Smartphone revolution has changed our lives in so many different ways. Remember the old days when all you could do with your phone was call or SMS or play the Snake. Just that bit.
Now, with a smartphone, you can make calls, video calls, text, play HD games, surf internet, do photography even in 4K, have a digital assistant at your fingertips, watch TV shows, read the news, make payments, shop online, book a cab, make documents, share your life on social media and so much more.
Today, after from basic conventions, we bring you 10 super useful features that are gonna change the entire way you interact with your phone.
10. Remotely Lock Down Your Phone
They call it Find My iPhone in iOS and Find Device in Android. With this, you can look down, track or erase your entire mobile in no time only with the help of your Email ID and password.
You can also put up a screen message in case you ever lost your phone and want no one to use it and let them know to whom it really belongs.
Go to “Settings“ — ”Lock screen and security“ — “Lock screen signature.” Now write a backup phone number or your email there. Done!
9. Ring the Phone
Same apps will let you ring your phone in case you have lost it. When you select Ring My Phone option, the phone (if switched on) will ring loudly so that you can know if the phone is anywhere nearby and if not then warn and draw the attention of other people around about the phone theft.
8. Save Memory
iPhones have iCloud, others have Dropbox and Google Drive. Use your flash storage to back up the essential data and save your ROM for some new data. In case of Whatsapp, you can also email your entire chat and then delete the entire app data to save memory and use the app fresh.
7. Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A CCTV
Use your old smartphone to create a simple security system for your home. Any app from your app store with a motion sensor function can turn your device into a CCTV cam that takes pictures when someone appears in view. It will send photos to you right away.
IP Cam is perhaps the best app to go for.
6. Turn Your Smartphone Into Dash Cam
You can easily turn your phone into a DVR or Dash Cam for your car by using DVR apps and installing it into your car. The same would help you in real time navigation and improve your day-to-day driving in the narrow areas.
5. Take Full Control of Your Smartphone
Sorry Apple-ians! This is only possible for Android users. Tap your Build Number in the About Device Menu 7 times and a new Developers Menu appears in the phone settings. By this, you can do crazy things on your phone like controlling animation scales, boost GPU performance or render pointer on your touchscreen.
6. Ultra-Violet Light
Stick a piece of tape to the flashlight, and paint over it with a blue marker. Repeat step one, paint it purple, then add 2 more layers the same way. Done!
It can come in handy when checking authenticity of legal documents and currency notes.
3. Turn Your Smartphone into Construction Assistant
Great news for Civil Engineers and Architects. Every smartphone as an accelerometer and/or gyroscope. You can download a construction helper app from your app store and let your phone make more use of those sensors to guide you when repairing your backyard.
2. Charge Your Smartphone Faster
Turn on the flight mode and then charge. Simple! No need for any extra fast charging adapter.
1. The Black & White Display
iOS users can do it easily by turning on the grayscale mode form their display or accessibility settings.
For Android users, first access the Developers Mode as mentioned above in section 5 of this article and then turn on the Monochrome mode.
Turning your display Black and White will help you when your battery is low by increasing its efficiency by 40% than before.