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:
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!!
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