Everyone has smartphone gripes. While manufacturers have improved their products considerably over the years, there are still many issues that remain completely unresolved.
Number one on the list is dead batteries. For whatever reason, manufacturers just aren’t able to come up with a cell that actually lasts for a whole day. So by the time you get to the evening, you’re having to cut telephone calls short or text people while sitting next to your phone charger plugged into the wall.
If you’re sick of this problem, you can invest in a phone battery pack. These plug into your mini-USB port and provide additional power while you’re on the go. They’re big and bulky, but that’s better than being without a phone.
Short Phone Charger Lead
Here’s another big gripe: having a short phone charger lead. Manufacturers know that their batteries don’t last as long as they should. So they must be able to predict that people will need to use their phone while it charges. And yet, for some reason, they insist on supplying a short cable, presumably to save money and packaging space.l
Again, it’s a quick fix: buy a longer cable.
No More Storage Space
You’d think with all the advances in computer technology over the last ten years that a lack of storage space would no longer be an issue. But, unfortunately, that’s not the case. Many people are still bumping up against the limits of their internal memory, preventing them from capturing the photos that they want.
The solution to this problem is to find all the media on your phone that is taking up space and back them up. Then you can safely delete local files, freeing up space to take new photos and videos.
Misplacing Your Smartphone
Smartphones are quite small objects and so they are relatively easy to misplace. Once you forget where you last left your phone, it can be notoriously difficult to find again.
To get around this, you can just ring your phone. Or if you left it somewhere out of earshot, you can fit a Tile device to it that will show you its precise location.
Cracked phone screens are the bane of many people’s lives. One tiny drop and the whole display fragments into a million tiny pieces.
There’s not much you can do about your phone’s glass technology. However, you can fit something called a protector which fits over the top of the screen, absorbing sharp impacts before they reach the real screen below.
Ignoring Your Friends
Smartphones are so compelling that many of us would often prefer to use them instead of actually engaging with friends and family. That’s a little scary. If you’re an addict, try to ban phones at mealtimes.
WiFi is both the most wonderful technology in the world when it works, and the most annoying when it doesn’t. Unfortunately, whether you can get a connection is very much in the hands of the WiFi gods.