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5 SMARTPHONE HACKS YOU’LL WISH YOU KNEW A LONG TIME AGO

Smartphones are amazing tools that allow you to not only make calls, but also play games, connect to the internet, and better manage your life with the help of applications.

But smartphones can do much more than you know. In this article, you will learn five smartphone hacks you’ll wish you’d had known a long time ago.





1: TRAVEL WITHOUT USING DATA

Depending on your smartphone plan, you may not have access to unlimited data, or you may be on a shared data plan with your family members. Either way, you want to use your data to do things you want to do, not to waste it in your maps app.

Instead of using data for turn-by-turn directions, look up directions to your destination before you disconnect from your Wi-Fi. Take screenshots of the directions and use that to guide you. This will save you a ton of data each month!





2: USE A DARKER WALLPAPER TO SAVE ON BATTERY

Displaying numerous colors on your phone requires the use of some of your battery. However, you can decrease the amount of battery life you give to displaying on your phone by choosing a darker or black wallpaper.





3: RECYCLE YOUR OLD PENS

Phone chargers are notorious for breaking until wires are exposed. This is normally due to pressure from pulling when the charger cord is put in a static position.

Take the spring from an old pen and wind it around the base of the wire at the end that plugs into your phone. This will give your cord some spring and will allow it to bend when it needs to and straighten back out to avoid breaking and exposing the wires.





4: AVOID USING THE PHONE WHILE CHARGING

While you may want to use your phone to pass the time while you wait for it to charge, try to avoid using it. When you use your phone, you are pulling from the battery life, and you’re adding to it when you’re charging it. So, you’re not going to be getting much of a charge if you’re using your phone while it is charging.

Resist the urge and allow your phone to charge for a few minutes before using it again. It will charge much faster!





5: GET BETTER AUDIO

It may seem counter-productive but covering up your microphone when recording audio can help capture the best sound. This is particularly for amplified audio is a place with a lot of background noise, like at a concert or in a bar.

Covering the microphone reduces the extra background noise and will help you capture the clearest audio of the main thing you’re trying to video or record.

CONCLUSION

These are just a few of the hundreds of useful smartphone hacks you can incorporate into your daily life. These are sure to improve your data and battery usage as well as your ability to record perfect audio to preserve your memories.

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