What to do if you drop your mobile phone in the snow

have you suffered the heartache of watching your smartphone slide out of your pocket during a walk or a snowball fight?

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The despair of watching it plunge into a cloud of frosty flakes will be a familiar story to many.

The cold weather is known to cause issues with battery power, but direct contact with snow could possibly cause water damage too.

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Maybe handsets now have an IP67 or IP68 water resistance rating, but if yours doesn’t, of if you’re unsure, it’s best to play it safe and take action.

Just follow these simple steps from the experts at online smartphone retailer Mobiles.co.uk to ensure your smartphone doesn’t succumb to an icy end.