A collection of hacks and tips for smartphones, most of which are intended for Android devices but can also be used on iPhones. Get ready to be enlightened! One of the first things you’ll want to do is…
People coming over tend to ask for your Wi-Fi password. This can be a little annoying, so you can go to a website called QR strathcom and enter your Wi-Fi details. This will turn them into a QR code that someone can scan and automatically connect to your Wi-Fi.
If you’re ever suffering from signal difficulties, turn on airplane mode and then turn it off again and your firm will reconnect to the closest cell tower.
With Screen Pinning, you can hand your phone to a friend and be assured that they’re not going to go snooping around when you pin an application. The person can only use that app and they will be able to exit to home or do anything else until you unlock your phone again.
One of the best hacks for photography buffs comes from Adobe Lightroom. This is one of the most powerful photo editing apps, and with a feature called noise reduction, it can take your grainy photos and turn them into clear, crisp images. However, this process may sacrifice a little sharpness in the photo.
Do Not Disturb Mode
You can take advantage of Do Not Disturb mode on your phone by default; when you set up a new phone, you’ll have the option to turn this feature on. With DND mode enabled, phone calls and alarms will still come through, but you’ll choose which non-urgent notifications you want to see when you have time, not when they demand your attention.
If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe, you might enjoy trying out the Doctor Strange character. Open your camera and put it into panorama mode, then slowly move up the person’s body. Instruct them to move their arms out at once when you reach their chest, then once more when you reach their throat.
Adding your contact details onto your lock screen means that if you ever lost your phone, someone could return it to you if they had your contact information. This is often overlooked but is very useful in case of loss.
Many people often when they’re using a phone will probably type in their email address several times a day. Setting a keyboard shortcut for your email address can save you time when you’re using your phone.
If you’re using Google Maps to direct you somewhere but your phone’s battery is seriously flagging, you can instead keep the Maps app open and use GPS and data. Alternatively, take a screenshot of your route; they won’t update in real-time but it should still be enough to help you find your way.
You’ve probably used your smartphone’s flashlight a few times, but you might not have realized that it can be used for more than just focusing a beam of light. If you place a bottle or a glass filled with water on top of it, the light will be dispersed.
Eye Comfort Mode
If you’re not keen on shelling out for a specialized screen protector that filters out blue light, then at least try using the mode built into most devices. This will reduce the brightness of your screen as well as the amount of blue light being released. If you’re using your phone late in the evening, it will help your body better get ready for sleep.
When taking a landscape photo, try tapping on the brightest area before snapping. The reason for this is that generally telling, smartphones are more liable to over-exposing images than under-exposing. The detail in the bright areas is lost permanently when something is overexposed. If you then tap on the brightest areas of your image before taking the photo, your phone will do its best to make sure that even the brightest parts of the image are kept under control. As a result, the details in the image will be a bit darker, but they will still be recoverable using a little bit of editing.
If you’re prepared to post a text-heavy photo or video Instagram story, you can use something called a translucent overlay. This will add a layer of color with 70% opacity, so the text will be clearly visible.
If you have a fingerprint scanner, you should add your fingerprint at least three times – not for three different fingers, but in fact three different angles of the same finger. The reason is that most of the scanners have a failure rate of 3% to 5%. But if you add 3 versions of the same finger, then the chance that at least one of them doesn’t match up with a finger you place on your screen is closer to 1%.
Youtube Mobile App
If you go to the settings of your YouTube mobile app, you’ll find a dark mode that not only looks cool but also saves battery life and is less strenuous on your eyes.
MacBook USB Type-c Charger
If you lose your original phone charger, you can use the MacBook USB type-c charger to power your phone. The power that is shifted to your phone will adjust depending on the requirements of your device.