More than four-fifths of us own a smartphone, as they’ve quickly become an integral part of our lives. No longer content with making calls and sending messages, we want more from our cellphones.
What are some of the best cell phone uses round? There are so many to choose from, so we’ve outlined our top five here. Keep reading below to find out what you can start using your phone for today!
1. Planning and Reminders
Our lives are so fast-paced that we often need to set reminders and make plans on the go. By using your smartphone to do this, you can always access your reminders and notes, and adjust them while you’re out and about.
There are plenty of apps on your smartphone—many of which are pre-installed—that can really help you to organize your life, so why not make the most of them?
2. Streaming TV Shows
In 2020, this is one of the most popular and convenient uses of smartphones.
You can use yours to watch TV whether you’re at home or on the go. Apps like Netflix can be downloaded, and you can even watch live TV on your smartphone too, so you won’t need to miss an episode of your favorite show again.
Likewise, you can watch films too. Depending on the service, there might be a small fee involved, but the convenience can’t be denied!
3. Using Your Phone as a GPS
Whether you’re into geocaching or you just need to find your location or get directions, this is one of our favorite cell phone features.
You can even download maps for offline use, and even when you don’t have any internet, you’ll be able to know where you are.
4. Control Media From Your Phone
It’s easy to control another service from your phone. Whether you’re on Netflix, listening to music on Spotify, or even just want to control your smart home device, you can do so via your phone.
Depending on the phone, you can even use your smartphone as a remote control for your TV, for those moments when you can’t find the real thing but need to change the channel. See here for various cell phones and check out what they can do.
5. Scanning Barcodes
You can scan barcodes from your smartphone’s camera. By doing so, you can find out where a product is sold, and the price it’s being sold for. Hence, you can save yourself money by getting products cheaply.
QR codes are also a popular way to get information fast. Many businesses will provide QR codes for your phone to scan, and you can then be linked to online content fast—you won’t need to type in any long addresses.
Other Cell Phone Uses
Your phone is a complex machine that’s capable of an awful lot. Though these are five of our favorite cell phone uses, there are so many more—we’d be here all day explaining each one. Have a look at your smartphone and see just what it’s capable of, and you might be surprised!
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