How to keep your phone safe at the beach this summer

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Let’s be real. You’re going to take your phone to the beach. How could you not? So let’s make sure it doesn’t meet its untimely end there.

There are three main issues to consider when beach-proofing your device: sun, sand, and moisture. You don’t want your phone to overheat, you don’t want it to get sand in its ports and crevices, and you definitely don’t want it to get wet. 

Take these precautions and you’ll be able to enjoy your beach day in peace. Unless you get sand under your swimsuit, in which case … may god be with you.

Keep it cool

Your phone runs the risk of overheating on a hot day, especially if it’s sitting out in direct sunlight. To keep it safe, store it under a bit of shade — your beach umbrella, perhapsPopular Science suggests keeping it under a t-shirt or a corner of your beach towel (but not in the sand!). Whatever you do, don’t leave it in your car or in an enclosed, compact space like your pocket. Too hot! Read more…

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