Did you know you could check your remote’s batteries with the camera on your phone? Did you ever think of keeping a visual log of what you’ve lent to people using your phone? Check out these smart ways to use that camera on your phone for more unique ideas.
1. Grocery Store Prep
Before going grocery shopping, snap a picture of the inside of your fridge. That way, when you’re shopping you can quickly see what you already have at home!
2. Lending Catalog
If you lend stuff to your friends, keep a photo record of it. This way, you’ll not only remember what you lent but to whom you lent it.
3. Reliable Maps
Instead of trying to keep Google maps running on your phone for your whole trip, just take a screen shot of the map. That way if you lose service, you won’t lose your directions.
4. Dry Cleaning Reminders
Take pictures of your drying cleaning tags so you can access the numbers even if you lose track of the ticket.
5. WiFi Passwords
Take a photo of your WiFi info to always have your password information close at hand.
6. Car Locator
If your parking in a large, crowded parking lot and are worried about finding your car again, take a picture of a nearby landmark as a reference point.
7. Hotel Locator
That landmark trick works just as well for remembering where your hotel was too.
8. Return to Owner Info
When you get a new phone, write down all your important contact information on a piece of paper and take a picture of it. That way, if you ever lose your phone, your return-to-owner info will be saved on it. When you travel, make the picture your phone’s lock screen photo.
9. Prescription Catalog
Take pictures of your prescription bottles, so you will always have the prescription info handy even when you don’t have the bottle with you.
10. Ring Size Estimator
If you are trying to determine someone’s ring size in secret, try snapping a photo of them holding an object you can measure. You can estimate their ring size based on that.
11. Check Batteries
If you aren’t sure your remote’s batteries are working, point it at your phone and snap a picture. The infrared of the remote’s sensor will be detectable by your phone’s camera.
12. Homework Transportation
If you don’t feel like carrying your text books everywhere you go, try taking a picture of your assignments and leaving the book at school. You can see your assignment in the picture.
13. Moving Box Organizer
Labeling boxes “kitchen,” “living room,” etc. at least gets those boxes to the rooms they need to be in, but if you take a picture of the contents of each box, you’ll be able to find exactly what you want that much more quickly.
14. Haircut Hacks
Love a new haircut? Take pictures of it from every angle, so your hairstylist has a visual example of exactly how you want the cut to look on you when you go for a trim.
15. Help Authorities ID Your Kids
It’s easy to get separated at amusement parks, so make sure you take a picture of your kids right before you get there. You’re pictures will be accurate down to their socks and will help security locate them that much more quickly.
16. Improvised Glasses
It’s hard to find your glasses when you need them to see, but for near-sighted people your phone’s camera can help you locate them!
17. Space Photos
If you have a good telescope, you can use that and your phone to take awesome moon pictures.