Purchased the New iPhone 6s? Do These 4 Things Immediately

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You finally got it, that brand new iPhone 6s you’ve been drooling over since the big announcement. But there’s a few things you should do immediately, some of them even before taking your new baby out of the box – trust us, you don’t want to be the person going viral for dropping their brand-new phone one minute outside the store. Check out these four tips on what you should do immediately after purchasing a new smartphone.

 

1. Get a Case

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Actually, we’re amending that statement: get a case – and make sure you put it on your new iPhone! A case can protect your phone against accidental damage from drops, falls and everyday life. Because who wants to use a phone with a cracked screen or one that can only be used on speaker?

 

2. Transfer your Data and Contacts

There’s nothing worse than realizing your new phone doesn’t have any of the important information, like photos or even more critical: contacts! Before you purchase a new smartphone, if you’re using the cloud, make sure it’s updated. Once you get the new phone, download all the information from the cloud. If you aren’t using the cloud, ask for the help of the sales associate at the store. They can help transfer all the critical information over to your new iPhone.

 

3. Connect to your Home WiFi

Once you get home, make sure you connect to your WiFi so that your phone automatically connects when you’re at home. This can help save money in the long run, as it reduces the amount of data you use. This is especially important if your data plan is limited – if you go over the amount of data you’re allowed, you run the risk of having to pay overage fees.

 

Connecting to a home WiFi network is important even if you have an unlimited data plan, because your home network is likely faster than your provider’s cellular network. And that means you can get email, surf the web, and check Instagram even quicker.

 

4. Get an iPhone 6s Protection Plan

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We saved the most important for last: purchasing iPhone 6s protection. Accidents happen and it’s more common than not to crack your phone screen or completely ruin it by dropping it in a puddle. But with a protection plan, you can get a replacement phone the very next day. And isn’t that better than finding yourself without a working phone, wondering how you’re going to call friends and family?

 


 

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Comparing the iPhone 6s & the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Details of the iPhone 6s were released during Apple’s extravagant event a couple weeks ago. We compared the specs of the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6 to see how much improvement there is between the two phones.

 

Size & Display

The iPhone 6s is slightly smaller than the GS6. Its size is 4.7 inches diagonally compared to the GS6 5.1 inches. The iPhone 6s Plus is much larger with a size of 5.5 inches.  The iPhone 6s weighs 5.04 oz & 6s Plus weighs 6.77 oz compared to 4.87 oz for the GS6. Both the new iPhones are heavier than the GS6.

 

Camera

The iPhone 6s & 6s Plus have been upgraded with a better camera. It comes in at 12 megapixels vs 16 megapixels from the GS6. the iPhone 6s camera is capable of taking 4K video for ultra HD quality while the GS6 has been already to do that since launch. For you selfie-taking enthusiasts & FaceTime lovers, the front-facing camera of the new iPhone has been enhanced with a 5 megapixel camera vs the 5 megapixel camera GS6. Clearly, Apple is just playing catch with the GS6.

 

Hardware & Battery

The cpu has been improved in the iPhone 6s with the new A9 chip. The gpu has been updated as well. System memory is at 2gb which is still below the GS6 3gb capability. The iPhone 6s has battery with 1,715 mAh compared to the GS6 2,550 mAh.  The GS6 has the better battery storage capacity.  But if we include the 6S Plus with a battery capacity of 2,750 mAh, that is the winner.

 

The Apple iPhone 6s & 6s Plus have made some improvements that make the great phones.  However, some of their improvements are just playing catch up to the Samsung Galaxy S6.  Either way, they are still both great phones with powerful features.

 


 

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America’s Most Irresponsible Person: The Search Continues

One of the most common things we tend to damage are our smartphones. More than likely, this is because we are continuously using them so there are always opportunities for us to break them. Think you are impervious to phone damage? Think again. We’re still looking for America’s Most Irresponsible Person.

 

Even when you’re at home, your tech is not safe. According to a study from Protect Your Bubble, the number-one place to damage your devices while at home is in the garage or driveway. 59% of men admitted to damaging their phones while in the garage. Keeping a thick case and screen protector on your phone can help prevent any physical damage from happening to your phone. But this isn’t foolproof since we also found out that roughly 1/3 of all people also damage their smartphone while it’s in a case. Therefore, buying a protection plan is probably your device’s best defense.

Men aren’t the only ones with at-home phone faux pas. 41% of women damage their phones in the bathroom according to a survey we did. This is not so surprising seeing as 75% of Americans use their phone while on the commode according to a study done by 11Mark, an integrated marketing company that conducts market research. Liquid damage is definitely a threat here ladies, might want to invest in a waterproof case or leave that phone in the other room.

 

Have you accidentally done either of these? You might be America’s Most Irresponsible Person. Take our quiz to find out how irresponsible you are and for a chance to win a free smartphone of your choice!

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Are You America’s Most Irresponsible Person?

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How often do you find yourself making poor decisions that leave you dealing with an unforeseen consequence? If you are like most people, the answer is often. Protect Your Bubble is setting out to see who makes these decisions most often with the search for America’s Most Irresponsible person.

 

This quest of questionable actions aims to bring awareness to those who frequently mess up their technology, travel plans and home environment resulting in, well, a bad outcome.  Protect Your Bubble invites people to take a humorous ten-question quiz that asks how well they take care of their technology and how they behave while traveling, among other things. Once completed, quiz participants will be given a score based on how irresponsible the quiz finds them.

 

Quiz participants will also be eligible to enter to win a free smartphone of their choice.

 

Protect Your Bubble is also offering a series of tip sheets to help consumers increase their chances of making “better” decisions when it comes to the things that matter most in their life – their bubble. Data derived from the quiz will be used to reveal how different people use and damage their devices and threaten their home and travel plans. The information collected will then be used to help inform consumers about how to make better decisions in the future by protecting what matters most to them.

Are you the most irresponsible person in America? To take the quiz click on this link. Additional tips and data can be found at this informational center.

 


 

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11 Common Smartphone Fails

We compiled a list of 11 common ways people have damaged their smartphones. Make sure to use common sense when you’re in similar situations to avoid damaging your smartphone.

 

smartphone failsThe 11 Common Smartphone Fails:

11. Construction/DIY Accident

10. Drinking/Partying Accident

9. Stepping on Phone

8. Death by Lawn Mower

7. Multi-tasking with water nearby

6. Swimming Pools

5. Placed on Top of Your Car

4. Children

3. Bath Time

2. Toilets

1. The Drop & Crack

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