How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Refurbished Tech & Reduce E-Waste

Nowadays, technology evolves rapidly, leading many of us to upgrade our devices frequently. However, this results in a significant amount of electronic waste (e-waste) that harms the environment. One way to action this issue is by supporting refurbished technology. 


Refurbished tech not only reduces e-waste, it ensures as many devices as possible get back into circulation but also offers a cost-effective solution. In this blog post, MobileAdvantage will explore practical tips to extend the lifespan of your refurbished tech, ensuring that it serves you well for years to come while minimising environmental impact.


1. Invest in Quality Refurbished Tech:


When purchasing refurbished tech, opt for reputable sellers & certified refurbishers like MobileAdvantage. We thoroughly inspect, repair & restore devices to ensure they meet industry standards. We provide warranties & return policies, indicating MobileAdvantage’s confidence in the product’s quality.


2. Perform Regular Software Updates:


Software updates are crucial for maintaining the functionality & security of your refurbished devices. Manufacturers often release updates to fix bugs, enhance performance & protect against vulnerabilities. Keep your device up to date by enabling automatic updates or manually checking for updates regularly.


3. Practice Proper Charging Habits:


Battery life plays an essential role in a device’s overall lifespan. To optimise battery health, avoid overcharging or allowing it to drain completely. Aim to keep your device’s battery level between 20% & 80% whenever possible. Additionally, use the original charger or a certified third-party charger to prevent damage from incorrect voltage or current levels.


4. Use Protective Cases & Screen Protectors:


Shielding your refurbished tech from accidental drops, scratches & spills can significantly extend its lifespan. Invest in quality protective cases & screen protectors that fit your device model. These accessories act as a barrier against potential damage, reducing the risk of costly repairs or premature replacement.


5. Keep it Clean:


Dust, dirt & grime can accumulate on your device, set back its performance & potentially cause long-term damage. Regularly clean your refurbished tech using a soft, lint-free cloth & gentle cleaning solutions specifically designed for electronics. Avoid harsh chemicals that may corrode or scratch the surface.


6. Safeguard Against Power Surges:


Power surges pose a significant risk to electronic devices. Protect your refurbished tech by using surge protectors or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. These devices absorb excess voltage & provide a stable power supply, safeguarding your tech from sudden spikes that could damage its internal components.


7. Practice Safe Handling & Storage:


Proper handling & storage are essential to extend the life of your refurbished tech. Avoid subjecting your devices to extreme temperatures, humidity or direct sunlight. When not in use, store them in a clean, dry place away from potential hazards like liquids, magnets or dust.


8. Trade-In Responsibly:


When it’s time to upgrade, consider trading in or recycling your old refurbished tech responsibly with MobileAdvantage. We accept trading in of devices, which can be refurbished or repurposed for those in need.



By following these tips, you can maximise the lifespan of your refurbished tech while reducing e-waste. MobileAdvantage will extend the life of your devices not only saving money but also helping protect the environment by minimising the resources consumed in manufacturing & the harmful impact of electronic waste. Help MobileAdvantage embrace a more sustainable approach to technology & contribute to a greener future for generations to come.

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