1. neonworm's Avatar
    I have had my Note 3 for a while, and I treat it like it's my baby. Whenever someone wants to touch my phone, I have to feel their hands to make sure they are not wet.

    If I have to put my Note 3 down I have to wipe the area I am putting it down on until I am sure it is not wet. I have major anxiety about sweat damage. I have to wipe the case off whenever I am using the phone and I feel some sweat.

    I make sure to NEVER touch the camera, and if I do, I have to wipe it multiple times with my shirt, provided that my shirt is not wet. Every time I get the S-pen out I have to constantly wipe it to make sure sweat isn't getting on it.

    I have to be extra careful when I take it out of the case to make sure I don't break the screen or get any scratch on it. I make sure to hold the phone away from my ear so sweat doesn't get into the microphone (even if there is no sweat!).

    I am so paranoid about my phone. I just wish I wasn't so paranoid. IT IS JUST A PHONE! Can anybody relate or am I crazy?
    11-09-2014 01:59 PM
  2. Westiemom's Avatar
    Boy! You are crazy paranoid!!! .......naw, just kidding of course. We put a lot of money into our devices and we're also very dependent on them for so many aspects of our lives. I don't understand folks that toss them around with no thought - I know some of those people. I guess if you have lots of spare "change" you can be nonchalant. As for most of us though, these little pieces of marvelous technology are a major investment!
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    11-09-2014 02:28 PM
  3. bembol's Avatar
    My precious! LOL

    TBH it's extreme but I get it. I do make sure my hands are clean, especially with the S-Pen. I think it's the reason why I went with Charcoal Black, so I can avoid seeing any dirt marks. LOL

    I remember when had the hTc One M8 and it was raining hard and no umbrella on my way to work, I used a ziplock sandwich bag to protect it in my pocket. I got into work and my boys were laughing.
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    11-09-2014 02:40 PM
  4. neonworm's Avatar
    Boy! You are crazy paranoid!!! .......naw, just kidding of course. We put a lot of money into our devices and we're also very dependent on them for so many aspects of our lives. I don't understand folks that toss them around with no thought - I know some of those people. I guess if you have lots of spare "change" you can be nonchalant. As for most of us though, these little pieces of marvelous technology are a major investment!
    I know some people who will throw their phone on the ground just to show someone that their case protects their phone. I don't get people like that. I would never throw or drop my phone on the ground even with a heavy-duty case on it, lol.
    11-09-2014 02:41 PM
  5. neonworm's Avatar
    My precious! LOL

    I remember when had the hTc One M8 and it was raining hard and no umbrella on my way to work, I used a ziplock sandwich bag to protect it in my pocket. I got into work and my boys were laughing.
    That would cause me a lot of anxiety. Now that I think about it, I wouldn't even bring my phone outside if it were raining, even with a waterproof case on it!
    11-09-2014 02:44 PM
  6. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Keep a towel in your pocket.

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    11-09-2014 04:43 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Do you.. Really sweat that bad? :P.
    11-09-2014 05:23 PM
  8. neonworm's Avatar
    Do you.. Really sweat that bad? :P.
    No, I don't. But sometimes I will think I am sweating but when I feel the phone it is perfectly dry. I guess it is just my mind playing tricks on me.
    11-09-2014 08:14 PM
  9. JohnBoy412's Avatar
    You are a bit paranoid, but to say that you are crazy? That is a bit much.
    Everybody is always a bit paranoid, especially if you have put your hard earned money into something relatively fragile.

    A think to remember is that phones and touchscreens are not a new thing anymore and thus most of your friends and relatives will know how to handle these phones. This also means that the phones and technology have matured quite a bit and they are made to survive a small amount of bumping, scratching and moist. I think if you ask people with broken phones how they broke it they will most likely say that they dropped it, they bumped into something hard, or something similar. I am not saying that you should throw your phone on the ground or dip it in water, but these phones are made for regular and daily use, rough pockets or a bit sweaty hands will probably not damage your phone.

    Hope this helps,
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    11-09-2014 09:00 PM
  10. neonworm's Avatar
    You are a bit paranoid, but to say that you are crazy? That is a bit much.
    Everybody is always a bit paranoid, especially if you have put your hard earned money into something relatively fragile.

    A think to remember is that phones and touchscreens are not a new thing anymore and thus most of your friends and relatives will know how to handle these phones. This also means that the phones and technology have matured quite a bit and they are made to survive a small amount of bumping, scratching and moist. I think if you ask people with broken phones how they broke it they will most likely say that they dropped it, they bumped into something hard, or something similar. I am not saying that you should throw your phone on the ground or dip it in water, but these phones are made for regular and daily use, rough pockets or a bit sweaty hands will probably not damage your phone.

    Hope this helps,
    Thanks! That actually helps a lot
    11-09-2014 11:44 PM
  11. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    I have had my Note 3 for a while, and I treat it like it's my baby. Whenever someone wants to touch my phone, I have to feel their hands to make sure they are not wet.

