10 Superb Things You Did Not Know Your Phone Could Do
Smartphones have revolutionized the world in so many different aspects, from the ease of communication and accessibility, to the world of applications, which have turned our phones into a multitude of tools. Of course, this technology is continuously improving and becoming even more refined. Although smartphones have facilitated your needs extensively, there are some extremely useful things you might still be overlooking about its system functions and customizations, such as taking a screenshot with your phone, having text displayed larger or read out to you.
The following tips come with instructions on how to use them on both Android phones and iPhones.
1. Take a screenshot
You can easily take a screenshot on a computer, but if you didn’t know about this smartphone function, you’re about to discover that it isn’t any more difficult to dothis on your phone! Use this when you want to quickly share something you’ve received (such as a text message) or something you’ve seen on social media.
Press and hold the Home button WITH the Sleep/Wake button (simultaneously).
When the screenshot is taken, you will hear a shutter click.
The screenshot will be automatically saved in your Camera Roll or Saved Photos Selection.
Press and hold the Power button WITH the Volume Down button (simultaneously).
You should hear a sound and/or see a flash on your screen,when the screenshot is taken.
The screenshot will be automatically saved in the Captured Images folder in Gallery.
2. Block calls and texts
If you’re getting bothersome phone calls or texts, your smartphone gives you the possibility to block these from reaching your phone. This is done through a simple setting you can change whenever you like.
iPhone instructions (iOS 7 or later):
If the caller is on your phone’s contact list, find the contact in your list and tap on his name. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Block This Caller. Then tap Block Contact.
If the caller isn’t on your phone’s contact list, tap on the Info button next to the number, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Block this Caller. Then tap Block Contact.
Whether the person is on your contact list or not, open the Messages app and select a message received from this person (if you have more than one, pick any). Tap Contact in the upper right of the screen and tap the Info button. Scroll to the bottom and tap Block this Caller, followed by Block Contact.
Editing blocked contacts:
Go to Settings > Phone > Blocked – (for callers).
Go to Settings > Messages > Blocked – (for text senders).
Go to Settings > FaceTime > Blocked – (for FaceTime contacts).
Open Settings and tap Call Settings, followed by Call block. Under Incoming Calls, find Call Block List, and tap Create.
Enter the number you would like to block, or select it from your contact list or call log.