The smartphone is smart, just like you on the many useful settings available? ULTIMATE TECH NEWS presents the 20 best smartphone tricks.
The first phones was all quite simple: type switching, telephone number – there were not more to do. Meanwhile, the mobile phone has become a jack of all trades. Many functions brings you at his smartphone with new apps. But did you know that you can activate with smartphone standard tools location-based reminders that? You must endure on the smartphone not only the mobile site? For these and many other functions, the smartphone manufacturers have already taken precautions. What you absolutely have to try: Feel the hidden power guzzlers on!
- 0.1 The 20 best smartphone tips
- 0.2 Your mobile photos really big on TV
- 0.3 Stromfresser tracking
- 0.4 Set Location-dependent memory
- 0.5 Curb Whatsapp
- 0.6 Off app notifications in the lock screen
- 0.7 Waking by double-tap
- 0.8 Chat: Fast language change
- 0.9 Hidden games
- 0.10 Optimum shooting
- 0.11 Identification Service
- 0.12 Restricted Area
- 0.13 In an emergency, send a flash SOS message
- 0.14 Reader Mode
- 0.15 See Default Layout
- 0.16 Knippsen Screenshot
- 0.17 Set rest periods
- 0.18 User accounts in Lollipop
- 0.19 Scan credit card
- 0.20 Mute by turning
- 0.21 To save current smartphone
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The 20 best smartphone tips
Your mobile photos really big on TV
To view smartphone photos easily on a smart TV that is connected to the same WiFi as your smartphone
For iOS: Download the app iMediaShare from the App Store. After starting the app, select in the photo folder, tap the icon for submission to other monitors and select your TV from.
For Android: Samsung and Sony: Tap in the Gallery app on a photo and then the top of the menu bar on the radio wave icon (Samsung) or on the “Share” icon (Sony). Then select your TV. In other Android smartphones you can use for the iMediaShare app.
For Windows Phone: Download the app “Lumia Play To”, select the Photo folder and then your TV.
If the battery is already empty? To track down the apps that claim the most battery.
For iOS: Tap Settings> General> Use> Battery use. You can choose between power-hungry of the last 25 hours or seven days.
For Android: Tap Settings> Power Management (depending on your phone and Power Options or battery). Apps that run in the background, you can also turn off right here.
For Windows Phone: Tap Settings> Power saving mode> Use. In Apps, under which “Approved”, you can turn off the app name, the background to use tip.
Set Location-dependent memory
You must empty the litter morning urgently? And tomorrow night on the way home halfway flowers for your wife get? So that you do not forget anything, you can set location and time-based reminder notifications:
For iOS: Open the app “memories”. Create a new reminder about “Buy flowers”. Tap the blue i, and activate days dependent memory. Select the date, enable Location Based Reminder and tap location. Enter where you want to be reminded. Tap Current location or in this case, the address of the flower shop. Then select on arrival. Tap Back> Done.
For Android: Start the Google App in the program directory. Tap the top left of the three strokes, then on memories and the plus symbol. Once there, the subject, tap on site and choose the places offered. Or slide the list up and search for tip location set the desired address.
For Windows Phone, open the app “Cortana”, tap the top right of the dashes, then click Place.Tap the plus sign and enter the address. Save this location as “My Computer”, “home” or under a different name. Say for example, “Remember the flowers when I go home,” she recalls Cortana on the return trip.
Who mitmischt many WhatsApp groups (such as students in the class group), its data volume consumed quickly. To limit large data downloads on WLAN
For iOS / Android / Windows Phone: Tap the settings on WhatsApp IM settings and media Auto-Download. For iPhone / Windows Phone select for “pictures” and videos “as a bearer WLAN. Android On Tap With mobile data connection and remove the hook for photos.
Off app notifications in the lock screen
In peace lies strength: It is annoying when every few minutes new pop up messages in the lock screen and demanding your attention. To ensure that only important messages appear automatically:
For iOS: Tap Settings> Messages. You can individually select whether and where they can view messages for each app.
For Android – without Lollipop: Find the appropriate settings in the apps itself. For example
WhatsApp: …> Settings> Notifications> pop-up notification.
