10 Unexpected Functions I Found on My Andriod Phone (See Details)
It was estimated that, on average, we use our smartphones for more than 4 hours a day. But we very often use the same functions as being creatures of habit and don’t even explore the most interesting, useful, and unexpected opportunities on our phones. Meanwhile, the most amazing concepts have been introduced by mobile makers and numerous games, mostly taking influence from technological fantasies. We noticed and tried some very interesting tricks at Bright Side that our smartphones were covering and that can be helpful in various circumstances of life. There’s a surprise at the end of the article that will teach you how to prolong the lifetime of your phone.
1. Project augmented reality map onto your car’s windshield.
Install Hudway on your car, set the destination point and put your phone on the dashboard if you’re driving in the dark, in the fog, in the rain, or literally in an unfamiliar spot. Your mobile will project the map right onto the windshield with the help of GPS without needing any extra equipment.
2. Your phone can read bar codes.
And even QR-codes. There are free barcode readers in all major stores that can handle the obtained information. Here are 2 key reasons why it’s cool:
a. On most of the packages that are part of the USPS, UPS, and FedEx systems, you can scan barcodes and transfer this information to your gadget automatically.
b. In applications such as RedLaser, you can get more detail about a product and can validate whether there is a more fair price available at other retailers.
3. Your phone can work with a telescope.
This is a simple but useful small trick that many of us are unaware of. Put the phone lens straight through the telescope and you can catch an expanded view from the other side of the telescope. For binoculars, this trick also works.
4. Your phone’s camera can see the blood pulsing under your skin.
App developers such as Instant Heart Rate (available for iOS, Mac , and Windows) say that through the camera on your smartphone, they can calculate your pulse. Place your finger in front of the camera and the app can detect minor changes that occur due to blood pulsation in the color of your skin. It would be able to calculate the heart rhythm for some time. By detecting variations in the colour of your skin, the Cardiio app (iOS) will calculate your heart rate.
5. With the aid of your smartphone, you can search and digitize old negatives.
This is not the easiest way to search and digitize negatives, but the negative influence of your camera will help if you desperately need to look at your old negatives. You should also choose to use any of the HELMUT Film Scanner (available for Android) applications that are available.
6. The phone’s camera recognizes fonts, objects, and even restaurants.
Items, sites, and even text can be identified by apps like Amazon’s Flow (available for iOS and Android). While the latest Google Lens application, which is part of Google Assistant (available for iOS), can recognize any restaurant by its photo and provide visitor ratings and feedback of its information. By merely scanning an image of it, the software WhatTheFont will tell you which font you’re looking at.
7. The smartphone can take photos while recording video.
You’ve probably been in a scenario where you tried to take a picture but chose camera mode mistakenly. Fortunately, the iPhone encourages these two acts to be done concurrently. All you have to do is push the shutter button that appears next to the recording button for the film. The picture captured by the video camera sensors won’t be as impressive as your normal images, but if you need it, at least it’s there.
8. Use your phone’s camera as a ruler.
Apps such as Ruler App are ideal for measuring any object’s size in a screenshot or using the traditional ruler on the screen to weigh a tiny object. It’s particularly helpful for architects and designers when a space or a piece of furniture needs to be calculated quickly.
9. Your smartphone can be used as a science fiction thermal camera.
Seek Thermal produces software that was built for the military and other professionals and makes it available to all. This little camera that can be connected to your phone allows you to take a thermal snapshot of everything around you and gives you an immediate view of your surroundings.
10. Turn your smartphone into a microscope.
If you mount a small mirror, which can be found on any laser pointer, to your phone’s camera, you can effectively use your phone as a handheld optical microscope. This incredible hack will help you discover and take amazing magnified images of the micro-world.
Bonus: Extend the lifespan of your phone.
Unfortunately, the charging port of your phone continues to accumulate dust , dirt, and other particles that can shorten its lifetime and easily cause it to die. The good news is that taking a syringe full of air, sticking its needle into the charging outlet, and injecting the air is a way out. This technique will help to blow away excess dust from the port and prolong the device’s existence.
Which of these lifehacks do you find the most useful? Why? Please tell us about it in the comments!