5 Things You Can Learn Through Your Phone


Technology has brought infinite information to our fingertips. Here are 5 things you can and should learn through your phone.

If you have ever entertained the thought of expanding your skill set, there has never been a more favourable moment. You may have access to hundreds of learning resources that have been uploaded online by professionals, and you can pick and select which ones are the most beneficial to your education using your smartphone.

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Smartphones are a fantastic piece of technology. You have the world at your fingertips, and there’s a whole host of things you can do on them, from playing games, streaming videos on YouTube, chatting with your friends, or even learning something new.

Notebook with cup of coffee and cellphone
Learn anything using your phone.

They say, “every day’s a school day”, and with your smartphone, you can learn anything you want, whether it’s how to cook, how to write, and much more!


Learning a language is one of the most challenging but most rewarding things you can do. Being able to peak to someone in another language not only helps you when you’re trying to get around on holiday, but it also helps you relate to them on a deeper level.

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Learn languages and translate using your phone.

If you want to start your language learning journey, there’s no better resource than your smartphone. You can access many websites full of vocabulary lessons or even download specialist apps to help you learn.

Duolingo is one of my favourites, as it teaches you how to read, write, speak, and listen in different languages, all while making learning more fun!


After a long day’s work, it can be hard to come home and find the motivation to do more than sticking a frozen pizza in the oven or using UberEats. But if you’ve ever dreamed of making gourmet meals at home, you have the best resource in your hand!

Man with a phone searching for a recipe
Find recipes and learn cooking.

Many websites give you step-by-step instructions on how to make delicious meals in under 30 minutes. If reading isn’t your thing, why not check out the enormous library of videos that not only tell you but show you how to make the meals you’ve been dreaming of?


While most of us think we know how to write pretty well, there’s always room for improvement. Most of us will have forgotten the grammar lessons we learned at school, and spellcheck has made us forget how to spell some of those complicated words.

If you want to improve your writing skills, apps like Grammarly show you in real-time where you’re making mistakes and help pick up any grammar errors. There are plenty of other apps that gamify the learning experience, turning your once boring spelling and grammar lessons into a fun 10-minute game. 


“Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it” – if you don’t want to end up repeating the mistakes of your ancestors, you can learn about history on your smartphone. There’s a wide range of resources available to you, whether you want to learn about World War II, the Middle Ages, or even Ancient Egypt.

Podcasts about history are posted daily, and there are lots of websites that have pages of information on everything you’d ever want to know about the past. When you’re learning about ancient history for the day, you can take a break while remaining in the historical mood with an Egyptian-themed Book of Dead slot game or any other historically themed game.

Playing an instrument

Who among us hasn’t picked up a guitar and thought of ourselves as the next Jimmy Hendrix? The allure of rock and roll stardom drives millions of us to pick up and play an instrument. Unfortunately, when we do, we realise it’s tough and end up putting it back down again very quickly.

Close up of earpiece with cellphone on guitar
Close up of earpiece with cellphone on guitar

However, with your smartphone, you can access a range of tools to help you learn. Thousands of videos how you how to play your favourite instrument, apps that teach you the musical theory and proper techniques, and many sites that teach you how to read music.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new skill, there’s never been a better time. With your smartphone, you can access thousands of learning resources posted by experts, so you can pick and choose the ones that help you learn the most.

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