3 Smartphone Tips that You Should Know


There are many great features hidden in smartphones that you have not explored yet. Here are three helpful tips you can look at.

Email automatically

Often when vacationing, you can create an email message to your boss : “I will take off from day … to date …”. But if you forget to send an email where you do not have Internet access, you can still set up an auto-reply to automatically notify people that you will not be able to reply to them immediately.

When people send you a message, they will receive an email reply containing what you wrote in the autoresponder. This feature is not only available on PCs, but also on iPhone and Android.


: Apple calls this feature “Automatic Reply”, and it can be found under Settings, select Accounts & Passwords, select Automatic Reply and press the activation button. Just like regular email, you can set an end date when you return to work.


: For Google products, this feature is called “Out of Office” and it works on the same way. You will find it in the menu, then select More and click Out of Office.

Prevent “Dial Butt”

The term “Butt Dialing” or “Pocket Dialing” refers to the act of accidentally pressing a call button for someone while your phone is in the bag. Today, smart-phone users can often stop physical dialing due to dial-up or voice dialing by disabling Siri and Google Assistant.


: Turn off the “Hey Siri” feature when your phone is locked by customizing it in Settings, selecting Siri & Search and pressing the shutdown button.


: Turn off Google Assistant and prevent any unwanted interactions by customizing it in Settings, selecting Display and pressing the Sleep button.

Prevent curious people

There are many people who like to glance at the screen or poke fun at someone else’s phone. The simplest way to prevent this is to avoid anyone borrowing the phone. But what if you can not refuse to touch your phone?

Lock screen

The most basic defense from curious eyes is locking the phone. You can choose to use passwords, fingerprints, Face IDs, etc. You should also check how long your phone will unlock. Both Android and iOS allow you to set passwords for more than 4 digits.

Hide notifications

If your screen locks already, but the message still appears, then how? You can set up hidden alerts to protect your privacy and security.


: Select Settings, then select Notifications, click the gear icon and select On the lock screen to prevent the device from displaying any notifications. You can also optionally not show all notifications, or hide only sensitive messages.


: Choose Settings, then select Notifications, click Show Previews and you can always show options, show only when unlocked, or never show notifications. If you would like to restrict certain apps from displaying notifications, select that app and customize the notification settings.

Limited access

If a friend or family member wants to borrow your phone, you definitely can not refuse. Instead, you can limit their access.


: Open the Security Settings security settings, select “Screen Pinning” and turn on. If you borrow your phone to look up information, just open it, such as Chrome.

Then, touch the square button on the bottom right of the screen and look for the small blue pin on the Chrome window, and turn on the “Screen Pinning” feature set.

At that point, he or she will only be able to use Chrome, which will not be able to rummage through your other data until you unlock with your password.


: iPhone call this feature is Guided Access. Open the General Settings, select Accessibility, enable Guided Access, and set a password.

To try it, open Safari, point to the Home button, and select Guided Access. At that point, your iPhone will point to Safari only.


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