5 simple smartphone hacks you need to know

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By: Jared Cotter | Todd Covelli Posted: 3:33 PM, Aug 17, 2017

The iPhone 8 and new Samsung Galaxy are almost here, but you've already got a pocket powerhouse and haven't even discovered the potential of your smartphone and accessories. We’re here to help you unlock that power. Jared Cotter has five simple hacks you need to know.

1. Low Signal

When you can't get a signal airplane mode comes flying to the rescue. Just toggle the switch and wait a couple of seconds. You should get a signal now.

2. Lost & Found Hack

Change your lock screen wallpaper to an emergency contact number and email. This way if you lose your phone while frolicking on the beach, someone can reach you to return it.

3.  Selfie Hack

Your earbuds are great for music and calls, but they're also a shutter release for your camera. Just press the volume up button and snap away.

4. DIY Speaker Hack

No Bluetooth speaker, no problem! You can amplify your music by putting your phone in a coffee cup. This also works great as an alarm.

5. Emergency Charging Hack

As long as you have the phone’s cord and a TV you're in luck. Just plug the charging cable into the TV's USB port and you've got an instant charger.

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