Smartphone 2016: operating rules

With the company we got to the skating rink in Gorky Park, we skate very well, this year we made a new small circle to the left of the entrance, and it's great. When they stopped to take a break, a friend took out a smartphone and said in an offended tone: “Well, I sat down again!” It's minus fifteen outside, it's snowing lightly, we've been riding for an hour. I say: "Well, of course, I sat down, but what did you want?" To which she replies: "Well, why is this happening? And in the car it constantly turns off in winter. I bought it for that kind of money and it turns off!" Then I realized that it is necessary, it is very necessary to write some rules for the operation of smartphones in 2016. If you forgot something - add it in the comments.

Temperature

Incredible surprise appears on the face of some people when, in winter, after a long walk on the street, their smartphone suddenly turns off. “How so?”, “Why is this possible?”, “I paid a lot of money for this smartphone, but it also doesn’t work on the street?”. Surprisingly, this is the absolute truth. Modern smartphones do not like heat, do not like sub-zero temperatures, do not like cold car interiors and cold seats, do not like the rays of the sun falling on the screen. If you look at the specifications of the same iPhone 6S, you will see amazing numbers:

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 35°C (32° to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 45°C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 m (up to 10,000 feet)

In fact, even if it is only minus five outside, you may experience a rapid battery drain, a sudden shutdown of the device. There is nothing surprising in this, but it is a pity that the situation has changed little over the past years. People manage to operate Tesla cars even in Murmansk, but the smartphone will not be comfortable there.

What to do? Somewhere on the beach, keep the device away from sunlight, try not to carry it in your pocket, close to your body, put it in your bag. In cold weather, on the contrary, keep close to the body, for example, in the front pocket of jeans. In the car, it is better not to put your smartphone on a cold seat. And, of course, there is nothing to be surprised at, the operation of modern smartphones is highly dependent on the environment.

Millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones down the toilet. This is a mysterious phenomenon, and it is difficult to come up with an explanation for it, plus there is nothing appetizing here, and therefore just accept it as a fact - millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones into the toilet. But no one will tell them that after that the device must be disassembled (if possible), dried, not used, not charged, left alone for at least a few hours. An iron rule - but only a few observe it. I remember at the time when I was interested in assembling and disassembling the iPhone 5S, I saw a lot of drowned people in one service.The device had a well-thought-out design, so it was quite simple to “cure” such devices - you change the upper and lower cables, the buttons and other functions start working normally again. In advanced cases, corrosion passes to the "motherboard", and here there is nothing to be done. Therefore, many act dishonestly - after the device has been in the water, it is dried and put up for sale while it is still working more or less normally. It is difficult to distinguish a “drowned person” from an ordinary smartphone, but it is possible - in some service you can disassemble and look at the indicator, but if such a radical method is not for you, you should press the buttons, insert headphones and charge, see if the clicks work immediately or no.

Modern smartphones and gadgets do not like water. For manufacturers, water protection is a very good marketing trick; for the user, everything seems to be clear here too. But in fact, this is a headache for both. For example, take the Sony Xperia Z3. Water resistant device. You can take photos underwater! But my friend drowned his smartphone on vacation, because the cap was a little loose, loosened from prolonged use. And who's to blame? Manufacturer? User?

Another friend bought a waterproof case. Shoes for sale I won't say the title. I put it on, went to Greece, tried to photograph the child. It seems that I attached the cover correctly, did a test before use, did everything as expected - but the device drowned. Brand new iPhone 6S. It's a shame? Wrong word.

Manufacturers say - this portable speaker has splash protection. Users respond - excellent. Then we'll drown it in a pond and see if it works. But the column body cannot withstand such abuse, water gets inside, and that's it, hell.

Modern smartphones and other devices do not like water. And it is better to assume that there is no protection from water at all. You will now start arguing with me - I will say one thing in support of my words, all the new Xperia Z5 series can withstand immersion, but only the company has stopped pedaling this topic. Apparently, too many calls to the service. I think other companies will also come to their senses.

And I must say that all these military standards - they are not quite suitable for mobile equipment. Because there are a lot of nuances here. Has the user closed all ports? After you took the device out of the water, did you dry it before charging, or did you immediately insert the plug into the connector? During the pouring rain, was the device in your hand or in a wet pocket?

That is, water is the real enemy of modern gadgets. As it was, so it remains. And do not believe in splash protection, underwater photography and other things, there is always a chance to drown a brand new smartphone. I’m not talking about GoPro and specialized solutions, but I personally use cases for the iPhone like Catalyst, only to protect the device from sand, light rain, falling into the snow - that is, to protect it from the lesser evils. And on vacation, Catalyst helps you carry a healthy 6S Plus in your backpack and not worry about scratches.

Especially for girls. If your smartphone has fallen into the toilet, it must be dried - just do not use a hair dryer or iron, this can damage the device. Put near the battery, remove the battery and SIM card if possible. You don't have to charge right away. What should be done is to take the device to the service in order to assess the level of damage.

Paid content

Paid content is a reality of our time. And you have the opportunity to support your favorite artist, actor, director or writer if you buy a song, movie, book or application in a particular store or service. As far as I know, the inhabitants of our country willingly accept and use all such services and talk less and less like cavemen, I’m talking about “What is it, I bought a smartphone, should I also pay for music?” Yes, and you also have to pay for music in one form or another. The trend - a civilized and growing paid content market - is clearly visible, even Netflix works in Russia.

Updates

There are rumors that with each update, Apple smartphones and tablets are getting worse - because they work slower, applications do not launch as quickly, in general, everyone has their own explanations. I think that it is necessary to install updates for your devices, and this is as natural as brushing your teeth twice a day.

About Apple technology - ask ten iPhone 4S owners with the latest firmware and get ten different opinions about speed. From “He’s terribly slow. Every update kills my old smartphone. ” to “My old iPhone 4S works much better, thanks Apple!”

My family has an iPhone 4S, and an iPhone 5, and an iPhone 5S, I persistently update the smartphones of dads, moms, aunts and uncles, and I advise you to do the same.

Installing "custom" firmware and other experiments

Many people say that this is such a hobby - sitting for hours on forums, downloading shoveled firmware for smartphones from incomprehensible places, installing, erasing, cursing, downloading again. I myself once did all this a long time ago, in the sense that I liked to dig with gadgets. But if I had a schoolboy son (or if I could go back in time), I would say to him like this: “Son, what to do with this nonsense, go outside. Go to the skating rink. Go play football. Go boxing. Go teach English. Or Chinese, which is also a necessary language. Go do something normal, useful for life and health. " It was great to pick the Motorola MPx200, but then it could do little without picking. And now? Any smartphone can work as a music and video player without problems, take good pictures, help you use hundreds of programs for communication, study - you yourself know everything.

In addition, tampering with the software of the device is always a risk of killing the smartphone and getting into trouble.

Antivirus for iOS

Using antivirus programs for iOS is hardly worth it. I have been actively using iOS since 2007 and have not seen a single virus during this time.

