In these times of crisis, it is more than ever necessary to take care of our electronic devices. Rather than constantly buying new equipment, various things we can easily do simply increase their lifespan. Here are some examples with smartphones, tablets, and other laptops.


We have raised the subject of planned obsolescence many times in the past. However, there is now talk of the Covid-19 health crisis and a slow return to normal. An article published by the New York Times on July 1, 2020 believes that it is the responsibility of taking care of our electronic devices.

Rather than buying a new smartphone, you might as well have it repaired. Not only is it economical, it is also ecological! How to proceed? By just doing some research on the web to get an idea of the price and duration of the repair. Above all, it is about finding a good repairer. Obviously, it is your responsibility to pay attention to the reviews left by customers. And when you become a customer in turn, why not reward an efficient repairer by leaving positive reviews?

Replace the battery

There are several things you can do to extend the life of electronic devices. First, there are the batteries, which can be charged a limited number of times before they start to deteriorate. In other words, it is one of the first things to change, whether it is smartphones, tablets and other laptops. There are also several applications to analyze the battery status: AccuBattery (Android) or BatteryInfoView (Windows). On Apple devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad), system functions provide more information on the issue. It is generally advisable to replace a battery when its capacity is less than 60%.

Clean the device

In addition to replacing the battery, cleaning the devices seems essential. Dirt and other debris can clog the devices and cause overheating. For example, a computer should be cleaned once a year on the fans. To do this, it is possible to use a vacuum cleaner or an aerosol can.

You should also know that the less empty storage space we have on a device, the slower it becomes. Thus, it seems essential to perform regular cleaning and purging of data. Tools like iPhone Storage (Apple) or Files (Android) can identify applications that are little used and those that use a lot of data. Why not delete some of them?

Cassidy Perry

A certified dietician specializing in diabetes care, Cassidy has over a decade of experience working with diverse patient backgrounds. She writes health-related articles for the Scientific Origin.