Sunday, January 31, 2016

Top Emergency Phone Hacks

We live life through our cell phones in our modern society. At our fingertips is the ability to communicate with almost any individual throughout any point during the day. Whether it is through a traditional cell phone, or a top of the line smartphone, there is no denying that they hold an important place in our lives. If one happens to accidentally leave their phone at home during the day, most would say that they feel lost without it.
So when it comes to situations where we actually need our phones the most, such as critical emergencies, looking up directions or needing important information instantaneously, what happens when you have no service, or have no battery supply left? All hope is not lost: take a look at some of the excellent phone hacks that could help you out when you might need it the most.

Hidden Battery Reserve
Did you know that your cell phone actually has a hidden battery reserve? If your battery is about to die, try pressing the keys *3370# and you will suddenly have up to a 50% increase in the amount of battery life. This reserve will be recharged the next time you plug in your phone, so it is not just a one-time reserve. Give it a try the next time you are running low!

Overriding for Emergency Hack
If you are ever in a serious situation, and you find that your cell phone has exited the service or coverage area, call “112”, which is the world-wide emergency phone number. It will reach out and find the nearest cell phone coverage service and allow for emergency contact.

Charge Your Phone with a 9 Volt Battery
If you do not happen to have a power source for your phone, have no fear! All you need is your car phone charger, a key and a 9 Volt battery. Plug your phone into the car charger, then place the end of the car charger on the “+” or positive side of the 9 Volt battery. Take your metal key, place it in the “-“ or negative side of the battery, and tilt it to make it touch the metal end on the side of the charger. Your phone will immediately start charging, and very quickly at that!

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