Antivirus for Android

Using antivirus programs for Android is worth it, especially if you are a gullible novice user.

Eavesdropping and other spy games

Your smartphone can be connected remotely and used for listening and other manipulations, no matter what programs you install, no matter how you wrap yourself in foil. And for some reason, many people are too concerned about protecting their data, put a lot of passwords, fingerprints, encrypt data - in case you are engaged in illegal activities, they can simply seize your device from you, and you, of course, will sooner or later say.

This point means that you should not worry too much about your data if you are a law-abiding citizen. One password is enough, but if there is a fingerprint sensor, even better. Just one piece of advice here, don't forget to add the fingerprints of loved ones to the system, just to be on the safe side. And it is better that the password for the smartphone is known to the family.

SIM card

If you used a device with microSIM and bought a smartphone with nanoSIM, then you do not need to take scissors and cut the SIM card. It's just stupid and you can ruin it. Probably, in your city there is a communication salon. Take some time, come there with your passport and get a new SIM card.

Etiquette

Over the long years of the existence of mobile phones, smartphones, some rules of etiquette have nevertheless been formed, you can continue the list in the comments, in everyday life I personally use some:

  • Don't ring melody
  • Try not to use ringtones and get by with vibration
  • Don't talk loudly in public/Don't talk in public at all
  • People sometimes do stupid things with the help of the phone, my lawyer friend was driving in the Sapsan and involuntarily overheard the phone conversation. The man in the seat behind was a bit drunk and was talking rather loudly about the details of one deal, with all the details, names, dates, numbers. It so happened that this information was useful to a friend for one of the current cases, and they met with a lover to chat loudly in court. Do you think there are few such cases? As they say, there are thousands of them!
  • Instead of hundreds of SMS and messages to "messengers", it's easier to call once. I don't understand the current fashion and articles about how a phone call is now an insult. Well, if you explain something to a person, but he does not understand? How then to behave? Of course, call and figure it out in a minute.Moreover, all these things about “a phone call is an insult”, and even such thoughts are possible only for some creative people. Try to go without a phone in law firms, construction companies and hundreds of other firms - you see, a phone call is already an insult to them! Nothing like that!
  • Don't use caller ID
  • If they call me and the connection is interrupted, the one who dialed me calls back - accordingly, if it's me who calls, then I have to dial again. This is necessary in order not to call each other at the same time
  • In restaurants, cafes, you should keep the device in your pocket, do not get it. I remember that in Berlin they played a game with a group of journalists, everyone put their smartphones in a pile, and the one who could not stand it and took his own was. Surprisingly, there really were people who pulled out their device after half an hour in order to check Facebook or for other nonsense. I also like it when a man and a woman sit in a restaurant and they communicate not with each other, but with their smartphones. When gadgets are put aside, there is flour on their faces, what to talk about? I advise you to develop a healthy habit of using mobile devices alone and only when it is really necessary.
  • You are walking down the street, staring at your smartphone screen. Cross the road. Don't look around. The car does not stop instantly, does not freeze in place. Therefore, reading a smartphone on the street, where there are a lot of cars, is a potential suicide.
  • It's also a good idea to explain all these rules to children from a young age

We are waiting for your rules of etiquette in the comments, we will add sensible ones here.

You found someone else's smartphone - what to do?

There is only one right way - to return the smartphone to the owner. Another issue is that this can be hard to do. What if the device is dead? What if it's blocked? You need to try all the ways, charge it, wait for a call or message from the owner, or write yourself - to the owner or his relatives. As they sometimes say, "I have my whole life in my phone", so let's not spoil each other's lives.

Smartphone theft

Many young men and women are unaware that if a smartphone is left unattended in a public place, it is likely to be stolen. Therefore, it is better not to leave your smartphone unattended. In addition, many young people and girls do not use long-existing protection systems, I'm talking about Find My iPhone and other services. Here is a good article (in English) about how a person caught a thief using this service, I recommend turning it on, testing it, and not forgetting the password or fingerprint for your smartphone. All these preventive measures make theft stupid, and it will be easier for the thief to pretend that the smartphone was found and return it to the owner for a reward.

Probably, you should write a separate article about Find My iPhone - well, if you had examples of successful use of the service, write in the comments or by mail, [email protected]

Yes, and a couple more tips:

  • Carrying a smartphone in the subway in a jacket pocket is the height of frivolity
  • Carrying a smartphone in the back pocket of jeans in a public place is also the height of frivolity
  • In general, you should not make life easier for thieves
  • It is worth contacting the police about theft. As practice shows, sometimes smartphones are found and returned to their owners, no matter what anyone says
  • 1234 is a bad password. 0000 is a bad password. 4321 is also a bad password!

Charging

Chargers, external batteries are an important thing, and so important that it is worth keeping an eye on some points here. For example, it is worth buying original or manufacturer-certified power supplies and cables (if there are any, there are for Apple, for Samsung and Sony too). If the cable is broken, frayed, you need to throw it away and buy a new one. If the power supply behaves strangely, it should also be thrown away. External batteries purchased "in transition" can harm your device, so you shouldn't take risks here either - buy high-quality and proven products.

By the way, it surprises me when people start showing off online as if showing off broken cables for Apple products. Is it hard to buy a new one? Is it really better to walk with a cable or power supply unit, rewound with tape and electrical tape? Remember, this is dangerous and stupid. Especially now, when such accessories cost a penny.

Cleanliness

Like any other thing that is constantly in the hands of a person, a modern smartphone is simply a hotbed of all kinds of dirt, especially in the hands of sluts. And that is why you should not give your classmates your device when they ask “Let me see what new games you have.” A smartphone is a personal, intimate, one might say. And there is nothing for strangers to see. Accordingly, the device must be cleaned periodically. All modern smartphones have touch screens, you constantly touch them with your fingers. For cleaning, it is best to use a microfiber cloth and some special tool - but I don’t know which one to recommend, because you can erase the oleophobic coating, this is not good.

Regularly cleaning your smartphone is a must.

Falls

We have already talked about water, now about falls. Falling for any smartphone is a big stress. And here it is not the manufacturers who lay a big mine, but fellow journalists. Because the public loves crash tests. The public goes to watch the brand new Samsung Galaxy being thrown onto the pavement. Or like a brand new iPhone 6S falls from different floors until it shatters. What can an ordinary person think? Yeah, well, if the S6 Edge Plus falls from two meters, nothing will happen to it! I'll try to do that! And the person shows off to friends, shows them a trick and collects the pieces.

Remember, smartphones don't like asphalt and concrete. And if you know sin is behind you, you know that everything falls out of your hands - then immediately buy a cover. Fortunately, now there are a lot of transparent models, they do not hide design frills, pink color, connectors, but they can save in case of a fall.

Shock-resistant cases are a more real thing than water-resistant cases. Let me remind you the names: Griffin Survivor, LifeProof, Catalyst, I will write a review about the latter (model for iPhone 6S Plus).

