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Keeping A Cell Phone Working Properly

Updated on September 23, 2017
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Brittany Banks is a young woman who likes to help people in difficult situations.


Cell phones can go out over time, but they can last longer if you take care of them the proper way. I've had people come to me with all types of electronics and wonder why their phone has stopped working. Depending on what type of phone you have, it doesn't matter. You have to take care of them. I've collected all the information I have found personally as to why a cell phone may have a problem and have decided to share this information with you. There is no need to go out and buy a new phone unless you have tried the following solutions.

I've had friends come to me or complain that their phone is being slow. This could be a lot of different reasons, but I'll share the most common problems. Check and see if you are low on data. Even if you have unlimited internet, it will slow down over time. This can cause your phone's applications to slow down, because they could be running off your data/internet plan. A phone can also slow down by not having enough storage. Check your storage and see how much room you actually have. Each picture you have took or a text you sent, can cause your phone's storage to fill up. Even if you have an SD card in your phone, everything could be saving on your phone's storage, not the SD card causing your phone to act up. I know many people who save every single text or photo. Well this is actually a bad thing, because your phone will run out of storage causing your phone to slow down.

I've have seen phones not turn on or glitch out, because their owner doesn't clean it. You need to clean your phone by making sure no debris is in the charging port, head phone jack, or inside where your battery is. Every two weeks you should remove your battery and your phone case and clean your phone. You can use a baby wipe for the screen, but use Q-tips for inside where the battery is stored. Another cause for your phone to glitch out is by not stopping all the applications you have running. As you use applications, they keep running and running until you exit out of the application the proper way. You can't just tap the back button or the home button to exit out of an application. All phones are different, so look up how to exit applications out of your type of the phone the proper way.

Sometimes the internet on your phone may not work probably because you have not cleared your browsing history. Yes, all of the different pages you browse can save in your phone causing the internet on your phone to act up or run slow. Find your browsing history in your phone and delete it or clear it all at least every two weeks. This can ensure that your phone's internet is working the proper way. This also can prevent your phone from getting hacked into or getting a virus.

I have seen people's phones get hacked into. You need to make sure you log out of websites that you have accounts with. Yes, this means social media accounts as well. What happens if your phone gets stolen? Looks like you might be screwed if you don't. A cell phone can get a virus especially if you have a smart phone. Stop watching sex websites on your phone and maybe you won't have an issue.

If you do all of the things I have mentioned, you shouldn't have a problem with your phone. Don't drop it or throw it either. These phones they make in this century are not made to take a beating. Take care of it and you shouldn't have an issue. If your phone is still not working properly, then maybe it is time for a new phone.


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      Brittany Banks 5 months ago from Spokane, Washington

      No problem!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 months ago

      Good advice on logging out of apps. I need to update my knowledge on phones working properly. Thank you for the updates!