You all know that I am a recent convert to the mobile world. While I've had a cellphone for years, it was an old school pay-as-you-go basic phone. No camera, no internet. It's been less than a year since I've been working with U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade and testing out my iPhone 5s.
With being a new smartphone user, there are always questions on how to use the device more efficiently. Below are the top five questions most cellphone users have.
*How can I make my device charge faster?
The fastest way to charge your device is to turn it off and plug it in. The screen needs the most power and many devices have apps that continually run. If you don't want to turn it off, switch it to airplane mode, which will disconnect you from data and wi-fi.
*What is the best way to disinfect my mobile phone?
The best way is to use a screen protector, which you can then disinfect with alcohol wipes. Pre-soaked wipes aren't recommended as the moisture in them can damage the device. You can also spray a soft cloth with ethyl or isopropyl alcohol (making sure it is just damp, not wet). Turn off your device and wipe down carefully.
*Can my smartphone read text and e-mail out loud to me?
Most of the latest devices have this internally, and you can set voice control to your preference. If it does not have this feature, download the Voice Commands app.
*How can I take a photo on a tablet without needing two hands to focus and snap the shutter?
Most devices have auto focus and allow the user to touch anywhere on the screen to focus the shot. Apps such as Say Cheese Camera also let you use voice control to take pictures, turn on the flash, and rotate photos on the screen.
*Can my smartphone alert me to messages other than through sound or vibration?
Most smartphones have LED lights that can flash different colors for e-mails, text messages, and phone calls.
This post is sponsored by U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade.