Consumers enjoy the look of mobile phones that are sleek and shiny, but a downside of these attractive features is that they can make the device difficult to hold--and dropping your new cell phone can be a costly mistake. Attaching a lanyard to the device is an effective way to safeguard your mobile phone from falls.
Locate the lanyard notches or holes. Look on the edges of the phone casing for a pair of holes with no other obvious function. The lanyard holes should be easy to locate on the top, bottom or sides of the phone. It's possible that your phone may not have lanyard holes. If this is the case, try to find other suitable holes such as the speaker holes, which may be accessible by removing the battery lid.
Find a lanyard with threads small enough to fit into the holes. If a lanyard was included with the purchase of your phone, use that one. Otherwise, take your phone to a cell phone retailer so that you can identify and try a suitable-sized lanyard before making a commitment.
Insert the lanyard into the hole. Take the smallest end of the lanyard between your index finger and thumb and push it through one end of the hole and out the other side. Pull the lanyard through as far as it will go.
Secure the lanyard. If you are attaching the lanyard to a hole intended for the purpose, open the loop in the smaller end of the lanyard and pull the larger end through. The lanyard should pull snugly around the hole. Give it a firm tug to make sure it is secure. If you are working with a re-purposed hole (such as a speaker outlet), cut the small end where the loop bends. Then tie the small ends of the lanyard into knots large enough so the threads don't slip through the holes.
Tips & Warnings
- Using ports or holes not intended to support the force of a lanyard may damage your phone or void warranties.
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