Extra uses for your phone camera

Mostly all phones now have a camera available to take photographs or record the world around us, the vast quantity of content being created on smart devices can be overwhelming, from family pictures to funny moments occurring throughout the city, phones got us closer to everyday happenings and allowed us to share our ideas throughout the internet.

But there are extra uses for your phone camera, you can get the most out of your cell phone by pairing it with cellular accessories or using your camera in one of the following ways.


A dash cam brings you several benefits, including having evidence in case of an accident, preventing insurance fraud or simply having the ability to record your vacation trip . Pair up your phone with one of the available apps like “AutoBoy Dashcam” which has some useful features like auto deleting old dashcam video files and you have an extra use for your camera when hitting the road.

Baby monitor

Baby monitors can get expensive if you buy a separate system to keep your little one checked. Grab an old cellphone that has a camera and download one of th e apps like “Dormi – Baby Monitor” to take advantage of that old camera in your unused cell phone. A baby monitor will bring you extra security and comfort knowing that you can keep track of your baby sleeping patterns and any emergencies that may surface.

Live translator

Want to quickly translate a portion of text without having to change your smart device’s keyboard to input different characters from a foreign language? Take a picture and translate it faster.

The Google translate app now offers the ability to take a picture of text, highlight it, and get an accurate translation in an instant, really useful for when you’re on a trip or on an international restaurant and have to quickly translate something from the menu.

Scan documents

While you are not going to get the quality of a dedicated scanner, cell phone cameras have improved greatly and offer impressive resolutions, now you can scan printed text, photographs, and more. In the past this was a problem since the resolution of the phone camera was not that great and text was not readable or details were not noticeable in photographs, but with the advance of the smartphone technology we can scan a wide variety of documents.

Store Business cards

Business cards are still used to trade information between business partners, it is not easy to save the cards and recall where you have left them, but taking advantage of an app like “CamCard” makes everything easier. These apps take advantage of your phone camera to capture the card, store it and have the ability to exchange the cards with others, this is more efficient than storing the cards on a card holder or your wallet.

Now you have a couple more ways to take advantage of your cell phone camera or that old cell phone that has been laying around your home and found no use for.


About the author.
A technology enthusiast, Matthew is always looking for ways enhance life with gadgets, mobile apps and the like. Since childhood he has embraced technology and follows  the impact it has in our lives, he currently writes for Cellular Barn, a company dedicated to the mobile accessories industry.

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