July 4th Trends – The Most Dangerous Day for Phones & More
Mobile phones break or go missing on The Fourth more than any other day
Did you know the Fourth of July is the most dangerous day for mobile phones in America? We’re going to tell you all about and how to protect your phone.
The Most Dangerous Day for Phones
Last year there was a 37% increase in damage and lost or stolen phone claims on July 4, according to home-tech insurance provider Asurion. The company expects that number to be even higher this year.
“From the beach to the barbeque, pent-up demand for celebrating on the 4th will cause phone mishaps to skyrocket,” said Asurion.
Here are a few tips to protect your phone:
- Avoid water damage by using a floating waterproof phone case.
- Keep your phone out of direct sunlight to avoid overheating. If your phone does overheat, use a fan to cool it and avoid further damage. Don’t put it in the freezer or refrigerator.
- If your phone gets soaked or falls in water, turn it off and remove any protective case. If you have silica gel packets lying around, put them in a zip-lock baggie with your phone for 24 to 48 hours.
- Don’t leave your phone on tables with food and drink.
- Stick to your normal best-practices. The holiday can be distracting and we all run the risk of letting our guard down. Keep your phone in your pocket, don’t leave lying around on park lawns or in beach sand.
More July 4th Trends
Here are a few consumer trends expected this year from the National Retail Federation:
- 84% of American plan to celebrate
- People will spend an average of $80 on food per person
- 56% will celebrate with a BBQ, Cookout or Picnic
- 33% plan to go to a pro fireworks show
- 12% plan to travel
In a mobile first world, our phones have become more important than ever. We hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July and keep your phone close.
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