Questions tagged [phone]

Hacks related to phones: usage, maintenance, and improvement of smartphones, as well as other mobile phones and landlines.

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How do I get lint out of a headphone jack?

Spending most of its life in my pocket, the headphone jack of my phone frequently gets clogged up with lint. Usually I can tweeze it out, but this time I forgot, and tried to plug in my headphones, ...
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How to dry out a wet phone?

I unfortunately dropped my aunt's phone in water. I didn't tried anything yet (I'm afraid of a short circuit). Is there a quick and cheap way to completely dry out the internals of this mobile phone ...
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How can I remove skin oil from my phone's screen?

My phone screen picks up the usual fingerprint smudges, but there is a band where the swipe keyboard appears that is particularly bad. Rubbing with phone screen cleaning wipes and glasses cleaning ...
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How can I amplify the speakers of my iPhone?

There are lots of sites that give various methods for speaker amplification: Put the phone in a toilet roll (cut a slit) Put cups on the phone Place it on a box or similar (guitars are sometimes ...
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How to shoot a video underwater using your smart phone?

I have iPhone, but solution probably can apply to all smart phones. I know that I can buy a waterproof bag/pouch or special underwater cameras, but who remember it to buy it before going to the trip? ...
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How can I fortify micro USB connectors

Perhaps I'm heavy-handed but I've accidentally broken many micro usb cables by bending the connector on the cable and pulling it out of it's housing. I've tried a premium cable but even that broke the ...
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How do I make my smartphone battery last longer?

My phone battery lasts often less than 3 hours. How do I get more life out of it? FYI, it's a 3 year old Apple iPhone 5.
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How can I unclog my headphone port on my phone? [duplicate]

So, my phone rather surprisingly spends a lot of its life in my pocket. In the course of its day to day life, it gets what I assume is pocket lint in the headphone jack. This buildup has made it so ...
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How to make an adapter for a micro SIM?

I currently have an iPhone 4S and these models use a 'micro-SIM' which is smaller than a standard SIM Card (see below): The thing is I need to move the SIM from the iPhone (micro-SIM) into an older ...