6 tricks that will make you love your smartphone even more
There is no real need to buy a smartphone of the latest generation to take good pictures or to take advantage of special features!
Why? Because your old smartphone can already do all of this, you just need to know how to use it to its full potential! In fact, in every device, there are some functions of which practically no one is aware.
In this article, we will reveal some of them, so that you will be able to appreciate your beloved smartphone, even more!
IR ray detector
Your remote control does not work anymore and you do not understand why? To ascertain if the problem is the batteries, you must first verify that the remote control emits an infrared beam that transmits information to the TV. To do this, you must activate the camera on your smartphone, frame the remote control device and observe if a red halo is visible on the screen. If it is present, this means that the remote control is transmitting and that therefore the problem is elsewhere.
Take perfect photos from a car window
Are you traveling and you are traveling through a beautiful spot that deserves a picture? Unfortunately, the normal mode of the camera would only frame a small portion and make the image blurred. So, to take good pictures in these circumstances, activate the panoramic mode and this will allow you to take advantage of the movement of the car to capture a full and comprehensive picture of the landscape!
Use your smartphone as a magnifying glass
Do you need to read text or numbers and have forgotten your glasses? Use your smartphone camera! Just activate it and focus the lens on the text and it will appear enlarged on the screen --- and you can read it without straining your eyes!
Setting a method of unlocking using a code number or sequence points is a good way to keep your data safe. However, typing the secret pin number over and over again in a place where you can be sure that you do not run any risk of leaving the phone unlocked can be inconvenient. Some versions of Android allow you to disable the security unlock screen systems when you are in places set as safe, such as your home or that of a friend.
To activate this function go to settings, security, type of screen unlock and set the Smart Lock.
Turn your smartphone into a Black Light
Stick a piece of scotch tape on the smartphone camera and with a permanent blue marker color the area around the lens. Repeat the process several times, coloring the last piece of scotch tape purple. In this way, you will have created a real black light, able to show you things that are invisible to the naked eye!
Image: Kārlis Dambrāns
Reduce the amount of blue light emitted from your screen
If you spend a lot of time with your eyes fixed on your smartphone, you may experience the negative effects of the blue light emitted from the screen. Download an app that applies a filter or, if you have a recent version of Android, you can activate the filter directly from the settings.