Taking the Best Possible Care of Your Personal Tech

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Most of us have one or two gadgets that we use on a daily basis. This could be a smartphone, which can now be used to do everything from calling and messaging friends and family to browsing social media, reading the news, shopping, providing us with maps and directions and so much more. Many of us use computers or laptops for work. We use tablets to watch films and other media on the go. The list goes on. Of course, tech and gadgets tend to be some of the more expensive items that we own. It’s important that you do what you can to take the best possible care of any tech that you have or invest in. This will ensure that you get the most for your money when using them and that you don’t find yourself out of pocket if anything happens to your tech. Here are some suggestions that can help you to maintain your tech as best possible.

Choose the Right Insurance

You should make sure that all of your gadgets and tech are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy. These items tend to be high value and can be costly to replace if anything were to ever happen to them. They also tend to be used a lot and taken out and about with you, meaning that they’re at high risk of becoming damaged, lost or stolen. Gadget insurance can ensure that you don’t have to worry about any of these things. You do need to make sure that you choose the right policy to meet your needs. Different elements of your cover include:

  • Theft – you need to make sure that your gadget is replaced if someone steals it. Make sure to read the policy to check the terms regarding theft. Usually, most cases are covered, but your insurer may not cover you if you leave your item around carelessly, such as leaving it unsupervised in a public area.
  • Loss – some policies cover loss. It’s usually an optional coverage, so you may have to pay extra to cover this. Of course, you should avoid losing your gadget where possible, but if it does happen, you can rest assured it will be replaced.
  • Mechanical breakdown – most phones come with a guarantee or warranty that covers mechanical breakdown over a period of time, sometimes a year or so. If your gadgets surpass this age, you may need to add mechanical breakdown cover to your policy, which can ensure your phone is repaired or replaced if it breaks down or experiences routine wear and tear.
  • Accidental damage – many of us will accidentally damage our gadgets over time. This could involve anything from scratches and dents to broken screens, water damage and more. Make sure to chrck which damage is covered and which isn’t. Usually, policies cover damage that renders the phone unusable.

When choosing your policy, you also need to check where it is valid. You may need alternative insurance, such as travel insurance, to make sure that your gadgets are covered when you go on holiday or other places in the world. Also make sure to check the excess that you will have to pay when making a claim. The lower the excess, generally the better.

Update the Software

Tech generally runs on software and it’s a good idea to make sure that you update the software as and when you are prompted. Most gadgets will let you know when new updates are available. Avoid the urge to click download later or remind me later, as this can put it off for days ot weeks on end. Instead, avoid issues like slow Ventura and lagging programmes, and update the software as soon as you can. Not only will this enhance programme performance, but it will also help to protect your from cyber crime and other threats.


You should make sure to clean your gadgets properly. Over time, all sorts of dirt and debris will build up in the nooks and crannies of your gadgets, especially between keys on the keyboards and in ports like USB ports. There are plenty of different tech cleaning kits available on the market that can blow or pick these pieces up. Clean routinely.

As you can see, it really is important to take the best possible care of your tech. Hopefully, some of the advice outlined above should help you to take all elements of your tech into consideration and to do what you can to care and maintain for them.

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