Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Your Smartphone


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Smartphones are to the twenty-first century what a Swiss army knife was to the twentieth, at least in terms of convenience and functionality. In truth, smartphones are far more versatile and capable than pocket knives. Here are some things you didn't know about your smartphone.  

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QR Codes 

QR codes are more popular than ever since they offer a convenient way for people to access venues, events, and table services. QR codes became more popular during the pandemic because they provide a touch-free way of accessing services. They no longer need an app. 

Traditionally, smartphone users have to download a special QR code app to access services with QR capabilities, but now, all you have to do is point your phone's camera at the QR code and follow the link that pops up on the screen. It’s now integrated tech on iPhone XS Max


Car Diagnostics 

Cars were once mechanical and required someone with a spanner and overall to fix them, but nowadays, they are mostly electronic. Take your car to the local garage, and the first thing they will do is plug it into a diagnostic system to source the problem. A smartphone can do this too. 

Little did you know that you have a diagnostic device in the palm of your hand. If you have some engine trouble, there might be a cheaper way to solve it rather than taking it to the local garage. Instead, you can download the Automatic Pro app that comes with diagnostic equipment.    

Light Control 

The internet of things is on the rise; this describes an integrated home environment where all of your home devices are connected to the cloud. Amazon is in the game with household lights that connect to an Amazon Alexa app. This allows you to control lights from your smartphone. 

Whether you want to switch lights on and off or dim them a little, you can perform the task easily with a smartphone device. Simply download the Amazon Alexa app and invest in wi-fi that enables lightbulbs to make the most of the light control functionality in your home of the future.   

Battery Tester 

Remote controls are super convenient when they are working. If you're about to watch your favorite show and the channel won't change, it's probably the batteries; then again, it could be a problem with the device itself. There's an easy way to check using your smartphone device. 

If you are unsure whether your remote control batteries are working or not, switch on your phone and open the camera; now, point the remote at the smartphone and press any button. If you see the infrared light flashing on the screen, it's remote; otherwise, it's the batteries.  

Doc Scanner 

Gone are the days when you needed a printer and scanner in your home office; thankfully, because these items proved to be bulky, expensive, and noisy. Now you can scan documents on your phone using an app, and there's little need to print anything off in the digital era. 


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