Over 5 billion people around the world own a cellphone, which is one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology that our planet has ever seen. However, while most people know how to use the most basic phone functions, there are a lot of other useful functions that often go unnoticed by most users. Keep reading to find out what some of the best ones are!
1. Getting better sound on video.
If you want to capture a video with better sound quality, then you can place your hand over the speakerphone and then point it toward the sound source. This will allow you to prevent any ambient noises from getting into your video clip and ruining it.
2. Boost your signal using airplane mode.
If your cellular connection is painfully low, then switching your phone to airplane mode for a couple of seconds may fix your problem. This is because once you shift back out of airplane mode, your smartphone will automatically connect to the closest cell tower, which typically results in you getting a stronger signal.
3. Use your earphone to take photos.
Want to take a selfie without getting your hand in the snap? If you've got an iPhone, then there's quite an easy solution. Simply plug your earphones into your smartphone, open the camera app, and capture images by pressing the volume button on your earphone cord.
4. Get rid of ads.
If you often use free apps, you're probably used to irritating adverts appearing on your phone's screen from time to time. Thankfully, you can disable ads on most phones by simply switching it to airplane mode.
5. Save your battery.
One way to make your phone's battery last longer is to change your wallpaper's background to solid black. This works because the phone's screen only lights up color pixels, and thus it won't waste any energy on black ones.
6. Use your phone instead of glasses.
If you're trying to read something when you're out and about, but it's all a little blurry, then simply take a photo of it instead. You'll then be able to zoom in and out on the image, making it far easier for you to read without your glasses on.
7. Find your phone quickly.
If you ever lose your phone when it's on silent mode, it can be a real pain to locate. Thankfully, there's a very simple solution. Android users can go to the Google Device Manager from another device which will force your phone to make a sound, even if it is on silent mode. iPhone users can make use of a similar function called Find iPhone.