So…does anyone else nearly tear up at the thought of accomplishing an absolutely perfect beach day? And we really do mean perfect — a cooler of fresh, delectable snacks, ocean water that doesn’t freeze your insides, great company, a light breeze, and above all, a peaceful little escape from your daily grind. IT IS THE GREATEST.
The only thing that would put a dent in a beach day like that? Some sort of terrible fate befalling your phone. Suddenly, you begin to understand that the beach is fraught with danger. Waves with the potential to knock you over even if you’re only calf-deep, and that heat without a lick of shade to speak of! But also…your canteen full of sweet, sticky iced tea that your chatty friend will most definitely knock over onto your phone with her elbow.
Everyone knows that a spill (or any contact with liquid, really) can cause your phone to break or flat out perish, but did you know that other natural elements at the beach can be just as problematic? Not only can grains of sand scratch up your screen, but they can also creep into crevices in your phone and cause some major internal damage. Too much direct sunlight on your phone can cause it to overheat, which is never healthy for the device.
So how do you avoid these issues at the beach? It’s simple, really. Read on!
If you’re looking for ultimate protection, you might want to invest in a waterproof phone cover. While this is a pricier option, if you do enough research you’ll definitely get some bang for your buck, and you’ll be able to use it all year round, not just in the summer. LifeProof iPhone cases, for instance, employ a sleek, compact design that not only allows your phone to be submerged in up to six feet of water for an hour, but can also protect your phone from dirt, snow, dust, and drops. It’s also got a built in screen cover. LifeProof cases range anywhere from $80 – $129, and come equipped for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 5, 5s, 5se, as well as Samsung, Motorola, and LG phones.
Other well-reviewed companies that sell waterproof cases are OtterBox and Catalyst.