You’ve had your smartphone for a solid six months, you think you’re used to it, but you decide to do some exploring, anyway. During your time searching for features that you didn’t know about, you notice that you hardly knew anything about your phone, and you haven’t been using your phone to its fullest capabilities. You’re not the only one that this has happened to.

Smartphones are truly incredible technological items. They are capable of performing so many functions, many of which never get taken advantage of. With so many features to learn about and use, isn’t it about time you started maximizing your smartphone experience? Here are some amazing things that you can do with your smartphone:

Make Some Coffee

As soon as you wake up, instead of having to walk all the way downstairs to start your cup of coffee, you can start your coffee maker from your bed. There are apps and programs that will allow you to control small home appliances from your smartphone, no matter where you are. This can make your life more convenient, save you a lot of time and make your mornings go a lot smoother.

Turn Your Lights Off

When you leave your house and you remember that you forgot to turn your lights off, you get that sick feeling in your stomach, realizing that you’re going to have to pay a small fortune for your energy bill. If you’re a smartphone owner, you won’t have to worry about that anymore. Apps are available to let you turn your lights off from your office, car, or anywhere you get service. With a smartphone, you will most definitely improve your delicate energy management.


If you have a wireless signal, you can use your smartphone to videochat with anyone across the world. The facetime and skype apps have made it possible for you to see and talk to the ones you love, no matter where any of you might be. It has never been easier for you to connect with those you love when you’re far away from them.

Start Your Car

This comes in handy on days when the weather is extreme. When the weather is cold, you can start your car up from afar and get it nice and warm before you have to hop inside. When the seasons change and the outside temperature begins to climb, start your car and crank the air conditioning so that it feels better when you get in it. Even if the weather isn’t hot or cold, you can turn your car on and get it running, so that you can just sit down and start driving.

Go Swimming

I don’t recommend going swimming with a smartphone, but with some of the latest smartphones, like Sony’s Xperia Z, are able to go underwater for up to 30 minutes. Some of the older smartphones weren’t able to go under water for 30 seconds without suffering major damage, so if you like to spend time in the water, this phone is probably the one for you.

About Author: David Glenn is a home improvement expert. He occasionally freelance writes about home security and DIY home repair. He’s also knowledgeable about topics like how to improve social presence and building a reputation online.