This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo about smartphone hacks.
Are you at a point where you’re wanting more from your smartphone? While there’s plenty that your phone can already do, there may be a few ‘problem’ areas that you wish you could troubleshoot and change to help improve your enjoyment when using your device. The good news is that while there isn’t a fix for every smartphone issue, there are a range of handy hacks that you could opt to utilize to further improve your smartphone experience, should you want to.
There are dozens of cool, quirky smartphone features that are hidden just below the surface – things that many users have never even considered possible. Wondering what these features are and how you can start utilizing them? Have a read of the tips and ideas below for ways in which you can make more of your smartphone!
Useful Smartphone Hacks
Speed up your phone’s charging
It turns out that speeding up the charging princess of your smartphone is far simpler and easier than you might think. All you need to do is turn on flight mode and your smartphone should charge far faster. This is because when your phone is on flight mode it knocks out all of its wi-fi and data searching tools, meaning that less energy is needed and thus, the phone is able to charge more quickly.
Get more from your phone’s storage
There are also lots of handy hacks that you can take advantage of when it comes to your phone’s storage solutions. We all know that phone storage tends to fill up quickly, but there are plenty of ways that you can reduce the amount of storage that you’re using, such as installing an app that deletes duplicate photos and videos from your phone, helping to clear space.
You can also read pieces like ‘iCloud Storage Full: How to free up space in iCloud for your photos’ which tells you what you can do to free up extra space in your iCloud storage, should you need to.
Lock your camera’s focal point
Sick and tired of your camera’s focal point moving when you move your phone? Why not try locking the focal point instead, ensuring that the focus is perfect!
Instead of just pressing the screen once to get the focal point, hold your finger down until a locked box icon pops up. This shows that the focal point has been locked. Now you can move your phone about without losing your focus – pretty smart, right?
Customize your phone vibrations
Sick and tired of not knowing if it’s your phone going off or someone else’s? Well, why not create a customized phone vibration setup. Then, you will know exactly when it’s your phone that’s going off?
Go into the settings app on your phone, select vibration, and you should see a number of different settings to choose from, with plenty of different sound options on offer.
There you have it, a few useful smartphone hacks that will allow you to make more of your smartphone.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
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