9 New Secret Smartphone Features You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

9 New Secret Smartphone Features You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. It is very difficult to imagine one’s life without it. However, very few of you are aware of some nicks and knacks of a smartphone.

Check out this article for useful functions in your smartphone that will make your life easy!

Lock Screen Message

In case you have lost your phone and the screen is locked with a graphic key, you can ask to have it returned by leaving a message on the lock screen, using a special feature in a new version of Android. Just go to “ — ”Lock screen and security“ — “Lock screen signature.” Now write a backup phone number or your email there.

Smartphone Return Option

Anti-theft apps like Cerberus, come to your resue when you lose your phones. Such apps can take pictures, activate a mic, block the phone or/and delete all the data on it, locate it via GPS, or even use a loud signal to draw the attention of people nearby.

Save The Memory

When the memory in your phone gets full use a flash memory card, cloud services like Dropbox, backup your data onto a PC or upload all your data to Telegram Messenger.


Phone As CCTV

Just use an old smartphone to create a simple security system anywhere, anytime. Install an app with a motion sensor function, that will turn your device into a CCTV cam that takes pictures when someone appears in view. It will send photos to you right away.

Dash Cam

In order to use your smartphone as a DVR (dash cam) in your car, install your camera to have the best view of the roads and use special DVR apps.

Access To The Magic Menu

Use developer menu if you are using your smartphones all the time. Go to: “Settings“ — ”About the phone“ — Click 7 times on “Model Number.” This menu will help you improve the overall performance, signal reception quality, and system appearance of your phone.

UV Light

UV light comes in handy many times like to check the authenticity of banknotes. Make your own DIY with your smartphones. Just stick a piece of tape to the flashlight, and paint over it with a blue marker. Repeat step one, paint it purple, then add 2 more layers the same way. Done!

Interesting Stats

To know how long you spend time on your smartphone, On iOS, simply go to “Settings“ — ”Battery” and press the dial key to the right of the “last 7 days” column. A list of your most-used apps will appear. For Android, you will have to install one more app like Instant.

Monochrome Mode

To save your eyes and battery, put your phones in monochrome mode while reading. Just go to the “magical“ developer’s menu, and find ”simulate anomaly,” then switch the monochrome mode on.