Use these clever hacks and tricks to get smarter with your smartphone

What Mobile
January 24, 2020

Mobile phones have become an extension of the human body. The phone is indispensable to our being. Did anyone imagine in the pre-smartphone era that a phone can be used to shoot high-quality videos, organise your life, store your documents and perform an umpteen number of functions made available by apps? With the evolution of mobile phones, the number of things you can achieve with one simple tool keeps on increasing. If you are only using your smartphone to communicate and take pictures, it is not very smart after all. Here’s how you can make the most out of your phone.

1, Organise, organise, organise

With your phone, you have a personal assistant, a butler, a chauffeur (well navigator, but close) all in one. Being organized is a lofty goal and almost one of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions. Yet, it is something we all struggle with. Experts suggest that people find it difficult to stay organized because of the many distractions that surround us. And probably the mobile phone is at the top of these distractions. Why not use the sundry organization and calendar apps and let the phone manage your schedule, your appointments, your notifications and meetings?

Don’t forget to use the alarm feature so that you are notified before the event. Use birthday’s apps to remember your friends and colleagues birthdays forever.

2. Learn a new language

If you have always wanted to learn Spanish or German, here’s your opportunity From YouTube videos to foreign language films to language dictionaries and foreign language learning apps, you have the world at your fingertips. Whenever you have the chance, just pull out your smartphone and pick a method you like.

Did you know that apart from foreign language apps like Rosetta Stone and Duo Lingo, you now have conversation apps that enable you to chat with a native speaker?

But why restrict yourself to a foreign language. You can even download vocabulary and word-a-day apps in English to add some variety to your communication.

3. Make the most of your virtual assistant

Whether you are a Siri or Cortana fan, you can have a lot of fun with your phone’s inbuilt assistant. From asking your phone to tell you a joke, predict the weather, book some tickets or suggesting them to beatbox, there are countless ways you can have fun and never feel alone.

Try asking Siri for pick-up lines or ask the chicken and egg question. IN short, you will never be bored again.

4. Set up a bot to get Wikipedia information on your phone

With a clever hack, you can get all the information you like, sent on your WhatsApp. Duta is a service that offers a number of channels including weather, sports, Wikipedia, dictionary etc. All you need to do is subscribe to the number provided, click on the link and it will enable you to join a group. You will be the only participant in the group but you can also add friends and family. The use is not restricted to WhatsApp, you can also use it on Telegram or Facebook Messenger.

5. Play games or use the casino

If you are fond of casinos, online betting or sports betting, then the fun is just a website away. A number of websites have made online casino games a touch away. You can play roulette, blackjack or slots using mobile slots.

A number of providers are mobile-friendly and some even provide an app for easier access to their casinos. The best casino mobile sites in 2020 offer video poker, baccarat, slots and many other games that attract gamblers the world over.

6. Work on the go

With incredibly long commutes and hectic schedules, working on the go has become the norm. Technology has made it easier. Now you can email that pending document on your train commute or finish up a report using the various office and productivity apps. If you are an entrepreneur, you can pretty much run your business using your phone.

Do remember to turn off notifications for instant messages, social media and other not essential apps while you are working.


A fool with a tool is still a tool. Take your smartphone’s wisdom and make it your own with these clever tips and hacks. At least, you won’t feel guilty with all that screen time wasted on nothing.

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