Smartphones and tablets can generate quite a bit of heat, especially when in use, but they can only tolerate so much before issues may occur. When temperatures rise in the summertime, the added heat can be harsh on our beloved iPhones and iPads. Not to mention, summertime often brings opportunities for your smartphone to be around waterwhich could be hazardous to the device.


A majority of smartphone owners admit they are unable to go longer than an hour without checking their phone. In fact, according to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, more than 90 percent of respondents rarely or never leave their phone at home. This data proves that smartphone users have their devices with them at all times and in all environments, temperatures and weather conditions.


Here’s a tip to prevent breakdowns:


Protect and enhance your device with the right accessories:


Invest in a durable, waterproof case – Unfortunately, you cannot always save a device that has suffered water damage. Be proactively prepared and invest in a sturdy case, such as Lifeproof or Otterbox, which can successfully protect your phone from many harmful elements including water.


Don’t turn up the brightness – If you are unable to fully view your screen while using it outside, skip turning up the brightness and invest in a glare screen accessory instead. This can also help save your battery life.


Bring the party – Any music lovers should check out options for speakers with connectivity to smartphones, such as the ECOBXT Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker, which is made out of polycarbonate material to protect against water or debris.