10 Latest Smartphone Hidden Features, Most Users Are Yet To Know About

None of us can really do without our smartphones but even as cell technology drives each and every aspect of our lives, there is still much to learn about the Android device. With constant updates, newer services are being introduced within our phones without us even knowing about it. To enlighten you, here are 10 hidden smartphone features which you may not know about.


1 Cloning Applications

The new versions of Android have an “App cloner” where you can duplicate any desired application by a single tap. This is especially useful for those using a social network with different accounts. For earlier Android versions, this feature can be downloaded from Google playstore.


Cloning Applications

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2 Downloading videos and audios from YouTube

Google hides YouTube downloading apps by default but there are third party developer applications which you can use for the purpose. Check out Tubemate or videoder.net

Downloading videos and audios from YouTube

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3 Turn your Smartphone into a digital scale

You can even weigh small object such as groceries on your phone. This special app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sciencewithandroid.workingscalefree&hl=ru) will help you do the needful but you need to calibrate it first with a small object whose weight you already know.


Turn your Smartphone into a digital scale

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4 Switching to two-window mode with one touch

An interesting hidden smartphone feature is if you want to switch from reading an eBook and using a dictionary while suing them simultaneously, just enable multi window mode. Open the right app, hold task list key which is to the right of the “home;’ button. However, not all smartphones work in this type of mode.

Switching to two-window mode with one touch

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5 Switching to safe mode

Like your computer, this mode will help you remove third party apps and debug harmful elements from your phone that could be causing your phone to malfunction.


Switch on phone-press power button again-keep it pressed- menu appears-press and hold onscreen “off” or the power off key. Now the safe mode appears. Click OK.

Switching to safe mode

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6 Using offline maps

Mobile internet on roaming is a costly affair but if you’re lost and you need to use a GPS map, now you can download the entire map on your phone and disable internet even while the GPS is switched on. Your location is displayed in offline mode an application that is enabled by satellite data.

Using offline maps

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7 Paying with your phone instead of a credit card

Now you can link your credit card with your phone through NFC modules built into Android models. With Android Pay or Apple pay you can use your phone to pay in several hundred stores that accept the same form of payment.

Paying with your phone instead of a credit card

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8 A Scanner

This is known by a number of smartphone users where your Android can be used as a scanner. Scan documents or photos with the camera. To get maximum benefits of the scanner, download this application which will scan your documents and even save it to cloud storage and send a copy to your recipients. If you are wanting to print the scanned item though, then that is a completely different matter. A lot of then times, people in business get caught out by this as normally, a scanned document is simply a picture of the original. Even though you can see words on the scanned page, your computer doesn’t. That’s why you need special software to scan to a word processor. So for more information on how to do this properly, you should check out this tutorial on scanning documents into word here

Cam Scanner

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9 Unlimited search

Google Goggles can help you find anything you want. Instead of typing a query, you just use your smartphone camera and is best when searching for food, consumer items, images and barcodes.

Unlimited search

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10 Linking two smartphones together

Among hidden Smartphone features, OTG or “one touch on the go” is a function that allows any modern smartphone to link to another peripheral device that includes another smartphone. You need to fit one phone with a USB female adapter and the second with a micro USB cable. When the hardware is identified, you can enable the connection between the phones.

Linking two smartphones together

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