Smartphone 2016: operating rules

With the company we got to the skating rink in Gorky Park, we skate very well, this year we made a new small circle to the left of the entrance, and it's great. When they stopped to take a break, a friend took out a smartphone and said in an offended tone: “Well, I sat down again!” It's minus fifteen outside, it's snowing lightly, we've been riding for an hour. I say: "Well, of course, I sat down, but what did you want?" To which she replies: "Well, why is this happening? And in the car it constantly turns off in winter. I bought it for that kind of money and it turns off!" Then I realized that it is necessary, it is very necessary to write some rules for the operation of smartphones in 2016. If you forgot something - add it in the comments.

Temperature

Incredible surprise appears on the face of some people when, in winter, after a long walk on the street, their smartphone suddenly turns off. “How so?”, “Why is this possible?”, “I paid a lot of money for this smartphone, but it also doesn’t work on the street?”. Surprisingly, this is the absolute truth. Modern smartphones do not like heat, do not like sub-zero temperatures, do not like cold car interiors and cold seats, do not like the rays of the sun falling on the screen. If you look at the specifications of the same iPhone 6S, you will see amazing numbers:

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 35°C (32° to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 45°C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 m (up to 10,000 feet)

In fact, even if it's only minus five outside, you may experience a rapid battery drain, a sudden shutdown of the device. There is nothing surprising in this, but it is a pity that the situation has changed little over the past years. People manage to operate Tesla cars even in Murmansk, but the smartphone will not be comfortable there.

What to do? Somewhere on the beach, keep the device away from sunlight, try not to carry it in your pocket, close to your body, put it in your bag. In cold weather, on the contrary, keep close to the body, for example, in the front pocket of jeans. In the car, it is better not to put your smartphone on a cold seat. And, of course, there is nothing to be surprised at, the operation of modern smartphones is highly dependent on the environment.

Millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones down the toilet. This is a mysterious phenomenon, and it is difficult to come up with an explanation for it, plus there is nothing appetizing here, and therefore just accept it as a fact - millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones into the toilet. But no one will tell them that after that the device must be disassembled (if possible), dried, not used, not charged, left alone for at least a few hours. An iron rule - but only a few observe it. I remember at the time when I was interested in assembling and disassembling the iPhone 5S, I saw a lot of drowned people in one service.The device had a well-thought-out design, so it was quite simple to “cure” such devices - you change the upper and lower cables, the buttons and other functions start working normally again. In advanced cases, corrosion passes to the "motherboard", and here there is nothing to be done. Therefore, many act dishonestly - after the device has been in the water, it is dried and put up for sale while it is still working more or less normally. It is difficult to distinguish a “drowned person” from an ordinary smartphone, but it is possible - in some service you can disassemble and look at the indicator, but if such a radical method is not for you, you should press the buttons, insert headphones and charge, see if the clicks work immediately or no.

Modern smartphones and gadgets do not like water. For manufacturers, water protection is a very good marketing trick; for the user, everything seems to be clear here too. But in fact, it is a headache for both. For example, take the Sony Xperia Z3. Water resistant device. You can take photos underwater! But my friend drowned his smartphone on vacation, because the cap was a little loose, loosened from prolonged use. And who's to blame? Manufacturer? User?

Another friend bought a waterproof case. Shoes for sale I won't say the title. I put it on, went to Greece, tried to photograph the child. It seems that I attached the case correctly, did a test before use, did everything as expected - but the device drowned. Brand new iPhone 6S. It's a shame? Wrong word.

Manufacturers say - this portable speaker has splash protection. Users respond - excellent. Then we'll drown it in a pond and see if it works. But the column body cannot withstand such abuse, water gets inside, and that's it, hell.

Modern smartphones and other devices do not like water. And it is better to assume that there is no protection from water at all. You will now start arguing with me - I will say one thing in support of my words, all the new Xperia Z5 series can withstand immersion, but only the company has stopped pedaling this topic. Apparently, too many calls to the service. I think other companies will also come to their senses.

And I must say that all these military standards - they are not quite suitable for mobile equipment. Because there are a lot of nuances here. Has the user closed all ports? After you took the device out of the water, did you dry it before charging, or did you immediately insert the plug into the connector? During the pouring rain, was the device in your hand or in a wet pocket?

That is, water is the real enemy of modern gadgets. As it was, so it remains. And do not believe in splash protection, underwater photography and other things, there is always a chance to drown a brand new smartphone. I’m not talking about GoPro and specialized solutions, but I personally use cases for the iPhone like Catalyst, only to protect the device from sand, light rain, falling into the snow - that is, to protect it from the lesser evils. And on vacation, Catalyst helps you carry a healthy 6S Plus in your backpack and not worry about scratches.

Especially for girls. If your smartphone has fallen into the toilet, it must be dried - just do not use a hair dryer or iron, this can damage the device. Put near the battery, remove the battery and SIM card if possible. You don't have to charge right away. What should be done is to take the device to the service in order to assess the level of damage.

Paid content

Paid content is a reality of our time. And you have the opportunity to support your favorite artist, actor, director or writer if you buy a song, movie, book or application in a particular store or service. As far as I know, the inhabitants of our country willingly accept and use all such services and talk less and less like cavemen, I’m talking about “What is it, I bought a smartphone, should I also pay for music?” Yes, and you also have to pay for music in one form or another. The trend - a civilized and growing paid content market - is clearly visible, even Netflix works in Russia.

Updates

There are rumors that with each update, Apple smartphones and tablets are getting worse - because they work slower, applications do not launch as quickly, in general, everyone has their own explanations. I think that it is necessary to install updates for your devices, and this is as natural as brushing your teeth twice a day.

About Apple technology - ask ten iPhone 4S owners with the latest firmware and get ten different opinions about speed. From “He’s terribly slow. Every update kills my old smartphone. ” to “My old iPhone 4S works much better, thanks Apple!”

My family has an iPhone 4S, and an iPhone 5, and an iPhone 5S, I persistently update the smartphones of dads, moms, aunts and uncles, and I advise you to do the same.

Installing "custom" firmware and other experiments

Many people say that this is such a hobby - sitting for hours on forums, downloading shoveled firmware for smartphones from incomprehensible places, installing, erasing, cursing, downloading again. I myself once did all this a long time ago, in the sense that I liked to dig with gadgets. But if I had a schoolboy son (or if I could go back in time), I would say to him like this: “Son, what to do with this nonsense, go outside. Go to the skating rink. Go play football. Go boxing. Go teach English. Or Chinese, which is also a necessary language. Go do something normal, useful for life and health. " It was great to pick the Motorola MPx200, but then it could do little without picking. And now? Any smartphone can work as a music and video player without problems, take good pictures, help you use hundreds of programs for communication, study - you yourself know everything.

In addition, tampering with the software of the device is always a risk of killing the smartphone and getting into trouble.

Antivirus for iOS

Using antivirus programs for iOS is hardly worth it. I have been actively using iOS since 2007 and have not seen a single virus during this time.

Antivirus for Android

Using antivirus programs for Android is worth it, especially if you are a gullible novice user.

