Configure the hardware of your mobile device

While we all know at least something about the possibility to configure the systems of our mobile devices, many of us are not aware of the options existing for boosting the hardware of smartphones. This article will show you some ways.

Is it possible to boost the physical capacities of your smartphone?

Every mobile device needs some sort of setup and configuration to have a seamless experience, even though the need for this setup is decreasing with ever-evolving technology. Almost every modern devices come in pre-configured with everything you need to get started other than your user account and your network. Although these modern devices do need not any further configuration other than the necessary ones, you still may need to configure them to an extensive degree based on your company’s needs. This may not be true for the individual user but they can as well.

You can extend the capabilities of the hardware and install any apps you want. Yet, you do need to set up the network connection, configure Bluetooth devices, configure e-mail accounts, enable synchronization, and so on. On top of these, you have tons of add-on options at your disposal. Let’s take a dive into them.

Expansion options for Apple

Apple is a cool device but it offers one of the least expansion capability smartphones out there. Almost all Apple devices are limited to proprietary devices and cables. Both the iPhone and the iPad have always used a single proprietary port to charge their devices and rarely connect to a few external devices. For instance, the connection of a USB AC adapter to charge the device.

Apple’s iOS devices, almost all the time, use a proprietary lightning connector but things are changing, and so did Apple and they support USB Type-C industry leaving the devices open to a wider range than before. Both the iPhone and iPad allows you to project their screen to other multimedia device like a projector. This gives you a seamless experience, for instance using a Keynote program. This multi-media connection requires a separate adapter.

Expansion Options for Android

Almost every Android device out there offers an extensive degree of connection and expansion range. Almost all of these Android devices allow you to use microSD slots to add that extra storage.

Most modern Android devices use USB- Type C or micro-USB ports to charge your phone and expansion. You may occasionally stumble upon a full-fledged or a mini-USB port. Some of the older devices using Android uses their proprietary connector but most of them are tablets. Note that, if you have a tablet, you can generally connect it to an external monitor like a big screen or projector, typically through a Micro-HDMI port or connector.


The final way mobile devices manage to expand their physical capabilities is using wireless, often using Bluetooth. Looking back, traditionally, expansion of the mobile devices via Bluetooth refers to the use of a headset, mouse, keyboards, speaker, etc.

For instance, Apple offers external peripherals to add to their iPad. You can add an external Apple keyboard and use it the way you would use a desktop or laptop with a keyboard.