Mobile phones are just as popular, if not more popular, than computers in this day and age. Almost everyone you see walking around has a phone and it is helpful for you to be able to use one every day. Today we are taking a look into some of the little tips and tricks for using your mobile phone which you may have never realised before.
These handy Phone Remedies will allow you to utilise your mini computer for the better and use every feature in the best possible way this year.
- Digital documents
No longer do you have to wait until you get to your laptop or desktop in order to create a document, and if you are the kind of person who likes to work when inspiration strikes then this can be a helpful tip for you. There are a lot of document creators out there for your phone such as Microsoft word, Google docs and more. It will allow you to work on the move and with the fast paced lifestyle we all lead, it is a great thing.
- Know that song
Have you ever been watching a tv programme or listening to the radio and heard a song which your recognise and can’t quite identify? We’ve all been there, and that’s why Shazam has to be an app we all have on our phones this year. No, it’s not the DC superhero we are talking about here: it’s an app which will tell you what any song is within seconds. Simply press the button and play the song near your phone and you’ll get your answer right away.
- Add contact details to your lock screen
No one ever wants to be in a situation where they lose their phone, but unfortunately it is a real possibility for a lot of us. If you want to ensure that someone can bring a phone back to you when you lose it, you should add your contact details to your lock screen. You can do this in settings for android phones, in health for iPhones, or change your wallpaper and add some details for any other phone. This will make a big difference and it will save someone finding a phone and not being able to do anything with it.
- Get weather updates
IFTTT is an app which can allow you to create alerts on your phone when the weather is starting to look a little bit bad. This is a handy tool for anyone who uses public transport to get to and from work and if you are often out and about. Whenever rain is on its way you’ll get a warning so you can stay indoors nice and dry.
- Lock google calendar timezone
If you rely on your calendar on your phone to let you know if you have any issues which need to be resolved or events coming up, you might notice that when you travel to another country your calendar will change to fit the timezone you have moved to. If you need to know what time it is at home, make sure to lock your calendar in settings.
- Control lights with your phone
For this next tip you will need to have a Philips hue lightbulb in your home. If you like to be able to turn the lamp on when you get home so that you don’t walk into a pitch black house, you can use the hue app on your phone to control the lights in your house. You can also use this when you lock the door to go out and you’ll be able to turn off the light without even touching it.
- E-mail large files
If you often work on large projects and you are never able to e-mail your items to your colleagues because of the size, iPhone has a great feature for you. Instead of trying to send an email attachment you can use mail drop which will essentially allow you to email large files to your colleagues or friends within a minute.
- Remotely control your computer
As long as you have an app called TeamViewer on your phone and your laptop or computer, this next trick is great. Let’s say you are at work and you realised that you have left an important document on your computer at home. Instead of going all the way home you can login to TeamViewer and take control of your computer remotely. It will allow you to move the mouse and email the document to yourself in no time.
- Change your keyboard
Every phone comes with a standard keyboard but did you know that they also have third party apps which can add fun emojis and other things to your messages? You can look for keyboards in the App Store and you will be able to see lots of different designs and themes to suit any taste. It will vamp up your texts in no time.
- What’s using my battery?
It is so annoying when you are out and about and your power seems to be dropping within a matter of minutes. But the great thing with your phone is that it can tell you exactly where you are using your power and how to save it. Simply head to your setting and power usage and it will show you how much of your power is being taken up by any apps which you have open. You will then be able to use this knowledge to kill apps which don’t need to be running and it will save you a lot of time.
- Battery saver
Speaking of battery and power to your phone, there is another reason why you should think about saving your power and another way to do it. It is important to have a phone with you in case of an emergency and with the power saving mode on iPhone you can reduce your power usage in a number of ways so that your phone stays live for longer.