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19 Smart Tips To Protect Your Phone All Summer Long

Two words: phone condom.

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2. Stock up on plastic baggies.

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If you're going to the beach, you should absolutely put your phone in a plastic bag. It will keep it safe from any water or sand on your hands or in your beach bag.

4. If you drown your phone, immediately use a hairdryer on MEDIUM heat.

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You've probably heard of the rice trick, but Gazelle tested and compared it to seven other methods, and they recommend shaking, blowing, and/or vacuuming as much water out as you can before relying on drying agents. Rice, kitty litter, and even a sponge can get out the last few drops, but probably won't save a soaked phone on their own.


5. Know when your phone is too hot.

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Apple recommends an ideal iPhone temperature zone of 32 to 95º F and stored unused at -4 to 113º F. But a good rule of thumb is if the temperature is too hot for you, it's probably too hot for your phone.