Here are some IT Management tips for keeping your technology humming throughout the winter months.
Take the laptop out of the car
No one likes a frozen hard drive. This can lead to corrupted data. According to technology information and support site Computer Hope, if a device goes from cold to warm too quickly, condensation can build up, which can ruin your hard drives. Never leaving electronics outside for too long.
Slow Warm Up
If you forget and leave your device outside, let it warm up slowly before booting. Follow these steps. Bring it into the coldest room of your house, e.g., the garage, and then a little later move to the second-coldest room, e.g., the hall bathroom next to the garage and continue until you are in the hottest room. Thawing the technology in increments helps avoid condensation issues.
Save your battery life
Another reason to warm devices before use is battery life. Batteries drain more quickly in cold weather, meaning your phone or laptop battery may die faster. Batteries are powered via chemical reactions spurred by an electric charge, and when the weather is too cold, the reaction happens at a slow pace. So, in order to prolong battery life, make sure the device is thawed before booting.
Make sure to keep phones in your pockets and use a protective covering for laptops to avoid frozen devices this winter. But most important of all bundle up and don’t go outside in sub-zero temperatures unless you absolutely have to with your gadgets!
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