How to Keep Your Laptop in a Good Condition | Gadget Care

Care To Your Laptop:

It is not cheap to buy a laptop these days most especially those with higher specs. Also, it is never easy to switch to a new one because of important files that you have in your current laptop. Thus, you really need to make sure to take very good care of it to keep it in the best condition.

Here are some tips that you should consider to give proper care to your laptop:

1) Download And Install Reliable Software:

First of all, you should be cautious about things that you put in it especially software you install and download. Do not download from illegal sources that can contain viruses that can damage your beloved device. It is best to install paid versions of software especially those that you really need for work or school like Microsoft Office 365, Photoshop, and of course Antivirus. Also, do not download or open suspicious links from emails especially if it is from the unknown sender.

2) Make Sure To Install And Update Anti-virus Software:

One of the first things that you need to do when you buy a computer is to install antivirus. This keeps your device safe from viruses that can be the ultimate downfall of your device. Make sure to install reliable antivirus software like McAfee, Norton, Webroot, Avast or others. Also, be sure to update it once the update is available. One common mistake of people is they are too lazy to update software. But of course, to ensure that your antivirus software can block latest viruses you should update it to the latest version.

3) Properly Shut Down At Least Once A Week:

When was the last time you properly shut down your device? It is indeed convenient especially for Mac users to keep their device running so they can easily pick up where they left. But this can be a bad habit. Do you notice how sometimes it is slow to react like when you click something, it does not automatically respond, well that is because you haven’t shut down the device for a while. So it is advisable to shut it down at least once a week to keep it in the best condition.

4) Reformat When Needed:

Reformat When Needed
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Sometimes, you really need to reformat your device especially when the disk is full and it’s no longer running properly. Once your disk is full, make sure to reformat it before it totally breaks down for good.

5) Keep Liquids Away From Your Laptop:

Of course, you need to take care of your laptop’s physical aspect too. Make sure to keep liquids away from the device to avoid any kind of accident.

6) Unplug Your Laptop Once It Is Fully Charged:

The battery is usually the weak spot of a laptop. Be sure to take care of the battery by unplugging it once it is fully charged. Also, make sure that it is fully charged before you unplug it.

These are some tips to maintain your laptop properly. It is a big headache to lose your laptop unexpectedly so do your best to follow the tips that we discussed to keep it in good condition for as long as possible.


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