If you have a smartphone and youâ€™re only using it to talk or text, then you are wasting this great piece of technology. 87 percent of millennials swear their phone never leaves their side, and there is a good reason why they are so connected to this little gadget. Do you realize all of the things that your phone can do for you.
First, take a moment to look at your phone and check out the apps that you already have on it. Think about what you do with your phone. When was the last time you used it to help you find someplace, or to help keep you or your child entertained. Those are just a couple things smartphones can do for you.
Read A Book Or The Paper
Your Kindle and other eReaders may have replaced the need for books, but your smartphone can also be used to read books, the newspaper, magazines and more. No longer do you need multiple devices, when you can do what you want to with a phone in the palm of your hand.
Find Your Way Around
Does anybody actually own a GPS gadget anymore that isnâ€™t in their phone? If you do, you are a bit behind the times. The GPS on phones also seems to load faster than those old school GPS systems. You can find where you are going, or even search out local places that you want to find, like restaurants or antique shops.
Watch TV And Videos
Got Netflix? You can use it on your smartphone to watch all of your favorite TV shows and movies. You can watch the news, catch the latest sports highlights, and you can even enjoy watching music videos and all of those videos that make you laugh on YouTube.
You may be too busy to play games on your smartphone, but they are there. Makes a great distraction when you need to take your kid to the store with you and want them focused on anything but adding new stuff to the cart that you canâ€™t afford.
Take Photos And Record Videos
No need to always be lugging a bulky camera or camcorder around with you. Although, you may want to buy a phone that has good reviews on their camera if you donâ€™t want a ton of blurry photos.
Shop And Get Discounts
Smartphones have also made it easier to shop with coupons. You can bring your coupon right up on the screen and the retail associate will scan your phone or punch in the code. You can also shop right on your phone, just like on the computer.
Control Things In Your Home
Surprisingly, you can also control your thermostat, your garage door, and even your lights. You can even download a flashlight app for when the power goes out.
Smartphones can do a ton of things, just take some time to look at the apps and you just might find out there is definitely an app for that.