Did you ever think what kind of things you can do with your Android smartphone? If someone asks you this question, your answer would probably be, “we can chat with our friends, use social media, take selfies, and download a lot of apps.” Well, that is not all you can do with your smartphone.
Earlier, we uncovered the hidden features of Apple’s iPhone. Now, in this detailed article, we will learn what are some hidden features of your Android smartphone. Also, if you know some other stuff, which is not covered in this article, you can tell us in the comments below. But first, take a look at these hidden features of your smartphone.
Increase Battery Timing
Most of the people don’t know that their Android smartphone comes with a built-in feature, which enhances the battery timing. To enable this option, go to Settings-> Battery, and activate the battery saver option. If the battery saving option does not satisfy you, you can get a smartphone that supports fast-charging technology.
It annoys a lot when you have to unlock your smartphone again and again. You can tell your smartphone to unlock itself automatically whenever you are near the places you trust. To set this option, go to Settings-> Security-> Smart Lock-> Trusted Places.
Remove Files Remotely
You can remotely delete the files from your Android smartphone by downloading the Device Manager app, which is available on Google’s Play Store. This app is very useful when you lose your smartphone. It can also track your device on Google Maps.
Your smartphone can block the messages from the people you don’t like. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do so. After that, you can add any mobile number to this app; this app will prevent your smartphone from receiving the messages from the number you enter.
Your Smartphone is a Scanner!
If you own a smartphone, you don’t need to go to the nearby Internet café for getting your documents scanned. Your device’s powerful camera is a scanner itself! Almost all the smartphones nowadays come with preinstalled scanner applications.
If your phone doesn’t have a stock scanner app to scan any document, you can download the Google Drive app. Another popular app called Evernote also offers document scanning feature.
Use an Android smartphone as a Wireless Mouse
So your computer’s mouse is not working? Why don’t you use your smartphone to control your PC? Yes, you can use your smartphone as a mouse for your computer. The process is very easy, just download the RemoteDroid app from the Play Store, and convert your mobile phone into a mouse!
Keep a track of your data usage by enabling the data control system. This feature automatically turns off the Internet once you reach a limit. You can set the limit according to your package plan. To set this option, Go to Settings-> Data Usage-> Cellular Data Limit.
Share Your Wi-Fi
If you have an unlimited 3G or 4G-LTE package plan, you might want to share your mobile Internet with your family members. To share your Internet, go to the Settings app and tap More, then touch the Tethering & portable hotspot option and enable it. You can set a password to prevent the unknown people from accessing your smartphone’s Internet.
Stop Automatic Shortcuts
Every time you install an app, a shortcut of the app automatically appears on the home screen of your Android smartphone. To disable this option, go to Play Store-> Menu, and uncheck the “automatically create shortcut” option.