We all have our smartphones glued to us all day right? Lots of people use it for all sorts of reasons and purposes.
Me? I don't really use my phone for calls and text. Just the odd outgoing call sometimes and a text message every now and then. That's about it. (Recently, I've been challenging myself to keep my phone going for 5 straight days - after a full charge). So yes, not a heavy user.
Most of my time on my phone is spent on apps. Actually, I like camera apps - they keep me busy with things like photo filters and video editing. You know, messing around with photos and videos on my phone and then uploading the 'nice piece of work' on my Google Photos folder.
Okay, before I drift away from what I wanted to say...
There's a lot of stuff to be done on your smartphone apart from just calling and texting. A lot of us don't actually realize there's a lot more to these 'smartphones'.
I won't actually share exactly how to accomplish these neat little tricks. That's what Google search is for. It's better if you try to learn things yourself by going through multiple sources. I've always taken this approach and encourage others to do the same.
Okay, so here we go.
Access your computer/laptop from your phone
Or the other way round. Desktops and Laptops are great and all. Laptops are convenient and portable as well. But can you really take them everywhere along with you?
There's an app for your smartphone that let's you connect to your desktop or laptop remotely - and see your system screen from a remote location (on the beach? on the road?) as if you were right in front of it . It's called Splashtop and it's available for both iOS and Android phones.
With this app installed on your phone, you can access your system
Wireless File Transfers
This is 2017. The least we deserve is wireless file transferring., right? I've always hated those pesky data cables.
That's where apps like AirDroid / AirMore (for Android) and AirDrop (for iOS) can be really handy.
These apps really work wonders. Their free versions are usable - with a limited transfer limit - but it does the job.
Broadcast your phone screen on the big TV
I love streaming my videos stored in my phone on my TV. Better yet, with streaming apps on my phone, I can easily get my phone connected and pretty much have no need for cable TV.
You'll need to make a small additional investment before you get the good stuff. A chromecast (or any alternative screen-sharing dongle - MiraCast?). Connect the dongle to the TV - And connect the phone to the dongle, via your WiFi connection.
There's a lot more. But maybe that's a seperate article. Things like turning your phone into a Piano - or using it as a fully functioning remote for your TV.
But yea. Some other time. Or you can just Google it.