Oops, I Dropped My Smartphone!

Our smartphones and tablets play huge roles in our daily lives, so when we accidentally damage or lose them, it can have a huge impact. Below are some tips to help you if you drop your device on the floor or into water, or if your phone is lost or stolen. Forward this on to family and friends to help them salvage their smartphones and tablets, and keep their information safe if their device is lost or stolen.

I broke my screen!glass-582689_640

If you shatter your screen, you may need to get a new phone. However, if you’re brave and handy with a screwdriver, you may be able to replace your screen relatively cheaply, or hire a professional to do it for you. But, be aware that if you crack your screen or try to repair it yourself, you may void your phone’s warranty.

My phone took a swim!iphone

Put it in a bag of rice immediately and take it to the phone store ASAP. Whatever you do, do not dry it with a hairdryer, or place it in the oven or microwave. This will do more harm than good.

I lost my phone!

If you can’t remember where you put your phone, call it and follow the ringing sound. If you have an iPhone or iPad, use the Find my iPhone app to locate your device. For Android users, free apps such as Lookout and Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile help to locate your phone and can wipe it clean of data. If your phone has been lost or stolen, call your carrier right away and tell them to disable it to prevent thieves from gaining access to your information. Also, file a police report, which may be required by your carrier.

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