Protecting Your Smartphone
It's an exciting time when a new phone arrives. We want you to make sure you're doing everything possible to keep that new device running smoothly and safely. Let's look at some handy tips for keeping your new smartphone safe.
An important first step to consider is buying a phone case to protect your new smartphone. Not just an accessory, they can provide peace of mind with shock-absorbing features, waterproofing, and extra grip. Always a smart move.
Purchasing an extended warranty is also a good choice, as manufacturer warranties only cover hardware failure. Device Care Complete and AppleCare+ extend the manufacturer's warranty up to 2 years and add protection against accidental damage.
The key to preventing water damage to your smartphone is to plan and always be prepared. Not keeping your phone in your back pocket will prevent it from falling in the toilet or being sat on. Storing your phone in a sealed waterproof bag or case before you head to the pool or beach will also help. If your phone does get submerged, be sure to remove the battery if you can, and place it in a bowl or bag of rice overnight to absorb as much of the moisture as possible. If that doesn't do the trick, review your warranty guidelines or take it to the nearest TELUS store for repair options.
Some manufacturer warranties cover cracked screens in the first 30 days. If you're past that timeframe however and you don't have an extended warranty, you can always visit the nearest TELUS store or try Mobile Klinik to look into your options for repair/replacement.
Lost or Stolen Device
Some common ways to lose your smartphone include leaving it on the rooftop of your car before getting in, or leaving it in a restaurant or store, etc. Always be aware of your surroundings and keep your phone stored safely when not in use. Ensure you have a lock code to protect it if anything should occur, and be sure to check out our article here about steps you can take if it does unfortunately get stolen or lost.
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