I remember back when I was in high school and my friend and I discovered that we could switch our cell phones by simply swapping out our sim cards. This was back in the day before everyone was texting like crazy, back before picture messaging, when the only real private information you had on your phone was your Snake score.
And even though it wasn’t necessarily hidden information or a “hack” per se, we were stoked to discover that everyone in our grade could try out a new phone for a week or so if they got bored of their handset. So we did, and it was pretty sweet.
When you find out that something you bought has a feature you never knew about before, it’s almost like you’re getting that thing for the first time all over again. Sure, you might not use the secret feature all that much, but it’s nice to know that it’s there. These folks in a recent AskReddit post were more than happy to share some of the “hidden” features in popular everyday items.
This is definitely a feature tons of people are not privy to.
Libraries – they’re not just for taking out books.
Whiteboard erasers do what?!
When on WiFi, download the maps.
Stoves and stoves and stoves.
Don’t let this airplane bathroom information get into the wrong hands.
Navigate your phone faster.
Free air for all!
As a nerd, I already knew this.
If you’ve got a Lenovo and spill liquid on it – just leave it.
No need to get out of the car.
So many lame videos out there.
A parental life saver.
Swiss army knives do ever more than you thought.
Excel power-users know their stuff.
DIY-ers, take note.
Burnt out flashlight bulb? No worries.
Mute that microwave.
Those reflectors serve a purpose.
Use that alt key.
So. Damn. Useful.
Fob battery depleted? No problem.
Wavy side down.
That’s what that tab is for!
Probably how most professionals “fix” the problem.
Always pay with a credit card if you can.
If you’re going out on your own for the first time, this is your new gospel.
AirDrop is freaky fast.
This isn’t really useful in NJ.
BRB, gonna buy a used CRV.