Eavesdropping and other spy games

Your smartphone can be connected remotely and used for listening and other manipulations, no matter what programs you install, no matter how you wrap yourself in foil. And for some reason, many people are too concerned about protecting their data, put a lot of passwords, fingerprints, encrypt data - in case you are engaged in illegal activities, they can simply seize your device from you, and you, of course, will sooner or later say.

This point means that you should not worry too much about your data if you are a law-abiding citizen. One password is enough, but if there is a fingerprint sensor, even better. Just one piece of advice here, don't forget to add the fingerprints of loved ones to the system, just to be on the safe side. And it is better that the password for the smartphone is known to the family.

SIM card

If you used a device with microSIM and bought a smartphone with nanoSIM, then you do not need to take scissors and cut the SIM card. It's just stupid and you can ruin it. Probably, in your city there is a communication salon. Take some time, come there with your passport and get a new SIM card.

Etiquette

Over the long years of the existence of mobile phones, smartphones, some rules of etiquette have nevertheless been formed, you can continue the list in the comments, in everyday life I personally use some:

  • Don't ring melody
  • Try not to use ringtones and get by with vibration
  • Don't talk loudly in public/Don't talk in public at all
  • People sometimes do stupid things with the help of the phone, my lawyer friend was driving in the Sapsan and involuntarily overheard the phone conversation. The man in the seat behind was a bit drunk and was talking rather loudly about the details of one deal, with all the details, names, dates, numbers. It so happened that this information was useful to a friend for one of the current cases, and they met with a lover to chat loudly in court. Do you think there are few such cases? As they say, there are thousands of them!
  • Instead of hundreds of SMS and messages to "messengers", it's easier to call once. I don't understand the current fashion and articles about how a phone call is now an insult. Well, if you explain something to a person, but he does not understand? How then to behave? Of course, call and figure it out in a minute.Moreover, all these things about “a phone call is an insult”, and even such thoughts are possible only for some creative people. Try to go without a phone in law firms, construction companies and hundreds of other firms - you see, a phone call is already an insult to them! Nothing like that!
  • Don't use caller ID
  • If they call me and the connection is interrupted, the one who dialed me calls back - accordingly, if it's me who calls, then I have to dial again. This is necessary in order not to call each other at the same time
  • In restaurants, cafes, you should keep the device in your pocket, do not get it. I remember that in Berlin they played a game with a group of journalists, everyone put their smartphones in a pile, and the one who could not stand it and took his own was. Surprisingly, there really were people who pulled out their device after half an hour in order to check Facebook or for other nonsense. I also like it when a man and a woman sit in a restaurant and they communicate not with each other, but with their smartphones. When gadgets are put aside, there is flour on their faces, what to talk about? I advise you to develop a healthy habit of using mobile devices alone and only when it is really necessary.
  • You are walking down the street, staring at your smartphone screen. Cross the road. Don't look around. The car does not stop instantly, does not freeze in place. Therefore, reading a smartphone on the street, where there are a lot of cars, is a potential suicide.
  • It's also a good idea to explain all these rules to children from a young age

We are waiting for your rules of etiquette in the comments, we will add sensible ones here.

You found someone else's smartphone - what to do?

There is only one right way - to return the smartphone to the owner. Another issue is that this can be hard to do. What if the device is dead? What if it's blocked? You need to try all the ways, charge it, wait for a call or message from the owner, or write yourself - to the owner or his relatives. As they sometimes say, "I have my whole life in my phone", so let's not spoil each other's lives.

Smartphone theft

Many young men and women are unaware that if a smartphone is left unattended in a public place, it is likely to be stolen. Therefore, it is better not to leave your smartphone unattended. In addition, many young people and girls do not use long-existing protection systems, I'm talking about Find My iPhone and other services. Here is a good article (in English) about how a person caught a thief using this service, I recommend turning it on, testing it, and not forgetting the password or fingerprint for your smartphone. All these preventive measures make theft stupid, and it will be easier for the thief to pretend that the smartphone was found and return it to the owner for a reward.

Probably, you should write a separate article about Find My iPhone - well, if you had examples of successful use of the service, write in the comments or by mail, [email protected]

Yes, and a couple more tips:

  • Carrying a smartphone in the subway in a jacket pocket is the height of frivolity
  • Carrying a smartphone in the back pocket of jeans in a public place is also the height of frivolity
  • In general, you should not make life easier for thieves
  • It is worth contacting the police about theft. As practice shows, sometimes smartphones are found and returned to their owners, no matter what anyone says
  • 1234 is a bad password. 0000 is a bad password. 4321 is also a bad password!

Charging

Chargers, external batteries are an important thing, and so important that it is worth keeping an eye on some points here. For example, it is worth buying original or manufacturer-certified power supplies and cables (if there are any, there are for Apple, for Samsung and Sony too). If the cable is broken, frayed, you need to throw it away and buy a new one. If the power supply behaves strangely, it should also be thrown away. External batteries purchased "in transition" can harm your device, so you shouldn't take risks here either - buy high-quality and proven products.

By the way, it surprises me when people start showing off online as if showing off broken cables for Apple products. Is it hard to buy a new one? Is it really better to walk with a cable or power supply unit, rewound with tape and electrical tape? Remember, this is dangerous and stupid. Especially now, when such accessories cost a penny.

Cleanliness

Like any other thing that is constantly in the hands of a person, a modern smartphone is simply a hotbed of all kinds of dirt, especially in the hands of sluts. And that's why you shouldn't give your classmates your device when they ask "Let me see what new games you have." A smartphone is a personal, intimate, one might say. And there is nothing for strangers to see. Accordingly, the device must be cleaned periodically. All modern smartphones have touch screens, you constantly touch them with your fingers. For cleaning, it is best to use a microfiber cloth and some special tool - but I don’t know which one to recommend, because you can erase the oleophobic coating, this is not good.

Regularly cleaning your smartphone is a must.

Falls

We have already talked about water, now about falls. Falling for any smartphone is a big stress. And here it is not the manufacturers who lay a big mine, but fellow journalists. Because the public loves crash tests. The public goes to watch the brand new Samsung Galaxy being thrown onto the pavement. Or like a brand new iPhone 6S falls from different floors until it shatters. What can an ordinary person think? Yeah, well, if the S6 Edge Plus falls from two meters, nothing will happen to it! I'll try to do that! And the person shows off to friends, shows them a trick and collects the pieces.

Remember, smartphones don't like asphalt and concrete. And if you know sin is behind you, you know that everything falls out of your hands - then immediately buy a cover. Fortunately, now there are a lot of transparent models, they do not hide design frills, pink color, connectors, but they can save in case of a fall.

Shock-resistant cases are a more real thing than water-resistant cases. Let me remind you the names: Griffin Survivor, LifeProof, Catalyst, I will write a review about the latter (model for iPhone 6S Plus).

