10 New Secret Smartphone Features You Won’t Be Able to Live Without – Medictic

Technology moves at such a rapid pace. Just 10 years ago, you’d need 10 different devices to do the things you can do now with just a single smartphone. Today’s globally connected smartphones can make it easy to make calls, send texts, watch TV shows, read the news, and even make online payments. There are a lot of more features new phones have, but that is outside the scope of this article. What follows next are 15 of the most important new secret features your phone has, that you probably don’t know about.

10. Lock screen message

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

  • We always lock our smartphone to protect our privacy, but what happens if it gets lost? There is a built-in feature on all Android and iOS devices called “Lock Screen Message” where you can ask to have it returned. Go to Settings >  Lock Screen & Security > Lock Screen Signature and write down your backup phone number or email.

9. Smartphone return option

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

  • We always lock our smartphone to protect our privacy, but what happens if it gets lost? There is a built-in feature on all Android and iOS devices called “Lock Screen Message” where you can ask to have it returned. Go to Settings >  Lock Screen & Security > Lock Screen Signature and write down your backup phone number or email.

8. Save the memory

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

  • We all store a lot of things on our phones and it gets cluttered and takes up a lot of space. No matter how big our built-in memory is, sooner or later it gets filled up. Use cloud services like Google Drive or Dropbox to free up space!

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7. Phone as CCTV

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

CCTV cameras are arguably very useful in preventing crime. Few people know that most phones can also work as CCTV cameras, although for this function, you want to use an old phone and not the iPhone X< as thieves may just steal your CCTV camera in that case.

6. Dash cam

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

  • You can also use your smartphone as a DVR (dash cam) in your car. All you need to do is install your cam so that it has the best view of the road. To make it work even better, use special DVR Apps.
  • Using a real DVR in your car is always the best choice. However, when on a trip in a rented vehicle, such a DIY dash cam may be very useful.

5. Access to the magic menu

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

  • You can tweak the developer menu to personalize your smartphone. To access the developer menu, go to Settings > About the phone > and Click 7 times on the Model/Baseband Number.
  • Congrats! Now you’re the developer! Using this menu, you can improve the overall performance, signal reception quality, and system appearance.

4. UV light

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

  • A UV light can be very useful, especially if you want to check the authenticity of banknotes. DIY by utilizing some tape, markers, and a smartphone, of course.
  • 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!

3. Smartphone construction level

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

Any smartphone now has an accelerometer and a gyro sensor. Both allow it to determine the device’s position in space. Download specific apps for Android and iOS, and your phone can replace a level device. It will definitely work for small construction. However, use real tools for a professional construction.

2. Hidden stats

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

  • Although all phones display some information regarding past usage, there are many types of information that are kept hidden from the end user. The good thing is that you can access this data if you know where to look for it.

1. Monochrome mode

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

  • Do you want to save your battery and your eyesight? Then use your smartphone in monochrome mode while reading. Go to the “magical“ developer’s menu, and find ”simulate anomaly,” then switch the monochrome mode on. Now your phone will work in black and white.

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