Smartphone Tips and Tricks

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June 13, 2017

Taking a photo of an old silver picture frame with a smartphone.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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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 7, 2021

Last year I upgraded my smartphone because it was my last chance to get a "tripling" phone from Tracfone before they were to be forever phased out. My old phone wasn't really that old and worked fine. Instead of tossing it, i made it into a mini tablet.

An old smartphone with a charger.


June 15, 2017

When a smartphone is connected to a car, you are basically sharing your personal information. 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.

A screen in a car for connecting a smartphone.

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April 2, 2017

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

A tempered glass screen protector for a smartphone.

February 24, 2014

This is a page about iPhone tips and tricks. Although easy to use, to get the most out of your iPhone it helps to learn all about its many features.


August 31, 2017

Sometimes settings on your phone can cause you to use more cellular data than necessary. Try these tricks to save money on your smartphone bill's data plan.

A smartphone with wi-fi connection next to a laptop computer.

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