What to Do with Your Phone When You’re Bored (Fun Ideas)
The smartphone is one of the most incredible inventions of the 21st century.
13:22 17 June 2021
At the swipe of a finger, it can transport you into a digital world like no other – you can video call with a relative who lives 10,000 miles away, watch virtual concerts, learn about your friends’ lives through social media, and so much more.
It’s fair to say that phones are the ultimate boredom killers. Whenever you have a moment where you need an injection of entertainment or fun, phones are here to save the day.
With that said, here are some of the best activities to do with your phone when you need it the most.
Multiplayer online gaming
Right now, online gaming is huge. There’s no better feeling on earth than playing a game where you can team up and play against other people from different cities and countries.
You might be a fan of first-person shooters or RPGs – whatever your preference is, there’s a multiplayer game available for you.
iPhones and Androids provide users with App stores with endless games in them. If you open your app store, you’ll be able to browse through the most popular multiplayer games (which means the one with the most players). You can even search by genre if you’re looking for something specific. Right now, ‘Among Us’ and ‘Pokémon GO’ are insanely popular, so you should give them a try – you’ll never be bored again!
Haircut tutorial videos
The recent pandemic has led to many people learning new skills at home. One of the most common areas men and women have focused on is cutting their own hair.
That’s right, self-haircuts are super popular in 2021. Although the thought of doing this is alien to most people, you’d be shocked by how easy it is. It doesn’t matter whether you have long, luscious hair or even a mullet like Rihanna – cutting your hair at home is easily achievable through learning and practice.
The best way to do this is through watching haircut tutorial videos on YouTube. There are plenty of channels for this, such as ‘Tips for Clips’ (intended for men who like skin fades) and Britnee Alexus (a beauty blogger who regularly uploads easy-to-follow haircut tutorials).
Reddit is incredibly underrated when it comes to smartphone entertainment.
If you don’t know what Reddit is, it’s a social news discussion website filled with ‘subreddits’. Subreddits are forums dedicated to specific topics – and there is pretty much every topic imaginable on Reddit.
For example, if you’re a fan of cringe videos, there’s the ‘r/Cringe’ and ‘r/Cringetopia’ subreddits.
If you like funny and wholesome content, there’s ‘r/Funny’.
Check out Reddit and spend some time searching and browsing the different subreddits. You can then make an account and join in the discussion with the millions of other users on there.
Watch cute cat and dog videos
Lastly, a classic – cute cat and dog videos. Who doesn’t love them?
YouTube and Instagram are the homes for cute cat and dog videos.
Just a quick search of the tags ‘#cutedog’ or ‘#cutecat’ on Instagram will bring you endless videos to keep you smiling and entertained. Plus, if you’re an animal owner yourself, you can upload videos to your own profiles – other users will be sure to like and comment on them.