For Android with Lollipop: Tap Settings> Sound & Notifications. To turn off notifications for any app individually, tap application notification and activate the slider next to “Block”. Do you want a flat rate lock all notifications, select “When the device is locked” or “If locked,” and tap Notifications No Show.
For Windows Phone: Tap the App Directory Settings and lock screen. Under “Notifications” you can now choose for each app, whether it is allowed to show notifications in the status bar (“Info Center”) and to whether, in addition to sound a message (“banner”) or a notification sound.
Waking by double-tap
Many Lumia and LG mobile phones, the “sleeping” display can easily awaken by double tap.
For Android: In the current smartphones from LG to feature factory is active.
For Windows Phone: Tap Settings> touch. You need to enable waking. In some favorable Lumias this feature is missing.
Chat: Fast language change
Who typed not only German lyrics, knows the problem: When entering messages in other languages, the AutoCorrect goes crazy. Fortunately allows the keyboard language change quickly. Here’s how:
For iOS: Tap succession> General> Keyboard then add to Settings> Keyboards and keyboard.Here you select the language, for example “English”. Now before you enter text, tap the keyboard on the globe. Then allows you to change to the desired language.
For Android: On the keyboard, hold the fingers remain on the gear icon on the settings at the bottom left, to open a pop-up menu. Tap again on gear icon and add to Tip input languages Select additional keyboards added. The change in the future by wiping over the spacebar.
For Windows Phone: Tap Settings and Keyboard. Select Add keyboards and thereafter the required languages. In the keyboard you see the future left of the spacebar a button with the current keyboard language. Tap shortly afterwards, change keyboard and word suggestions for the next enabled language.
In any Android smartphone a little surprise is hidden (a so-called “Easter egg”). How to find it:
For Android:. Open the Settings, and then tap About phone or device information
then tap repeatedly on the line Android version. Will appear according to the Android version of the logo. Now, if you continue typing, appear small games in many smartphones. At current Lollipop about a special version of the game of skill “Flappy Bird”. Warning that can cost nerves!
With many current Lumia smartphones to choose from differently exposed photos to the optimal mix recently retrospectively. Thus, from about verblitzten motives in the end an atmospheric photo yet.
For Windows Phone Lumia 640 case, 640 XL, 830, 930, 1520 with current software and “Lumia Camera” app you launch this app and touch before shooting on the magic wand icon. This “optimum recording” photographed several frames in succession at different exposures in low light usually also a flash. Call on the photo on the circle in the corner. After Tip Editing Optimum recording you can choose the ideal exposure.
What is the name of the song that is currently running there? The language assistants from Siri iOS 8 and Cortana on Windows Phone to know:
For Android: Hold the Home button while listening to music on your iPhone pressed until Siri starts. Now your iPhone is listening to a few seconds and displays artist and song name.
For Windows Phone: Tap on magnifying glass icon in the lower right of the mobile phone Toolbar. Then tap the note icon. After a few seconds of the song is identified.
In many mobile phone contracts the volume of data is limited. On iOS, you can see which app consumes the amount of data, and also set up your iPhone so that only certain apps (about WhatsApp) can access the Internet on the go.
For iOS: Tap Settings and mobile network. Below you will see the mobile data usage of each app. Per slider to deny access to the wireless Internet for individual apps such as games – for about WhatsApp works also mobile on. Tip for parents so that children from not change: Select to tip to Settings> General> Restrictions (Parents Code Remember!)> Mobile data usage not allow> change.
In an emergency, send a flash SOS message
Once you get into an emergency situation, the Samsung Galaxy S6 can quickly call for help.To set the function:
For Galaxy S6 with Android You only need three times quickly depress the power button on the right side, and your phone automatically notifies up to four preset contacts. In addition to the text “SOS” and the time then be in the message either one frame at the front and rear camera, a recent audio recording, and the current location in Google Maps. The appropriate settings can be found in the Settings> Privacy & Security> Send SOS messages. Thus also the abode is also sent, GPS must be enabled.
Who wants to read spacious texts of web pages on the small smartphone display, must constantly wipe left and right. The reading mode shows the current text in a reduced and easy to read layout. If the “Reader Mode” available, a message in the address bar appears when you load the web page. Then just tap on strokes icon to the left of the address bar.
