Those born after 2000 probably don’t think about smartphones as the veritable miracles they are. They don’t realize that cell phones did not exist for most of the 20th century, and their capabilities were cruder. Now, nearly everyone has a tiny computer in their pocket, and even if they’re far from home, they can do a wide variety of valuable things almost instantaneously.
Let’s look at a few of the more exciting and interesting things that your smartphone can do. Whether you have an iPhone, an Android-based model, or something else, you should never feel bored while you have access to this fantastic device.
- You Can Post on Social Media
- You Can Find a Date
- You Can Call for a Ride
- You Can Check Your Email and Text Messages
- You Can Listen to Your Music and Play Games
You Can Post on Social Media
Some people don’t understand social media’s use. It’s true that social media has both positive and negative impacts, but as long as you don’t feel bad when you use it, you can get a lot out of it.
Depending on your age and interests, you can utilize Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram, and many more. This can be your community, the place where you check in with real-life friends, as well as your virtual ones.
You can talk to them about where you are and what’s happening in your life. You can also converse in real-time about things like sports, politics, or whatever else interests you.
You should definitely watch out for social media experiences that don’t seem fun anymore. If you feel that people are bullying you on social media or that it’s doing more harm than good, it’s fine to take a break or delete your profile. Mental health professionals will tell you the same thing.
You Can Find a Date
You can use your smartphone to peruse some dating apps. You might try Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid, and many more.
You can use different ones, depending on whether you want a physical hookup purely or whether a long-term relationship interests you. You swipe left or right, and when you meet someone who you seem to vibe with, you can decide whether you want to meet up with them in real life.
You can FaceTime with them or use a similar function if you’re not sure yet whether you want to meet them in-person. Make sure you get to know them a bit before you meet. Also, if you’re feeling unsure about how safe a meeting is, you can always let a friend or family member know where and when you’re meeting someone.
You Can Call for a Ride
Many people also use apps like Uber and Lyft to call for a ride when they need one. This is one of the gig economy’s nicest features. So many people can make money driving for these platforms, and you can safely call for a ride if you’re in an unfamiliar neighborhood or city.
You can rate your driver, and they can do the same for you. You might have a pleasant conversation while they’re taking you to where you need to be. It’s often much more convenient than public transportation, though it’s more expensive.
You’ll often find that it’s worth it, though, especially if it’s late at night and you’ve had some adult beverages. Why try to find the nearest train station or wait for a half-hour for the next bus when you can call for your very own private ride?
You Can Check Your Email and Text Messages
You might also use your smartphone for work purposes. Many individuals have jobs these days where they’re never completely off the clock. Your boss might need to get in touch with you at any moment, and you can use your smartphone to check for a vital email or text message.
You can also send a response text or email, even when you’re on the go. This way, if a big merger falls through or there’s some other company news that can’t wait, you can find out about it and respond in record time.
You Can Listen to Your Music and Play Games
You can also use your smartphone purely for entertainment purposes. You can listen to a whole music catalog of your own favorites or you can listen to a radio station that plays the hits you like. You can play games that have far better graphics than most big-money gaming systems did twenty years ago.
The more you play with your smartphone, the more fun and useful things you should discover that it can do.