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Smartphone Tips and Tricks

This is a guide about smartphone tips and tricks. Here are some great tips for everything from protecting your smartphone to saving money and time with one.
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June 13, 2017

We all use our cell phones to text and call, access the internet, take photos, and keep track of appointments. But did you know that camera can be valuable for more than preserving photos?

I'm always losing receipts that I need to keep, so now I still keep the originals, but take photos of the receipts and keep in a folder on my phone or desktop.

Here are some other ideas:

  • Instead of making a grocery list, snap a photo of your pantry or inside the fridge.

  • Keep a photo of your medicine bottles to carry to the doctor.

  • Take photos or a video of the inside of your home instead of making a list. This is proof of your belongings in case of a fire.

  • Take a photo of old snapshots that are wearing out and can't be reprinted.

  • How about a photo of the razor you use when you need to buy refills?

  • If you're taking something apart, take a picture of it before you start so you'll know how to put it back together!

  • See a pair of shoes or a dress you like, but that aren't in your size? Take a photo of it and find it on line.

  • Need to text involved instructions from a document? Snap a picture and text that so you don't have to type it out.
That cell phone has lots more uses than we've ever dreamed of!

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June 14, 20171 found this helpful
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If you're ever in a car wreck take pictures of your vehicle all the way around or videos and take pictures of the scene of the accident and the damage to the other vehicle or vehicles

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June 15, 2017

When a smartphone is connected to a car, you are basically sharing your personal information like your call logs, phone numbers, contacts, messages and your GPS locations. It is best to not connect your smartphone to a car that is not yours, especially a rental. If you do, please make sure to erase all your information and clear the history.

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Editor's Note: This tip is Bluetooth or other built in systems that connect directly to a car. Charging your phone using a 12v "cigarette lighter" style socket is safe because these do not transmit information to your car's computer system.


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April 2, 2017

A tempered glass screen protector will be your best friend and help prevent your smartphone from breaking, shattering and scratches. For less than $10, you could easily install the thin screen protector yourself. The kit comes with everything you need.

The tempered glass screen protector helps with minor drops, scratches, shatters. And if your phone drops hard and shatters, it will shatter the tempered glass before your phone's screen. The investment of spending less than $10 bucks is definitely worth it, compared to hundreds of dollars for a new replacement screen! Plus, you are improving the resale value of your phone if you plan on selling or upgrading in the future!

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*Price varies depending where you purchase your tempered glass screen protector. In stores, you are looking at $20 bucks. However the ones found on Amazon and eBay work just as great and are usually less than $10 bucks for a 2 pack! The protectors from Amazon is where I purchase mine!

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