It's simple: you're not sitting on your phone. Or do and end up like an Ohio man claiming his three-week-old iPhone XS Max had exploded and been set on fire.
The man, who just wants to be known as J. Hillard, told iDrop News that he noticed a strange smell of his cell phone in his back pocket, followed by heat and a burning sensation on his skin. "I had no other option, I had to leave the room because a woman was in the break room and took off my pants," said Hillard iDrop News. "I ran into the boardroom, where I had taken off my shoes and pants as quickly as possible. A vice president of our company put out the fire with a fire extinguisher because he heard me screaming. "
Although it's safe to say that" expensive smartphones should not explode, "you should also learn from Hillard's example and not sit on your phone. These batteries are prone to overheating, your butt is warm, and if you sit on it, pressure can be exerted that is not good for the battery. Hillard is not the first guy to deal with a phone exploding on his butt. There is this student whose phone was blown up during the gym class and this Seattle guy. What did they all have in common? They are men who put their cell phones in the back pocket.
What leads us to the realization that women's jeans are good for a woman: You can put a smartphone in the back pocket and not sit on it. The jeans pockets for women are set so high that they lie in the lower back area and not on the actual butt. While men in trousers have plenty of front and back pockets, women's jeans usually have only two useful in the back. (The front ones are glorified denim gloves, which you can stick with only three fingers and push deep into the ground.)
And even if we wanted, women can not put these increasingly ginormous phones in their front pockets. They are so flat, the phones just slip off and rattle on the floor when you're sitting. This practical visual from The Pudding shows how only 40 percent of women's front pockets fit on an iPhone X, while 100 percent of men's front pockets fit. For Samsung Galaxy the number drops to 20 percent and Google Pixel only 5 percent.
This PSA is really meant for men. Use your spacious front pockets. Stop putting cell phones in your pocket unless you want the VP of your business to erase your burning butt. Or, you know, invest in this holster for cell phones.