Our phones are capable of doing much more than many people realize. They are truly living up to their classification of smartphones. Though most people know you can buy an online lottery ticket on your phone they don’t know everything else you can do.
One of the unexpected things some smartphones can do is tell you if the windows in your home are leaking. However, you need to purchase an add-on to be able to do this. The add-on connects to the charging port on your phone. Once the add-on is attached to your phone, simply position the phone in front of the window you are testing. It will let you know whether or not heat or cold air is coming in when you don’t want it to.
Sometimes we all have a little more alcohol to drink than we should. When you are wondering if you or someone else has, your smartphone can help you with that too. A small device, the size of a keychain, works as a Breathalyzer. In five seconds it will text your blood alcohol level to your phone.
Not everyone knows everything they should about cars. The good news is that your smartphone can also help you figure out the reason behind the check engine light coming on. A specialty plug is inserted under your car’s steering wheel. Your smartphone will then analyze and tell you what turned on your check engine light.
With the use of a free app, your smartphone can perform math for you. By simply using your phone’s camera to photograph a math problem, it will calculate the answer and tell you how it did it.
If downloading apps to your phone is not something you want to do, the good news is that even without one you can still scan QR codes. Certain phones let you use the built in camera to do this.
Another thing your phone can do without the need for an app is check your remote control’s batteries. All you have to do is aim the remote at your phone, making sure it is pointing towards your front camera. Then you just press one of the remote’s buttons. If the batteries in the remote are working you will see the infrared light on your phone’s screen. If you do this and don’t see the infrared light, the batteries in the remote need to be replaced.
If you have an iPhone you know that Siri doesn’t always pronounce words right. What you might not know is that you can correct her pronunciations. All you have to do is ask her to say the world and then say it back to her the correct way. She will learn and will start pronouncing it correctly afterwards.
These are some of the amazing things that you can do with a smartphone.