Do you ever find yourself just plain AF with your phone? If you’re like me, then you probably have a lot of running out the door and not looking at your phone moment. I’m sure everyone can recall the one time that they called and left their friend or significant other a voice message for someone who wasn’t home. Or maybe you were in a meeting but took a bunch of texts or calls during the meeting? Or maybe you accidentally left your phone at home and didn’t want to risk being long distance with it all weekend? In any case, I know that when I leave my phone behind (which is usually), it can be very hard to get it back. My friends always joke that if I ever leave my phone, I should put up signs saying “I have no idea where this thing is so don’t call me about it.”
What Is zingly?
singly is a smartphone app that can keep track of all your devices, even when you’re not using them. When you set up your account, it automatically records what devices you’re using and how much juice they’re using. When you log into your account, you can see a breakdown of how much screen time you’re doing and see at a glance what devices are using up the most juice. You can also see at a glance what apps are using the most power.
How to Use zently
Set up your account and get your devices registered: If you have several devices to track and you want to make it easy, there are apps for that. If not, there are a few different ways to go. If you set up an account with a third-party service, be sure to keep that information up-to-date so gently know which devices you’re using. You can also set up a home office or car/bike charge account and let your devices track usage there, too. You can find all of the details on how to set up your account and track usage in the help section of the app. Make sure you’re careful with your devices: While many people think they can just pick up their phone and start “looking” for a message, check-in, or call, that’s not always the case. If the person who sent the message isn’t home or they’re out of the office, call or check in instead. Also, if you’re not careful with your phone, it can get messy. Not only is it likely to look bad, but it can also be very difficult to clean.
When to Use zently
This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re using your phone a lot, you need to use zently. If not, just go with the flow and use it when you need to.
How to Clean Your Phone with zently
Now that we’ve gone over what zently does, and how you can use it to keep your devices safe and clean, let’s take a look at how you can clean your phone with gently. Use a soft, dry cloth: If you have a cloth handy, this is the easiest way to clean your phone. Just place it on the surface you want to clean and scrub away. If you have a toothbrush and toothpaste, this will probably be easier. Use a cleaning app: There are tons of different cleaning apps for different devices, so make sure you check which one works best for your phone. Some cleaning apps are specific to particular types of devices, which is why you need to check the app store for gently and see what it is compatible with. Rinse and dry your phone: If you don’t rinse and dry your phone, you’re just going to end up with a dusty, dirty phone. Not only is this messy, but it also means that it will be much harder to keep track of what apps are using how much power, and will also decrease the life of your phone. Use a good case: While not every case has protective casings or protrusions built into them, many cases have tiny little nooks and crannies where dirt and dust can get stuck. If you don’t clean your phone case regularly, you’re going to end up with a very dusty, very old phone. And trust me, that’s not a good look.
While you can never be too careful when it comes to your digital devices, there are ways to keep them clean and have proper connection while travelling that you can do yourself. Taking care of your phone will help ensure that you have better phone relationships while on the road—without having to worry about where you’re going to find a landline.