How to Scan Old Photographs Using Only Your Android Smartphone

Ever wanted to digitise your old photograph collection for yourself or friends and family? We’ve researched 3 of the best ways to scan your photographs and save and share them online using free apps and in built features available on your Android smartphone.

1. Take a photo

The first option is a simple one. All you need to do is take a photo of your photograph using the camera on your phone. Depending on the quality of your camera and the lighting, it may take a few tries to get a perfect snap of your picture in sharp focus without any glare or reflections. But once you’ve mastered it, you’ll have the image saved to your gallery for you to edit and share as you would with any photo taken on your phone!

  1. Open Your Camera
  2. Place the photo on a flat surface in bright, evenly lit room
  3. Hold your phone directly over the image, taking care to hold it parallel with the photo
  4. Take the photo and edit where needed

2. Use the PhotoScan app by Google

Available on both the Google Play and Apple Stores, this advanced scanning app that digitally scans your image just like a printer would, giving you an exact enhanced copy of your original photo. It works similarly to the ‘Scan Documents’ feature on Google drive and the Notes app on iPhone but it’s specifically designed for photos and works perfectly every time. With this app, you can also crop and edit your images to make them even better than the original, altering the colour, adding filters and text and even sharing them instantly on social media or messaging apps. Best of all, it’s completely free!

  1. Download and open the Photo Scan app on the Google Play Store
  2. Place your photo on a flat surface in a bright, evenly lit room
  3. Hold your phone directly over the image, parallel to the surface and press the white button
  4. Trace the 4 white circles to scan the photo and, once complete, view the final scan to check for imperfections
  5. Crop and edit as needed

3. Scan Documents in Google Drive

Though built to scan documents, you can use this feature to replicate your photos with one tap. Though this feature does seem to take on the faults of scanning your photos with your camera or a document scanner, it can take a few tries to get right depending on the angle or lighting. I’ve tried this a few times, each attempt with different results. But with a few tweaks to the settings, I managed to get a decent scan of the image that I could screenshot and save just as I would with the Notes app on an iPhone. Of course, as you’re already in google drive you can save the image straight to your online storage, reducing the risk of losing the copy on your phone over time and letting you label images and organise them into folders for the perfect digital library.

  1. Download the Google Drive app and open
  2. Select the Scan feature and allow drive to take pictures
  3. Place your photo on a flat surface in a bright, evenly lit room
  4. Hold your phone directly over the image, parallel to the surface and press the capture button
  5. Title the image and save it to your Drive in your preferred folder
  6. Edit the image in your gallery and share using google email, social media or messaging apps of your choosing

These apps work across all up to date handsets connected to the internet so you can scan and share wherever you are either to your phone or to Google Drive.

Check out the video below to see how these features work and if you’re looking for more quality smartphone accessory news, reviews and handy tips, head on over to our YouTube channel for daily content!


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Chloe is the Video Production Executive at Mobile Fun, creating all video content for the Mobile Fun YouTube channel. Outside of work she can be found playing video games, crocheting, reading books and watching a lot of movies.

Best Samsung Galaxy A51 Covers

With the 7th February rapidly approaching, the Samsung Galaxy A51 is soon to hit the UK, bringing a unique camera look, latest performance and design technology. At Mobilefun we are proud to deliver a large range of covers, suiting every need and aspect you desire for the upcoming A51 Smartphone.

The range itself consists of Carbon, Clear, Flip, Hard, Leather, Protective, Silicone, Thin, Tough and Wallet cases each lending their own features and aspects to freshen up and prolong your A51’s lifespan. Follow this link to check out our whole Samsung Galaxy A51 case range available now!

In this blog i have rounded up the Best Samsung A51 covers and segmented them into 3 sections. These covers have been selected through thorough testing by our team as well as the coverss being top rated from previous phone models.

Official S-View Flip Cover Case – White

This case is straight from the Official range in white. The S-view flip cover not only protects your A51 front to back, but it allows you to see every incoming notification as well as the time, date and battery information, all on the front through the use of the S-view link between the Samsung products.

The S-view design is a cool neat flip case that can hold credit cards on the front, making it more useful than a normal cover.

Stay protected whilst still having full use of all ports and controls of your A51. The S-view cover has precise indents so that each button is easily accessible as well as the ports being exposed as needed.

Stay up to date with technology as this case allows for wireless charging to take place whilst in use with the A51.

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Official S-View Flip Cover Case – White

Official Silicone Cover Case – Black

Another Official product creeps into the best covers for the A51! This time it is a simple silicone design that wraps around the A51. As with all official cases, access to the ports and buttons are not hindered, with the silicone cover, there is extended areas that act as the buttons when pressed. This cover allows for easy QI wireless charging even when in use.

