With summer having gone well and mercury soaring, the beaches are an oasis of relaxation and coolness. Besides, for most, summer is the main period of holiday and relaxation in time, and the photos of the summer holidays usually give you joy and courage to continue in the winter.
Of course, in our time for excursions to the sea other than sunglasses, sunscreen, towel and umbrella, you will surely have a mobile and possibly other electronic devices or gadgets. Therefore, you should be careful not only to not have sunshine, but also to take care of the protection of these devices. Do not forget that water, sand, heat even the likelihood of theft can lead to damage or even spoil breaks and disposal at any cost!
So here are some ways to really have your head quiet to relax on your favorite beach.
Protection From Theft
Unfortunately, the biggest danger on the beach for your electronic devices is to lose them because of some nasty wait waiting to take advantage of your moments of relaxation to act easily and quickly. Clearly the issue of theft is more general, but especially on holidays and beaches it is more intense, not only because you are relaxed and have your attention elsewhere, but also because when you enter the sea you get away from your things and sometimes you lose sight with them.
For this reason, you should not touch your mobile or tablet on tables, sun loungers or bars and you should not expose them to a public view. It is advisable to hide them as much as possible and not store them in fast access points such as outer bags from bags. Generally, no matter how dull or too much, you have to make the work of a potential thief difficult to think twice or to take more time and move if it finally … selects you as a goal! For example, buy a bag that can lock and make sure that this bag has some special colors or design to recognize it from afar. At the same time, there are special safety locks to secure your items to the umbrella or sun lounger. If you carry something very expensive with you, like an expensive laptop for business purposes, it would be a good idea to think of an insurance program from such unpleasant situations. If the device is accurate then the insurance is clearly justified and economically.
Finally, especially for your mobile phone, it would be good to have IMEI registered in the house, that is, the unique unique identifier of the device to ask the mobile operator to block or even locate it if it is lost. In particular, there are now plenty of software and services that do exactly that. That is, they detect the lost device and also allow remote locking or deletion of sensitive personal data.
Additionally, Android OS now inherently supports such features through a dedicated Google website. You just have to log in to your personal account and from there follow the instructions you can remotely locate the cell phone, make it hit (even if it is in silence or vibration) so you can hear it if it has gone somewhere near (hoping for the honesty of what to find if it is lost and not stolen), see the map of its location (only if you have enabled Location / Location before the loopholes) and finally if you need to delete all your personal ID Funds and data. Similar is the process if you are an Apple user through a corresponding web page.
Protect From High Temperatures
The sun is a blessing for your health, your mood and leads to a beautiful tan always of course with moderation, with sunscreen and without generic excesses. Unfortunately, it’s not an ally for your gadgets. High temperatures and especially direct exposure to sunlight can cause serious damage, literally destroy systems and eventually lead to loss of data.
So, it is advisable not to leave a device for a long time in the sun and try to use it in an air-conditioned room where this is possible. In particular, each device’s battery has reduced performance in summer. So, it’s a good idea to reduce usage by lowering screen brightness and disabling Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi when it’s not necessary. If you have power bank and you have to take it away from the sun and do not forget it in the car or on the beach table, but also to charge in a shady or air-conditioned place. All in all, intense temperature changes and not just high temperatures affect electronics, batteries and subsystems, so switching space should be done gradually if possible.
Attention To Sand, Water and Sunscreen
Beyond the heat, sand, water, moisture, and sunscreen are elements which, in combination or in themselves, are disturbing and can spoil your electronic devices. The best solution for this is to buy one of the many waterproof cases for the smartphone or tablet that is commercially available. Indeed, some of these allow you to have the mobile even in the sea. Generally, as long as you can, keep the devices stored and frequently clean them with a special wipe. Also when you put sunscreen wait until it is properly absorbed by your skin before touching it again.
How To Avoid Scratches and Minor Accidents
Cases (even simple and non-waterproof) as well as screen protectors protect mobile and other devices even during transportation to and from the beach. You usually carry a lot of things, and minor accidents and scratches are easy. On the other hand, he took care of the correct arrangement of things and used any internal bags in bags, because proper storage is important. For example, keep the electronic devices stored separately, each of which releases heat and must not be pressed to one another. Food, water, juices etc. are obviously prudent to place in separate bags.
Do Not Drive The Devices To Their Limits
The so-called boundary operation or otherwise overloading of the devices is not always due to external factors such as temperature but is caused partly or wholly and by misuse. For example, manufacturers of hard disks and storage media claim that their devices have a higher performance and lifetime when you do not exceed 90% of the media capacity. If this is combined with the summer season, the stress is higher than in the winter or so-called room conditions.
Take only the necessary without excess. Before you go on vacation or on the nearest beach, think if you absolutely need every device. With the exception of the mobile phone, see if you need something else and for what purpose. Probably the laptop is over-sea (depending of course). If you want to listen to music or read books it might be worthwhile to pass it on to your cell phone. Besides, the fewer items you carry, the easier and more practical it is. On the other hand, you may want to get all your favorite devices together, but should you frankly relax more? Holidays are also an opportunity for relaxation and “detoxification” from everyday life. Perhaps you do not need the Internet all the time and maybe the beach is not the right place to read news. Of course let everyone judge on his own what is ultimately important in
Beware Of Your Files (back up)
Ultimately, most importantly, and from the same Devices, our records are in them. That’s why many times you can be more sorry about a photo you lost than a smartphone that broke down or was stolen. So you have to backup, before transferring, transferring useful and necessary files from all devices to one or more external media (eg external hard drive).
In particular, one more convenience you have in recent years is online storage through cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and One drive. In essence, these free-of-charge services operate as remote storage spaces provide you with extra means and extra security to avoid losing your files. Also, because there are the corresponding Android and iOS apps, and packets of data are now big and satisfying, you can automatically save your holiday photos instantly and in the cloud so you never miss them!
What To Do If Your mobile/tablet Falls Into The Water
The moment your appliance falls into the water is definitely a bad experience. Anyway, you do not need panic. Just follow the instructions below to save it:
First of all, turn it off and hold it downwards to remove most of the water and at the same time clean it gently with a dry cloth. Then remove the SIM card and battery and continue to try to dry out anywhere.
Then you can use a hair dryer (always in the cold air) or alternatively a vacuum cleaner to suck as much water as possible. Surprisingly, the vacuum cleaner may be the best option because it sucks the fluids as opposed to the dryer that can push them even further into the sensitive circuits of the phone! In addition, a wrap around with an absorbent wipe can help.
Then place the appliance in a bowl of rice. As paradoxical and funny as it sounds, it is worth it, since rice is known to draw moisture and can help. The mobile or tablet should be fully covered with rice and kept in the bowl or container for at least 24 hours!
A Little Insulating Tape Does Not Hurt
Finally, a simple and clever way to prevent the sand from penetrating into the doors of your device, especially your laptop, is to cover them with an insulating tape. It will protect any device well and is easily removed when you no longer need it. Not stylish, but clearly practical and effective.
So with a little care you will enjoy your vacation, and you will also protect every favorite electronic device and ginger. Besides, the money you have spent on these, you definitely want to use them and especially to take beautiful pictures that you will happily share with your friends and loved ones.
Good and carefree summer then!