Seven Mistakes iPhone Owners Make

Never leave an iPhone in a car on a hot day, not even in the shade.

Never leave an iPhone in a car on a hot day, not even in the shade.

We’re all human, and it’s easy to emulate the habits of people we admire, but some of the common things people do with their iPhones have unpleasant consequences. Here are some of the more common mistakes we’ve all made with our iPhones at one time or another. Our hope is that in reading this list, someone will rethink some of their less-than-ideal habits, and do something different.

1. Not having a case

A case is an iPhone’s coat of arms. The better the case, the more likely the iPhone will escape unscathed in the event of a clash with the sidewalk or even a bend-gate incident in someone's back pocket. Plus, there are some really stunning cases available.

2. Not having a Screen protector

If a case is the armor for an iPhone, then the screen protector is the shield. Worse case scenario, if the screen does break, a high-quality tempered glass screen protector will keep the screen together until the owner can get the screen replaced, and won’t have to bloody a finger in the process.

Non-security is always an issue

Non-security is always an issue

3. Not using a security code

If a non-secure iPhone happens to get lost, or ‘borrowed’ by a sneaky friend, it could mean anything as innocuous as having photos of someone sleeping with their mouth open, all the way up to having their Amazon account used to buy a mattress and box spring--directly from Sweden. (“Just return the unused item...”)

4. Using an aftermarket charger

Even though they’re cheap, cute, and sometimes light up with an LED tracer pattern in the cord, aftermarket chargers also cause fires and iPhone damage. Apple chargers are designed to shut off the current when the iPhone finishes charging; AMC’s are not.

5. Leaving the iPhone in the heat

An iPhone is more sensitive than a baby Pekingese when it comes to hot temperatures. Even leaving it in the car for a few minutes during a Phoenix summer can damage an iPhone badly.Other culprits are direct sunlight (even when it's cool out) and tucking your iPhone under your pillow or covers when it’s charging.

6. Using the iPhone in the bathroom

In addition to being the locale of many water damage incidents, using an iPhone in the bathroom is just, well, nasty, especially since regular rubbing alcohol shouldn’t be used on the oleophobic coated screen. Anyone who is still unconvinced should do a Google search, ‘what is c.Diff?’ Just not while they’re in the bathroom.

Distractions can be dangerous.

Distractions can be dangerous.

7. Not having a hands-free device for the car

A hands-free device is a safety issue for the driver and surrounding vehicles. The driver needs both hands and eyes to drive and to be able to see the road, which he can’t do if his eyes are on the screen. We can’t verify the claims that a person can travel three football fields in the time it takes them to read one text, but we can verify that being distracted by a cell phone during an accident is grounds for a ‘distracted driving’ ticket. 

As always, we hope that your iPhone never fails. But, if you are in the Metro Phoenix area and have an iPhone with a cracked screen, speaker issues, charging port problems, a bad battery, button problems or any other type of repair, call iPhone Screen Repair Plus at 480-781-0060