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Official Silicone Cover Case – Black

Ringke Fusion X Design Tough Case – Camo Black

Not only does this cover pack a sweet camouflage design, it packs a 2 part poly carbonate casing that withstands all clumsy mistakes. The Ringke Fusion X case is military-grade proven with the drop tests from our team at Mobilefun. The buttons are easily accessed despite the bulk protection layers. The buttons have their own guided pads that will act as the buttons when pressed by the user.

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Ringke Fusion X Design Tough Case – Camo Black

Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case – Brown

Want style provided through great value? this Olixar leather-style case is something that will compliment your A51’s life span as well as your fashion. Not only is this a flip wallet ccover that can store your credit cards, but it can be used as a side on stand for when you are watching movies and are feeling too lazy to hold your A51 upright! The leather style does not add extra bulk so your A51 still feels slim and sleek as it came brand new.

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Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case – Brown

Olixar Sentinel Case & Glass Screen Protector – Black

2 in 1 is always a nice phrase when purchasing products, and it is especially nice when you get a glass screen protector as well as a neat cover for your A51. Each compliments the other as your A51 will be protected from all sides! The simple design of the Sentinel case really compliments your A51 as well as increases the grip when handling the device. Slim and lightweight, this Sentinel case is a must have accessory in an everyday life scenario.

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Olixar Sentinel Case & Glass Screen Protector – Black

Thank you for taking your time to read this blog! if you have any queries, please leave a comment below and have a sweet week!

Top 5 Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

There’s always going to be gadget out there that fixes a problem or makes your life more convenient, but to save you scouring the internet searching for that ultimate device, we’ve compiled 5 objects that we think will make your day to day life much easier.

Whether it’s compacting your massive key chain into one simple fob or giving you a cup that will never tip over, there’s going to be something in the video below to make things run just that little bit smoother. Check out our video here to see what we have in store or head on over to our Youtube channel ‘Mobile Fun‘ to watch more quality smartphone accessory news and reviews!


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Chloe is the Video Production Executive at Mobile Fun, creating all video content for the Mobile Fun YouTube channel. Outside of work she can be found playing video games, crocheting, reading books and watching a lot of movies.

Best Samsung Galaxy A71 Cases & Covers

Best Samsung Galaxy A71 Cases Blog

In December 2019, Samsung unveiled their update to the popular Galaxy A70. Aptly named the Samsung Galaxy A71, this new mid range A Series device comes with a host of upgrades including the latest Android 10 operating system and a new chipset, the Snapdragon 675 from Qualcomm.

Featuring a 6.7″ super AMOLED screen which uses Samsung’s Infinity-O technology, the A71’s most notable updates are camera related. The back of the device now includes quad-cameras; a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, 5MP macro camera and a 5MP depth camera. This welcomed upgrade results in a a stunning camera experience.

With a new device launch comes a new selection of cases & covers for the Samsung Galaxy A71.  To help you out, we’ve suggested five of the best cases available for the A71.

1.  Official S-View Flip Cover Case

 

Official Samsung Galaxy A71 S-View Flip Cover Case - Black

One of Samsung’s longest lasting designs with a small update, the S-View Flip Cover is perfect for viewing notifications, thanks to a cut-out window on the front cover. Not limited to just notifications, the case allows you to view the time, battery life, incoming calls and even messages without having to open the case.

The flip design of the case ensures all-round protection against scratches and impacts for the A71’s display. The updated design features a card slot on the interior, great for carrying a credit card, ID, train tickets or anything else of a similar size. Also available in white.

2.  Olixar NovaShield Bumper Case

 

The NovaShield from Olixar is the perfect combination of minimalist style and protection. The clear hard plastic back is perfect for keeping your Samsung A71 protected, whilst showcasing of the new and unique prism effect found on the rear.

For enhanced protection, the NovaShield incorporates a flexible bumper with air cushioning within the corners. This cleverly designed case absorbs impacts and dissipates the force away from your phone, ensuring your new Galaxy A71 is kept in pristine condition.

3.  Official Samsung Silicone Cover Case

 

Official Samsung Galaxy A71 Silicone Cover Case - Pink

Add a touch of colour with the simple and stylish Official Silicone Cover Case from Samsung. With enhanced grip thanks to the the soft silicone material used, the case retains an overall slim and lightweight design. Furthermore, the soft silicone material ensures durability.

Featuring a raised lip around the front of the case, your A71’s display will be protected when placed face down. Additionally the case is great for protection against knocks, drops and scratches. Available in Black, Blue, Pink and Silver to match the original colours of the Samsung Galaxy A71 range.

