5 Tricks Every Smart Phone User Should Know
The percentage of smart phone owners is on the increase. Smartphones have become part of our daily routine both at home and work. It has become a tool easily managed to make life a little easier to manage. With new apps being developed, the endless updates and upgrades, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with these devices.
Here are five tricks you may have not known about your smartphone.
1. When signal fails
Our service providers can sometimes act funny. If you are in a vicinity with poor signal. Or your phone isn’t picking up the signal when it should. Place your phone on airplane mode. When you switch it back to the network, it will register the network and find the towers in your vicinity.
2. Finding your IMEI phone serial number
Just dial *#06# from your phone and your unique IMEI battery number should appear. Take a screenshot or make a note of it so that in the case your phone gets stolen or lost, you will have the number handy to trace it.
3. Fast Charging
Put your phone in airplane mode and it will charge faster without apps slowing down the charging process.
4. If you cannot find your phone
If you have misplaced your Android phone somewhere around your home and it’s on vibrate mode, you can locate it on another device by going to Google Play. Here are the steps:
Go to Google Play > Select Android Device Manager > Select Ring. Google will send an alarm signal to your Android phone.
For iPhone users, you’ll need to install the Find My iPhone app and make sure it is activated. Then follow these instructions:
- Open iCloud.com in any web browser.
- Log into your iCloud account.
- Click on Find iPhone in the main menu.
- Enter your Apple ID and password and sign in if prompted
- Click on All Devices at the top.
- Click the Device you’d like to track
- Choose play sound option
5. When your phone freezes
You may have the desire to tap it a few times but this won’t be necessary. If your phone goes into freeze mode, try to lock it and unlock again. If that doesn’t work plug it into a charger and this should free it up.
Interesting right? I never knew I could find my android phone that way. What other tricks do you normally use? Let us know in the comment section.