Only for Samsung Android smartphone: Tap on the loaded page on the top left on R to enter the read mode.
For Windows Phone: If the Reading Mode in Internet Explorer available appears at the bottom right a book icon. Tap it to bring up the reading view.
See Default Layout
Websites appear to be scaled-down mobile version of the smartphone browser? With the right settings tab pages in all their glory – as usual from the PC.
For iOS: Tap on the address bar in Safari, which opens the favorites. Now put your finger in the white space between the first two lines, and wipe down. This button appears “Desktop Site Request”. Tap on it.
For Android: For Android phones with browser app installed, tap the top right of More. On the pop up then choose Desktop version.
For Windows Phone: On the Internet Explorer, open by Tip “…” the settings. You can tap only on mobile version and then change to desktop version.
A picture is worth a thousand words: If you want to show certain settings, for example, or need a proof of a WhatsApp entertainment, just snap a screenshot, a so-called Screenshot:
For iOS: Simultaneously press the on / off switch and the Home button. You will find the result in the Photos app.
For Android: Simultaneously press the Volume down button and the on / off switch. The screenshot can be found in the Gallery app.
For Windows Phone: Simultaneously press the on / off and volume up button. The screenshot will automatically be saved in the Album “Screenshots” in the Photo Hub. Tip: For older Windows Phone versions the key combination Windows and on / off goal leads.
Set rest periods
Your smartphone should not tear the chore tinkling from the nap or even from dreams at night? Then set up but a rest period in which your phone will automatically mute.
For iOS: Tap interfere in the settings to non. Here you can turn on and set the planned rest periods. You also have the possibility to set up exceptions for your favorites from the phone book.
For Android to 4.4: Tap the settings on idle mode. Here you can select which notifications are to be blocked. Important: Remove the check in the “alarm and timer”. Otherwise also the alarm remains silent in the morning! Setting the low time uncheck Always behind and set the period.
For Android 5.0 or “Lollipop”: In the settings, tap Sounds & Notifications and interruptions or Do Not Disturb. Under “Scheduling” set your rest periods, under “exceptions” should “alarms” to be checked.
For Windows Phone, press the magnifying glass icon as long ersccheint to language assistant Cortana. Then tap Cortana notebook and rest periods and make this one.
In iOS 8 for iPhone you can directly adjust the exposure of your photos and so whiten about dark subjects.
For iOS: Start the Camera app. Tap once on the screen, a small frame and the right of a sun icon appears. Then clean up, increase the brightness, wipe down, the image becomes darker.
User accounts in Lollipop
Smartphones with “pure” Android 5.0 Lollipop as newer Google Nexus or Motorola smartphones offer the possibility to create user accounts. This is ideal for children or guests.Hook: On Galaxy smartphones from Samsung does not.
For Android: New accounts you create in the settings in the “User” menu. The new account allows, for example, to log in to other Google Accounts, own App selection and adjustment of settings such as for locking and splash screen.
Scan credit card
Who with his iPhone (or iPad) like to shop, it has a particularly simple with the credit card scanning function.
For iOS: When it comes to the payment and you are instructed to enter their credit card information, the button will appear above the keyboard “scan credit card”. Tap it, you need to keep only your credit card before the lens, and you end up number and name automatically in the appropriate fields. Only the three-digit security number on the back, you have to type is still done manually.
Mute by turning
Some smartphones have a pretty casual option to reject incoming calls – you must lie down the phone with the front down. How it works:
For Android: So it’ll work with most Samsung Galaxy smartphones: Open the Settings and tap under “Device” on movements> gestures> Mute / Pause. Here you can activate turn device.
For Windows Phone: Do you want not to be disturbed during a meeting, select Settings> System> Audio> improvements the “no time” setting to be set to silent. Note: Some low-cost Windows Phones this feature is missing.
To save current smartphone
For iOS, tap Settings> General> Use> Battery use. Then stand for election Stromfresser the last 25 hours or even seven days. Similarly detail you see this also in Android, by tapping Settings> Power Management (depending on your phone and Power Options or battery). Apps that run in the background, you can also turn off right here. Many more tips on all three major operating systems, see the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS photo gallery. And with these tips you pick up immediately the most out of their device out!