When Tech Goes Wrong
Tech plays such a huge part in our lives these days, and it is always there to help us through our daily lives. That is until it goes wrong and breaks! When tech fails us, we can end up in a tricky situation indeed. It could mean that you miss a crucial work deadline, or you end up forgetting about an appointment that’s been on your calendar for months.
The first thing that you should do when you break a gadget, or a device fails you is to stay as calm as possible. It’s OK; there is always something you can do. Here are some helpful tips for those times when tech goes wrong.
You Forget Your Passwords
One of the most common issues people have with technology is that they need to remember a lot of different passwords to access devices and online accounts. We’re always told that we need to use a different password every time to increase security, and never write them down. So, what can you do if you draw a blank when you need to enter a password? Thankfully, if you remember your username, you can often get the system to send you out a new password. However, this isn’t always possible when the password is needed to access a device. In this case, you might have to take it to a password recovery service.
Phone Or Tablet Gets Wet
One of our worst nightmares is that we drop our smartphone or tablet down the toilet or into a puddle. People think that there is nothing that can be done to save wet devices from water damage, and often the only solution is to take them to a company that specializes in tablet or iPhone repair. However, there is one thing you can do to try and rescue your wet device at home. You just need to place it in a bowl of rice and leave it in there for at least twenty-four hours. This should be long enough for it to completely dry out.
Slow Internet Problems
Is your home Internet connection going at a snail’s pace? There are numerous reasons why this may be, but one of the most common is that you have a virus or your spyware protection is a bit too good. Spyware can slow down your connection, so it’s a good idea to check that you don’t have any unnecessary applications installed through yours. If you have recently been on some websites that have been slightly dodgy and suspect, you have probably got a virus, which is slowing everything down. In this case, you will need to visit a tech specialist to fix your device for you.
USBs Aren’t Showing In Your Computer Drive
So, you’ve plugged a USB into your computer, but it isn’t showing up on your drive? Try a different USB port. Still no change? If the particular USB isn’t showing up on any other computers, it is probably corrupted and should be replaced. You can take it to a tech expert to try and extract the files.