Summer’s Here! Avoid These 3 Common Phone Accidents

With June in full swing, it’s safe to say that summer is upon us and the fun can begin! Whether you’re mountain biking or scuba diving, vacationing or beach bumming, you’ll want to take your phone to capture the moment. However, with all the excitement of the season, we tend to see customers in need of device repair now more than ever.

Want to save yourself a trip to the repair shop? Try our hacks for the 3 most common phone accidents to make sure your phone doesn’t miss a second of summer:

  • Pool/water damage: If you’re going for a swim and can’t resist taking your phone along, make sure you invest in a quality waterproof case. In the event that your device does take a nosedive, turn it off, remove the battery and SIM card, and store in a bag of uncooked rice for a few days. The grains should absorb a fair amount of moisture.
  • Overheating: It happens to the best of us. In the heat of the moment, your device will inform you that it needs to cool down. What do you do? Try tucking your phone away from direct sunlight for a bit. If possible, power down or close out of unnecessary apps, as well, to cut down on both internal and external heat sources.
  • SAND! Nothing’s worse than discovering a gritty, grainy phone in your beach bag. If captured within the ports and crevices of your device, sand can do some irreparable internal damage, in addition to scratching your delicate glass screen. Prepare for a sandy adventure by placing your phone in a sealed plastic bag. Try using a compressed air duster to blast grains out of hard-to-reach places.

No summertime adventure is complete without a photo (or six!) to document the action. Take a few extra steps to summer-proof your device, and you can stay calm, cool, and connected from sun up and sun down.


Founded in 2009, Fix It Fast addresses a connected society’s most dire need: quick device repair services at affordable rates. Seasoned service technicians perform comprehensive repair and refurbishing services within a convenient, retail setting occupying 1,000- to 1,500- square feet. Serviceable devices include cell phones, laptops, tablets, GPS devices, gaming consoles, drones, GO PROs and more as the mobile technology industry continues to evolve. Find a Fix It Fast location near you.

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