8 Secret Phone features You Will Start Using Right Away


    We all are having smart phones an we think we know all the features of our phones. Really? However its not possible for anyone of us to know all the features of our smartphones as they are getting more and more advanced and its not easy for us to know all hacks.

    So, today Stackumbrella collected  some useful hacks and tips for Android and iOS users that will help you to use your phones in a best way.

    Instantly Text Message Delete

    Via:Business Insider

    Nothing is more frustrating when you have typed a bunch of text in a message, only to want to delete it. If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can simply use the “shake to undo” feature which allows you to instantly delete all of the text which you have just typed. All you have to do is shake your phone or iPad, and tap the undo button, and voila!

    Saving A Web Page

    Via:Business Insider

    Sometimes you will be browsing the web, and will find an interesting article you want to read or a video you want to watch, but the internet signal is a bit dodgy at that moment. So, you save the page to look at later, right? Unfortunately, saved pages on the browser have a habit of disappearing, losing your article or video link. But, we have some good news.

    If you have an android phone, you can now save any video, article, or page from the internet for viewing at a later stage. Just press the download button at the top of your screen and you can download your desired page to your phone. Simple! And what better time to start saving websites than after the recent net neutrality vote? Unfortunately the trick might not work to download a permanently fast internet.

    Quick Battery Charge

    Via;Business Insider

    We all know that feeling when your battery is dying and you don’t have much time to wait for it to charge. Well, you will be happy to know that there is a quick charge solution! All you have to do is put your phone on airplane mode when your phone is charging, and it will charge much faster than normal.

    Another way to make sure your phone charges faster and lasts longer per charge is to put a dark background on your screen. This allows the automatic pixel highlighting to shut off, making your battery life last longer.

    Stop Irritating Pop-up Adverts

    Via:Business Insider

    Whenever you try to use the various apps on your phone, annoying pop-up adverts will ruin your experience. Like most people, you probably don’t want to pay to get rid of the adverts, but what can you do to get stop them appearing?

    Luckily, there is an easy way to end the ad fad. By switching your phone to airplane mode, you can enjoy your favorite apps without being interrupted. Who would have thought?!

    Remote Mouse Control


    Imagine a world where you can enjoy controlling your entire computer or laptop wirelessly? Well, that world is upon us! By using Air Mouse Pro on your iOS device and Remote Mouse on your Android device, you can transform your phone or tablet into a wireless remote. The key feature on these apps is to make any phone or tablet a complex control device for your laptop or computer. Super cool!

    Bubble Level


    All phones have a wide number of sensors that can determine your orientation and position. If you download the bubble level app to your phone, you will be able to use your phone as a bubble level. You will be able to measure the levelness of any surface. And I may also mention that it is actually very precise. So handy!

    Network improvement

    Via:Business Insider

    Not all connections are created equal. We have all had that moment when we are trying to make a call or send a message, and it won’t go through due to poor network coverage. This cool trick will help iPhone users to improve their network connection if the coverage isn’t good. By dialing *3370#, you will get improved voice quality on your GSM conversations. You can turn the feature off when you are done by dialing the same number again.

    Also check: Whatsapp will stop working on these smartphones after 31 December

    Sleep Timer for Music

    Via:Business Insider

    If you are an avid music or audio book lover, you will really appreciate this nifty feature. You may not know this, but your phone’s timer has an awesome sleep timer feature that is built into the clock app. You can set the amount of time you want to music or audio book to play for, and then select “stop playing” from the ringtones list.

    This feature is great because it means that you can listen to your music for audio books, but you don’t have to worry about falling asleep with it playing and it waking you up during the night. It also helps you keep your place in the audio book instead of having to go back through hours of it trying to find the last part you remember. Based on the time you set, your phone will turn off automatically. What could be easier?!