7 Things You Didn’t Know Your Smartphone Could Do
In today’s world, the smartphone is an essential part of our lives.
They act as our business agents, tools, and our regular friends.
But have you fully harnessed the power embedded in this handy tool?
What if your smartphone can be your lifesaver in times of trouble?
At the end of the post, you’ll know some hidden special capabilities of your smartphone that you’d wish you had known earlier.
1. Smartphone As Remote Control
We’ve all been there…when it’s time to watch your favorite movie, program, or football match and suddenly the remote went missing.
You are frustrated and you feel like kicking out your TV…but wait, there’s a way to fix it – don’t kick your TV.
With your smartphone, you can control gadgets like your TV, DVD, AC, Projector, and more.
Smartphones – such as Samsung – often come with a custom remote feature that you can access in the tools or system folder.
And if you don’t have a custom feature on your phone that can do that…don’t panic!
There’s yet another way out – download the third-party remote app from the Google Play Store.
Just type “remote control apps” and you will find loads of them.
2. Cast Multimedia to a Larger Screen
Sometimes you’d wish you had a bigger screen to watch the movies on your phone but you’re limited.
The limitation isn’t because the phone can’t do it, it’s because you’re unaware that your phone is equipped with that feature.
In case you don’t know, your smartphone can cast a video, picture, or even a game from your phone to your TV or external monitor at home.
To do this, you don’t need to crack your brain, just get a USB cord.
Other ways you can do this include using HDMI cables, through Chrome cast media devices, or even going wireless.
3. Create Customized Vibration
If you don’t want your smartphone to interrupt you in the middle of a movie or when you’re in serious business with your spouse (you know what that means, yo!), you can create customized vibration that helps you know whether a call is urgent or not.
To activate this function, hop on to your ringtone setting on your phone, then you’ll see a custom vibration icon beneath the vibration option.
4. Diagnose Your Car
No longer do you have to wait for the technician before you understand what’s wrong with your car.
With your smartphone, you can identify where the fault is.
Download the Automatic Pro app for your phone and you’ll see an adapter that allows you to plug into your car’s ODB II port close to the base of the steering column.
When the plug is in, the smartphone identifies your current location, diagnoses the route, and even reaches out to your family and loved ones when an unfortunate situation arises.
5. Check Battery Level on Your Remote
This is tricky, but it’s a good way to save yourself from unnecessary stress and focus on what’s next.
Sometimes, you suddenly realize your remote is not working and you’re almost frustrated and agitating.
Don’t worry, those days are over.
Point the remote to your phone’s front camera, if it blinks the infrared light, it’s working.
If not, your battery needs replacement.
6. Power on Your Lights
Do you know that some bulbs are WI-Fi enabled?
Don’t open your mouth in surprise, technology is advancing and some of the bulbs we use at home today are WI-Fi enabled.
Download the Amazon Alexa app from the Google Play Store to power your lights with your smartphone.
7. Monitor Heart Rate
Last, here, your phone can save tons of time that you’d rather use to call your doctor.
You can check your heart rate with an app called Instant Heart Rate by Azumio.
Once you download the app, you can use your phone’s camera to measure your pulse and find out about your heart rate.