Last Updated on February 12, 2021
Your smartphone device is a little magic box that allows you to do all kinds of different things with remarkable speed and efficiency. From talking to your loved ones, watching movies, and playing videogames to performing work-related tasks, as long as you have internet access, there are almost no limits to what this device that fits in your pocket can do. But are you using your smartphone to its full potential? Probably not even close, which is perfectly normal for the average user. However, maybe there are a few handy features you don’t use because you don’t know they exist. Here are seven tech tricks you will be glad to know about:
1. Improve Zoom video calls
Since the beginning of 2020, the Zoom app has gained extraordinary importance in our lives due to the pandemic situation we are experiencing (in the second quarter of 2020, there were over 94 million Zoom app downloads of the iOS app version alone). So much so that the term zoom call is now used instead of video call – let’s face it, you probably use this new term when you are scheduling an online meeting with your coworkers, right? If you’re not satisfied with the way you look in your Zoom calls due to poor lighting conditions and a low-quality webcam, there’s something you can try! Zoom has a bunch of video enhancement features. One of them is called Touch Up My Appearance that smooths your skin tone and gives you a more polished appearance. You can also adjust for low light conditions and choose a virtual background. Open the Zoom app, go to settings, tap Meetings, and enable Touch Up My Appearance.
2. Improve audio in video calls
Image quality is essential in a video call, sure. But the audio quality is undoubtedly the most important element. That’s where an app like Krisp can help you a lot. It uses advanced artificial intelligence technology to remove background noise and improve the overall audio quality of the calls for yourself and the people you are meeting with. Besides, it is incredibly simple to set up. You have to change the input and output on the audio settings of the app you’re using to Krisp speaker and Krisp microphone, choose the correct microphone in the Krisp app menu, and toggle the Mute Noise option. Krisp is compatible with over 800 apps. The most popular video conference apps include Zoom, Skype, and Google Meet.