Smartphone 2016: operating rules

With the company we got to the skating rink in Gorky Park, we skate very well, this year we made a new small circle to the left of the entrance, and it's great. When they stopped to take a break, a friend took out a smartphone and said in an offended tone: “Well, I sat down again!” It's minus fifteen outside, it's snowing lightly, we've been riding for an hour. I say: "Well, of course, I sat down, but what did you want?" To which she replies: "Well, why is this happening? And in the car it constantly turns off in winter. I bought it for that kind of money and it turns off!" Then I realized that it is necessary, it is very necessary to write some rules for the operation of smartphones in 2016. If you forgot something - add it in the comments.

Temperature

Incredible surprise appears on the face of some people when, in winter, after a long walk on the street, their smartphone suddenly turns off. “How so?”, “Why is this possible?”, “I paid a lot of money for this smartphone, but it also doesn’t work on the street?”. Surprisingly, this is the absolute truth. Modern smartphones do not like heat, do not like sub-zero temperatures, do not like cold car interiors and cold seats, do not like the rays of the sun falling on the screen. If you look at the specifications of the same iPhone 6S, you will see amazing numbers:

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 35°C (32° to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 45°C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 m (up to 10,000 feet)

In fact, even if it's only minus five outside, you may experience a rapid battery drain, a sudden shutdown of the device. There is nothing surprising in this, but it is a pity that the situation has changed little over the past years. People manage to operate Tesla cars even in Murmansk, but the smartphone will not be comfortable there.

What to do? Somewhere on the beach, keep the device away from sunlight, try not to carry it in your pocket, close to your body, put it in your bag. In cold weather, on the contrary, keep close to the body, for example, in the front pocket of jeans. In the car, it is better not to put your smartphone on a cold seat. And, of course, there is nothing to be surprised at, the operation of modern smartphones is highly dependent on the environment.

Millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones down the toilet. This is a mysterious phenomenon, and it is difficult to come up with an explanation for it, plus there is nothing appetizing here, and therefore just accept it as a fact - millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones into the toilet. But no one will tell them that after that the device must be disassembled (if possible), dried, not used, not charged, left alone for at least a few hours. An iron rule - but only a few observe it. I remember at the time when I was interested in assembling and disassembling the iPhone 5S, I saw a lot of drowned people in one service.The device had a well-thought-out design, so it was quite simple to “cure” such devices - you change the upper and lower cables, the buttons and other functions start working normally again. In advanced cases, corrosion passes to the "motherboard", and here there is nothing to be done. Therefore, many act dishonestly - after the device has been in the water, it is dried and put up for sale while it is still working more or less normally. It is difficult to distinguish a “drowned person” from an ordinary smartphone, but it is possible - in some service you can disassemble and look at the indicator, but if such a radical method is not for you, you should press the buttons, insert headphones and charge, see if the clicks work immediately or no.

Modern smartphones and gadgets do not like water. For manufacturers, water protection is a very good marketing trick; for the user, everything seems to be clear here too. But in fact, it is a headache for both. For example, take the Sony Xperia Z3. Water resistant device. You can take photos underwater! But my friend drowned his smartphone on vacation, because the cap was a little loose, loosened from prolonged use. And who's to blame? Manufacturer? User?

Another friend bought a waterproof case. Shoes for sale I won't say the title. I put it on, went to Greece, tried to photograph the child. It seems that I attached the case correctly, did a test before use, did everything as expected - but the device drowned. Brand new iPhone 6S. It's a shame? Wrong word.

Manufacturers say - this portable speaker has splash protection. Users respond - excellent. Then we'll drown it in a pond and see if it works. But the column body cannot withstand such abuse, water gets inside, and that's it, hell.

Modern smartphones and other devices do not like water. And it is better to assume that there is no protection from water at all. You will now start arguing with me - I will say one thing in support of my words, all the new Xperia Z5 series can withstand immersion, but only the company has stopped pedaling this topic. Apparently, too many calls to the service. I think other companies will also come to their senses.

And I must say that all these military standards - they are not quite suitable for mobile equipment. Because there are a lot of nuances here. Has the user closed all ports? After you took the device out of the water, did you dry it before charging, or did you immediately insert the plug into the connector? During the pouring rain, was the device in your hand or in a wet pocket?

That is, water is the real enemy of modern gadgets. As it was, so it remains. And do not believe in splash protection, underwater photography and other things, there is always a chance to drown a brand new smartphone. I’m not talking about GoPro and specialized solutions, but I personally use cases for the iPhone like Catalyst, only to protect the device from sand, light rain, falling into the snow - that is, to protect it from the lesser evils. And on vacation, Catalyst helps you carry a healthy 6S Plus in your backpack and not worry about scratches.

Especially for girls. If your smartphone has fallen into the toilet, it must be dried - just do not use a hair dryer or iron, this can damage the device. Put near the battery, remove the battery and SIM card if possible. You don't have to charge right away. What should be done is to take the device to the service in order to assess the level of damage.

Paid Content

Paid content is a reality of our time. And you have the opportunity to support your favorite artist, actor, director or writer if you buy a song, movie, book or application in a particular store or service. As far as I know, the inhabitants of our country willingly accept and use all such services and talk less and less like cavemen, I’m talking about “What is it, I bought a smartphone, should I also pay for music?” Yes, and you also have to pay for music in one form or another. The trend - a civilized and growing paid content market - is clearly visible, even Netflix works in Russia.

Updates

There are rumors that with each update, Apple smartphones and tablets are getting worse - because they work slower, applications do not launch as quickly, in general, everyone has their own explanations. I think that it is necessary to install updates for your devices, and this is as natural as brushing your teeth twice a day.

About Apple technology - ask ten iPhone 4S owners with the latest firmware and get ten different opinions about speed. From “He’s terribly slow. Every update kills my old smartphone. ” to “My old iPhone 4S works much better, thanks Apple!”

My family has an iPhone 4S, and an iPhone 5, and an iPhone 5S, I persistently update the smartphones of dads, moms, aunts and uncles, and I advise you to do the same.

Installing "custom" firmware and other experiments

Many people say that this is such a hobby - sitting for hours on forums, downloading shoveled firmware for smartphones from incomprehensible places, installing, erasing, cursing, downloading again. I myself once did all this a long time ago, in the sense that I liked to dig with gadgets. But if I had a schoolboy son (or if I could go back in time), I would say to him like this: “Son, what to do with this nonsense, go outside. Go to the skating rink. Go play football. Go boxing. Go teach English. Or Chinese, which is also a necessary language. Go do something normal, useful for life and health. " It was great to pick the Motorola MPx200, but then it could do little without picking. And now? Any smartphone can work as a music and video player without problems, take good pictures, help you use hundreds of programs for communication, study - you yourself know everything.

In addition, tampering with the software of the device is always a risk of killing the smartphone and getting into trouble.

Antivirus for iOS

Using antivirus programs for iOS is hardly worth it. I have been actively using iOS since 2007 and have not seen a single virus during this time.

Antivirus for Android

Using antivirus programs for Android is worth it, especially if you are a gullible novice user.

