Keeping your cell phone in good condition can be a full time job. However, since many of us have other full time jobs, kids, classes, or spouses, cell phone maintenance easily gets pushed to the wayside. Because of this, you are much more likely to end up with a water damaged cell phone than getting fired from your job, or a divorce. There is some solace in that, right?
Nearly half, about 45 percent, of all adults in the United States own a smartphone, and many of these phones find their demise in similar ways. The top five causes for cell phone repairs for iPhone users, for example, are a cracked screen as a result of the device being dropped out of the hands of the user, a water damaged cell phone due to dropping it in the toilet, swimming pools, or lakes, falling from the lap of a user, being knocked off the kitchen table, or having liquid spilled on them.
As you can see, a broken screen will be the least of your worries. Winding up with a water damaged cell phone is a much more common scenario. If you own a smart phone or tablet, be extremely careful in the kitchen. With high surfaces galore, and plenty of liquids to spill around, a high percentage (21 percent) of water damaged cell phones find their death in the kitchen.
Our smart phones keep us connected to the world. Texting and talking are the two top smartphone activities, but using social media sites, apps, and general web browsing are not far behind. Having a water damaged cell phone is like living in a cave after a while. Make sure you get your device fixed as quickly as possible if this unfortunate circumstance should find your phone!