers. However, if you do not look after them properly, that tablet, say the Apple iPad WiFi 128GB, you have for instance, can quickly transform from being a useful and portable device into something that is not much more useful than a fancy place mat for your dining room table.
There are a lot of different ways you can destroy your tablet. But aside from the most obvious, like standing on it or dropping it from a great height, that you would obviously do your best to avoid, there are numerous other ways that you might not even realise.
If you are looking to get the very best out of your device then, and want to avoid having to pay out for costly repairs or even replacing it, you need to be aware of the different ways you can ruin it. In the following post we will discuss some of the most ridiculous ways you can completely ruin your tablet, and how to avoid them.
Exposure to Elements
The cold and heat can cause real problems for your tablet. When you leave your tablet in your car, for instance, overnight during winter or in the heat of the sun, it can damage it beyond repair. So, to keep your tablet safe from the elements, avoid leaving it in your car overnight and keep it in a cool place when the temperatures rise. Turning it off when the temperatures are high, if you need to keep it with you, can also help avoid the harmful effects of the hot weather.
Not Dealing with Malware
People often think that malware only effects desktop computers. The fact of the matter is though that malware can do far greater damage to your tablet. Malware used to attack tablets track locations and steal your personal details. You need to be careful when you install apps onto your tablet.
Packing it Full of Stuff
Tablets, although they have better storage than smartphones, still have limited space. If you fill them up with too much stuff, they will stop functioning properly, and may even stop working completely. So, be careful to stay within the storage capabilities of your device. It’s always a good idea, if possible, to leave some space free, as this will stop it becoming too sluggish.
Never Shutting it Off
We use our tablets all the time and are often on most of the day and even most of the night. However, as good as they are, they need to have some rest occasionally. It’s important to reboot your tablet at least once every week, or turn it off for around 30 minutes. This ensures that subsystems are restarted properly and caches are cleared.
Getting it Wet
We’ve the most obvious mistake to last. It shouldn’t really be a surprise that even the smallest bit of water can cause irreversible damage to your tablet. So, heed the warnings that come with the user manuals. They aren’t said for nothing.
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