Eavesdropping and other spy games

Your smartphone can be connected remotely and used for listening and other manipulations, no matter what programs you install, no matter how you wrap yourself in foil. And for some reason, many people are too concerned about protecting their data, put a lot of passwords, fingerprints, encrypt data - in case you are engaged in illegal activities, they can simply seize your device from you, and you, of course, will sooner or later say.

This point means that you should not worry too much about your data if you are a law-abiding citizen. One password is enough, but if there is a fingerprint sensor, even better. Just one piece of advice here, don't forget to add the fingerprints of loved ones to the system, just to be on the safe side. And it is better that the family knows the password for the smartphone.

SIM card

If you used a device with microSIM and bought a smartphone with nanoSIM, then you do not need to take scissors and cut the SIM card. It's just stupid and you can ruin it. Probably, in your city there is a communication salon. Take some time, come there with your passport and get a new SIM card.

Etiquette

Over the long years of the existence of mobile phones, smartphones, some rules of etiquette have nevertheless been formed, you can continue the list in the comments, in everyday life I personally use some:

  • Don't ring melody
  • Try not to use ringtones and get by with vibration
  • Don't talk loudly in public/Don't talk in public at all
  • People sometimes do stupid things with the help of the phone, my lawyer friend was driving in the Sapsan and involuntarily overheard the phone conversation. The man in the seat behind was a bit drunk and was talking rather loudly about the details of one deal, with all the details, names, dates, numbers. It so happened that this information was useful to a friend for one of the current cases, and they met with a lover to chat loudly in court. Do you think there are few such cases? As they say, there are thousands of them!
  • Instead of hundreds of SMS and messages to "messengers", it's easier to call once. I don't understand the current fashion and articles about how a phone call is now an insult. Well, if you explain something to a person, but he does not understand? How then to behave? Of course, call and figure it out in a minute.Moreover, all these things about “a phone call is an insult”, and even such thoughts are possible only for some creative people. Try to go without a phone in law firms, construction companies and hundreds of other firms - you see, a phone call is already an insult to them! Nothing like that!
  • Don't use caller ID
  • If they call me and the connection is interrupted, the one who dialed me calls back - accordingly, if it's me who calls, then I have to dial again. This is necessary in order not to call each other at the same time
  • In restaurants, cafes, you should keep the device in your pocket, do not get it. I remember that in Berlin they played a game with a group of journalists, everyone put their smartphones in a pile, and the one who could not stand it and took his own was. Surprisingly, there really were people who pulled out their device after half an hour in order to check Facebook or for other nonsense. I also like it when a man and a woman sit in a restaurant and they communicate not with each other, but with their smartphones. When gadgets are put aside, there is flour on their faces, what to talk about? I advise you to develop a healthy habit of using mobile devices alone and only when it is really necessary.
  • You are walking down the street, staring at your smartphone screen. Cross the road. Don't look around. The car does not stop instantly, does not freeze in place. Therefore, reading a smartphone on the street, where there are a lot of cars, is a potential suicide.
  • It's also a good idea to explain all these rules to children from a young age

We are waiting for your rules of etiquette in the comments, we will add sensible ones here.

You found someone else's smartphone - what to do?

There is only one right way - to return the smartphone to the owner. Another issue is that this can be hard to do. What if the device is dead? What if it's blocked? You need to try all the ways, charge it, wait for a call or message from the owner, or write yourself - to the owner or his relatives. As they sometimes say, "I have my whole life in my phone", so let's not spoil each other's lives.

Smartphone theft

Many young men and women are unaware that if a smartphone is left unattended in a public place, it is likely to be stolen. Therefore, it is better not to leave your smartphone unattended. In addition, many young people and girls do not use long-existing protection systems, I'm talking about Find My iPhone and other services. Here is a good article (in English) about how a person caught a thief using this service, I recommend turning it on, testing it, and not forgetting the password or fingerprint for your smartphone. All these preventive measures make theft stupid, and it will be easier for the thief to pretend that the smartphone was found and return it to the owner for a reward.

Probably, you should write a separate article about Find My iPhone - well, if you had examples of successful use of the service, write in the comments or by mail, [email protected]

Yes, and a couple more tips:

  • Carrying a smartphone in the subway in a jacket pocket is the height of frivolity
  • Carrying a smartphone in the back pocket of jeans in a public place is also the height of frivolity
  • In general, you should not make life easier for thieves
  • It is worth contacting the police about theft. As practice shows, sometimes smartphones are found and returned to their owners, no matter what anyone says
  • 1234 is a bad password. 0000 is a bad password. 4321 is also a bad password!

Charging

Chargers, external batteries are an important thing, and so important that it is worth keeping an eye on some points here. For example, it is worth buying original or manufacturer-certified power supplies and cables (if there are any, there are for Apple, for Samsung and Sony too). If the cable is broken, frayed, you need to throw it away and buy a new one. If the power supply behaves strangely, it should also be thrown away. External batteries purchased "in transition" can harm your device, so you shouldn't take risks here either - buy high-quality and proven products.

By the way, it surprises me when people start showing off online as if showing off broken cables for Apple products. Is it hard to buy a new one? Is it really better to walk with a cable or power supply unit, rewound with tape and electrical tape? Remember, this is dangerous and stupid. Especially now, when such accessories cost a penny.

Cleanliness

Like any other thing that is constantly in the hands of a person, a modern smartphone is simply a hotbed of all kinds of dirt, especially in the hands of sluts. And that's why you shouldn't give your classmates your device when they ask "Let me see what new games you have." A smartphone is a personal, intimate, one might say. And there is nothing for strangers to see. Accordingly, the device must be cleaned periodically. All modern smartphones have touch screens, you constantly touch them with your fingers. For cleaning, it is best to use a microfiber cloth and some special tool - but I don’t know which one to recommend, because you can erase the oleophobic coating, this is not good.

Regularly cleaning your smartphone is a must.

Falls

We have already talked about water, now about falls. Falling for any smartphone is a big stress. And here it is not the manufacturers who lay a big mine, but fellow journalists. Because the public loves crash tests. The public goes to watch the brand new Samsung Galaxy being thrown onto the pavement. Or like a brand new iPhone 6S falls from different floors until it shatters. What can an ordinary person think? Yeah, well, if the S6 Edge Plus falls from two meters, nothing will happen to it! I'll try to do that! And the person shows off to friends, shows them a trick and collects the pieces.

Remember, smartphones don't like asphalt and concrete. And if you know sin is behind you, you know that everything falls out of your hands - then immediately buy a cover. Fortunately, now there are a lot of transparent models, they do not hide design frills, pink color, connectors, but they can save in case of a fall.

Shock-resistant cases are a more real thing than water-resistant cases. Let me remind you the names: Griffin Survivor, LifeProof, Catalyst, I will write a review about the latter (model for iPhone 6S Plus).

