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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

4 Ways to Make Your Holiday Tech Gifts Last Forever

Updated: Nov 2, 2019

I'm sure you got some cool smart devices from Santa and your loved ones this Christmas and Holiday season. For most of us, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other smart devices have become an integral part of our home, school, and work lives. It's safe to say that we are dependent on them, and it can be very stressful when they stop working. Our tech devices are a big investment, so it's best to take steps to keep them working and out of your basement or junk drawer. To get the most out of your holiday tech gifts, it makes sense to protect your gadgets from avoidable damage and breakdowns. These helpful tips will help you extend the life of gadgets.

1. Understand the life of your device versus the life of the battery. Did you know the average life of a smartphone, tablet or laptop is 4 to 5 years, but the average battery life is 2 to 3 years? Many people will sell their tech devices when they fail to hold a charge. Save hundreds on spending money on a new device when you can replace the battery. Check out Amazon's Cell Phone Replacement web site to get replacement batteries. Keep in mind some tech devices need to have the expertise of an expert to replace the battery, but even if you have to pay labor for the replacement for a battery, it's still cheaper than buying a new device.