Questions tagged [cell-phone]

Hacks regarding cellular (mobile) telephones.

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Avoiding damage to phone screen

I don't know this is the correct platform to ask or not but I need help that how to protect your phone screen from damaging, as my phone protector always gets a crack, it really is a problem need your ...
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How do you clean your phone screen of breakout causing build up regularly?

I would first like to clarify that I believe my question is not a dupe of: How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen? as I am specifically asking about a sensible solution to help prevent ...
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What to do with old contacts on phone that aren't used anymore?

This question pertains to saved contacts on a smartphone (Android in my case). I find I have a lot I don't use but don't want to get rid of them because if I ever go through text messages it would be ...
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Locked out of phone

I've locked myself out of my phone don't remember screen lock pin could someone help with a solution that doesn't require me hard setting it.
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How can I use my cell phone's light as a reading light?

Can my Android phone be anchored or positioned to function as a reading light? I like to sit on my couch and read, with the book on a side table. Pictures 1-2 herefrom, 3 herefrom. It's obviously ...
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How can I save my smart phone screen from finger spots? [duplicate]

Fingers spots in smart phone screen make my phone unsecure. Because people can easily draw pattern because of these fingers spots. How can I save my cell phone screen from these fingers spots?
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How to improve the life of mobile phone battery?

We all use phones. Sometimes our phone's battery gets low and we have no resources to charge it. What is the best solution for preventing our mobile phone from turning off, while it is in battery ...
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Does pressing “9” on a phone actually put my number on an internal “Do not call” list?

Background According to Lifehacks #1777, pressing "9" on a phone will apparently add your number to an internal do not call list on the other end. This is also apparently verified by a very hoaky ...
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What domestic glue to put back a phone's LCD?

I have a new LCD for my HTC phone, but unfortunately it's not press-fit or screw on like some older phones. I have to re-glue it back. What domestic glues (not superglue as I've heard it cracks when ...
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Improve the sound quality of a microphone that has a lot of disturbance

I just bought new earphones The earphones have 2 things, one is the sound receptor (a microphone that takes audio input) and the athother is the speaker (the audio output). The sound quality of the ...
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How to recover swollen battery?

Many have faced this issue. So this is a general question. I am using a smartphone from last 3 years. Now it's battery is swollen and there is some liquid developed inside the battery. Due to this, ...
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How to buy a used product that requires a United States shipping address? [closed]

I saw a limited series of a product produced by a startup company which offer a unique feature. The company’s shop website quickly ran “sold out” of the limited product. Then, I tried to find a ...
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Protecting a smartphone from rain?

I have a 5.5 inch smartphone,but it's not water proof and i face problem when i am cycling and it rains. I tried searching a polythene cover but alas i am unable to find a slim cover for the phone.Any ...
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Best way to mount a phone in the car

I have a Toyota Matrix and want to mount my iPhone 7 ( or future versions) for easy access to directions, etc. while still being able to charge it. Right now it sits in the cup holder or I stuff it ...
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Convert smartphone charger into wireless [closed]

I came across this page in facebook about life hacks and they have a video saying one can convert his smartphone charger into wireless charger. This is the link to page. I would have followed the ...
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How to fix plastic hinges, or prevent them from breaking?

It's all too common that plastic flaps on various devices and storage containers break off. Over time, the thin plastic hinge gets weak from repeated use, and snaps. A common place this seems to ...