4. Olixar Sentinel Case & Glass Screen Protector

 

Olixar Sentinel Samsung Galaxy A71 - Black

The Sentinel from Olixar is a full-cover 360 degree solution, combining a slim yet tough case with a tempered glass screen protector.

Finished with a hybrid brushed metal and carbon fibre design, the eye-catching Sentinel case provides protection against drops and impacts. The inner pattern of the case has also been thoughtfully designed to help dissipate shock and heat.

The addition of a tempered glass screen protector makes for a great value for money solution and ensures your Galaxy A71 is completely protected.

5. Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case

 

Olixar Leather-Style Samsung Galaxy A71 Wallet Stand Case - Brown

Stylish and functional, the Olixar Leather-Style Case provides great front and back protection for the Samsung Galaxy A71.

The case features two interior card slots, ideal for carrying valuable cards including payment cards, ID, train tickets and more. Additionally this case has a convenient stand function, great for watching videos and movies when you’re on the go.

Available in black and brown.

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Thanks for reading this article – we hope you found this article useful! If you’d like to see a wider range of cases and covers which are available to order now, please click here. Thanks again!

Best Budget Wireless Earbuds for 2020

We’ve compiled our best recommended wireless earbuds to help kick start your new year that won’t break the bank. From great sports compatible buds to stylish, invisible and completely wireless options, you can get the best companion accessory to your smartphone for under £15!

Check out our video below to see all of our headphones in action or head over to our YouTube channel for more quality smartphone news and reviews!


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Chloe is the Video Production Executive at Mobile Fun, creating all video content for the Mobile Fun YouTube channel. Outside of work she can be found playing video games, crocheting, reading books and watching a lot of movies.

KSIX Truebuds True Wireless Earphones | Airpods Alternative

Always wanted a good set of Apple Airpods but don’t want to pay the price tag? KSIX have developed a decent pair of low cost true wireless headphones with their Truebuds Wireless Earphones. They follow the same look and feel of Airpods apart from the red and blue indication lights on the pods themselves and inside the case. Of course, the sound quality won’t match Airpods to be exact but for what you get and the low price, it’s a great alternative to have.

Check out the video below for our review and overall look at the headphones and don;t forget to check out our Youtube Channel Mobile Fun for more great video reviews and smartphone news!


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Chloe is the Video Production Executive at Mobile Fun, creating all video content for the Mobile Fun YouTube channel. Outside of work she can be found playing video games, crocheting, reading books and watching a lot of movies.

Ultimate Guide to Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Cases

Following on from the success of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung are back once more with a folding phone, this time around with the Galazy Z Flip due to be announced in February at the annual Unpacked event.

If you’re thinking about upgrading to this exciting new handset then you’ll likely be after a case that protects this exquisite folding phone without compromising on its sleek and highly functional design.

We at Mobile Fun are proud to offer the entire Official Samsung range of cases for the new Galaxy Z Flip, as such we’ve rounded up all of the available options, analysing them in detail to help aid your purchasing decision.

Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Cases

Genuine Leather Cover – Black

Made from high-grade genuine leather, this official cover in black provides the perfect way to protect your new Galaxy Z Flip, while Samsung’s unique folding design and multiple screens shine through. The leather finish really adds a touch of sophistication for a premium look and feel, without any unwanted bulk or weight making it ideal for everyday use.

Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Genuine Leather Cover – Black

  • Price – £99.99
  • EAN – 8806090267260
  • Part Number – EF-VF700LBEGEU

Genuine Leather Cover – White

Just like the previous option, the Genuine Leather cover in white looks and feels fantastic in-hand, thanks to the premium materials and construction. All screen remain accessible at all times, while the case guards the phone’s sleek body to provide you with added peace of mind when using such a delicate new device.

Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Genuine Leather Cover – White

  • Price – £99.99
  • EAN – 8806090267253
  • Part Number – EF-VF700LWEGEU

More for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Unfortunately Samsung will only be releasing two official case options for the Galaxy Z Flip, but there will be more choice from brands such as UAG, Olixar and more in the coming future, all of which can be seen below.

  • Shop for all Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Cases
  • Browse all Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Cases
  • Browse all Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Accessories

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How To Connect your iPhone 11 Pro Max to your TV

Have you ever wondered how you can project your beautiful 6.5 inch iPhone 11 Pro Max screen onto a bigger tv screen or monitor of choice? Tired of having to huddle up on the sofa with family and friends to watch the same thing? Then this is the blog for you, find out how to connect your iPhone 11 Pro Max to your TV in a few simple steps below.

