6 ways to use your smartphone productively

Everyone using smartphone because it saves a lot of time.

when it comes to using smartphone productively it becomes a big problem.

You always think of it using easily, but the moment when you take the phone in hand.

The notifications starts to pop up and your mind starts to wander over Facebook, Instagram and other social media apps.

Have you ever had a thought to how to get rid of it and start being productive with your smartphone.

It is not hard that much as you feel, Once you start to become habitual you will be better at using your smartphone.

I am not going to talk about that do not use your phone for limited amount of time or limited amount in a day.

Instead, I will tell you how to use it effectively when you use your phone.
so you can save your quality time on the go.

Use smartphone productively:

1) Turn off notifications:

Seriously! do you need this to turn off?

Yes! I suggest strongly.

Why? then How will I know about whats going on with that app?

You can turn it off for the specific apps that are you are not intended to use.

Nice isn’t it! So you can stop that notification alone and concentrate what you want to do.

You can do that by visiting settings and apps section where you can find the list of apps installed on your smartphone.

Tap into it and check the notification settings for particular app, and leave unchecked the status bar, screen lock , and top reminder or you can even turn off the enable notification alone which will stop notifying from the app fully.

See the reference image below for better understanding.

How to use your smartphone productively
Settings to turn off notifications for particular app

2) Use your Google keyboard well

We type all the times to communicate.

When it comes to sharing something we usually launch our browser and share things as much as fast.

Instead of using browser you can Tap the G symbol in your Google keyboard and get started to type what you are searching for and share it as image or link within seconds,i think that is real quick.

Even you can use translate your texts while chatting.

How to use your smartphone productively
Google keyboard options

3) Send offline WhatsApp message

When you are in home or office your smartphone is connected with internet.

And you will be using mobile data to send when you are not using WiFi.

But what if you aren’t available with these two options and you forgot to send the texts that you thought to send.

That’s where the use of sending offline WhatsApp message comes in.

It is not any app or scheduler, just send the message as usual and your messages won’t be delivered until your phone gets connectivity.

So what is the productivity here?

Instead of Scheduling your works to text after getting connected with WiFi, you can type and send, it will deliver once your smartphone gets a proper internet connection.

4) Bigger display fonts:

How about using your phone very closer every-time and that leads to your eye issues.

Even one of my friend eyes got affected with blue violet light from the phone and he is now wearing eye glasses.

The point is he is not a specky guy and all blame goes to his smartphone and using it inappropriate time.

BBC news also stated that 2000 people under the age of 25 checking their smartphone 32 times a day which leads to risk of eye damage.

That’s really huge.

So what can be done?

One way to stop risk of your eye damage is to start keeping your phone in a particular distance to your face with reduced brightness in your phone.

In that way you can escape from your smartphone light rays at-least 50%.

Second way to Keep bigger fonts in your display settings so that you do not have to keep your smartphone close to your face.

Bigger fonts leads to keep your phone at good distance from your face.

Third way is to stop using it in inappropriate times?

What is inappropriate times?

When you get a time to sleep and you use smartphone that leads to severe damage which is more stronger than in day times.

Because at night times your smartphone will spread a beacon of light to your face.

And that’s how my friend became a specky guy.

So its up on you to stop using it at night times.

5) Get notified again:

When you receive a notification and you used to click and visit the app.

But what if you pushed it away and you can’t get the notification from your notification bar again but you really wanted to get the same notification page on the app.

Its not that hard to get notified again.

When you pull your notification bar you will get the notification log in your bottom of the screen.

In the left corner you will see a timed notification icon from there you can access your notification logs to get to the same page of the app.

6) Save Whatsapp message

When you read some forward messages in whatsapp you will find that it too informational.

After some days its hard to find out those messages, because you are not sure the group name to find.

so what can be done?

Once you see such an informative posts do bookmark which is provided in format of star.

It is available once you long-press the message in whatsapp.

Also
Ryan Dube from makeuseof.com suggests on how to use your smartphone effectively

So that’s of for now, do check this post regularly which I will update in future instead of making new article with the same name

Did I miss anything productive ways to use smartphone ?
You can comment below and share your way of using smartphone in a productive way.

WhatsApp add new feature for group admin

As this is a regular one we always receive an unique feature from whatsapp a platform owned by facebook.

So what feature we are going to receive by this time, its more control to group administrators.

