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 to make a cellphone tripod?

I want to take a photo of myself. Ideally, I should use a tripod, but I don't have one and do not want to buy one. What can I use instead?
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Removing dust from mobile's screen [closed]

Dust has gone inside my mobile screen and front camera. I don't know how it got there but I suspect that it has entered from the USB port. How can it be removed?
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Opening and tightening small screws

How can I open and close the tiny screws of my mobile phone if I don't have any type of tool to open that tiny screw? Suggest me the ways too by which I can make screwdrivers at home according to my ...
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Smartphone data usage when travelling in US [closed]

I'm planning a trip to the US in an area I don't know well. It would be really helpful if I have my smartphone with me for things like google maps and staying in touch with people. Sadly, my provider ...
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How can I charge my smartphone faster?

Sometimes I get home and need to go out again soon and only have a short while to charge up my phone before I leave. Any tips or tricks on how to charge my phone any quicker? I don't want to have ...
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What can I do if I mess up a voicemail? [closed]

Sometimes when I leave a voice mail I can mess it because I'm not expecting to have to leave a voicemail and are unsure what to say and end up stumbling and not effectively expressing myself. What ...
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In which pant-pocket should I keep wallet, handkerchief and phone? [closed]

Currently I put handkerchief, mobile phone and keys in right front pocket, and the wallet in left one. But I figured out some issues: If I put keys and mobile in same pocket phone screen gets ...
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How to tell a technical support call center worker that I am technically inclined? [closed]

Sometimes I just want to scream at people "I know what I'm talking about!". Ideally, I'd like a more polite way of saying this that won't be taken offensively, and can be said at the beginning of a ...
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How to protect micro switches?

The power button on my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Note) stopped responding after carelessly using the phone outside on many rainy days. It would not come back so over time I got used to alternative ...
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Temporary Phone Protection

I recently purchased a phone which is very new on the market. So new, it doesn't have any fitted cases for it yet. What could i used as a temporary case or bumper to protect the edges and back of the ...
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Turn Smartphone into Headlamp

Last night I was changing my oil and using my smartphone as a flashlight (yes it did get dirty, and no I don't care). In the midst of the job I started wishing I could strap my phone to my head and ...
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How to avoid losing keys/phone/wallet? [closed]

I constantly lose my keys, phone and wallet. I tend to leave them inside the car, house, bathroom, public places, etc. It costs me a lot of valuable time plus increases my stress levels. Any tips on ...
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Using a 5v USB Wall Charger on a Zenfone 2 with +9v battery? [closed]

I ordered the new Zenfone 2 and it only comes with the "Boostmaster" quick charger that outputs 9v and 2A. Also, I saw pictures where the visible part of the battery in the phone says "+9v 2A" on it. ...
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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 keep my phone from falling over when watching videos? [closed]

Now and again I like to watch a video on my phone, I also want to have my hands free to do other things or just simply because it more comfortable but I find due to most phones not being particularly '...
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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 ...
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Gave my mobile number out online. Now I'm being spammed? [closed]

Long story short, I thought this site would boost my snap chat score. I had to do dozens of surveys and competitions, put in my mobile number, and it didn't even boost my score. Okay, we've ...
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How to convert standard SIM into Nano SIM? [closed]

I've some standard SIM cards which I'd like to test on my iPhone 5, but they're way too big. Is there any adapter or methods of converting the SIM card, so it could fit and work into smaller Nano SIM ...
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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 to take macro pictures using any smart phone camera?

Is there any way of taking close up photos with a camera phone? Are there any life hacks to do that?

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