Showing posts with label phone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label phone. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

7 Cool Tips to Keep Your Phone Cool this Summer!

Hot Thermometer
Have you ever felt your phone turn into a pocket-sized furnace? 

Do you dread using your mobile outdoors in the sizzling heat, fearing it might just overheat and call it quits? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place! 

Don’t let the summer sun put your digital companion on the fritz; be smart and keep it cool!

Hot Mobile Phone

Here are seven simple yet effective strategies to keep your mobile phone chill even when the mercury is soaring. 

Tip 1: Seek Shade
Your phone is not a fan of sunbathing. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause it to heat up rapidly. Whenever possible, keep it in the shade or inside a bag to protect it from direct sunlight.

Tip 2: Remove the Case
Many phone cases, especially those made of leather or plastic, act as insulators and trap heat. If you notice your phone getting warm, take off the case to allow the heat to dissipate more quickly.

Tip 3: Lower Screen Brightness
A bright screen not only drains your battery but also generates extra heat. Tame that scorching screen by lowering the brightness levels or switching on the auto-brightness feature.

Tip 4: Close Unnecessary Apps
Got 27 apps open? That's your phone’s processor working overtime! Keep it breezy by closing apps that you aren’t actively using.

Tip 5: Turn Off Unused Features
Switch off features like Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi when not in use. Your phone doesn't have to constantly search for signals, and as a bonus, you’ll save battery life!

Tip 6: Avoid Using Intensive Applications
Highly demanding applications such as games and video editing apps can cause your phone to heat up. When it's already hot outside, give these apps a summer break!

Tip 7: Stay Cool Yourself
If you’re in an air-conditioned space, chances are your phone will stay cool too. The ambient temperature plays a significant role in your device’s temperature, so staying in cooler areas will definitely benefit your phone.

With these seven Cool Tips, your mobile phone can keep its cool all summer long. 

You don’t have to endure scorching hot devices that can ruin your summer vibes.

Be proactive, and give your phone the TLC it needs to beat the heat. Happy summer to you and your phone!


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Amazon Alexa Now Lets You Make Calls

Amazon's internet-connected speakers now lets you call other Echo devices hands-free.

Amazon Echo
Using the Alexa-powered skill is easy.  You just have to ask Alexa to call one of your contact and your contact's device will start ringing.

To work, you'll need to register your Echo device using the Alexa app.

And your contact also needs to have a registered Echo device connected or use the Alexa app for iOS or Android.

You can also send audio messages to your contacts.

Contacts who also have an Echo device and have registered for the calling feature will be listed in your Alexa app.  You can also call them directly from the app.

At this time, Alex can't call regular telephone numbers.

Not surprisingly, Google announced voice calling to regular phone numbers for their Google Home device.  But calling other Home devices is not yet supported.

To learn more about Alexa calling, check out the Alexa Calling Help Site from Amazon.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Where's My Android?

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Have you misplaced your Android phone again?

No more wondering if it is at the office, in the car or at home.

Google has made it easy to find your Android phone with a recent update to its search site.

Here's how to do it:

Simply type "find my phone" into the Google search engine from your PC.  You'll need to be logged into the same Google account as your phone on your PC.

Google will then display a map with the close location of your device.

This simple new way to find your phone is in addition to the existing Android Device Manager.

Android Device Manager lets you locate your Android device and do both a lock and remote data wipe--important if you need to ensure that your data is kept safe.  First, you'll need to go to your Android's device setting and select the Android Device Manager to ensure that  locate device option is set.

After that, just visit to locate your device.

That's it.  Two ways to Find Your Android phone!

Looking to find your Apple iPhone?  Check out this Cool Tip: Where's My iPhone?


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Now You Can Dial

[Cross-posted from .  Here's an old-school OneCoolTip on how to dial a phone from the good folks at AT&T!]

You think it's tough teaching your parents how to use the Internet?  Think about how hard they had it when they had to learn to dial a telephone!

This AT&T video from the 50s shows how to dial a phone.

Hey's, it's tough to do!

So let's practice:
  • Be sure of the right number
  • Wait for the dial tone
  • Refer to the number while dialing
  • Turn the dial until the finger hits the finger stop
  • Avoid confusing the letter "O" with the number "0"
  • The difference between ringing and busy signals

Source: AT&T Tech Channel

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