1. Lightning to HDMI adapter

The Go-To option is using a Lightning to HDMI adapter.

  1. Simply plug the lightning connector into your iPhone 11 Pro Max.
  2. Plug the HDMI cable into the adapter
  3. Plug the other end of the HDMI into your TV.
  4. Plug your lightning charger cable into the adapter

Congratulations, your iPhone 11 Pro Max is now projecting your whole screen onto your TV!

Need an adapter? We have you covered! Buy the exact same 4smarts Lightning to HDMI 4K Adapter, used in the below video, from us for an affordable £17.99.

It was as easy as 1,2…3!

 

See our YouTube video below for a bigger perspective on the process and result:

Airplay2

Go wireless with Apple’s AirPlay2! If you have an Apple TV or a TV or monitor that supports AirPlay2, you can mirror your iPhone 11 Pro Max’s display to your TV screen. Whether you want to watch movies, play games or simply increase your perspective when browsing the internet, have it show up on your TV.

  1. Simply plug the HDMI cable of the AirPlay2 box given to you by Apple, into your TV
  2. The box works as a wireless bridge, simply swipe up from your iPhone 11 Pro Max and open the Control Center
  3. Tap the AirPlay button and connect with your TV
  4. Relax and enjoy your brand new mesmerizing experience!

Lightning to VGA adapter

 

Your TV may not have a HDMI port, but fear not, VGA is almost always going to be an option for even the older TVs and monitors. Lucky for you, you can get your hands on a Lightning adapter which works exactly like a HDMI adapter with a few negatives. VGA doesn’t support the same resolutions as HDMI which results in a lower quality video transfer quality, so if HDMI is available, make sure you make use of its high quality through-put!

 

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How To Connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV

How To Connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV

Learn how to quickly connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV with this one simple gadget. We’ve all come to a point where we’ve wanted to view content from our iPhone’s on a larger display, whether that be on a TV, monitor or even a projector. This cost-effective Lightning to HDMI adapter from 4smarts solves that issue!

4Smart Lightning to HDMI Adatpter

 

Connecting your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV or Monitor

Connecting your iPhone 11 Pro is quick and simple, allowing you to be setup within minutes.

  1. Plug in the Lightning end of the adapter into your iPhone 11 Pro
  2. Insert a HDMI cable into the adapter
  3. If you’ve not done so already, plug the other end of the HDMI cable into a HDMI port on your TV or monitor. HDMI ports are typically found at the rear of TV’s and monitors.
  4. Plug in your iPhone charger into the lightning port to provide power to the adapter.
  5. Sit back and enjoy content including videos, photos, games and more from your iPhone 11 Pro on the big screen.

Additionally the 4Smarts HDMI to Lightning adapter has a number of useful features including supporting both 1080p and 4K resolution, meaning you can watch videos with crystal clear clarity. Furthermore the adapter allows for pass-through charging, allowing your iPhone 11 Pro to simultaneously charge whilst streaming.

Check out the video we created below for your to watch!

Wrapping up

We hope this article answered your question on how to connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV, monitor or projector. Be sure to check out further useful articles by clicking here!

How To Connect your iPhone 11 to your TV

How To Connect Your iPhone 11 to Your TV

Learn how to quickly connect your iPhone 11 to your TV with this one simple gadget. We’ve all come to a point where we’ve wanted to view content from our iPhone’s on a larger display, whether that be on a TV, monitor or even a projector. This cost-effective Lightning to HDMI adapter from 4smarts solves that issue!

4Smart Lightning to HDMI Adatpter

 

Connecting your iPhone 11 to your TV or Monitor

Connecting your iPhone 11 is quick and simple, allowing you to be setup within minutes.

  1. Plug in the Lightning end of the adapter into your iPhone 11
  2. Insert a HDMI cable into the adapter
  3. If you’ve not done so already, plug the other end of the HDMI cable into a HDMI port on your TV or monitor. HDMI ports are typically found at the rear of TV’s and monitors.
  4. Plug in your iPhone charger into the lightning port to provide power to the adapter.
  5. Sit back and enjoy content including videos, photos, games and more from your iPhone 11 on the big screen.

Additionally the 4Smarts HDMI to Lightning adapter has a number of useful features including supporting both 1080p and 4K resolution, meaning you can watch videos with crystal clear clarity. Furthermore the adapter allows for pass-through charging, allowing your iPhone 11 to simultaneously charge whilst streaming.

Check out the video we created below for your to watch!

Wrapping up

We hope this article answered your question on how to connect your iPhone 11 to your TV, monitor or projector. Be sure to check out further useful articles by clicking here!