Yes, now WhatsApp group administrators can control what user posts in group.

This feature is especially to prevent users to stop spam the group. this feature is called as

Restricted group

Once group admin turned it on users will not be able to send any form of messages including

Texts

Images

Videos

Audios

Documents

GIFs

including their location.

All you can do is only read admin messages, its moreover become like telegram channel.

So how to text in the group especially then ?

All you have to do is send the message by using message admin button, once they approved the message it will get published in group.

This version is now available only in Beta whatsApp testers.

soon we see this to all android and iOS users.

How to Play YouTube Videos with Screen Off

YouTube, we are all aware of this name.

There are hardly any who haven’t visited the YouTube to enjoy their desired videos.

There are millions of videos available on YouTube which can help or can entertain you easily.

The vast ocean of videos on this platform makes this system one of the best-used video platforms.

Over the time this platform has grown extensively with all kinds of videos and as we all know YouTube has given birth too many starts.

Many use this platform to earn and promote their products.

From Movies, funny videos, music videos even you can watch tv series online without registration right here.

YouTube itself comes loaded with different useful features where you can select your desired video quality and can even save them.

But there are some problems with YouTube like, you can’t play YouTube videos with your screen off.

So here in this article, we will share out how you can play YouTube videos with your screen off.

The process is very easy and many are using this method.

Now below we will list out the step by step process which will help you to play YouTube with off screen.

Now let’s have a look and find out the ways.

Steps to Play YouTube videos with off screen

Listed below are the easy steps to play your desired YouTube video with your screen off.

For Android:

Screen off play youtube video
Firefox Android

To do that first you have to copy the URL of your desired video from YouTube.

Once you have done this now you have to open the Firefox browser from your Android running device.

Now on your Mozilla browser app, you have to paste the link and switch it to the desktop mode.

Now as you have done this process play your desired video and off the backlight you will notice the video is still on and it is playing smoothly.

For iOS:

Now let’s check out how the IOS users will do it.

For them, the process is almost same.

You need to go to YouTube and then copy the URL of your desired video.

Once you have copied the URL, paste it in the safari browser.

The video is been played in the safari go back to your home screen and you will see the video stopped.

Now to start the video again you have to swipe so that the control center comes and then there will be the play option click on that to start the audio.

Now here if you off the backlight the audio will be still on.

The most advantage of this process is here you do not have to go for any kind of download of software.

Just follow these simple steps and you are done with the process.

The above steps include both the IOS and Android process which is very effective and works well.

But unfortunately, this process can’t play any kinds of saved videos.

For rooted device:

Rooted Android Device
Rooted android device

If you have rooted smartphone device with the Xposed frame work installer, then the process of playing videos in the background or with backlight off becomes easy.

With the help of the Xposed module, things get very easy for the YouTube lovers as they can now easily play YouTube videos in the background.

The system is so advanced that if any update is given from YouTube the Xposed will find out a way to tackle the update and provide you with a background play of the YouTube.

The most advantage of this video is you can even play saved videos with the backlight off.

But to use this system you have to root your device and this system is only meant for the android users.

So these were some of the steps which will help you to play your desired video on YouTube even if you shift it to backlight off.

There are many who have used this system and have given positive feed backs.

The process is trusted and many have tried it.

Most importantly the process is very easy to follow so you do not have to worry.

Now it is your turn go ahead follow these easy steps and play your YouTube videos even if your system is on backlight light off.

 

Top 5 Best iOS Apps That iPhone User Must Have

This the guest blog post from Debdeep Biswas, Founder of ChromeTechny

So basically, most of the smartphone users love to try new apps in their Smartphone.

A lot of developers come with their innovative and useful apps.

But to be good, for the iOS user, there are 2.2 million available apps in Apps Store.

So, do you think all of them can be used? Obviously not.

Make yourself free for finding the best apps for your iPhone, as this post is totally related to your concern.

Just like Whatsapp Java is very important for feature phones to use WhatsApp Messenger, these top 5 iOS apps also much needed for your iPhone.

Smartphones are smart but these become smarter with best useful apps.

Owning an Apple device?

Then it’s time to look top 5 best iOS apps that an iPhone user must have on their device.

I will list out some of the best apps for your Apple smartphone so that, you can enjoy the most useful apps on the iOS device.

Top 5 Best iOS Apps

iPhone devices are very popular for its iOS consistency and reliability.

