Tip to keep your cell phone safe this summer

Summer is now among us and with that comes beaches, pools and all around water front fun. At Cell Clinic Vancouver, this is the time of year where we see endless cases of water-damaged phones. While most of them can be saved, others are gone forever along with their priceless data, after going for a swim. Our recommendation to avoid this is to get a waterproof phone case to protect your investment this summer. Although a water proof case may not always be a feasible option for everyone at all times, here is a little tip to keep your phone safe for virtually no cost.

Water proof your phone with a zip lock sandwich bag

That’s right, a simple zip lock bag can keep your smartphone safe from water, all the while allowing you to continue to use its functions. Since the material of the bag is so thin, it actually allows you to use the touch screen of your phone, while the phone is still in the bag. Also, since the bag is transparent, you will still be able to take pictures with your smartphone. This trick works best with any Apple iPhone but also works great with Samsung, LG, Nexus, Sony and other smartphones.

For this to work best, make sure you use a “double lock” Ziploc bag. This will give you the added protection to help make sure water does not leak in and damage your phone.

This low cost cell phone protection will help give you piece of mind while enjoying the best things summer in Vancouver has to offer. If you do happen to expose your phone to water, come into our downtown Vancouver location for some free advice and diagnosis. Remember we don’t charge unless we can fix your smartphone :)

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