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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Cancelling echo in a recycled phone microphone-speaker set

The speaker and microphone of my Android phone have stopped working, but the headphone jack still works. I don't want to always use a headphone, so I removed everything from a discarded non-smart ...
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How do I know if my phone's jack slot is broken and not my headphones?

Initials: First of all, sorry if this question has been asked at the wrong place. This is a general consumer electronics question, but there's no such site yet. And I'm pretty sure these are wrong ...
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How to push small button with plastic cover on phone's edge easier?

My phone (Xperia M4 Aqua) has a power button on the edge of the phone. After having a thin plastic cover, the button is required a lot of force to push it. I can cut a hole in the cover in that ...
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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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How can I take my broken headphones out my IPad?

R.I.P! So I used some headphones on my iPad, my ipad ended up falling and the head phones broke above halfway. How can I remove the broken piece?
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Air freshener inside phone screen [closed]

I was spraying air freshener in my room since it smelled bad, and my phone got in the way. Now, there is an abundance of it in my phone screen. It is a weird dark blue liquid that covers the top ...
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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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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 can I wear a smartphone and record with it hands-free?

How can my ungainly grandparents use their current Android and iPhones as body or action camera? They loathe to spend money buying a GoPro. They won't be underwater or adventuring any task that ...
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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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How to minimize breathing being recorded in phone?

I would like to start recording my thoughts about stuff and post them on youtube. Just audio. I think what I need is an external mic to somehow make the quality of recordings a bit better. But I do ...
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What can I use for an easy iPhone speaker?

I love my music loud and I was wondering if there’s a hack for an easy iPhone speaker? I’ve tried putting my phone inside a cup but it’s still not loud enough.
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How to prevent charger cables wearing out too quickly? [duplicate]

All of my phone charging leads have frayed at the ends where you plug it in. I've spent a lot on getting these braided cords that are supposed to last for a while but they never last. I have in total ...
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How to keep silicone mobile case clean and prevent from being yellowish?

How can I clean a yellowish silicone mobile back cover and prevent it from yellowing again? Is there a way to get rid of this or do I need to buy new one? Can see how yellowish it is become.
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Fixing the safety case of the smartphone

Just yesterday my smartphone's safety cover got broken as in the image below. It's minor damage and my favourite too so I do not want to replace it, at least not now. I want to fix it by using "...
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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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My clear phone case that I'm not using seems greasy or uncleaned? [closed]

I have a clear phone case that is yellow throughout, which I've grown accustomed to, but one day I saw a clearer phone case and bought it, and left the old one aside. A few days/weeks later I saw my ...
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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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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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Disrupt a game being played on wifi

I stay in a hostel and my roommates constantly play Mini-Militia using their smartphones and I'm really fed up of them making noises while playing. Is there any way that I can turn off their phone ...
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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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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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