How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Smart TV: Essential Care Tips

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Ajay Kumar

In today's world, smart TVs have become a staple in many households, offering entertainment, connectivity, and convenience. However, like any electronic device, smart TVs require proper care and maintenance to ensure they remain in optimal condition for as long as possible. As an official service provider for itel and Infinix TVs, we understand the importance of protecting and extending the lifespan of your valuable investment. Here are some essential tips to help you protect and extend the life of your smart TV.

Understanding TV Lifespan

Before delving into maintenance tips, it's essential to understand the typical lifespan of a smart TV. While the technology may evolve over time, a well-maintained TV can last up to 10 years or more. However, factors such as usage, environmental conditions, and maintenance practices can significantly impact its longevity.

Preventive Maintenance Tips

Use High-Quality Surge Protection: Electrical surges pose a significant risk to TVs and other electronics. Invest in a high-quality surge protection device to safeguard your TV and peripherals from power fluctuations and surges caused by lightning, appliances, or grid instability.

Regular Cleaning: Dust and dirt accumulation can affect the performance and longevity of your TV. Use an anti-static cloth and a gentle cleaning solution to regularly clean the screen and outer casing of your smart TV. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the screen.

How to Safely Clean a Flat-Screen TV

  • Unplug Your Television: Before starting the cleaning process, always unplug your TV from the power source to avoid any risk of electrical shock.
  • Dust All Areas Except the Screen: Use a soft microfiber cloth or a gentle brush to remove dust and debris from all areas of your TV, such as the frame, vents, and ports. Pay close attention to small openings where dust can accumulate. If you notice dust or debris trapped inside these openings, you can try using compressed air or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clear them out.
  • Clean the Screen: Use a dry microfiber cloth to gently wipe the screen and remove any dust, debris, or smudges. It's important to be gentle and avoid applying excessive pressure, as scrubbing too hard could damage the screen.
  • Use a Screen Cleaner or Distilled Water: If you still see marks or smudges on the screen after using a dry cloth, you can use a liquid screen cleaner specifically designed for electronics. Alternatively, you can use distilled water, which is safe for cleaning screens. Apply a small amount of the cleaner or distilled water to a clean microfiber cloth—never directly onto the screen—and gently wipe the screen in either an up-and-down or side-to-side motion. Avoid wiping in circular motions, as this can leave streaks or smudges.
  • Allow the Screen to Dry: If you used a liquid cleaner or distilled water to clean the screen, allow it to air dry completely before plugging the television back in and turning it on. This helps prevent any moisture from affecting the internal components of the TV.


How to Clean a TV Remote Control

  • Remove the Batteries: If your remote control has removable batteries, start by taking them out to prevent any accidental activation during cleaning.
  • Shake Out Loose Particles: Gently shake the remote to dislodge any loose particles, such as crumbs or dust. If available, you can also use compressed air to blow out any debris trapped inside the remote's crevices.
  • Wipe Down with Household Cleaner: Dampen a soft cloth with a small amount of household cleaner. Any mild household cleaner will suffice for this purpose. Avoid using harsh chemicals that may damage the remote's surface. Thoroughly wipe down the entire surface of the remote, including the buttons and edges.
  • Clean Between Buttons: To clean between the buttons and other hard-to-reach areas, use a cotton swab moistened with the cleaner. Gently glide the cotton swab between the buttons to remove any dirt or grime buildup.
  • Allow to Dry: Once you've cleaned the remote, allow it to air dry completely before reinserting the batteries. This prevents any moisture from damaging the internal components of the remote.
  • Reinsert Batteries: After the remote has dried thoroughly, reinsert the batteries into their respective compartments. Ensure they are properly aligned according to the polarity indicated in the battery compartment.


Keep your smart TV in Climate-Controlled Environment

Maintain a stable and controlled environment for your smart TV by avoiding exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, or moisture. Keep your TV in a well-ventilated, climate-controlled room to minimize the risk of overheating or moisture-related damage.

Keep your smart TV apps updated

How to Update Smart TV Apps:

  • Automatic Updates: Many smart TVs are equipped with automatic app update features that download and install updates in the background. To enable automatic updates, navigate to the settings menu of your smart TV, locate the app settings, and ensure that the automatic update option is enabled.
  • Manual Updates: If your smart TV doesn't support automatic updates or if you prefer to have more control over the update process, you can manually check for and install updates for individual apps. Here's how:


  • Navigate to the app store or app management section on your smart TV.
  • Select the app you want to update from the list of installed apps.
  • Look for the option to check for updates or update the app.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the latest version of the app.
  • Update Notifications: Keep an eye out for notifications from your smart TV or the app store indicating that updates are available for your installed apps. These notifications typically include details about the updates and instructions on how to install them.

Additional Tips:

Regularly Check for Updates: Make it a habit to periodically check for updates for your smart TV apps, even if automatic updates are enabled. This ensures that you're always running the latest and most secure versions of your favourite apps.

Review App Permissions: When updating apps, take the opportunity to review the permissions granted to each app. Ensure that the app only has access to the necessary features and data to protect your privacy and security.

Stay Informed: Stay informed about app updates, new features, and security advisories by following official announcements from app developers or your smart TV manufacturer.


Timely Service and Genuine Parts

In the event of any issues or malfunctions with your smart TV, it's crucial to seek timely assistance from authorized service providers like Carlcare. Our team of experts is trained to diagnose and repair issues with itel and Infinix TVs using genuine parts and industry-standard practices. By entrusting your TV to authorized service professionals, you can ensure reliable repairs and prolonged performance.

At Carlcare, we are committed to providing comprehensive support and solutions for your itel and Infinix TVs, ensuring uninterrupted enjoyment and peace of mind for years to come.