With the advancement of technology, smartphone are replacing many devices and making it our ultimate daily driver.
Nowadays, you can pretty much do anything you want with a smartphone: order food, take brilliant pictures and edit them, listen to music, text, call, read books, write documents, watch TV shows, see the news, make payments, etc. There are actually too many possibilities to list!
Well, even if you are a techie, there are some features you might not know that will make your smartphone user experience even more enjoyable.
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#10 Lock Screen Text
We always lock our smartphone to protect our privacy, but what happens if it gets lost? There is a built-in feature on all Android and iOS devices called “Lock Screen Message” where you can ask to have it returned. Go to Settings > Lock Screen & Security > Lock Screen Signature and write down your backup phone number or email.
#9 Smartphone Return Option
Sometimes even a lock screen text isn’t enough. In times like these, you have to use an anti-theft app like Cerberus. There are apps that can take pictures, activate a mic, block the phone or/and delete all the data on it, locate it via GPS, or even use a loud signal to draw the attention of people nearby.
#8 Save Memory
We all store a lot of things on our phones and it gets cluttered and takes up a lot of space. No matter how big our built-in memory is, sooner or later it gets filled up. Use cloud services like Google Drive or Dropbox to free up space!
#7 Use Your Phone as CCTV
You can use your old smartphone to build a simple security system for your home. With an app, the camera will turn on when it detects motion and take pictures whenever someone appears in view. More details here.
#6 Dash Cam
Smartphones can be easily used as dash cams (DVR) in your car. Just position your smartphone in such a way that it has the best view of the road and steady it with a holder. You can use special DVR apps to make it even better.
#5 Magic Menu
You can tweak the developer menu to personalize your smartphone. To access the developer menu, go to Settings > About the phone > and Click 7 times on the Model/Baseband Number. Now you can change a lot of settings not available in the usual menu like a pro!
#4 UV Light
UV light is an essential tool, especially if you want to check the authenticity of banknotes and such. You can create a UV light by using your smartphone flash. See the DIY tutorial here.
#3 Smartphone In Construction
Most smartphones carry accelerometer and gyro sensors. These sensors determine the device’s position in space. There are many apps in both Android and iOS that can measure, level and do a lot more. With these, you can easily use your phone for small household construction work!
More smart phone tricks here: 7 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Android Smartphone
#2 Detailed Phone Stats
Find out which apps are draining more battery life. These stats are available from your phone. Go to Settings > Battery > Details to check out these cool stats!
#1 Monochrome Mode
You can save a little battery while reading by putting your phone into a black and white mode. To turn on the monochrome mode, go to the ‘magical’ Developer menu > Scroll Down To > Simulate Anomaly or Simulate Color Space > Then Switch On Monochrome Mode. Now your phone will automatically work in black and white.
Also check out how A Small Change In Your Smartphone Can Save Your Life Someday!
Do you know any cool smartphone tricks? Comment below!