I wanted to collect some tips on how to increase the Lifetime of your Fairphone and its parts, to take further steps avoiding e-waste and a hole in your wallet.
- Use a bumper/case
The Power/Lock Button is used to power the Phone on and off and to lock and unlock the screen. The more often you use it the sooner it could cause Problems.
As far as I know you can’t turn the Fairphone on without the Power Button, but all other Functions can easily be done with other tools:
- Locking Screen: Simply set the Screen Timeout to only a few seconds or use F2L, Lock Screen, PluckLock or Power Toggles
- Unlocking Screen: With Auto Screen on you can unlock your phone with the proximity sensors (or g sensors, wich I couldn’t with my fairphone)
- Powering Off: is also possible with Power Toggles
The Volume Keys, like the Power Button, can break when used extensively. For changing any Volumes I also use Power Toggles