We’re all connected thanks to smartphones, the internet and the advances in technology that have been introduced to consumers over the past couple of years. Smartphones have been around for a long time but there are still many people around the world who prefer the rugged and simple operation of a regular phone.
However, smartphones have some incredible uses and it’s wrong to think of them as just upgraded versions of your old one. Whether you’re on your first smartphone or if you’re thinking of buying a new one, here are some excellent tips to get you started on making more out of your experience. After reading this guide, you’ll learn some amazing things you can do with your new phone and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t decide to switch over before.
Personalise your phone
If you used a phone in the past such as the iconic Nokia 3310, you’ll probably remember that you could get different covers for the phone. Smartphones are very similar, and you can get a lot of charms and cases to personalise your phone to your liking. However, since there are so many smartphones on the market, you’ll have a better chance finding something you like if you get a popular phone such as an iPhone or a Samsung phone. However, you can also personalise the software on your phone. For instance, you can use a wallpaper creator to create custom images that show in the background of your phone, or when your phone is on the lock screen.
Learn how to use apps
This article could’ve just been a list of apps that are perfect for new smartphone users, but that would be lazy. Instead, we’ll focus on how you can learn to use apps and grasp what exactly they are used for. For starters, apps are kind of like the software on your computer. You can download new stuff, they might need to be updated or they could just be preinstalled on your phone. Anything that you do with your phone is done through an app, even calling, messaging and your camera. Apps are versatile and there are literally millions of apps available on both Android and iOS platforms. This means you can find almost anything from apps that let you record notes to apps that let you find local places to eat. With so much choice, a quick Google search could reveal hundreds if not thousands of apps for your specific needs.
Understanding the internet
One of the biggest hurdles for first-time smartphone users to overcome is understanding the power of the internet. Many people are used to their old phones where internet access was limited and websites had to be specifically designed to work with the phone internet services. However, nowadays, smartphones can access the exact same internet content as your computer does. This means you can access things like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter on your phone. However, this also means that you can use your internet banking services wherever you are and you could technically work from any location in the world (assuming you have internet access). Once you understand that smartphones can do virtually anything you do on your desktop, it gives them a whole new sense of purpose in your daily life.
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