Smartphone Myths That Turned Out To Be True

Smartphone Myths that Turned out to be True

by Brian Wallace — 4 years ago in Gadgets 3 min. read

Myths about common things in our have myths as tidbits about them are spread through word of mouth and are distorted as time goes on. Smartphones are a perfect breeding ground for myths as they are common and smartphone “life hacks” are nearly everywhere. Smartphone myths extend to nearly every aspect of your phone from quick fixes to ease of access tips. And since most adults have a smartphone, it’s not hard to see why so many tips have arisen throughout the years.

A few myths about smartphones are: that you can cook an egg with radiation from your phone; this is technically true, you would need 7,000 smartphones to do it, that your phone is dirtier than a toilet seat; this is actually true as Americans touch their phones as much as 52 times a day, spreading germs through each touch, that removing your SIM card will prevent tracking; this one isn’t true as if your phone still has power from the battery (on or off) it could be tracked by the authorities, but you can prevent tracking by simply turning on airplane mode, disabling GPS, shutting down your phone, or removing the battery, and that phones interfere with hospitals, planes, and gas stations;

the FAA doesn’t want to take any risks about planes, so while your phone doesn’t actually interfere with the aircraft it is best to leave it on airplane mode, one study showed that medical errors and injury are 6 times more likely to result from delayed communication rather than interference, so that means that having your phone off in a hospital setting could be harmful rather than helpful, and despite warnings to never use your phone at the pump, cell signals cannot spark a gasoline explosions, though it is still best to heed those warnings and leave your phone in your pocket.

Some of the basics of smartphone life hacks are also not true. Using a screen protector in some cases can be worse than not having one. Today’s smartphone glass, Gorilla Glass, can resist a knife to its surface, but if you drop your phone a lot, or you are going to the beach, a screen protector is not a bad idea. Drying your phone in rice after it falls in water can actually damage your phone than it helps. Rice can only absorb moisture that it comes in direct contact with – and if this method works at all, the starch in the rice can gum up your phone’s sensitive electronics.

What Is at a smartphone?

Your smartphone is composed of various components like an operating system, memory, programs, a browser, and Hotmail. If you think your apparatus for a home, the Operating System (OS) are the base. Different OS, and various variations of the exact same OS, can seem and behave differently!

Before, Cellular phones were Largely about Creating

They had a few pad, an electronic telephone Publication and also a pick-up/hang-up button rather than much Nowadays smartphones provide a lot more — they are Actually fully-fledged computers Which You Can fit on your They could run games and programs, access the Virtually all smartphones today use touchscreen controllers. Rather than having hardware buttons just like before, one Facet of this telephone is taken up largely with a touchscreen Which you control using gestures and taps. There are not any variety switches; when you need to create A telephone, a few pad will pop up on the touchscreen. Becoming Acquainted with a smartphone can take a bit Piece of exercise. However, when you do become comfortable with It, you might Discover That a smartphone can perform over You ever believed possible on a cell phone.

A smartphone can:

  • We can do voice calls
  • We can do video calls
  • Run the internet and browse the web
  • Take photos, and upload them to the www
  • Navigate with GPS if the phone has GPS built-in
  • Play back music and video stored on the phone
  • Manage your contacts and appointments
  • Send emails
  • Play in-built games
  • Run new applications and games downloaded for the internet.

If you ask people about their favorite gadget, 90% or maybe all of them will say that it’s a smartphone. Over the course of time, mobile or gadget has changed from being a luxury to a necessity.

With so many people using mobile and getting tips from various sources, some common myths have cropped up in every average smartphone user’s mind.

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of Now Sourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, and hosts the Next Action Podcast. Brian has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-present and joined the SXSW Advisory Board in 2019.

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