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Monday, 24 December 2012

How to revive your WET phone?

          What happens when your phone suddenly decides to take a plunge in water? there is always a possibility that it will be fine if you fish it out quickly and thoroughly shake the water out, but what if you are not so lucky? water in your phone means there is always a possibility of short circuit in your phone (due to combination of water and electricity) which can transform your your phone into just an paper weight. And consider large term defect as well, like corrosion of your inner parts due to water. And rust on your inner parts will cut off electric current, so display of your phone will be first to get affected in most cases.
          But what would you do if your phone is soaked? most of the phones now a days have color indicators which changes color when it comes in contact with water, so telling your service center any lie about your phone will definitely not work. Don't worry before going to service center directly with your 'wet' phone as you can definitely try this methods as it might help you and definately save you some bucks, if not then you know where to take your phone. 
           so what are these methods you will learn by reading below steps, it is not necessary to try all these methods all at once, you can try any of these which you might consider useful for you.




HOW TO REVIVE YOUR WET PHONE:

  First thing you do when you soak your phone is to disassemble your phone till its possible, because it is better to remove each and every drop of water which might hamper your phone later.


1) DRY

Disassemble your phone and let each and every part of your phone dry, you might think that's an obvious thing, but this is the most important and foremost thing you should do. but remember to remove your battery as soon as possible, because if battery is kept connected to your phone then it might result in short circuit, as current is still being supplied to your chipset. so first remove the battery source and then shake your phone and remove each and every drop of water possible.

2) Suck your cell phone dry

Many people might think of blowing your phone with blower but it might prove harmful for your phone as water might get in deeper places, so your best bet is to use vacuum cleaner, as it will suck all your water droplets and prevent water to seep in.

3)Absorb the moisture

Water seeping in your phone means moisture coming into picture, so it will be always nice to absorb that moisture as well so that would not affect your phone's internal. so you can absorb the moisture by using rice, you have to follow this basic steps, take a bowl full of uncooked rice and place your phone between that rice and cover it with some thing tight. it is advisable to use air tight container like tupperware. it is important to have cover on the bowl or the rice will absorb moisture from environment too, not just from your phone.

4) clean the display

There will be time when you would still see moisture in your phone basically on your display, you can clean these areas with isopropyl alcohol. this fluid is used as it has two advantage:
it does not conduct electricity and it evaporates quickly.

Try not to use any heat source to dry your phone as it would not help, because when heat is given to your phone water evoparates from your phone but still it would be in your phone itself, so after cooling these water vapour again gets transformed into water droplets. so this method won't reduce much water but may result in overheating of your phone, so its advisable to stay away from these method.
           These are some steps which might help you if your phone decides to take a plunge in your sink or in swimming pool.

                                            
SO DO REMEMBER DO NOT TRY TO START YOUR PHONE IF WATER IS SOAKED IN, AS IT MIGHT RESULT IN SHORT CIRCUIT ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD AND MIGHT DAMAGE IT,
And do refer above steps, it might help you.

(The above steps are not tested by me, but they are definately tested by cnet, chip and wikihow and are referred from there to help you out if you get in such situation)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

How to Backup Contacts on Google (Android only)

              Android provide us with wide range of software, some are very useful while some are hardly used by us in our day to day life, there are many software that would help you take backup of your contacts. but here I am going to explain how to take backup on Google without any third party software.In this post I am going to give you method through which you can backup your contacts on Google. I know people who are already using android might be knowing this method ( and might feel that this post is waste, but people who are new on android should know what this OS is capable of.. and this might be helpful to many people who have just switched to android/ people who are not so much into phone so as to learn its each and every function). As we know android is one of the fastest growing  Operating system, so there is an steady influx of people from Nokia, Apple, Blackberry onto android bandwagon. so they might want to definitely learn a way to enjoy android without any hard work. Google is a giant company providing us with everything we need. so as android is one of the products of google, it provides us an way to store our contacts on its server. And having backup on Google means you are ought to get your data back in case of emergency (other companies provide cloud storage as well but Google is my favorite, so sorry had to write about Google). so without taking  more of your time let's start to backup our contacts.

Step 1

Ensure synchronization is active by tapping on " auto sync" on your notification bar (if its provided), if not then go to settings> accounts and sync> click on auto sync.
this step will sync all your contacts on your Google account. 


auto sync
select auto sync, option like above might be present  if your  notification bar  has that  option.

Step 2

Now your contacts are on Google, you can access, add, edit, modify or delete contacts present on Google account by visiting www.google.com/contacts. it will take you to your contact list ( but obviously after you have login on Google with the same account you have synced your contacts with).

optional (perform below steps only if you want backup copy on your machine otherwise ignore further steps)- Now to backup this contacts on your computer as well, instead of using any other third party software you can use this same contacts that you have synced on Google.

Step 3

Now to save backup of contacts on your Computer as well go to www.google.com/contacts or you can access your contacts by going to gmail.com from your browser.
so go to google.com/contacts or gmail.com from your browser.
if you are on gmail.com click on "contacts" from upper left drop down menu (where gmail will be written).

Step 4

Click on checkbox in front of any contact you want to take backup of. Incase you want to take backup of all contacts, click on drop down option provided near checkbox which is above contacts name and select all.

Step 5

Click "More>Export" after you have selected the contacts. 

Step 6

Click Google csv format.
And click "Export".
your contact data will be shown in your download section of your browser.

DONE.

      If you feel above method is confusing please let me know in comments, I have tried my best to explain it in easiest manner possible and explaining basic things too. If you still find it difficult please let me know.