Popular myths are not just about the life of celebrities, black magic loves spells, money making techniques, or shadow governments. Cell phones have been an integral part of our life for long enough to get dozens or even hundreds of their own myths many of which will be shattered in our today’s article.
Myth 1. Some apps can increase your cell phone memory or improve your cell phone signal:
It is not true. Moreover, such apps can be quite dangerous infecting your cell phone with some malware designed to steal your personal data. For a better signal and increased internal storage space, certain upgrades are needed.
Myth 2. If you drop your cell phone in water, the best way to dry it is with flour, salt or rice:
Only rice can save your water damaged phone. Salt and flour, after mixing up with water, will cause even more damage to your phone. Make sure to remove the back panel, the SIM card, and the battery from your wet phone before putting it in a container with rice.
Myth 3. Cell phones are safe for children:
False again. First of all, children can be electrocuted by playing with a charging cell phone if the cable is damaged or the phone gets wet. Secondly, children can bite the phone causing it to crack, and the child can swallow some pieces which is very dangerous.
Myth 4. Older models are more durable than newer ones:
It is not true either, even though many people love their old phone as if under one of the love spells. In fact, only some of the old phones were very durable. As a rule, they had tiny screens and were made of steel. Yet most phones produced many years ago were never durable which is why most of them have not survived into the present.
Myth 5. Factory resetting your phone can help you prevent your personal data from being stolen:
Many sophisticated viruses stay in your phone even after a factory reset is done. Besides, your personal data stay in your phone too and only become invisible. It is invisible to you in the first place. Thus, the virus can steal it and send it to its creator. So the best way to remove a virus is to use some antivirus software designed to remove all malware present in the gadget.
Myth 6. Cell phones emit harmful radiation:
Your phone will not have any negative health effects if you use it less than 30 min a day. Using your phone for more than 30 min a day can drastically affect your hearing, eyesight (if you stare at your phone too much while reading or playing phone games) and your brain. Black magic has nothing to do with it as all other types of overuse have similar negative health effects. Besides, it is quite easy to protect yourself against your cell phone’s harmful radiation:
- Do not overuse your phone
- Lower the brightness of your phone screen
- Decrease your phone speaker volume
- Do not overuse your earphones and other accessories
Myth 7. You can make your battery last longer if you disable automatic app updates:
This is partially untrue because not all phones have this feature. Continuous app updates can actually drain your phone battery and make your phone and the Internet slower. The best solution to this problem which is as good for it as a black magic love spell is for relationships, would be deleting all apps that you do not use. Check the apps you have installed and I assure you that you will find plenty that can be deleted.
Myth 8. Airplane mode saves your battery:
It is untrue. Multiple experiments involving different types of phones have shown that phones in airplane mode work only up to 30 min longer which does not make up for you not being able to use your phone the way it is supposed to be used.
Myth 9. The battery should be charged after a full discharge:
This is true for phones produced 7-9 years ago. By doing so, you, on the one hand, extend the battery life and, on the other hand, make your phone work longer after being charged. Yet this tip does not work for modern lithium batteries which can be charged any time. It does not impact the work of your phone or the time to a full discharge.
Of course, there are many more myths about cell phones. If you want us to shatter (or confirm) any of them, just tell us about it in your comment, and we will do some research to dot the i’s and cross the t’s in one of our future articles.