How to Make Your Phone Stand With Just a Paperclip

Have you ever had issues making your phone stand up while doing things like watching a movie or following a recipe in your kitchen? If you have, you know that leaning it up against books or jars never works — but, thankfully, there's a hack for that! Tiktok user @viiviiana_x shared the solution for when you want to stand your phone up but a PopSocket is nowhere to be found, and all you need is a paperclip.

Firstly, hold the paperclip sideways and gently bend down the larger loop. Then take the curved portion of the smaller loop and gently bend it up. When you place the paperclip down and stand it up, it should resemble a shape similar to a bookend. Put your phone between the large bent loop and the smaller curved loop while being careful that the paperclip's sharp edges do not touch your phone screen. And voila! You have your very own phone stand.