Solutions to 5 Everyday Tech Problems

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Life is hard enough without daily tech problems that cause massive irritation.  Removing everyday frustrations can improve your mood and lead to other positive changes in your life. But technology can be very difficult at times!  So with that in mind, we have compiled a few different solutions to popular technology problems that if you follow will make your computer or mobile phone run better and hopefully improve your life all around!

1. Saving your phone's battery

Phone batteries are a source of pain for many people, especially when travelling or being away from home.  As your phone gets older, the battery life will begin to degrade because rechargeable technology only allows for a certain amount of recharges before it begins to lose chargeability.  You will begin to experience low battery life, even if you had just recently charged the device. Here are a few different ways to conserve your battery’s power:  

  • Lower the brightness of your screen to at least the halfway point on the slider
  • Avoid using a charger from a different manufacturer, it can mess with your phone's functionality and cause it to overheat.
  • Go into your phone's settings and see if there is an option for "low power mode" to decrease the strain on your battery.
  • Charge your phone before it hits the >10% point, the lower you let your battery drain, the more it will degrade
  • Don't leave your phone charging overnight

2. You have updates on your computer that you ignore

It is extremely beneficial for your computer to actually follow through with updates.  They will make the machine run better because they contain bug fixes or security adjustments.  However, do not approve updates that pop up when you are browsing on public networks or ones that look unfamiliar to you. 

3. You've cracked the glass on your phone screen

First it is recommended to reach out to the manufacturer of your mobile phone.  Manufacturers typically have a limited time warranty if your phone is less than a certain number of years old.  If you have one of our Nokia phones check out their site for more information on insurance and extended warranty plans

If you have an iPhone and choose to get Apple Care+ you can get coverage for two years from your Apple Care+ purchase date.  If you have a Samsung phone, you may want to consider Samsung Protection Plus

The cost of these insurance plans are worth the peace of mind that comes with knowing your screen will be easily fixed if you ever drop or damage your phone. 

4. Forgotten passwords

This is a problem that everyone has struggled with at some point; You thought you knew your password but you keep getting locked out.  There are a few tips and tricks that can help you save your passwords in a safe and reliable way, so you don’t have to rely on your memory. You can use plug-ins on your browser if you use Google Chrome.  The browser will prompt you to save your password.  The browser encrypts the information to keep it secure.  You can also get password management systems like Last Pass which stores encrypted passwords online.   

5. Tangled headphones

If you constantly find yourself wrestling with the balled-up headphone cord in your pocket when you just want to listen to a podcast or a new album by your favourite band, check out this video learn the best method of wrapping your headphones!   

Or better yet – buy some wireless Bluetooth headphones

These are just a few problems that irk us the most.  Finding ways to solve everyday tech problems can help improve the functionality of your devices and not to mention bring you peace of mind! 

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