Use Your Phone To See Without Glasses

Our smartphones are incredibly powerful tiny computers, and they’re useful for a lot. This video roundup from the folks at Buzzfeed go over some clever ways to use your phone to get around, see without your glasses, save money at the store, and keep tabs on things you normally lose track of.

Many of these are tips we’ve covered before, like using your phone’s camera to help you find your glasses, putting emergency contact information on your lock screen, and snapping photos of important things like prescriptions. This video condenses them into a one-minute roundup that might give you the motivation you need to actually do some of them.

The clip also offers up a few new useful suggestions, sch as taking a snapshot of a landmark near your hotel while you’re travelling, so you’ll always have a visual reference to help you find your way if you’re lost. Hit play above to watch the whole thing, or click the link below to see it over at YouTube.

12 Genius Camera Phone Hacks You Never Thought Of [YouTube]


  • As a card-carrying over-40-year-old, I routinely use my phone as a magnifying glass to read small print on ingredients lists at the supermarket, and as a flashlight when light is too dim for reading. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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