7 Myths About Smartphones
In our world today, which we usually call the computer world, smartphones are advancing with lots of thrilling features that anyone could expect from a smartphone. Again, smartphones have become that gadget most people can view their life as a disaster without it. And due to how delicate smartphones are, many people have strategically devised ways and means to protect their smartphones. These strategies include the formulation of myths about smartphones.
You might have heard some of these myths about smartphones and you found yourself confused over whether they are TRUE or NOT. Some of these myths have been spreading for years and many people absolutely end up believing in them.
Myth#1: Screen Protectors Prevent Scratches
One of the myths about smartphones is that, when one buys a smartphone, one must also buy a screen protector which will help prevent the screen from scratches. Some of us are made to believe that these tiny plastic materials are good for that purpose. Trust me, this is not true. Apparently, those tiny plastic screen covers are not strong enough. They have a way of protecting the screen to some extent but the smartphone can also do without these screen protectors. This is a myth.
Myth#2: Closing Background Apps Will Speed Up the Smartphone Performance
It has become a circulating idea that, when a smartphone is running slow, then it might be as a result of an application which is running in the background. And these applications must be closed to speed up the performance of the smartphone. I disagree with this idea too since those background apps have nothing to do with the phone performance. Instead these apps are just loaded to the phone RAM for faster later accessing.
Latest versions of IPhones are built in a way that if it needs more RAM, it will automatically remove unused apps. Closing apps because of this myth will just make them reopen more sluggishly.
Myth#3: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Drains Battery
I’ve heard a number of people blaming Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for being responsible for draining their smartphones battery. To know the truth, go to your smartphone settings, then to applications and click on Battery use. You will realize that these apps do not drain the smartphone battery. The battery is mostly drained by the screen display. This is another myth about smartphones that must be ejected from out mindsets.
Myth#4: Placing Smartphone Near A Magnet Erases Its Data
This myth about smartphones is quite interesting. How can one imagine losing data stored on smartphone’s SD to a nearby magnet? Honestly, series of studies on this shows that you will never lose any data by placing your smartphone near a magnet. This is a myth.
Myth#5: Not Charging Your Smartphone With The Charger That Came With It
When you buy a brand new smartphone, one of the instructions written in the guide booklet or manual is “charge only with original charger “. This instruction has created in us the motive that, one cannot charge their smartphone with another charger having the same type of slot as far as that isn’t the charger that came with the smartphone. This myth just succeeded in getting us to believe that, the battery will be destroyed by using a different charger. However the pretty fact is that, nothing happens to the battery and the phone when charged with a different charger. As far as you aren’t using knockoffs chargers, you are on the right path. Knockoffs brands are what will destroy your battery and the phone.
Myth#6: Charging Battery Overnight
Another myth about smartphones which is not TRUE is that, charging a smartphone overnight can destroy the phone. From my point of view, I can boldly speak in the negation of this, it’s just another myth. Smartphones are designed in a way that, immediately the battery is full, the phone stops charging automatically. The charger can still be connected to the power socket but will not be charging. This is the mechanism that keeps the phone going.
Myth#7: Do Not Switch Off Your Smartphone
I wonder why switching off your smartphone should call for a debate. Another myth circulating the system is that, one should not switch off one’s smartphone because if you do, some features or data will be displaced and your smartphone will not work appropriately. Come to think of it, like a human being that needs to take a break for a while to refresh oneself. Same is the scenario with smartphones. It is good to switch off your smartphone at least once in a week to get the system refreshed. Don’t let this myth detain your decision.
If you also think there are bigger demerits of buying a second hand gadget than its merits that is a myth too. There are several merits of buying a second hand gadget.
I believe in either way, we found ourselves following at least one of the above listed myths about smartphones. Agree with me, these myths are just an outcome of people’s opinion on how to handle gadgets. I believe we will in turn reveal this truth to those out there who have not yet discovered it. You can do that by sharing this post. Commenting is highly welcomed too.