1. KEEP YOUR KIDS OR FRIENDS INSIDE ONE APP (ANDROID)
On Android Marshmallow, go to Settings, Security and Screen pinning – when activated, you can ‘pin’ apps from the multitasking screen, so the app can’t be left without a PIN. Handy for lending your handset to other people.
2. USE YOUR IPHONE’S LED FLASH FOR NOTIFICATIONS (IOS)
You can have your iPhone’s LED light flash whenever a notification comes in as an extra way of alerting you to new activity: from Settings, choose General then Accessibility and then toggle LED Flash for Alerts to the on position.
3. ACCESS ANDROID’S HIDDEN SAFE MODE (ANDROID)
Android has a hidden safe mode (like Windows) where third-party apps are disabled, which is useful for troubleshooting. On stock Android, Bring up the Power off menu with the power button then long press on it.
4. CONTROL YOUR COMPUTER WITH YOUR PHONE
A host of apps, from Spotify to YouTube, have some kind of remote control functionality built in. If you want overall control of your laptop or desktop, take a look at the likes of Unified Remote and Alfred.
5. CHANGE THE KEYBOARD (ANDROID AND IOS)
Both Android and iOS now support the use of third-party keyboards, which can do everything from add extra emojis to apply some neural network processing power to your phone’s autocorrect feature.