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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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 cover up or fix a dent on a phone?

I recently got a new phone. I recently dropped said new phone on a hard ceramic flooring. My heart broke in two at this point as I discovered I had dented the phone as the case is a pile of rubbish ...
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How can I safely sanitise my smartphone's display?

I've recently upgraded from a keypad feature phone to a smartphone. The smartphone in question has Gorilla Glass 3 protecting the touchscreen, which I've read has an olegeophobic coating which can be ...
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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 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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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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How to improve mobile phone signal?

I'm sure everyone been there when you don't have great signal (reception) for your mobile phone (cellphone) and you need to make a call. Are there any easy ways to improve a mobile phone signal? I'...
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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 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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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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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 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 avoid butt-dials on phones where the keypad is always exposed?

My phone just loves to butt-dial. In the ~6 months I have owned it, I've made about 10 butt-dials, 2 of which were emergency phone calls. Naturally, I don't want to clog their services. How can I get ...
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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 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, ...