Smartphones can do a whole lots of things. They are made to go beyond making calls to making things easy for us. We don’t get to harness all their features because we see it as a tech savvy thing.
Whatever be the case, here are 5 cool things you can do with your smartphone ;
1. Check if your remote’s battery is dead
Thanks to built in infrared sensor in smartphone camera, you can, if your remote is not responding, check whether it’s the battery that’s dead or the remote has a problem.
Smartphones are sensitive to infrared radiation and if you want to try it yourself, use any remote controller. Launch your camera and the point your remote to the camera and press any button. The infrared beam emitted when a button is pressed will show white or purple colour, giving you a signal that your remote’s problem is not from your battery.
2. Use your smartphone as a mirror, just in case
The front cams on your phones aren’t just for taking selfies. Put it to other use. You can turn on the front camera and use it as a mirror in case you can’t find one close.
Ladies also do not need to carry mirror in their bags any longer, the selfie cam is there to help.
3. Do some photo editing
Photo editing used to be a “desktop thing” but now it’s not. There are new smartphone apps that gives you powerful tools to retouch your photos. Photoshop Express is a mobile version of Adobe Photoshop, the world’s most popular photo editing software, and it’s free. Pics Art and others are all smartphone apps with cool features to give your photos a perfect look.
4. Turn Wi-Fi off with your voice
The future is here: Siri, Google Now and Cortana let you turn off Wi-Fi with your voice. Just launch your app of choice and say “turn off Wi-Fi” to achieve the desired result.
That’s not all, your phones personal assistants can do much more. In order to get the most out if them, you need to let them know you more.
5. Use “Airplane mode” to speed up charging
Just like everyone else you probably want your phone to charge up as quickly as possible (even more so if you’re in a rush). Put it in Airplane mode. When your device is in Airplane mode, it closes all wireless connections that pass through it. Thereby using much less battery life and thus charge more quickly.