Monday, June 5

Is my cell phone in its last days? 5 signs to know | Digital Trends Spanish

Mobile phone manufacturers update their catalogs very frequently, but not all of us are tempted to change the model every year.

If you are one of those who prefer to get the most out of a phone after investing in it, you may have questions about how long you can enjoy it Y when should you consider making a change.

Well, unlike other electronic devices, mobile phones often let us know that they have little time left to live. If you want to know what those signs are that indicate that your cell phone needs a relay, we recommend that you continue reading this article, because we will explain what are the most frequent.

Battery runs out fast

A sure sign that your phone is on its last legs is that its battery constantly needs to be charged. Batteries generally have a fairly limited life (and that depends a lot on how we treat them).

Low battery level on an iPhone being charged while a woman in jeans is holding it in her hand.

If you need to verify that your phone’s battery is really bad and that it’s not a fault with another part of the device, try resetting it to factory settings. If once this is done you continue to find a battery that wears out just by looking at it, it is clear: it is time to consider a change.

It shuts down or restarts itself

If your phone suddenly starts rebooting itself (not once but several times at different times) it could be for several reasons, but the most frequent is the degradation of the operating system itself.

At this point we can also find problems with the phone overheating. To know if this is due to system degradation and not exhaustive use, you just have to notice that your cell phone heats up excessively without hardly using it or even holding it.

touch screen glitches

Touch screen failures are usually another of the most common symptoms of deterioration in phones. If you notice that it does not respond to touches or that you have to press more than usual to open an application or change the menu, it would be a good time to think about a new cell phone.

The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.
Andy Boxall/Digital Trends

You don’t get OS updates

Keep this point in mind, because it will depend on whether you can use many common applications such as WhatsApp. After two or three years from the purchase of your phone (in the case of Android), the updates will not arrive as regularly or even at all.

The reason is that software updates advance and require more and more powerful hardware, so if you don’t want to be outdated (with the security risks that this also entails) you may have to start looking for a replacement for your cell phone.

Mobile performance is slow

As with batteries, processors also have their life cycle and when it is coming to an end you will notice that the phone does not respond as smoothly as it did when you bought it.

Woman checking her cell phone indoors.
JGI/Tom Grill

You may also notice that apps don’t open as quickly or that moving between Android menus takes longer. Also, if it’s a fairly old phone, you’ll have less storage than current phones, and you’ll probably be forced to delete files regularly.

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