    If I have to put my Note 3 down I have to wipe the area I am putting it down on until I am sure it is not wet. I have major anxiety about sweat damage. I have to wipe the case off whenever I am using the phone and I feel some sweat.

    I make sure to NEVER touch the camera, and if I do, I have to wipe it multiple times with my shirt, provided that my shirt is not wet. Every time I get the S-pen out I have to constantly wipe it to make sure sweat isn't getting on it.

    I have to be extra careful when I take it out of the case to make sure I don't break the screen or get any scratch on it. I make sure to hold the phone away from my ear so sweat doesn't get into the microphone (even if there is no sweat!).

    I am so paranoid about my phone. I just wish I wasn't so paranoid. IT IS JUST A PHONE! Can anybody relate or am I crazy?
    Nothing wrong w this, I was actually like that when I got the Evo 3D. I'm more careless now, but I still treat my phone like a baby since how much these things cost.

    Tapatalk'n On The M8 ☕🐸
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    11-09-2014 11:56 PM
  12. gone down south's Avatar
    Surface moisture isn't going damage any modern flagship phone, you need to actively introduce water deep inside the phone to even start worrying about water damage.
    11-10-2014 11:17 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    No, I don't. But sometimes I will think I am sweating but when I feel the phone it is perfectly dry. I guess it is just my mind playing tricks on me.

    I think even a little sweat won't hurt it -- The feel you probably think you're feeling is the natural oil from your hand .. If you wash / dry your hands you won't feel that anymore once using the phone.
    11-10-2014 12:13 PM
  14. RavenSword's Avatar
    Yes, I can relate. While I think a lot if it comes from my OCD and Anxiety, I have similar things. Like I'm paranoid that taking my phone case on and off might bend or damage my phone (I've done this a lot lately as I've been switching back and forth between my 5S and M8.) I'm worried about rain or water damage. To the point where I get paranoid even going out in the rain with the phone in my pocket. Also, if a case doesn't for flush on the phones bezels (like, if more of the bezel is showing on one side than the other when the case is on.

    So no, your not alone.
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    11-10-2014 05:36 PM
  15. neonworm's Avatar
    Yes, I can relate. While I think a lot if it comes from my OCD and Anxiety, I have similar things. Like I'm paranoid that taking my phone case on and off might bend or damage my phone (I've done this a lot lately as I've been switching back and forth between my 5S and M8.) I'm worried about rain or water damage. To the point where I get paranoid even going out in the rain with the phone in my pocket. Also, if a case doesn't for flush on the phones bezels (like, if more of the bezel is showing on one side than the other when the case is on.

    So no, your not alone.
    I think this is where it comes from. Throughout my life I have had severe OCD and anxiety. I had to go to professional help for years. I am much better now but it is still there in some ways.
    11-10-2014 06:10 PM
  16. someguy01234's Avatar
    11-10-2014 10:45 PM
  17. NikasN94G's Avatar
    Yeah, you're really paranoid. My phone dropped like hundred times, he has crashed screen and it looks like after close contact with roller. Uh. :P
    11-11-2014 09:40 AM
  18. pseudoware's Avatar
    Can anybody relate...?
    No dude. I've brought my phone in a hot tub, swimming pool, into the ocean at the beach, taken pics w/it in the rain, etc. Nothing to fear, man.

    Sent from my Nexus 9 using Tapatalk
    11-12-2014 04:23 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah, you're really paranoid. My phone dropped like hundred times, he has crashed screen and it looks like after close contact with roller. Uh. :P
    Sweat and destroying your phone are kind of different. I ensure not to smash my phones.
    11-12-2014 09:22 AM
  20. NikasN94G's Avatar
    It was by accident. Accidentally I drank too much alcohol.
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    11-12-2014 12:12 PM
  21. Yuna1982's Avatar
    Good to know I'm not the only one, I was thinking I was the only one who's extra careful.
    And I'm so worried that I do activate such water indicator by accident.. like when I didn't dry my hands as properly and insert the battery and stuff like that. With my other phones I never had that since I was always really really careful with it compared to the people around me who drop theirs quite a lot and most already had their phones swim... Urgh I wish I never did read anything about those water indicators.
    12-09-2014 10:50 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    i think you should buy another note 4 edge, and few android phones, then the feeling solely towards the note 3 will decline for sure.
    Huh?
    12-10-2014 02:13 AM
  23. Inders99's Avatar
    OCD brah...for sure.

    I treat my phone with disdain. I hate it, it's an invention that is the most disrupting device ever created. I have fantasy's of blowing it up, running it over, and fast balling it into a wall. I don't get all the coddling with these things. If it wasn't so important and critical for work my phone would look like the one in Mayberry.
    Attached Thumbnails I think I may be too paranoid... Can anybody relate?-phone.jpg  
    12-10-2014 07:58 AM
  24. joice33's Avatar
    When we worked hard then sweat easily comes from our body. And then if the rings come we should receive this call as I think. So, if I touch my phone with wet hand wouldn't be major problem at all.
    12-10-2014 08:03 AM

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