Last Updated on September 18, 2020
Android OS is known for its limitless possibilities, be it customization, features, or unlimited application if you have an android smartphone you can always do much more than any other smartphone OS. Most of us use our smartphones for calling, messaging, clicking photos, and all other basic things, well that’s not all your android smartphone is limited to. There are a lot of other cool things that you do not know your android smartphone is capable of.
Below we have managed to list out some of the useful things you can do with your android smartphone. All of these features are easy to use, save your time, increase productivity, and make your experience much better. However, if you get issues like android.process.acore installed error after an application installation simply clear out the cache data of the application to make it work.
1. Measuring Tool
Thanks to the AR (Augmented Reality) you can use your device as a leveler. There are times when you need to measure the height of something or maybe the distance. Well, you do not need any measuring tape for that, your smartphone has the capability for it.
2. Earthquake Alert
Emergency situations can occur at any time, what you are not aware of is that your smartphone has a built-in capability to send you an instant earthquake alert if present. The feature is almost unknown to most of the users and is present since android 5.0.
3. Android Auto
Most of us just do not care about using smartphones while driving which is quite risky. Most of us are not aware of the android auto feature. It allows you to view reminders, to-do lists, schedule for today, and various other things without needing to touch your smartphone.
4. Digital Wellbeing
Using your smartphone all day is not a good practice, with the latest android you get a digital wellbeing feature which allows you to track every single detail of your smartphone usage. For example, you can track your app time like for how much time you have used an app, track battery consumption, limit app usage, even block yourself from using for a particular time period, etc.
5. Remote Access
With remote access, you can easily access your desktop even if you are not at home. There are well-known applications that allow you to use these features. You can easily access important documents, watch videos, edit files, download files like you are in front of your desktop.
6. Remote Mouse/Keyboard
Suppose your desktop keyboard or mouse has been damaged or not working correctly but if you have an android smartphone you can use it as a mouse as well as a keyboard, your smartphone touchscreen will work as a trackpad, and using the finger you can navigate through your desktop like a laptop trackpad.
If you have an old mobile or spare smartphone that is no longer in use, well you can use it as a personal CCTV. Keep it in your room hall or anywhere you would like to keep it. There are some applications that you can use to enable this feature and monitor your home or room from anywhere.
8. Fitness Tracker
If you are a fitness freak or like to track your fitness and health well you do not need a separate device for that. You can easily track steps, heart rate, the oxygen level in your body and some android smartphones also let you measure blood pressure as well. There are multiple applications available in the play store feel free to use them.
Suppose you have a document that needs to be sent immediately to your client or office with your signature and you are outside enjoying leisure time. Doing it using the mail might take some extra time with the help of scanner-based applications you can easily scan, edit, add a sign to your documents in seconds and send them right away.
10. IR Blaster
If you are lucky to have an android device with an IR blaster built-in, well you can use your smartphone as a remote control. You can pretty much control all the household electronic items like TV, AC, Lights, Fans, etc. There are standalone applications available on the play store feel free to use them.
If you are an adventurer or traveler and like to wander in the jungles, deserts, mountains you surely know the importance of a compass. In the areas mentioned above, there are almost zero chances that you can use your GPS or google maps. But if you have a paper map and your smartphone you can easily navigate using the compass application available on your device.
12. Barcode/QR Code Generator
You already know that a barcode scanner is used for electronic payments, getting product information. What you do not know is you can generate them as well, you can share important information without telling a word. With a barcode, you can share contact information, share Wi-Fi password, share emails, secret messages, business cards, etc.
Your android is much more capable than just using it for calling, messaging, or running apps. In the above article, we have presented you with 12 amazing things that you can do with your android smartphone.