Cell phones are all around us. Though they’re more like miniature computers than anything else, they’re how we communicate with our friends and with the world. So when we see that battery percentage drop, getting to a charging cable becomes the most important thing in the world.
But what if your cell phone cables are broken?
Broken or worn out cell phone cables can be a huge pain. If you’re ready to learn how to take care of your cables, keep reading.
Store your cables properly.
It’s easy to crumple up your cell phone charging cable and shove it in your bag, pocket, or glove compartment. While this might be the most convenient manner of storage, it’s definitely not good for the lifespan of your charging cord. When you need to pull it out of that space and inevitable untangle it, you’re risking a lot of damage. Instead of shoving your charging cable into the first open space you find, make sure you’re coiling your cable before storing it away. Securing your coil with a small clip or twist tie can help prevent tangling, as well.
Coil your cable carefully.
Whether it’s USB cables, ethernet cables, or cell phone charging cables, proper coiling is essential to extending their lifespan. After you’ve finished charging your phone, don’t crumple your cable or scrunch it up. Instead, wrap it gently around your hand with the natural curve of the wire. After that, you can secure your coil with a clip or a twist tie. This way you’ll avoid any excess tugging, tangling, and damage to the outer coating (and inner workings!) of your cables.
No sharp tugs!
We’ve all charged our cell phones at awkward angles. While this is a common phenomenon, it’s not a healthy one for our charging cables. If your outlet is in a place where your charging cable needs to pull at a sharp angle to reach your phone, you’re risking damage to the cord. As much as you can, charge your phone on a flat surface where the outlet is as level to your phone as possible.
Considering that roughly 400 iPhones are sold every minute, cell phone charging cable horror stories are quite common among Apple users. If you want to keep your phone charging cable in prime condition, make sure you follow these tips.