Accessories to Protect Smartphones from Damage, Part 1

Jul 14, 2020

At FixIT Mobile, we’re proud to offer comprehensive services when it comes to phone repairs and future protection. We want all our clients to be able to maintain a non-damaged phone once we’ve performed repairs, and this is why we offer services like insurance and others that help you with this maintenance and related themes.

One of the key such themes at play for all our clients, and really for anyone who owns a smartphone today: Using accessories to protect the phone and keep it free of damage and other risks so you never have to worry about phone repairs. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over several such accessories that many smartphone owners consider for protecting their devices on a daily basis.

Phone Case

Perhaps the single most important accessory for many smartphone owners is the case, which will protect it from the main risks of physical damage and impact when you drop, kick or otherwise put the phone at risk. There are numerous cell phone cases out there for varying purposes, each of which will be sized specifically to fit popular cell phone brands used today.

For those who regularly have the phone in an area or setting where dropping or other impact is possible, we recommend a cushioned case. This will allow the item to be protected through most impacts, though there still may be some that are significant enough to damage it.

Glass Protector

Most smartphones today utilize a glass layer for their touchscreen, and this is another area of the phone that can be protected. There are several tempered glass film protectors out there designed for specific phones, and you just have to match your device to one of the options designed for your brand.

One note here: Be very careful to select the proper size for your glass protector. Those sized improperly may actually cause damage to the screen themselves rather than protecting it.

Cleaning Kit

You might think the only thing you’re risking if you never clean your phone is some dirt and grime, but this actually isn’t the case. Enough dust and dirt buildup in a phone can actually impact its hardware components and make it less effective, which is why it’s very important to ensure you have a specialized screen cleaning kit on-hand.

This will include items specifically designed to clean that brand’s screen and possibly other areas. Like with a glass protector, it’s vital to find the proper brand here: The wrong cleaning fluid applied to an incorrect phone model may void your purchase or repair warranty.

For more on the protective accessories available to help you keep your smartphone safe, or to learn about any of our phone repair, computer repair or other device repair services, speak to the staff at FixIT Mobile today.