Today, smartphones have gone to an advanced extent than ever. A new technology will be introduced someday and would be imbibed in smartphones sooner than our thoughts. The latest trending releases nowadays packs attributes like fingerprint screen lock, front and rear-facing cameras, dual-cameras, IR blaster, heart rate monitors, and what not.
We’d like to throw some light on a few useful smartphone hacks and tricks:
1. Double up the Charging speed:
Although some latest smartphones have fast charging or the dash charging feature pre-installed, there are considerate number of smartphone users for whom, mobile charging is a strife. Most of us are aware of the fact that charging a smartphone while in switched off condition speeds up the battery charging process.
However, you can keep your device on and still get double charging speeds. All you have to do is turn on the Airplane mode in your smartphone. It will stop the network access on to your device and boost the charging speed, while using the other applications in the back-end.
2. Get a Recycle Bin on your Android mobile:
Unlike the desktop computers and laptops, once you delete a file on a smartphone, it’s gone forever. You might need a special data recovery program to recover the lost files. Umm, maybe not quite!
A recycle bin can be activated, pretty similar to the one we use on Windows PC or laptop, on your Android mobile. All that needs to be done is download an application called Dumpster which is competent to safeguard the process of file deletion in case of a mistake or in scenarios where we tend to delete files in a gaffe.
3. Use Smartphone camera as Spectacles:
For someone who has myopia, without spectacles, visibility of objects at a farther distance might be a concern.
In such cases, your smartphone’s camera can be used to see things beyond your confined visible area. Just use the zoom feature of your smartphone camera and get an in-focus image of the surroundings.
4. Magical night lamp:
Frequent power/electricity cuts are still a major issue in developing countries. Thanks to our smartphones, we don’t have to search for candles and emergency lights during times of power cut as we have built-in flashlight. The light produced from flashlight is usually intense and focused, which could damage the human retina.
As an alternative, you can put a bottle full of water on to the Smartphone’s flashlight. The intensity of the light is spread and distributed evenly.
5. Check your remote controllers:
The remote controllers often malfunction when dropped from a height or when the cell is drained out.
You can use your smartphone camera to detect the infrared signals of the remote controller. Point the remote controller’s end at the camera lens and press keys on the remote control. If the controller is working, it will transmit infrared light which will visible on the Smartphone’s screen.
6. Get 5x zoom camera:
Most of the latest smartphones available in the market come with macro lens. Still, the zoom effect on smartphone cameras is not as good as the one with DSLRs or digital cameras.
Although there are various mobile camera accessories in the market to improve the zoom capabilities, you can get 5x zoom function at home for free. Just drop a single drop of water on the lens of your smartphone camera (Refer the image) and you will instantly get 5x zoom.
7. Save chords from damages:
Disconnection in chords is a common problem faced by most of the smartphone users. Headphones, power chords, data cables, OTG cables, and other chords are likely to get damaged while usage.
Most of the time, the loose contact in the wires of the cable is at the end part. You can protect the ends by rolling out a spring at the end of the cables.
Let us make full use of these hacks effectively and make the most out of our smartphones.