MY CELLPHONE HAS A WHAT?

My cellphone has be splitting apart for several months now.  Initially the glass was separating from the rest of the phone but soon the entire phone was spreading open.  You could see the inside of the phone.  This past week it deteriorated rapidly!

I thought, hmmm this can’t be good!

Yesterday I decided it was time for a new one.  It was important that I was able to keep my text messages, so I contacted the store ahead of time to make sure the messages would transfer to the new phone.  The gentleman at the store said they would not transfer over.  Uh oh!  When we actually did do the transfer of information we were barely able transfer anything, the phone was in such poor condition it kept giving error messages.

After some googleing, I found a fantastic app called SMSBackup+ and the How-To Geek explained what to do.  It was so simple.  I just followed his instructions and copied all 9875 text messages, (I know, I know) from my phone to my gmail account.  It set up a folder called SMS and put all the text messages in it.  I can even print them nice and pretty, if need be.

I asked the tech at the store what I should do with my old phone.  He facetiously suggested that I keep it in the freezer (he said he was almost not kidding) or some place cold until I was sure about keeping my new phone, as my old phone could catch on fire.  He said I have a swollen battery.

Apparently if you charge the phone too much this can happen.  I would keep my phone plugged in all night charging and at work I would keep it plugged in all day.  I thought it was great that my phone was always charged, NOT.  He said it’s okay to keep it charging all night, but to let the battery drain down during the day.  What I was doing actually ruined my phone.  So if any of you are doing the same, stop!

What’s scary is, I listen to YouTube every night and my cellphone lies next to me by my pillow.  Imagine if it had caught on fire.  Wow!

So this is what a phone with a swollen battery looks like:

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cellphone-1

Apparently this is not good!!!  😉

In all seriousness, please be careful with your phones and fire.

Oh, and I’ll be keeping my new phone!!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

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49 thoughts on “MY CELLPHONE HAS A WHAT?

  1. I had no idea, either. Thank goodness it didn’t catch on fire!

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  2. I’ve heard that too, about the danger of keeping an electronic device charged. It’s not good for the device and the battery. So I no longer do that with my tablet and I’m definitely glad I never keep anything next to my pillow.

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  3. the battery need to be discharged completely once a week atleast……. nice article….

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  4. Oh wow. Yeah, the same goes for laptops, too. Let laptops use battery AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.

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  5. At least you know what caused it! Thank goodness it didn’t catch on fire while you listened to it at night! I keep my iPad plugged in all day. I wonder if the same goes with that? Thanks for giving us the tip!

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  6. I am glad nothing happened to you! it sounds terrifying. best with the new phone 🙂

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  7. I go to sleep with pandora at night it shuts off after 2 hours. I wonder if that is safe…crud. Is 2 hours too long to leave on? Plus, it charges all night. I will remember to let my battery go down during the day. I am doing that now. 38%. But I do need some background noise. Tonight I will try the radio next to my bed instead of pandora. Thanks for the information!

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    • Oh it’s okay to leave it on at night as long as you let it go down during the day. So you should be fine! I just kept my plugged in and charging both day and night. The tech told me to choose day OR night but not both!! I know I listen to YouTube meditations or readings or chakra stuff whatever, and that usually runs about an hour and then goes off, but my phone remains plugged in. I think you’re fine. 🙂 You’re most welcome!!

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  8. I did not know this!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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    • You’re welcome!! I thought there might be other people who are doing this too, so I thought I should post it and let everyone know. Sounds like you may do this too. 😊

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  9. Yikes! I’m glad you were able to get a new phone in time!
    Isn’t that How-to-Geek site awesome? 🙂
    Have fun with the new phone, woohoo!

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    • Me too!! Yes he’s amazing isn’t he? Makes everything so simple…
      Thanks I’m still getting all my settings done, like different ringtones for different contacts, individual notification sounds for emails, Facebook, Twitter etc…so much to do…so much fun!! hehe 🙂

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  10. Deb, Thank You for such Valuable Information. I too charge my phone whole day and night. Now I will not do that. Imagine Phones blowing up !!!!!!!!!!! Eeeks Scary !!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Oh I’m so glad I was able to help you with that!! I thought I was doing a great thing by keeping my phone fully charged all the time, who knew it was actually bad to do…I thought letting the battery drain down was a bad thing!! Yes, very scary!!!

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  11. It’s scary but I’m glad that you’re able to replace it. Hmmm… batteries need to be overcharged 🙂
    Nice reminder, and please avoid keeping your phone next to your pillow Deb 🙂

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  12. I was intended to write, batteries need not to be overcharged 🙂

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  13. I’m so glad you shared that. I’m really bad about over-charging. Debra

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  14. Yikes – that sounds pretty scary.. Hope you’re enjoying your new phone! I would be interested in knowing how to save my texts though as I may need to do this soon and I was wondering if it would be possible so thanks very much for the heads up on that one! x

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