How Often Should You Update Your Personal Tech?

We all rely on technology in our personal lives for entertainment, to stay connected, remain organised, capture memories, navigate from place to place, monitor our personal fitness goals, and make contactless payments, just to name a few functionalities. As technology continues to improve, however, it’s important that you have access to all the latest tech tools to ensure that your life remains as streamlined, productive, organised, and fun as it can possibly be. 

Staying up to date with the latest personal tech can enhance your life in many ways.  With new technology being released all the time, however, it’s simply not feasible from a financial or even ecological perspective for most people to always get the latest upgrade. Having some criteria in place will help you to determine when the right time is to upgrade your personal tech. Whether you are considering upgrading to the latest Samsung S22, the upcoming MacBook Air, or you want to update your e-reader, it’s important that you choose the right time to upgrade your personal tech. 

Let’s take a look at some tips to help you decide when it’s time to upgrade your personal devices. 

Consider Your Contract

Often with smartphones, a device we all rely heavily on nowadays, you may be tied to a contract where you pay a certain amount each month for data, calls, messages and a little extra to pay off your handset. Although postpaid contracts are more popular than the pay-as-you-go prepaid option, they are undoubtedly a popular way for people to manage the cost of a new smartphone without having to pay for the device outright, which can be expensive. Once you reach the end of your contract, you will typically be offered the chance to upgrade your phone. Depending on when you started your previous contract, this could be an upgrade of several models higher than your current model, making this a great time to consider upgrading your tech

Support Concerns 

Many personal tech devices come with free customer support alongside your manufacturer’s warranty for a certain period of time following your initial date of purchase. When the support for your device runs out, there’s often no guarantee that your manufacturer can offer any solutions worth the time you take to make a support claim, making this yet another good time to consider upgrading your device to the latest model. 

Similarly, without manufacturer support to rely on, you may not be able to update to the latest software or solve issues with your device to get the most out of it. While you might be able to purchase optional support, the cost of this over the next few years is likely to offer less value for money than simply moving onto the newer model.

Fun New Features

Ultimately, you want your device to be as user-friendly and appropriate for your needs as possible. As new models of any device are released, there are changes and upgrades included, as well as new design features. 

You may find that the style or physical build of a newly released device like the Samsung S22 may be particularly appealing to you, which is always a great reason to upgrade. Whilst it’s easy to get excited about all of the new additions and features whenever a new model is released, however, you should be sure to consider just how much these new features will benefit you as the device’s user. If a new phone boasts features that will indisputably improve your user experience, then this device may be the perfect upgrade for you.

Changing Technology

As tech develops, it’s important that you keep up so that you are not left behind. Failing to move with the times can result in you being left with obsolete technology that is no longer relevant, making it difficult for you to complete simple everyday tasks or partake fully in the modern human experience. 

For example, if you don’t have a smartphone nowadays, accessing your bank account information, paying for things online or accessing information via a QR code can feel all but impossible. You may also be unable to take part in Zoom chats with family members or engage with other video messaging applications. 

In this regard, it’s clear to see how holding on to obsolete technology can lead to you becoming somewhat distanced from modern society. If your technology is becoming outdated, it might be time to consider moving with the times and embracing the latest personal tech. 

Upgrade Your Personal Tech At The Right Time To Stay Relevant And In Touch

We all rely on our personal tech more than we may like to admit nowadays. Staying up to date with the latest developments is important in ensuring that you can remain an active member of society in today’s ever-connected, fast-paced world. Buying the latest release of every device can be expensive and is simply not possible for most people. However, following the advice outlined above, you can ensure that you choose the right moments to update your personal technology moving forward so you can enjoy all of the benefits of modern-day technology to the full. 

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.