Its iOS operating System is also well known for mass availability of good apps.

Among these good apps, I have found some of the best iOS apps for you.

Let’s dig into the top 5 best iOS apps for your iPhone or iPad.

snapseed:

When it about best photo editing app then personally I would pick Snapseed.

This app is powered by Google, which is available to download for free from the App Store.

Being a free app, this app doesn’t contain any ads.

Nevertheless, it includes all the important editing option for better retouch of your images.

Lots of photo filters, color correction, text addition, selective edit, facial correction etc. These features are very useful if you are selfie lover.

As this is free to download, you must try it and I am sure you will use it for most image editing purposes.

1password:

In this heavy internet era, we use many platforms to get connected with other online users.

Generally, we need to sign in and have to remember our profile for all of these platforms.

As passwords are sensitive, we have to set a strong password.

For many random platforms and random passwords, we couldn’t remember all of the passwords.

So, here is 1Password app for you that can memorize all passwords of you.

And further, there will be no trouble of forgetting a password, as 1Password will be there to remind you.

So, if you one of the having lots of passwords for various accounts and online profile then this is a must have app for your iPhone.

Waze:

Though, Google Maps and Apple Maps are already dominating in the mapping class.

But Waze also not behind impressing its users.

Some unique features of this app make it one of the top 5 best apps for the iOS device.

It shows you the best route for tripping, notifies traffic camera and police, cheapest gas station, accidental prone area and much more.

The app is free to download from App Store so, download it right now for your iPhone.

Spotify:

No need to ask if you are a music lover or not, as all of us love listening to music.

Enjoy millions of music with Spotify music streaming app.

This is again one of the best pick apps for iOS users.

Holding millions of soundtracks in its library Spotify is a heaven destination for true music lovers.

Make your own playlist, find your favorite artist and songs in this apps.

This highly popular music streaming app is free to download, which makes another positive sign for downloading the app.

So, get it now for iPhone or iPad and feel the world of music with this music beast app.

Swiftkey:

Using the same keyboard could be boring after a time, as mostly we spent time chatting or texting with friends.

Why not you try Swiftkey? If I’m not wrong it could be a better experience than Apple Keyboard.

This keyboard app can memorize your typing and auto suggest it further.

Swiftkey comes with many cool themes to change the way of look of your keyboard.

Besides pro like features, it is free to download for your iOS device, which you can download from Apps Store.

As said, best iOS apps make your iPhone smarter and useful.

So, download all the mentioned Top 5 Best iOS Apps That Every iPhone User Must Have.

By downloading these top apps for iOS, the experience would be more fun with it.

Let me know, if you have any favorite apps for your iOS device by commenting below in the comments section, I will be happy to know that.

WhatsApp may stop work for android, windows and iOS

Yes! it is true, WhatsApp may stop work.

And it has been officially announced by WhatsApp.

Since we using Whatsapp service for last 7 years, we received a lot of features from status to pinned chats and audio calling to video calling.

What is the need of this announcement from Facebook?

From the day we started using WhatsApp it is also providing maximum safety for protecting our smartphone data from crackers.

Due to some security reasons, WhatsApp says that we couldn’t provide updates for some devices in Android, windows, blackberry, including iOS too.

Now let’s see in detail about the reason.

WhatsApp may stop work

What’s the main reason:

When the WhatsApp launched in 2009, the mobile phone technology was different.

Most of the mobile phone had Symbian and Blackberry operating system.

But now the entire scenario is different.

Today 99.5% of mobile phones are powered by Windows, Android and Apple.

Why it may stop work:

In upcoming years WhatsApp will be announcing lot more features for multiple platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, which make the WhatsApp run without any trouble.

But the old technology mobile devices does offer the technology with some limitations.

So it is not easy for WhatsApp to provide the release for old technologies based mobiles.

WhatsApp has become essential in our life for communicating with people around us.

Facebook recommend upgrading to newer Android, Windows, iOS device before the end of 2016.

Even though the date has already passed.

Facebook extended its support up to June 30, 2017, for Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10, Nokia s40 and Nokia Symbian s60.

Which devices are out of the game:

  • Android 2.1 and 2.2
  • Nokia s40 and Nokia s60
  • Blackberry OS and blackberry 10
  • Windows 7
  • iPhone 3GS/iOS6