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How to Keep Your Cell Phone Cables in Good Working Order

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Without fail, cell phone cables always seem to die after a year or two. It doesn’t matter whether you have an Android that uses USB cables or an iPhone that uses lightning cables, they all seem to eventually fray and stop working the way they should.

Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to make sure they stay in good working order.

Wrap your cord properly. – The main reason why cell phone cables break is because they’re not properly taken care of. You can’t just wrap them up. If you do, the wires inside will bend and eventually break. It’s best to wrap the cable the way it wants to be wrapped. Feel it out as you wrap, and go with the flow. This is called coil wrapping, and there are tons of videos on YouTube that can help explain it.

Buy reinforced cell phone cables. – If your cell phone cables are about to bite the dust and you don’t want to bother having to do anything, consider buying reinforced cables. Basically, they prevent your cords from kinking and breaking open.

Reinforce the cable yourself. – One of the best and easiest tricks you can use to keep your cell phone cables in good condition is to just reinforce them yourself. Using the small spring from a clickable pen, you can keep the area of wire right by the male end unkinked. Just take it out of the pen, and wrap it carefully around the wire. You can also try using shrink tubing on ends as well, but since you probably don’t have any on hand, the pen spring is a more convenient choice.

Whether you use USB 3 cables or lightning cables
, these tricks will help you protect your cell phone cables so that you can always reliably charge your phone. If you have any questions, feel free to share in the comments.

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