There are many different life hacks for smartphones on the Internet, but most of them don't work or just harm gadgets. Those who do not want to lose their phone due to a failed experiment should read our article, which contains 5 harmful tips for phone users.
Zoom for camera
Some users suggest using a drop of water as a replacement for a magnifying lens for macro photography. To do this, you just need to drip some water directly onto the smartphone camera lens, and then you can start shooting.
Perhaps such a trick can really work, but there are several nuances here. Firstly, to get the desired frame, you need to maintain a certain position of the gadget (so that the droplet remains on the lens), which will cause a lot of inconvenience. Secondly, water can seep into the camera and leave streaks when it dries, after which you will not be able to take normal pictures.
Charging in a package
Surely everyone got into a situation where it was impossible to charge the phone due to the poor location of the outlet. Some craftsmen suggest solving the problem like this: connect the device to the charger, put it in a bag and hang the entire structure on the charger block connected to the outlet.
At first glance, everything is simple and convenient, because the phone charges, and it does not matter where the socket is. The problem is that the charger box will gradually heat up, causing the bag to melt or even catch fire. To secure your smartphone, replace the bag with a special holder that can be mounted on the wall next to the outlet.
Cleaning the screen
Never use a regular cloth, cotton pads, or paper towels to clean your smartphone screen. These materials will leave fiber particles on the surface of the phone, which can lead to scratches. Sometimes there are tips to clean the screen with toothpaste or lemon juice. However, you should not do this, as streaks may remain on it, and the coating will be damaged.
Also, avoid using makeup remover, glass cleaner and shaving foam, as they contain many corrosive ingredients that can harm your smartphone display. This rule applies to any products that contain alcohol. Microfiber cloths and specialty electronics products are suitable for safe cleaning.
Lamp from the phone
On the Internet, there is often a life hack for tourists, in which it is proposed to turn on a flashlight on a smartphone and put a plastic bottle of water on it. This really makes it possible to build a bright camping flashlight that easily illuminates the entire tent.
However, it should be borne in mind that the load pressing on the smartphone can damage the gadget. In addition, it is easy to flood equipment by accidentally knocking over a container of water. To protect yourself from loss, make sure the bottle is securely closed and do not place your phone underneath it. It is better to attach the gadget to the side using an elastic band or rope. However, do not forget that using the flashlight for a long time will quickly drain the battery.
Back in 2013, on a Japanese forum, information appeared that the iPhone can be charged in a microwave oven in literally 20-30 seconds. Many users did not believe this, thinking that the news was launched by some joker.
However, there were also those who decided to check the dubious life hack. It turned out that, at best, an experiment with a microwave discharges the smartphone even faster, and at worst, leads to damage and even an explosion of the gadget.
If you find another dubious smartphone life hack on the Internet, do not rush to use it. Any advice should be checked first theoretically, because in practice they can harm not only your gadget, but also you.