Must know hacks for customizing your phone

Must know hacks for customizing your phone

There are many ways that you can customize your phone and get much more out of it. Whether it is the data storage issue or the fact that it gets harder for you to use the virtual keyboard on your phone, there are a few tricks that you can try out. Of course, in an idealized world, all our smartphones would be smart enough to customize themselves as per our preference but guess it’s back to reality for now. Do review some of the hacks on how to customize your phone and to get more out of it.

  • Crazy notifications: Remember Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the rather nifty notification it came with; every time you got a message or a notification, the pixels close to the beveled edge would flash out in interesting shapes. While this was not possible for other phones to replicate even S6’s unique notification shape, it is now possible to customize your phone to do the same. Thanks to an app called edge color notifications, it is now possible to replicate the S6 effect, well almost. But it is still good enough so you may want to take a look at it when planning to customize your smartphone.



  • Remote control your PC: While this may not necessarily appeal to everyone, It still should especially to all those who need to access their laptop right away, while being located elsewhere. All you need to do is to download chrome remote desktop app on your laptop, install it. The process is quite rapid and once you set the pin you are done. Now, on your smartphone, repeat the process with play store, download and install the app and then hook it up to your laptop by entering the pin you had created earlier – that’s it, you are now in control of your laptop. This only works if the laptop in question is powered up and running.



  • Data misery: If you find that you are no longer unable to download apps or for that matter even open pictures on whatsapp, then one of the main reason is that you have officially run out of space. Here’s what you need to do, you need to remove cached files as well as apps that you do not use. If you are not sure on how to go about it, just head over to settings in your smartphone, click on settings and check out the storage space. Once your phone has the requisite storage space, you should be able to stream and download videos, pictures and other media files.  You can always get an SD card but the problem is that most apps do not permit installation on the SD card so you may have to shell out for a better smartphone later on.


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