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10 things you can do on your phone that you probably did not know

By Finserv MARKETS - Apr 3,2019
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Mobile phones have brilliant capabilities beyond our knowledge. They have snuck away inside our phones and are often not advertised or well-known. A recent study predicts that smartphone users in India will double to 829 million by 2022 from 404.1 million in 20171. The study indicates the growing number of smartphone users in the country and for us, establishes that there is a high probability you own one and do not know the hacks below. If you do not have a compatible iPhone, Windows, or Android device to use them, head over to Bajaj Finserv EMI Store such as Finserv Markets to find the latest gadgets at EMIs with zero down payment with your Bajaj Card.

Let’s take a look at these hacks:

  1. Unlock your smartphone automatically:

The average Indian smartphone users spend four times the time online compared to indulging in offline activities. More than 50 per cent of this time is spent on chat, browsers, social networking, video streaming, and image applications. While we cannot cut your online consumption, we can help you save time unlocking your smartphone constantly with this hack. The mobile software, Marshmallow, checks your location with the GPS functionality and deactivates the lock at “Trusted Places” such as your home. Head to the settings on your phone and find the ‘Smart Lock’ option to activate the feature.

  1. Find the name of a song:

Your phone’s voice assistant can help you out with the name to your new favourite track with its artist and track title. Try saying “what’s playing right now”, and the information should pop up.

  1. Respond to a tilt of your head:

If you want to be the coolest person at the party, activate the ‘Head Movement’ option on your iPhone. You can ask your phone to react to a tilt of the head with a response of your choice such as activating voice control.

  1. Make your phone childproof:

If you are a Windows mobile user, you can select applications that specific users can access without giving them the control to all your apps and information. The functionality works well for children to play games on your phone without allowing them to access any other applications. Select ‘Apps Corner’ in your settings to activate this.

  1. Scan documents:

The Google Drive application on your phone provides ways to quickly scan and store documents in an office-friendly PDF version. Head to the application and press the ‘Plus’ symbol in the bottom corner to use your smartphone as a scanner.

  1. Find out the destination for a plane:

As children, we would look up at the sky and wonder what destination the plane was flying towards. Now, with your iPhone functionalities, you can find out what planes are flying directly overhead. Tell Siri “Planes overhead” and watch her work her magic.

  1. Read out the latest news:

The ‘Speak Screen’ option on your smartphone can make Siri read out web pages and emails to you. By simply swiping down from the top of the screen with your two fingers, this hack can help you save precious time.

  1. Setting calls to voicemail:

Your Android Contacts application comes with a handy feature to send those annoying calls to voicemail. Head to the application, select the person’s name, and press ‘Edit Contact’. At the top right of the screen, you will see an option to send ‘All Calls to Voicemail’.

  1. Enable location tracking:

This hack is perfect for when you are out for a crowded music festival or simply lost. The smartphone will allow you to share your location with selected friends for a specified duration. To activate this feature, launch ‘Messages’ and select the conversation. Then, tap ‘Details’ and ‘Share My Location’.

  1. Charge the phone faster:

The ‘Airplane Mode’ can come in handy to charge your battery faster. Simply select the option on your phone and watch the power levels go up.

With these quick hacks available on your device, you can increase productivity, make your phone childproof, or even impress your friends with the names of the latest tracks. If you are looking to purchase a compatible device, take a look at the latest devices available on EMI stores like Bajaj Finserv EMI Store that offer easy emi financing options. With these portals, you can now buy your new smartphone in an affordable and convenient way.

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