Saturday, August 6, 2022

I-FAIL The 3 biggest iPhone myths you still believe – including HUGE mistakes you make every day

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THERE are some iPhone myths that need busting – and you might run afoul of them.

Here are three of the worst culprits and how to avoid them.

It’s general advice to put your iPhone in a bowl of rice once it gets wet.

But there are more effective ways to dry out your iPhone — and using rice could even damage your phone.

Rice just can’t absorb water from the air effectively enough to clean the inside of your device.

You may have had success using this method, but the phone probably would have worked just fine without Reis interacting.

In fact, you could seriously damage your blower.

If a small grain of rice gets stuck in a port or dust gets into some of the holes, it can be very annoying.

And trying to dislodge trapped objects could scratch or break your handset.

First, turn off your iPhone immediately. You want to prevent moisture from affecting active circuits.

Dry with paper towels or a microfiber towel.

Then remove any parts, like the SIM tray or even the battery if you’re using an Android handset (where battery removal is possible).

Next, place the device in a zip-loc bag to keep it airtight.

But before you close it, put a handful of silica gel sachets inside.

These are the little desiccant packets that you often find in boxes of shoes.

They attract moisture very effectively and work better than regular aged rice.

You can buy them cheap online – or you may already have some lying around the house.

Once the silica packets are in the bag, seal and leave.

You should wait at least three days before opening the case and taking out your phone.

It won’t be easy, but playing the waiting game will give you the best chance of turning on a working phone.

It seems like a good idea to close your apps.

But it’s a myth that closing your iPhone apps increases battery life and performance.

In fact, the opposite is true — and can even make apps take longer to load.

Don’t bother closing an app unless it’s frozen.

“When you see your recent apps, the apps aren’t open, but they’re on standby to help you navigate and multitask,” Apple explained.

“You should only force close an app if it’s not responding.”

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