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9 Tips To Keep Your Smartphone Safe This Holi

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Unlike other festivals, Holi is one where we don’t really need to prep days in advance. It is the only day when the old, dark section of your closet will finally see the light of the day.

Once that’s done and your colours are set, all you need to do is prep your skin and hair, before you venture out.

No, that’s not it, guys! Another thing you have to keep in mind before celebrating Holi is to take precautionary steps to safeguard your phones. With all those colours and water attacks, your precious smartphone may not survive.

However, we highly recommend a water-free Holi or even if you are playing, do think twice before wasting the natural resource.

The best option is to leave it at home, but if you have nomophobia (the fear of staying away from mobiles), or cannot miss out on taking ugly pictures with your gang, or need to stay in touch with your loved ones, here are a few before and after steps you can take to ensure that you and your phone are both safe and sound.

 

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Before 

5 steps that you should take before heading to that Holi party:

1. Put it in a zip lock pouch and use it only when necessary.

2. Use a water balloon to make a temporary skin around your phone.

3. Purchase a cheap scratch guard just for this day, so that even if there are spots of colour on your screen, you can easily remove it.

4. Answer calls using inexpensive earphones, that way you don’t even have to touch your phone.

5. Transfer your sim in a cheaper phone, the kind that has more sustainability than our fancy smartphones.

 

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After  

But if, even after taking all these measures, your phone is still hit by the colours and liquids, these tips should help get it back to life:

1. If your phone is wet, put it in a bowl of raw rice for a few hours. Rice will soak up all the moisture out and your phone will be as good as new.

2. Don’t use a hairdryer to dry up your phone, it will only damage it more. Instead use compressed air, like the heater in your car, for this purpose.

3. Another option is to freeze the phone. Yes, it actually works! Remove the battery and cover it with 2-3 layers of towels and keep it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Repeat this a few times and your phone will come back to life.

4. If the phone is still dead, take it to your engineer friend and ask for help. And then the next step would be to cry, but I’m pretty sure with these tips, you will not reach this point!

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