Top 10 Most Useful Life Hacks for Smartphones
In this article, we’ll talk about life hacks that can help you save a drowned smartphone, make a stand for your gadget, etc. It’s not hard to do all these tricks, but they’ll make life much easier for you. So, here are the ten most interesting and useful life hacks for smartphones. Here’s also a quick guide to dating a Russian girl, just in case if you were wondering!
1) How to dry your smartphone
Sometimes there are unpleasant situations when the phone falls into the water, and each of us knows what it means for a gadget. But you still can bring it back to life. First, remove the SIM card, the flash drive, and the battery; if the last one is not removable, just don’t try to turn on the phone. Wipe the device with a towel or napkin that absorbs the moisture well, then place the smartphone in a bag filled with rice for 24 hours. If you have a silicone gel (small bags with tiny balls in them, which can be found in boxes with shoes), then replace the rice with this gel. Turn the phone around from time to time, so rice or gel absorbed all moisture evenly.
2) Making a cover for the phone
Buy a balloon, inflate it, and hold its nozzle. Press the phone to the balloon around its center and slowly release the air. When the air is released, the balloon will cover the phone. Cut off the nozzle. This cover works only for a short time, since it covers the main camera, making it impossible to take photos.
3) A phone stand
Everyone likes to watch a video, sitting at the dinner table. To do this, we have to lean the smartphone on something, but it often falls. You can save the situation with the help of folded sunglasses, which will hold the gadget in any position you want. Now you can watch videos almost always and everywhere.
4) False phone call
Everyone knows that a phone call can help avoid embarrassing situations or talking to someone you don’t like, so this life hack is especially valuable. Install Fake Call & SMS app on your gadget. The application allows you to make a call or write a text message to your phone, using a fake number. The main thing is to turn the app on when no one watches you.
5) How to make a spiral cable for a smartphone
Often USB-cables are longer than we need, which is not convenient. This life hack will help you solve this problem. Wrap the cable around the pencil, take the hair dryer, and heat it for 3-4 minutes. Cool the cable with iced water, and remove the spiral cable from the pencil.
6) Making an improvised macro lens for close-ups
Like macro photography, but don’t have money for a special lens? No problem, water will help you. Apply a small drop of water to the camera lens to make an excellent macro photo.
7) Stylus for a smartphone
If you like drawing apps for smartphones or tablets, then the stylus can become an indispensable thing for you. To make a stylus for a phone, simply wrap the pencil completely with a foil and draw for as long as you want.
8) How to quickly charge your smartphone
You’re in hurry, but your smartphone’s charge is low? To quickly charge the gadget, just turn it off completely, and it will charge a lot faster. If you’re in short of time, but you still don’t want to turn the smartphone off, just put the device in airplane mode.
9) Improvised speakers
Want to listen to some music, but there’s no audio system nearby? Use a plain glass or a small deep bowl to make your own one. Place the smartphone in a deep glass, and the volume of speakers on your device will increase several times.
10) Making an improvised table lamp
With the help of a smartphone, you can easily build a table lamp, using improvised tools. Take a plastic bottle with a capacity of 0,5 to 1 liter and fill a half of it with water. Turn on the flashlight on the smartphone, put the bottle on it, and enjoy your little homemade lamp.