Mobile Device and Maintenance

Owning a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet offers you potentially endless amounts of information, resources, and admin support at the swipe of your finger. Many consider them the most important tool of a generation and like any good tool they must be maintained. Every function must be scrutinized and it’s functionality optimized, otherwise all you end up with is a sleek paperweight that makes phone calls and lets you watch jittery cat videos. Proper mobile device maintenance means monitoring its battery life, ensuring security, keeping it clean and dry, keeping the screen covered, and installing the right apps.

Keep your device charged

This is as much a matter of utility as it is a matter of function. Nothing is worse than heading to work, needing to fire off a message to your boss, and finding a black lifeless screen and a battery image flashing back at you. Even more frightening, is being in a dangerous situation with no way to call for help. If you happen to have a phone with an external battery (good for you), then it is essential that you only use batteries from authorized dealers. You should also buy phone chargers made by the manufacturer if you can; third party batteries and chargers have malfunctioned catastrophically causing harm to devices.

Passwords for increased security

If you do not already have a pin or password set up on you mobile device, then do it. So much sensitive information is housed in our devices, and we do not consider that data until it is too late. A stranger getting a hold of your phone could lead to embarrassment at best and identity theft at worst. Locking your phone with a password can also prevent you from making those embarrassing accidental pocket calls.

Get productive

The screen and battery of your device are important, but the actual utility of the device should also be considered. By installing apps that maximize your productivity, you will make your mobile device all the more valuable. Consider installing one of the Google productivity apps, these are typically easy to use and can be linked to your email, sending you instant notifications on important events. Some successful startup companies organize their schedules and manage their human resources and daily operations using these tools.

In order to organize your personal and professional data more effectively you might also consider installing Citrix Receiver, it will help to delegate the information on your mobile device to be sorted at your leisure.

Keep it clean and dry

To make the most out of a tool you need to keep it clean. Keeping your tablet or smartphone polished, free of grime, dust, and grease will make it ready to use at a moment’s notice. Part of this means just being smart about where you are using your device. Try avoiding handling it after eating. If you are hiking, keep it in a safe, dry, waterproof, place like a back pack.

Cover your investment

This one is something that most people skip all together. People often plan on buying a screen protector for their device or a tempered screen protector for their screen, but they put it off. Some get the flimsiest cheapest screen protectors on the market, and find after dropping it once they would have been better off using a sandwich bag. A good screen protector is a kind of insurance, you should buy one before an accident happens. It is money well spent.