There’s more to a smartphone than you think: Beneath the simple, user-friendly interface are all kinds of hidden features and shortcuts that you can use to do more with the mobile phone of your choice.
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It’s okay, though – maybe your friends won’t be impressed if you don’t blow up your phone.
But these are all handy tips you can use to get the most out of your phone, and maybe raise an eyebrow or two in the process.
- SCAN YOUR DOCUMENTS BY YOUR PHONE
Thanks to the increasing quality of smartphone cameras, you no longer need a scanner to transfer all your files to the cloud. Evernote (opens in a new tab), Google Drive, and CamScanner are three of the many apps that can do the job.
- GET TO KNOW THE SONGS IN AN INSTANT BY YOUR PHONE
You can use apps like Shazam or SoundHound to know what you’re listening to, but you don’t have to: Google Now, Siri, and Cortana can all respond to the voice command, what song is this?
- PROTECT YOUR DATA IN YOUR BACKUP OF YOUR PHONE
If someone else finds your phone, will they give it back to you? Make sure to check the details on the lock screen: The option is in Settings on Android, Health on iOS and you need to change the wallpaper on Windows Phone.
- GET AUTOMATIC WEATHER with IFTTT alerts BY YOUR PHONE (Android and IOS)
Plug in IFTTT (or the associated mobile app (opens in a new tab)) and you can get notifications straight to your phone when the weather is bad – handy if rain or snow means you’ll have to go to work earlier.
- TURN ON WI-FI with your voice IN YOUR PHONE
The future is here: Siri, Google Now, and Cortana turn off Wi-Fi with your voice. Launch the app of your choice and say “Turn off Wi-Fi” to get the desired result. It also works with Bluetooth).
- Send HUGE Files from iPhone (iOS)
iOS 9.2 added Casting letters to iPhones. So if you are sending a large file from your phone, you will have to use it. Instead of attaching the file, Mail transports it to iCloud, with a download link valid for 30 days.
- CONTROL YOUR COMPUTER WITH THE HELP OF PHONE
A variety of apps, from Spotify to YouTube, have some sort of remote functionality built-in. If you want global control of your laptop or desktop, check out Unified Remote and Alfredo.
- TURNOVER Keyboard IN YOUR PHONE(Android and IOS)
Android and iOS now support the use of third-party keyboards, which can do everything from adding extra emoji to applying the power of neural network processing to automatically correct your phone.
- HARDWARE KEY TO CAPTCHER PICTURES IN YOUR PHONE
Sometimes you can’t feel the physical connection with the photos – well, hit the good news, because on Android, iOS and Windows Phone you can use the photo buttons in the camera app.
- RECORD SCREENCASTS TO YOUR PHONE (ANDROID AND IOS)
You can easily record phone screencasts: either via the YouTube Gaming app on Android or via iOS by connecting your device to a Mac computer and selecting it as the input source for recording in QuickTime.
- SEARCH TO NEW SETTING (ANDROID AND IOS)
If you need to access your phone’s settings but don’t know where it is, just search – the Settings apps on Android and iOS have search options at the top so you can find obscure options.
- UNLOCK SYSTEM UI TUNER (ANDROID)
Android Marshmallow includes a hidden UI tuner program to play with the Quick Settings pane (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.). To turn on the icon, press and hold the gear icon at the top of the quick settings, find it in the Settings app.
- TURN ON THE TRACKPAD KEYBOARD IN YOUR PHONE (IOS)
If you’re using iOS 9 or later on an iPad, iPhone 6S, or iPhone 6S, press and hold two fingers on the keyboard to turn the trackpad on. Unfortunately, the function does not work on older iPhones.
- Home PAGE IN ONE BUTTON (ANDROID)
Google Maps for Android features a single icon that directs you instantly to the address you want. That way you can create a shortcut on the home screen that will take you home from anywhere with one tap Finger
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