Smartphone 2016: operating rules

With the company we got to the skating rink in Gorky Park, we skate very well, this year we made a new small circle to the left of the entrance, and it's great. When they stopped to take a break, a friend took out a smartphone and said in an offended tone: “Well, I sat down again!” It's minus fifteen outside, it's snowing lightly, we've been riding for an hour. I say: "Well, of course, I sat down, but what did you want?" To which she replies: "Well, why is this happening? And in the car it constantly turns off in winter. I bought it for that kind of money and it turns off!" Then I realized that it is necessary, it is very necessary to write some rules for the operation of smartphones in 2016. If you forgot something - add it in the comments.

Temperature

Incredible surprise appears on the face of some people when, in winter, after a long walk on the street, their smartphone suddenly turns off. “How so?”, “Why is this possible?”, “I paid a lot of money for this smartphone, but it also doesn’t work on the street?”. Surprisingly, this is the absolute truth. Modern smartphones do not like heat, do not like sub-zero temperatures, do not like cold car interiors and cold seats, do not like the rays of the sun falling on the screen. If you look at the specifications of the same iPhone 6S, you will see amazing numbers:

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 35°C (32° to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 45°C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 m (up to 10,000 feet)

In fact, even if it's only minus five outside, you may experience a rapid battery drain, a sudden shutdown of the device. There is nothing surprising in this, but it is a pity that the situation has changed little over the past years. People manage to operate Tesla cars even in Murmansk, but the smartphone will not be comfortable there.

What to do? Somewhere on the beach, keep the device away from sunlight, try not to carry it in your pocket, close to your body, put it in your bag. In cold weather, on the contrary, keep close to the body, for example, in the front pocket of jeans. In the car, it is better not to put your smartphone on a cold seat. And, of course, there is nothing to be surprised at, the operation of modern smartphones is highly dependent on the environment.

Millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones down the toilet. This is a mysterious phenomenon, and it is difficult to come up with an explanation for it, plus there is nothing appetizing here, and therefore just accept it as a fact - millions of girls around the world drop their smartphones into the toilet. But no one will tell them that after that the device must be disassembled (if possible), dried, not used, not charged, left alone for at least a few hours. An iron rule - but only a few observe it. I remember at the time when I was interested in assembling and disassembling the iPhone 5S, I saw a lot of drowned people in one service.The device had a well-thought-out design, so it was quite simple to “cure” such devices - you change the upper and lower cables, the buttons and other functions start working normally again. In advanced cases, corrosion passes to the "motherboard", and here there is nothing to be done. Therefore, many act dishonestly - after the device has been in the water, it is dried and put up for sale while it is still working more or less normally. It is difficult to distinguish a “drowned person” from an ordinary smartphone, but it is possible - in some service you can disassemble and look at the indicator, but if such a radical method is not for you, you should press the buttons, insert headphones and charge, see if the clicks work immediately or no.

Modern smartphones and gadgets do not like water. For manufacturers, water protection is a very good marketing trick; for the user, everything seems to be clear here too. But in fact, it is a headache for both. For example, take the Sony Xperia Z3. Water resistant device. You can take photos underwater! But my friend drowned his smartphone on vacation, because the cap was a little loose, loosened from prolonged use. And who's to blame? Manufacturer? User?

Another friend bought a waterproof case. Shoes for sale I will not say the name. I put it on, went to Greece, tried to photograph the child. It seems that I attached the case correctly, did a test before use, did everything as expected - but the device drowned. Brand new iPhone 6S. It's a shame? Wrong word.

Another friend bought a case with water protection. Already Shoes for sale shoes for sale I won't say the name. I put it on, went to Greece, tried to photograph the child. It seems that I attached the case correctly, did a test before use, did everything as expected - but the device drowned. Brand new iPhone 6S. It's a shame? Not that word.

Manufacturers say - this portable speaker has splash protection. Users respond - excellent. Then we'll drown it in a pond and see if it works. But the column body cannot withstand such abuse, water gets inside, and that's it, hell.

Modern smartphones and other devices do not like water. And it is better to assume that there is no protection from water at all. You will now start arguing with me - I will say one thing in support of my words, all the new Xperia Z5 series can withstand immersion, but only the company has stopped pedaling this topic. Apparently, too many calls to the service. I think other companies will also come to their senses.

And I must say that all these military standards - they are not quite suitable for mobile equipment. Because there are a lot of nuances here. Has the user closed all ports? After you took the device out of the water, did you dry it before charging, or did you immediately insert the plug into the connector? During the pouring rain, was the device in your hand or in a wet pocket?

That is, water is the real enemy of modern gadgets. As it was, so it remains. And do not believe in splash protection, underwater photography and other things, there is always a chance to drown a brand new smartphone. I’m not talking about GoPro and specialized solutions, but I personally use cases for the iPhone like Catalyst, only to protect the device from sand, light rain, falling into the snow - that is, to protect it from the lesser evils. And on vacation, Catalyst helps you carry a healthy 6S Plus in your backpack and not worry about scratches.

Especially for girls. If your smartphone has fallen into the toilet, it must be dried - just do not use a hair dryer or iron, this can damage the device. Put near the battery, remove the battery and SIM card if possible. You don't have to charge right away. What should be done is to take the device to the service in order to assess the level of damage.

Paid Content

Paid content is a reality of our time. And you have the opportunity to support your favorite artist, actor, director or writer if you buy a song, movie, book or application in a particular store or service. As far as I know, the inhabitants of our country willingly accept and use all such services and talk less and less like cavemen, I’m talking about “What is it, I bought a smartphone, should I also pay for music?” Yes, and you also have to pay for music in one form or another. The trend - a civilized and growing paid content market - is clearly visible, even Netflix works in Russia.

Updates

There are rumors that with each update, Apple smartphones and tablets are getting worse - because they work slower, applications do not launch as quickly, in general, everyone has their own explanations. I think that it is necessary to install updates for your devices, and this is as natural as brushing your teeth twice a day.

About Apple technology - ask ten iPhone 4S owners with the latest firmware and get ten different opinions about speed. From "He's terribly slow. Every update kills my old smartphone. ” to “My old iPhone 4S works much better, thanks Apple!”

My family has an iPhone 4S, and an iPhone 5, and an iPhone 5S, I persistently update the smartphones of dads, moms, aunts and uncles, and I advise you to do the same.

Installing "custom" firmware and other experiments

Many people say that it is such a hobby - to sit on forums for hours, download shoveled firmware for smartphones from incomprehensible places, install, erase, swear, download again. I myself once did all this a long time ago, in the sense that I liked to dig with gadgets. But if I had a schoolboy son (or if I could go back in time), I would say to him like this: “Son, why do this nonsense, go outside. Go to the skating rink. Go play football. Go boxing. Go teach English. Or Chinese, which is also a necessary language. Go do something normal, useful for life and health. " It was great to pick the Motorola MPx200, but then it did little without picking. And now? Any smartphone can work as a music and video player without problems, take good pictures, help you use hundreds of programs for communication, study - you yourself know everything.

In addition, tampering with the software of the device is always a risk of killing the smartphone and getting into trouble.

Antivirus for iOS

Using antivirus programs for iOS is hardly worth it. I have been actively using iOS since 2007 and have not seen a single virus during this time.

