Despite how crazy and hectic life can be these days, everyone has to kill some time eventually. You might be waiting for a bus to arrive or be sitting in the park waiting for a friend – it could be any type of situation. Thankfully, smartphones are lifesavers when it comes to killing time. In fact, if smartphones didn’t exist, people would be bored out of their minds! 

What are the best smartphone activities to do? 

Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past 10 years, you’ll know that there are millions of different websites and apps available on smartphones. Of course, this is great: but there is such a thing as too much choice. 

Therefore, this article is going to tell you all about the very best smartphone activities you can do to kill the time. As soon as you’re ready, let’s begin. 

  • Watch sports 

Around the world, millions of people watch sports every day on their iPhones and Androids. From football to tennis, you can watch every sport imaginable. Football, naturally, is the most popular sport to watch, as the games are nearly always exciting, which makes them the perfect source for passing the time. Plus, the World Cup (2022) is coming soon, which means international football is going to be hugely popular once again. 

There’s a lot to look forward to if you’re an England fan, as the team is currently full of stars like Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho. Plus, Gareth Southgate is the manager, and he’s been pretty successful recently – read more about him here. 

  • Play multiplayer games

When you need to kill some time, you should play some multiplayer games from your app store. Here are some suggestions: 

  • Minecraft
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Clash Royale
  • eFootball PES 2021

Typically, multiplayer games are a lot of fun due to their competitive nature, which makes it feel like time is zooming by. 

  • Organize your photos and videos

If you’re like most people, your smartphone gallery is probably almost filled to breaking point with different photos and videos. But rather than leaving them in a mess, you should pass the time by organizing them into different folders. For example, you can have a folder for all your selfies and another folder for pictures of your loved ones – you get the idea. Depending on your storage levels, it might take a while, but once your gallery is clean and tidy, you’ll feel a giant relief. 

  • Listen to music 

Are you a music fan? If so, you should use your smartphone to stream music. 

You can listen to music in lots of different ways. YouTube is a great source for free music listening. However, if you want access to official albums, you should subscribe to a streaming service like Spotify. This way, you’ll have access to millions of songs at the touch of a finger. 

  • Do some relaxing meditation

You might be surprised that a lot of people have started to embrace their inner buddha. How are they doing this, exactly? Simple: they’re using their smartphones to meditate. 

Here are some meditation apps for you to download: 

  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Ten Percent Happier

You can also use YouTube to meditate

  • Create a weekly schedule

If your life needs a little more organization, you can pass the time by creating a quick (but concise) weekly schedule. It doesn’t have to be complex, either – you can simply make a list of your tasks (Monday-Friday) in the notes app. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.  

Founder, editor, and contributor at Technosoups. Shubham has been a gadget freak since longer than he cares to admit and loves everything to do with technology. He loves to address tech issues​es and write tech how-to's in a way that it can be followed by everyone.