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May 31st, 2024

2024 Peril Palooza

Every year, as summer temps climb, so do the number of tech accidents. From overheating to water damage and more, we‘ve got some surprising stats—but also simple solutions.

Asurion Peril Palooza (2024)

There are nearly 15% more battery incidents during the summer.

Beat the heat

Rising temperatures can negatively impact your phone battery, reducing performance and shortening its lifespan.

  • Avoid leaving your phone in direct sunlight
  • Remove your phone from its case when charging
  • Shut down unnecessary apps
  • Let your hot phone cool down before using it again
  • Never place it in the fridge or freezer -- the sudden temperature change can cause damage

Asurion sees water related incidents increase 50% between June and August.

Did your tech take the plunge?

Lakes. Beaches. Pools. Refreshing for you, but not so much for your phone. After a dip, get back up and running quickly.

  • First, turn off your phone
  • Skip the rice method (72% of Americans admit they‘ve tried it)
  • Bring your phone to a repair expert to properly dry and clean it, inside and out

Summer yields nearly 15% more cracked screen claims.

Don’t sweat it.

Extreme heat can make your phone’s screen more vulnerable to permanent damage. All it takes is a slip on the sidewalk, a dive in the parking lot, or a drop off a roller coaster to crack. If any of your favorite tech devices suffer a dip, drop, or other summer mishap, visit a uBreakiFix by Asurion store near you, and we’ll get you back up and running. Asurion helps nearly 300 million customers get expert repair, protection, and support services for phones, tablets, laptops, game consoles and nearly anything else with a power button.

About Asurion

As the world’s leading tech care company, Asurion helps 300 million customers get the most out of their devices, from cellphones, laptops and tablets to TVs, security cameras and refrigerators – and nearly everything in between. Whether you have your devices insured with us or just need a quick fix, we’re here to help. We provide tech protection, repair and support, with experts available online or over the phone. We care for people and their tech whenever, wherever and however.

About uBreakiFix by Asurion  

uBreakiFix by Asurion stores specialize in the repair of consumer technology, including smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers and nearly everything in between. Cracked screens, software issues, camera issues and most other problems can be repaired by visiting uBreakiFix stores across the U.S. Since 2016, uBreakiFix has served as a walk-in repair partner for Google Pixel customers. In 2018, uBreakiFix became a Samsung Care authorized service provider offering same-day, in-person support for Samsung Galaxy customers across the U.S. In 2019, uBreakiFix joined the Asurion family and now operates as a subsidiary of the tech care company while still maintaining the franchise model. For more information, visit