Are you so addicted to your phone that you can’t put it away even when it’s raining? Well, it might be time to reconsider that. If you want to ensure your devices do not get spoilt, you must follow a few gadget safety tips during monsoon.
There could be no speedier death for your gadgets than using them right in the middle of a downpour! The rainy season can spell major trouble for your electronic devices. To avoid a gadget meltdown in the rain, you should ensure they are snug and protected.
Ways to Protect Your Gadgets During the Rainy Season
1. Out of Reach
While most of us tend to instinctively place our phones in our back pockets when it rains, that’s not really a good idea. Instead, place the phone in your handbag and try not to use the gadget till the rain stops. No, not even if you get an instant message! However, if your phone happens to get wet, remove the battery immediately and use a blow dryer to dry the phone as soon as you can. You should also avoid using a laptop if you know it can come in contact with raindrops.
2. Go Hands-Free
If you’re the kind who needs to attend many business calls or be available on their phone 24×7, invest in a Bluetooth headset for the monsoon season. These headsets are suited even for rainy conditions and will keep your phone protected. Plus, hands-free calls are always a better option for your ears (and hands!) when you have a big bunch of calls to attend.
3. The Rice Effect
If rain water happens to seep into your phone, let rice come to your rescue. Rice can help absorb the moisture or remove particles stuck in your phone. Place your the rain-soaked gadget in sifted, dust-free rice and close it. The longer you keep the device there, the drier it gets. You would need about a day for the phone to get fully dry so you should consider keeping a spare phone.
4. Keep Gadgets in Their Cases
If you don’t have one already, get a case for your phone’s screen to protect it from the rain. A water-proof case for your phone with appropriate seals will help protect it from water entering through ports and damaging your device. While you’re making your gadgets rain proof, get cases for your tablet and laptop as well.
5. Avoid Charging
If your phone gets wet, don’t charge it as soon as you get home. This is one of the safety tips you just can’t overlook as a rain-drenched phone can pose danger when plugged in! Double check to see if the ports are dry as a damp socket recharge can even cause a short circuit. Better a missed call than a health risk, right?
Although staying apart from our gadgets is near impossible these days, the monsoons demand you to exercise caution. Keep your devices away from the rain. After all, when in the safety of your own home, you can text and call as much as you need!