In this post, we're going to show you a few ways to increase your productivity while using your phone ... all without downloading a single app.
Organize your applications:
If you haven't arranged the app on your smartphone yet, you can try to do so. An organized system makes finding and using applications so easy. The best place to start this activity is to organize your most-used apps so that they appear on your phone's home screen. You can track your less used apps from one screen to the next. If you feel like it, you can organize similar apps by usage, such as social media and games.
Use voice commands and dictation:
Are you making full use of your phone's voice-activated features? Depending on the functions of your smartphone, you can schedule meetings and send text messages just by speaking to the device. You can also use email dictation, draft blog posts, brainstorm, note-taking, and more. These features can be especially useful if you're not typing on your phone very quickly.
Delete applications that you no longer need or use anymore:
You probably have at least a few apps on your phone that you haven't touched in weeks or months. Why waste your precious time (and storage space) constantly searching these items? Take a few minutes to browse through the entire app collection on your phone. Which apps should remain and which should be removed? Besides removing apps from your phone, you can also make sure to delete the corresponding apps from your computer or other backup device.
Headphones as a Productivity Tool? Sure! When the noise level in your immediate surroundings becomes too high or you want to have your hands free while working, headphones can save your life. Plug in your favorite pair of earbuds or headphones to listen to music or podcasts while commuting by public transport, block out background noise or make a hands-free phone call.
Disable status updates:
While phone status updates and alerts can be helpful, they can also be distracting if you're trying to get your job done. Consider disabling alerts from some apps so you don't get distracted with each new update.
Set a timer or alert:
Do you lose track of time when you check your email, log into Facebook or text with a friend? Stay on schedule by using your phone's timer function. All you need to do is set the timer for as long as you need to. You can even set multiple timers or alerts if you like multiple reminders.
Temporarily disable the connectivity settings:
You don't need to be connected to the internet or to telephone services to use your smartphone. Depending on the device and applications you're using, you can still browse your calendar, read the downloaded e-book, or listen to music. So, if you are tired of constantly interrupting your work, temporarily turn off your internet or dial-up connection.
Perform regular system updates:
Does your phone keep freezing, a bit buggy or otherwise making you nervous? If so, you probably spend a lot of your day trying to get things right. Keep your smartphone in top condition by regularly updating it to the latest versions of the application and system. To prevent potential data loss, please back up your device before updating.