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Your question includes a solution too, and that is the wrong solution. Using the phone's light as a reading light is definitely an unfortunate idea in the long run, because it will enforce faster discharge of the battery, followed by other charges. That is exactly what kills phone batteries. It is a lot more recommended to buy some cheap appliance, ...


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A battery, once it starts to expand or leak, cannot be safely "restored". A leaking battery will, at the least, corrode the phone and it also may catch fire. If you cannot change the battery yourself, take it to someone who can.


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Although it would take time, you could prefix all your older contacts with the word "OLD". For example: First name "OLD Joe" Last name "Blow" That way, you would keep the old contacts, but they would all be grouped together alphabetically (because they all start with "OLD") and you wouldn't mix them up with current / active contacts. To group them ...


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Replacement screens, event rebuilds, may come with an adhesive strip already attached. This is also how these screens were mounted in the first place. If that is not the case we may use double-sided adhesive tape (AKA double-sided sticky tape, mounting tape, carpet tape) that we cut into the desired dimensions. Before we attach the replacement we have to ...


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The battery is unrecoverable. It must be disposed of carefully and safely. You can possibly recover the phone. After removing the battery, you must carefully clean away any residue and liquid. Isopropenol can be used for this, or a fibreglass pencil if necessary. Wear gloves, what leaked out might be corrosive. If in doubt, take the phone to a professional ...


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Use a condom! Place your phone in a condom and tie the end. This works even if you submerge it in water. :)


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For the love of god, buy a lamp! A little table lamp or perhaps a standard lamp, depending on where you're reading. Or else if there's some special need for darkness, look into buying a torch, many are rechargable. You can even get, quite inexpensively, the sort of lamp cave explorers use. Straps to your forehead. The better ones are rechargable, the ...


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You can get a clip-on gooseneck mount for a cell phone or tablet that could be used to hold your phone in an appropriate position. I picked up one of these cheap one Black Friday and was very impressed with how well it holds my tablet. There are other models that have larger clamps, cup-holder mounts, etc. That said, if you're talking about using the ...


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Short answer: no. Pressing "9" by itself while in dial-pad simply stores a 9 to be dialed along with whatever other numbers are entered afterward when you press "Send". Of course, this and the sketchy website call into question everything else advised by "Lifehacks #1777" -- and more generally in any unsupported or anonymous advice source. If you do this ...


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In the spirit of an XY Problem , let me offer an alternative solution: You want to prevent breakouts caused by bacteria on the phone being transferred to your skin 1. The answer: Don’t let the phone touch your skin. Instead of holding the device up to your ear, use a headset (or the loudspeaker, if privacy isn’t an issue) for your phone conversations. ...


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As I have already commented, a simple google search will provide you enough results, anyway, I am adding up a bit for you. The following is most suited for you, as it neither does any harm to your dashboard nor it does any harm to your vents. The best position for fixing would be the one as shown below Even you can find certain models that are designed to ...


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It's a joke. Doing that will not convert your charger into a wireless charger because the current in the wires of the USB cable is DC.


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I use a magnet, like this: It costs 10.99€ Pros: Easy to install flexible 360 Degrees simple attaching Cons: price fix on phone or case A cheap alternative for tinkerer You could simply stripe a rubberband through your cooling system like this: This would be an ultimate lifehack.


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Contacts Smartphones have a Favorite contacts feature; marking all your current-in-your-life contacts as Favorite will allow you to have a smaller pruned list of people you regularly communicate with(the Favorites) but also let you keep a massive list of everyone's numbers ever(in the Contacts), and keeps all your text message conversations named but also ...


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There probably isn't a reliable solution to this problem. The whole point of security locks on phones is to prevent unauthorized use. If you've forgotten the unlock code (pattern, pin, password, whatever), you're "unauthorized" as far as the phone can tell. This is Operating As Designed, and you'd need tools for hacking the phone to bypass it. If you ...


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As a former telephone researcher and call center employee, probably not. You have to consider that there are two basic types of calls you may be receiving from "telemarketers". There are real "robocalls", where you hear an automated message play. These calls are very common, and are typically used for advertising industries, or scams. The other type of ...


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Ziplock freezer bags also work well.


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in addition to the already mentioned things you can also turn off GPS and disable the automatically sync settings in your phone. Also there is an option "restrict background processes" in settings, in this option select the apps you do not frequently use and disable them.


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I have used about 3 phones in last 6 years. The first one was a Nokia, whose screen I broke for 6 times; after that I used a HTC, broke the screen 2 times; currently I'm using a iPhone and have broken the screen 2 times. Over time I have learnt that a good rubber cover is the best deal to protect the phone and screen. Buy one which has its edges coming a ...


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You need a disinfectant (rubbing alcohol will do, or some other sanitizing liquid), a way to apply it and a way to remove it again. Either use a spray bottle (reusable, use what you have around) to spray the screen, then wipe it off with a piece of cloth (lint-free, washable) or tissue paper (although less sustainable, but at least biodegradable), or ...


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If you don't want to keep these people in your contacts that means you never plan to talk to them again for all of your life. You even specifically said "WERE" planning on renting a house from him... ie NO LONGER CONSIDERING THAT. So why would you ever be "looking at his text messages" in the future? Simply delete his text messages! If there are any ...


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You can purchase Head Mount for the phone, e.g. this one looks nice. This way just attach the phone over your forehead, turn the light on, and you can read freely, anywhere, with both hands free. Happy reading! :-)


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Pictures 1 and 3 already display a solution for this: the glass or cup can double as a standard for your phone. Presumably you don't need the light while you're drinking. Since those objects are round, balancing your phone might be a bit of a problem. Otherwise, you might be better off with basically any rectangular paperweight. Maybe other books which are ...


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If you're mounting a screen assembly (protective glass/touch sensitive digitiser/LCD display) onto a phone chassis, a double sided sticky foam as Takkat recommends - surprised it didn't come with the display/wasn't already attached but may be available separately, computer cut for your exact phone dimensions If you mean glueing a protective glass onto a ...


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I keep hearing the 80/20 rule. Use it until about 20% and then charge it until around 80%. I try to keep to that and my battery health is good save for me jailbreaking and running it down a percent or two.


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This link might be helpful to you. In general, killing extra background processes and possibly switching off Bluetooth, Mobile Data and even WiFi for short durations of time will help extend the life of your smartphone. Putting your phone on airplane mode is also an effective strategy but you obviously won't be able to receive calls then.


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In response to the MacK McF post, I believe there is possibly a third type of robocall - the just plain nuisance call where the number is called just to put the receiver of the call to some effort without any intention of the caller having any kind of communication (no response when the phone is answered followed by a quick disconnect). My other comment is ...


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I suggest getting a different battery. You may go to the store for a new battery, but make sure that you are getting the best battery you can for your money. Lots of stores and retailers will rip you off. Please note that good batteries aren't too expensive.


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It seems to be simply in my opinion. You can make use of sites like that: https://www.viabox.com/ I am not connected with that site or any another but one time i was interested to buy fossil watch from US which was not able to ship outside US. The cons of that type of forwarding is that You probably will be forced to pay a customs fee, and there it can ...


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I find heavy, non-slip holders to be the best. Rather than using suction cups or clips, they use their weight and a non-slip coating to stay in place. They are easy to position on the dashboard and easy to remove. I find suction cups always come away eventually. The constant heating/cooling cycles inside cars probably don't help. Clips cover your vents. ...


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