Antivirus for Android

Using antivirus programs for Android is worth it, especially if you are a gullible novice user.

Eavesdropping and other spy games

Your smartphone can be connected remotely and used for listening and other manipulations, no matter what programs you install, no matter how you wrap yourself in foil. And for some reason, many people are too concerned about protecting their data, put a lot of passwords, fingerprints, encrypt data - in case you are engaged in illegal activities, they can simply seize your device from you, and you, of course, will sooner or later say.

This point means that you should not worry too much about your data if you are a law-abiding citizen. One password is enough, but if there is a fingerprint sensor, even better. Just one piece of advice here, don't forget to add the fingerprints of loved ones to the system, just to be on the safe side. And it is better that the password for the smartphone is known to the family.

SIM card

If you used a device with microSIM and bought a smartphone with nanoSIM, then you do not need to take scissors and cut the SIM card. It's just stupid and you can ruin it. Probably, in your city there is a communication salon. Take some time, come there with your passport and get a new SIM card.

Etiquette

Over the long years of the existence of mobile phones, smartphones, some rules of etiquette have nevertheless been formed, you can continue the list in the comments, in everyday life I personally use some:

  • Don't ring melody
  • Try not to use ringtones and get by with vibration
  • Don't talk loudly in public/Don't talk in public at all
  • People sometimes do stupid things with the help of the phone, my lawyer friend was driving in the Sapsan and involuntarily overheard the phone conversation. The man in the seat behind was a bit drunk and was talking rather loudly about the details of one deal, with all the details, names, dates, numbers. It so happened that this information was useful to a friend for one of the current cases, and they met with a lover to chat loudly in court. Do you think there are few such cases? As they say, there are thousands of them!
  • Instead of hundreds of SMS and messages to "messengers", it's easier to call once. I don't understand the current fashion and articles about how a phone call is now an insult. Well, if you explain something to a person, but he does not understand? How then to behave? Of course, call and figure it out in a minute.Moreover, all these things about “a phone call is an insult”, and even such thoughts are possible only for some creative people. Try to go without a phone in law firms, construction companies and hundreds of other firms - you see, a phone call is already an insult to them! Nothing like that!
  • Don't use caller ID
  • If they call me and the connection is interrupted, the one who dialed me calls back - accordingly, if it's me who calls, then I have to dial again. This is necessary in order not to call each other at the same time
  • In restaurants, cafes, you should keep the device in your pocket, do not get it. I remember that in Berlin they played a game with a group of journalists, everyone put their smartphones in a pile, and the one who could not stand it and took his own was. Surprisingly, there really were people who pulled out their device after half an hour in order to check Facebook or for other nonsense. I also like it when a man and a woman sit in a restaurant and they communicate not with each other, but with their smartphones. When gadgets are put aside, there is flour on their faces, what to talk about? I advise you to develop a healthy habit of using mobile devices alone and only when it is really necessary.
  • You are walking down the street, staring at your smartphone screen. Cross the road. Don't look around. The car does not stop instantly, does not freeze in place. Therefore, reading a smartphone on the street, where there are a lot of cars, is a potential suicide.
  • It's also a good idea to explain all these rules to children from a young age

We are waiting for your rules of etiquette in the comments, we will add sensible ones here.

You found someone else's smartphone - what to do?

There is only one right way - to return the smartphone to the owner. Another issue is that this can be hard to do. What if the device is dead? What if it's blocked? You need to try all the ways, charge it, wait for a call or message from the owner, or write yourself - to the owner or his relatives. As they sometimes say, "I have my whole life in my phone", so let's not spoil each other's lives.

Smartphone theft

Many young men and women are unaware that if a smartphone is left unattended in a public place, it is likely to be stolen. Therefore, it is better not to leave your smartphone unattended. In addition, many young people and girls do not use long-existing protection systems, I'm talking about Find My iPhone and other services. Here is a good article (in English) about how a person caught a thief using this service, I recommend turning it on, testing it, and not forgetting the password or fingerprint for your smartphone. All these preventive measures make theft stupid, and it will be easier for the thief to pretend that the smartphone was found and return it to the owner for a reward.

Probably, you should write a separate article about Find My iPhone - well, if you had examples of successful use of the service, write in the comments or by mail, [email protected]

Yes, and a couple more tips:

  • Carrying a smartphone in the subway in a jacket pocket is the height of frivolity
  • Carrying a smartphone in the back pocket of jeans in a public place is also the height of frivolity
  • In general, you should not make life easier for thieves
  • It is worth contacting the police about theft. As practice shows, sometimes smartphones are found and returned to their owners, no matter what anyone says
  • 1234 is a bad password. 0000 is a bad password. 4321 is also a bad password!

Charging

Chargers, external batteries are an important thing, and so important that it is worth keeping an eye on some points here. For example, it is worth buying original or manufacturer-certified power supplies and cables (if there are any, there are for Apple, for Samsung and Sony too). If the cable is broken, frayed, you need to throw it away and buy a new one. If the power supply behaves strangely, it should also be thrown away. External batteries purchased "in transition" can harm your device, so you shouldn't take risks here either - buy high-quality and proven products.

By the way, it surprises me when people start showing off online as if showing off broken cables for Apple products. Is it hard to buy a new one? Is it really better to walk with a cable or power supply unit, rewound with tape and electrical tape? Remember, this is dangerous and stupid. Especially now, when such accessories cost a penny.

Cleanliness

Like any other thing that is constantly in the hands of a person, a modern smartphone is simply a hotbed of all kinds of dirt, especially in the hands of sluts. And that is why you should not give your classmates your device when they ask “Let me see what new games you have.” A smartphone is a personal, intimate, one might say. And there is nothing for strangers to see. Accordingly, the device must be cleaned periodically. All modern smartphones have touch screens, you constantly touch them with your fingers. For cleaning, it is best to use a microfiber cloth and some special tool - but I don’t know which one to recommend, because you can erase the oleophobic coating, this is not good.

Regularly cleaning your smartphone is a must.

Falls

We have already talked about water, now about falls. Falling for any smartphone is a big stress. And here it is not the manufacturers who lay a big mine, but fellow journalists. Because the public loves crash tests. The public goes to watch the brand new Samsung Galaxy being thrown onto the pavement. Or like a brand new iPhone 6S falls from different floors until it shatters. What can an ordinary person think? Yeah, well, if the S6 Edge Plus falls from two meters, nothing will happen to it! I'll try to do that! And the person shows off to friends, shows them a trick and collects the pieces.

Remember, smartphones don't like asphalt and concrete. And if you know sin is behind you, you know that everything falls out of your hands - then immediately buy a cover. Fortunately, now there are a lot of transparent models, they do not hide design frills, pink color, connectors, but they can save in case of a fall.

Shock-resistant cases are a more real thing than water-resistant cases. Let me remind you the names: Griffin Survivor, LifeProof, Catalyst, I will write a review about the latter (model for iPhone 6S Plus).