A laptop is often the key to someone’s work and life in general. It is where you store important documents, such as pictures, presentations, etc. It is also where you surf the internet and occasionally entertains yourself with music and movies, games, and more.
However, without proper maintenance, the quality of your laptop will decrease quickly. Suddenly, you’ll find yourself going through lags, taking forever to open software or load a file. To keep yourself from experiencing this, you’ll need to do regular maintenance.
Keeping your data in your laptop is deemed the most secure when it isn’t. We never know what might happen to our computer, it might suddenly shut down one day, and all your files will be lost, or you could become a victim of malware crime where someone hacks into your laptop and locks your data, and you can only get them back if you pay them in bitcoin.
To ensure that all your data are completely safe, you need to store them online. Email the most critical files to yourself, so if you lose it, you’ll know it’s in your inbox ready to be re-downloaded. You can also use storage websites, such as Google Docs or Dropbox. This entire process is called a backup data storage, in case your primary data storage gets corrupted. It is stored in the ‘cloud’ which is the internet.
Data Clean Up
Over time, your data is going to pile up, and it’s going to take up space in your data storage. This will cause your laptop to slow down and lag, as the processor can’t keep up with the performance. You’ll need to clean your data every once to twice a month.
Cleaning your data doesn’t mean that you need to delete everything, just data that you won’t need in the future or can be stored elsewhere. If you have heavy software in your drive, such as Adobe, it’s best to keep the data in documents at a minimum. You can store files in the cloud instead, as mentioned before, to keep your data safe.
Actual Monitor And Keyboard Clean Up
We’ve all binged watched a Netflix series in front of our laptops, on our beds, with snacks all around us, crumbs everywhere. We continuously expose our monitor and keyboards to dirt, and it will eventually pile up inside the mechanics, which is pretty dangerous as it can cause an electrical blow. That’s why you need to clean your monitor and keyboard frequently.
Use an antiseptic wipe specifically for laptop monitors to clean it, and for your keyboard, you can use a cotton bud dipped in alcohol to clean the gaps between the keys. Be careful not to wet the cotton bud too much, or the liquid will drip into the wires inside your laptop bed. You can also use a wet wipe to clean the surface of your laptop bed.