If you’re planning on using your phone as a remote control, you might want to think twice before running a sensor.
In addition to having to get it plugged into a wall outlet, you can also risk losing power, which can have serious consequences for your phone.
According to a report by The Verge, sensors are becoming increasingly common in modern homes, but they’re still a little difficult to understand.
The Verge says sensors are commonly used for such things as remote temperature and humidity monitoring and to control light bulbs.
There’s no evidence to show that a sensor on your device can be used for anything other than controlling a light bulb.
“The idea behind this [remote] control is to turn the lights on or off and the phone can be turned on and off independently of the lights,” one of the article’s authors, David T. Lewis, wrote.
“It’s really easy to accidentally turn a smart light bulb on and it can also cause the lights to be turned off when they shouldn’t be.”
You can read the entire article on The Verge here.