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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

I keep my phone in my front pocket, and don't remove it in the bathroom. Even when I sit. In this position it does not have a danger of falling into the toilet, nor will I forget it when I leave.
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

Remind you with the phone itself in your way Get a small loop, strap, or lanyard which can attach to your phone or otherwise hold it (such as in a small bag). When you enter the stall, hang or clip ...
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How to recover swollen battery?

A battery, once it starts to expand or leak, cannot be safely "restored". A leaking battery will, at the least, corrode the phone and it also may catch fire. If you cannot change the battery yourself, ...
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

Place the phone somewhere where you have to see it on your way out. One such place is the door handle of the cubicle / toilet. If there's an old-fashioned handle there, you can carefully lay the ...
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

When traveling, such as on a plane or train, I take my phone with me in case I have to wait for the bathroom. When I go into the bathroom I tuck the phone into my bra strap. Oh, you're not wearing a ...
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How to prevent pickpocketing in busy bars?

Well, it really depends on what you are wearing. Do you have enough pockets or not? Do you have hidden / hard to reach pockets or not? If you wear a jacket, store the phone in an inner pocket in the ...
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What to do with old contacts on phone that aren't used anymore?

Although it would take time, you could prefix all your older contacts with the word "OLD". For example: First name "OLD Joe" Last name "Blow" That way, you would keep the old contacts, but they ...
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How to get a squished leaf out of a headphone jack?

They make small brushes for people with braces to get food out. I have a small packet of these in my desk drawer because my phone ports have gotten pocket lint in them more than once. The really ...
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How to cure "stickiness" on walkie-talkie rubber components

I have had good results when using talcum powder on sticky rubber and plastic surfaces. This is not a solution that takes away the problem but it may work just enough to make your walky talky usable. ...
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Muffling phone vibration at work

Perhaps you could try a square of felt or rubber underneath your phone. A thick piece of felt would be my top choice, as it's used for sound dampening frequently. It should still emit enough of a ...
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How to get a squished leaf out of a headphone jack?

You should be able to get the leaf fragment out with a straight pin, sewing needle, or similar tool. Power down whatever device this is in before digging in there, just to avoid the possibility of a ...
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Protecting a smartphone from rain?

Use a condom! Place your phone in a condom and tie the end. This works even if you submerge it in water. :)
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How to recover swollen battery?

The battery is unrecoverable. It must be disposed of carefully and safely. You can possibly recover the phone. After removing the battery, you must carefully clean away any residue and liquid. ...
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How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen?

You can make your own cleaning solution with alcohol (I use a 50/50 mix of water and vodka) and put in a small spray bottle (I bought one from the travel section at the drugstore). Spray the solution (...
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How to cure "stickiness" on walkie-talkie rubber components

The components you describe have deteriorated and are in the process of decomposing into organic residue. The process is a natural part of the usable life span of an organic compound. It is not ...
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Does pressing "9" on a phone actually put my number on an internal "Do not call" list?

Short answer: no. Pressing "9" by itself while in dial-pad simply stores a 9 to be dialed along with whatever other numbers are entered afterward when you press "Send". Of course, this and the ...
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How to not forget my phone in the bathroom?

Would it work to take your phone out of your pocket before you even walk to the bathroom? For example, if you are at a desk or table, put your phone on the desk or table and then walk over to the ...
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How to prevent pickpocketing in busy bars?

A common solution is to put your things in pockets that are relatively tight. Put one or more rubber bands around the wallet or phone. The rubber band increases friction when anyone tries to remove ...
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How do you clean your phone screen of breakout causing build up regularly?

In the spirit of an XY Problem , let me offer an alternative solution: You want to prevent breakouts caused by bacteria on the phone being transferred to your skin 1. The answer: Don’t let the phone ...
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Best way to mount a phone in the car

As I have already commented, a simple google search will provide you enough results, anyway, I am adding up a bit for you. The following is most suited for you, as it neither does any harm to your ...
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Best way to mount a phone in the car

I use a magnet, like this: It costs 10.99€ Pros: Easy to install flexible 360 Degrees simple attaching Cons: price fix on phone or case A cheap alternative for tinkerer You could simply stripe ...
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How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen?

I've found clean microfibre cloths to be quite effective on their own with phone smudges.
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How can I legally identify pesky robocallers?

There is no effective way for ordinary people to trace back these calls, never mind obtain compensation from the callers. Calls are initiated by a foreign entity (boiler room in Delhi or Karachi, for ...
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How to cure "stickiness" on walkie-talkie rubber components

I found an old microscope with extremely expensive lenses that seem better than any ones I've ever used. The rubber base of the scope is sticky and it has sat in a closet for decades. It was like ...
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How to cure "stickiness" on walkie-talkie rubber components

I have a really good car, but apparently it was manufactured when low-quality plastic was in vogue. As an artist, I have a bunch of products, so I figured nothing ventured, nothing gained. I painted ...
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How to prevent pickpocketing in busy bars?

Security clothes. They have an inner zippered pocket. pick-pocket-proof-clothing-for-travel best-pickpocket-proof-clothing-for-the-serious-traveler
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What to do with old contacts on phone that aren't used anymore?

Contacts Smartphones have a Favorite contacts feature; marking all your current-in-your-life contacts as Favorite will allow you to have a smaller pruned list of people you regularly communicate with(...
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Prevent phone base from being dragged by cord

You could put non-slip rubber "feet"/tape on the bottom of the console/base of the telephone to help it hold its position when sitting on its support. A small square pad of non-slip shelf drawer ...
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