Temperatures are rising; tornado season is approaching. It’s time to take care of your phone – in case of emergency.

  • Keep your battery charged. Have an alternate plan in case the power goes out, such as a phone case that automatically recharges, a car charger, or a disposable mobile device battery.
  • Protect your phone from water. While you should be hydrating, your phone should stay far away. Keep your phone in a waterproof plastic bag around pools, rain, and other elements.
  • Stay cool. Don’t let your phone overheat; it can permanently damage the battery. Plus, you have to let it cool down before you’re able to use it, which is wasted time in an emergency.
  • Track the weather. AT&T participates in a number of text alert school closing notification programs. AT&T’s customers should check their local news websites to see if weather related text alert programs are available in their area.
  • Have a plan. If your family is out on the roads or near the water, make sure to have a communications plan in place if someone gets delayed or has an emergency.
  • Hold the phone. It’s a good idea to have a wireless phone and a corded landline phone that is not dependent on electricity in case of a power outage. Cordless telephones usually have receivers that require electricity, so they won’t work if you lose your power.

Check out some more tech tips for keeping devices safe during severe weather and learn more about AT&T Vital Connections. Stay safe!