Busted Smartphone Myths

5 Popular Myths About Smartphones

Electroclinic Ltd


Since the mainstream of smartphones over the past recent years, it is known that we have all been flooded with a large amounts of information that ended up being a myth.

And as a smartphone owner, it is very important for you to know the right information about your device. If your device starts to lose life breaks down, then it is time to take it to a professional instead of trying to do it yourself. In this article we have listed five smartphone myths that consumers have thought to be true (but they’re obviously not).

1 - Uncooked Rice Myth

This is probably one of the biggest myths in the smartphone world and in order to know why uncooked rice will not resolve or repair your phone, you first need to understand the negative effects that liquid damage has on a mobile phone device. In one of our previous articles we have explained the problems that arise when your phone has been in contact with a certain type of liquid. And it is very important to know that rice will not absorb the other elements in liquids such as; coffee, fizzy drinks or sea water. This is why your phone must be sent over to us so we can chemically and manually clean your device with the most professional tools, machines and substances.

2 -  Drain the Battery Before Recharging Myth

In the NiCAD and NiMH (older generation of mobile batteries) mobile phone batteries era, we were told by experts that it is best to drain out the devices battery before recharging it. That is however untrue when it comes to the modern lithium battery, luckily with lithium batteries you don’t have to drain the battery to recharge it, you can simply charge your devices overnight and still keep the lifespan of your phone. The only way that your mobiles lifespan will be reduced is when there is real damage such as; dust, moisture and liquid damage to your device in which case the device should be serviced by a specialist.

3 - Don’t Switch Off your Device at all Myth
This is probably another common myth that consumers are told. At times, smartphone devices must be rebooted or switched off to restore software functionality. And when it comes to liquid damage, the smartphone must be switched off before being sent over to be serviced, this reduces short-circuit to the phone.

4 - Only use the Manufacturer Charger Myth

This myth is true to some extent, but it does not specify that you can also use brand trusted and certified smartphone cables/chargers. It is very important to know that knock-off and fake chargers are very different in terms of quality, design and functionality. Original and certified charging cables work in an away so that your phone knows how long your phone requires charging and when to cut off power when fully charged. At Electroclinic we only sell original and brand authorised chargers, so you don’t have to worry about your phone’s battery being overcharged or damaged.

5 - Data will be Erased if Placed Near a Magnet Myth

A device will never lose its data when in contact with a magnet. There are several other ways that a device can lose its data such as; extensive liquid damage, deleted by accident, software updates and other types software and hardware damages to the phone. So it’s very important to have a backup of your data. Electroclinic also provides a range of backup and recovery services for different types of devices. Even if you can’t figure it out yourself, we’re here to figure it out for you


So there you have it, 5 of the most untrue facts about smartphones. Whether it is iOS, Android­, Windows or Blackberry these myths basically cover all types platforms and at times can cause problems to the user. It is very vital to understand that if you are unsure about something regarding your smartphone, then you should definitely ask a professional.


Electroclinic offers a wide variety of smartphone services to our customers, whether it’s software support, data recovery or physical damage to your device, we can fix it. If you are unsure about something or if you need any type of  support, you can call us on 02073512801 or email us at info@electroclinic.co.uk. You can also visit our website at www.electroclinic.co.uk 
to check out the variety of IT services we provide.