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Awesome Things to Do with Your Smartphone Apart From Making Calls

Jul 9th 2015 at 9:33 PM

While we all love our smartphones for their easy accessibility to making calls with friends, this isn’t the only amazing feature that they offer. Even if you don’t own a smartphone of your own, you definitely know someone who does. Smartphones have evolved into a day to day essential for many people, allowing us to do pretty much everything! They do need to be used mindfully, however, and safety precautions such as using a protective phone cover are recommended.

How can you get the most out of your phone?

Firstly, making a call on your smartphone is not the only way to connect with friends. Social networking is massively on the rise, with apps for almost every platform – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr – you name it! Many of these newer social networking apps are designed for specific use on a smartphone, so have a browse around your phone’s app store to see what’s out there! You might connect with some old friends or even meet some new ones online.

When it’s time to wind down from the online world, there are many offline games available in your phone’s app store. If you have purchased a smart phone at any time in the past few years, you’ve no doubt heard of games such as Angry Birds or Candy Crush Saga, but these aren’t the only fun pastimes you’ll find for your phone. The best part about smartphone games is that a lot of them are free, so you can always just pick a few to try out and you’ll have nothing to lose.

Your phone can also get you out of some sticky situations. Most phones have a “Maps” app on them that can easily be used as a GPS. If you ever find yourself lost on your way to an important event or friend’s house, just whip out your phone and type in your start point and destination into the app, and in a matter of seconds you’ll have a simple list of directions to follow!

Likewise, with more and more phones allowing the users to activate 3G technology on their phones, the internet is always in your pocket. Anytime you think of something you need to look up, but can’t get near a computer, your phone will not fail you in this situation. A quick search on your phone will give you the information in no time, meaning there is no inconvenience caused to you.

However, these aren’t the only great things you can do on your smartphone. If you can think of something, there’s definitely an app for it. Photo editing, video making, party games, inbuilt pedometer, helpful planners and reminders – your phone can do it all. So, next time you reach for your smartphone to make a call, think about downloading some extra fun apps onto it!

 

Just remember some health and safety tips: never sleep with your phone under your pillow. Text in preference to voice calling. And if you carry your phone in your pocket, get a phone cover to protect your body from your phone’s electromagnetic radiation.

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