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How Smart Is Your Smartphone? Here’s How You Can Make It Even Smarter
20 Jun. 2018

It’s true that in the hustle and bustle of modern living, the smartphone has become a focal point of our daily lives. Not only do they help us keep in touch with work and friends, smartphones also allow us to perform a myriad of functions, from sending emails, to booking flights for your next trip. However, even though their basic capabilities are great, there are ways you can get the most out of your phone by looking at the following pointers:

Security

An important part of the smart in Smartphone is that it should be able to keep your info secure. Since they are used for almost every modern need, you need to make sure that it is set up in such a way that should it fall into the wrong hands, your personal data doesn’t.


This means ensuring that your phone has at the very least, one of these security functions:


·      A pattern lock or screen pin

·      A SIM pin

·      A data wipe app that deletes info if your phone is stolen (or is registered with Find My iPhone for iOS or Find My Device for Android users)


Productivity

With the right apps, and using the native capabilities of your Smartphone, you can supercharge your productivity.


Think about using the digital assistant apps to easily schedule and automate tasks, or at the very least, think about using smart note apps that can quickly take basic input, and transform it into a to-do list, or a calendar entry.


It’s also important to remember that your Smartphone’s calendar is an incredibly powerful tool that can easily help you to keep control over your day and help ensure that you know about important meetings hours or even days before they are scheduled to take place.


Communication

At its most basic, your Smartphone was built to phone and communicate with contacts via voice dialling or text messaging. However, if you still solely rely on these forms of communication, you are definitely not doing your budget a favour.


There are various apps out there that allow you to make secure calls and send instant messages over Wi-Fi, which eliminates carrier fees, or if you are using mobile data, can be much more cost-effective.