There are lots of new features on our smartphones that weren’t in existence some years back. With our smartphones we can do a lot of things.
From surfing the internet, playing games, watching or streaming videos online, voice and video calls, our smartphones have become that tool that makes life easy for us.
However, there are some amazing things we can do with our phones that some of us don’t know about. Some of them are:
1. Scanning QR codes without Apps
Before now, QR codes could only be scanned with specific applications. These days however, you can scan QR codes with just your iPhone or Android camera. All you need to do is:
Open the built-in camera app and point the camera at the QR code. Tap the banner that appears on your Android phone or tablet. Then follow the instructions on the screen to finish signing in.
2. Test your remote control batteries
There are times when we are not sure if our remote control batteries are still good or if they need to be replaced. You can test your remote control batteries with your phone’s camera.
If your remote control isn’t working properly and you want to know what’s wrong with it, all you need to do is;
Start the camera app on your phone
Take the remote control, point it towards the camera and press any button.
If you see any beam of light coming from the remote when you’re looking at it from your phone’s display, it means the infrared and the batteries are still working properly.
3. You can make use of your phone without touching it.
For Android users, you can make use of the “Ok Google” feature for anything you want to do on your phone. While iPhone users can make use of Siri.