A decade ago, if you wanted to text someone, listen to music, and surf the web then you would have to have a separate device for each task.
But these days most of us have smartphones that can do countless tasks.
These days can make calls, text, allow you to watch TV shows, you can also read the news, and make payments from your phone. But that’s not all you can do with a smartphone these days!
Here are a few more things you can do with your smartphone that you’ll love.
1. Lock Screen Message
One of the things we all fear is losing our phones.
These days, most phones are locked with a special key code that only you know. So the chances are that you’re not going to see your phone ever again.
However, there’s a new special feature in the latest Android update that allows you to leave you a message on your lock screen.
That way you can ask for its return and an alternative number for the person to notify you.
Pretty neat, right?
To try this with your own phone all you have to do is go to “Settings“ — then ”Lock screen and security“ — and then “Lock screen signature.”
That way you can leave a backup phone number or your email there.
2. Smartphone Return
If having a lock screen message isn’t enough for you, then you can use an anti-theft app.
These apps, like Cerberus, will take pictures, activate a mic, block the phone and it’ll even delete all the data on the phone. You’ll be able to locate it via GPS, or even use a loud signal to draw the attention of others.
3. Memory Saving
Our devices memory will inevitably get full at some point, which means we’ll have to either purge our files to create more space, or we’ll have to find somewhere else to store them.
Thankfully for us, there are a number of services you can use to back up your files.
You can use cloud services, like Dropbox, or you can upload all your data to Telegram Messenger.
Telegram allows you to send files, texts, and links to yourself. It’s a handy way of saving your phone’s memory!
I bet you didn’t know that you could use an old smartphone to create a simple security system for your home.
All you need to do is download an app that has a motion sensor function. This will turn your device into a CCTV cam that will take pictures when someone appears in view of the phone.
The app will then send photos to you straight away. This app can also be used as a nanny cam too.
5. Dash Cam
You can actually use your phone as a dash cam, and it’s really simple to do at home.
All you need to do is install your cam so it has the best view of the road. It’s recommended that you use a special DVR app.
6. The Magic Menu
If you’re constantly using your smartphone, then you might as well change its settings like a professional.
All you have to do is go to the Developer Menu.
- Just go to “Settings“ — then the ”About the phone“ section— then simply click the “Model Number” 7 times.
- Using this special menu, you can improve the overall performance, signal reception quality of your phone!
7. UV Light
UV lights can be very useful, but did you know you could turn your phone light into a UV light?
All you need is some tape, markers, and a smartphone.
Simply stick a piece of tape over the flashlight, and paint over it with a blue marker. You should then repeat the first step, but this time using a purple marker.Then you should add 2 more layers the same way.
8. Construction Level
Most smartphone these days have an accelerometer and a gyro sensor. These sensors help the device determine it’s position in space. But it also means you can download specific apps for Android and iOS, and your phone can be used as a level device.
If your family claim you’re addicted to your smartphone, then you can find out if that’s true by looking at your phone’s statistics.
If you have an iPhone, simply go to “Settings“ —then go into ”Battery” and press the dial key to the right of the “last 7 days” column.
This will show you your most-used apps.
10. Black And White
If you want to save your battery as well as your eyesight, then you should use your smartphone in monochrome mode.
All you have to do is go to the developer’s menu, and find ”simulate anomaly.” All you have to do then is switch the monochrome mode on.
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