94 entries in Cellular Phone & Smartphone
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tim Ellis Cellular Telepathy spectator names card and then phones person on a business card, person on other end names card
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Gary Ruiz Lorad friend choses any word in a book, later assistant is met or phoned and reveals word, cell phone secretly on
Underworld (Issue 7)
Simon Lovell Waiting for God "God" calls on the performer's cell phone and names card and position
2000 113
Wilson Reed Cell Block spectator chosen and some birthdays added, medium called on cell phone and it divines the spectator and the number
2001 182
David Acer Mitosis two spectators each write down sic digit numbers, add them together, calls that number on a phone, turns out to be magician's cellphone number
Also published here May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card
2003 100
Karl Fulves Mental Fone with idea to use cell phone to code and send picture of spectator
Inspired by
  • Fitch Cheney trick in Math Miracles (Wallace Lee)
2003 305
Michel Huot Cellular Fun three cards chosen, name of first selection appears on cell phone screen, second spectator holds phone over a few cards and it rings over selection, third spectator phones a given number which answers with third selection
2003 25
David Acer Mitosis two spectators each write down sic digit numbers, add them together, calls that number on a phone, turns out to be magician's cellphone number
Also published here 2004 290
Gary Ruiz Crime Seen crime story, six glasses with items, spectators call medium via cell phone who in the end describes the items
2005 399
John Bodine Call Me. No Wait, I'll Call You phone rings during location attempt, selection is seen on phone display, card comes out of phone
2005 44
Neal Thomas A Creature Was Stirring computer mouse on palm, suddenly the cursor jumps around, confederate with cell phone disturbs connection
Prolix (Issue 1)
David Acer Cellular Production
  • Confessions of a Road Warrior
cell phone produced from envelope that starts folded up in small packet
Also published here Nov. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11)
Luke Dancy Cheetah's Cellphones ideas with cellphones
  • Voice recorders
    • Let the selection free, Luke!
    • The sensitive phone
    • Further ideas
  • Camera phones
2006 51
Karl Fulves KF Note three spectators write their cell phone number on a card, cut in two, dealing and spelling procedure, the matching halves come out together again
Inspired byRelated to 2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
Gary Ruiz Much In Common word predicted on phone screen, confederate
Prolix (Issue 4)
Jeff Prace Scribbles of Destiny scribbles on a phone scribble act change into name of selection
Jan. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1)
Jamie Daws Decrypt Keeper divining a cell phones lock code
Feb. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 2)
Paul Spring Add-A-Number iPhone calculator app with result hidden under post-it note is used to generate a number, performer divines it
Aug. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8)
David Acer Cellular Production cell phone produced from envelope that starts folded up in small packet
VariationsAlso published here 2011 3
Joey Vazquez, John Tudor Cellular Production Follow Up phone vanishes again in envelope which is then torn up
Inspired by 2011 7
David Acer Mitosis two spectators each write down sic digit numbers, add them together, calls that number on a phone, turns out to be magician's cellphone number
Also published here 2011 149
David Acer iAces photo of Aces shown on smartphone, one of those Aces turns over and its suit matches selection between spectator's hands, card on photo turns over again and is now selection and spectator has Ace between hands
Inspired by
  • "Snapped" (Cameron Francis)
2011 167
Daniel Garcia Pensamiento elegido (una idea para Iphone) list with names of objects on phone, one is selected and divined, list force
El Manuscrito (Vol. 4 No. 16)
David Gabbay iProduction Box iPhone packaging case used to produce a phone
Sep. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 9)
John Guastaferro iContact magician and spectator think of same person in borrowed iPhone contact list, including varition "Name That Tune"
2013 47
Rajneesh Madhok The 21st Century Wizard profile photo in iPhone contact list reveals card
2013 50
Denis Behr, Friedrich Roitzsch Lie Detector red/black lie detected by phone app
Inspired by 2013 12
G Candy Crush (糖果甜心) Increase the number of lives you have on your Candy Crush app (mobile game)
2014 8
G iCASH (乐悠游) Magician uses a picture of his travel / subway card on his phone to tap and open the train gantry
2014 30
Michael Murray Daylight Robbery cracking the code of spectator's phone
Inspired by
  • Myke Phillips & Salah Aazedine's "iUnlock Your Mind"
2014 62
Michael Murray Cal-Ender divination of a number typed in on an iPhone calculator
Inspired by
  • Kenton Knepper's "Kenton's Calculation" in Peter Turner's "Isabella Star 2"
2014 158
John Guastaferro iContact forcing a name from the contact list on an iPhone
Oct. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 10)
Paul Vigil Photographic Memory taking secret photo of face-up tabled spread to be used for a memory demonstration
2014 52
Mark Fitzgerald Turnabout Magician uses directions from a cellphone directly to the spectator to locate a selected card.
2015 36
Alex Ng Call the Number Deck has numbers written on the back, five random cards chosen, the sum of the numbers matches a prediction. When the numbers are placed together, it becomes a phone number, which when called causes the magician's phone to ring
Inspired by 2015 24
Hanson Chien Power Off (关G) Magician uses shadow to swipe phone, switches it off
2015 3
Karl Fulves Cell Shock spectator writes his cell phone number on ten pieces of paper and mixes the digits up, performer dials number and first gets a funny acquaintance, then the spectator's phone itself rings
The Lowdown (Issue 1)
Number Force with calculator or cell phone
2016 147
Ka Wai Ng 洪金宝 Spectator remembers celebrity's name in a numbered list, magician divines name, needs smartphone notes app
2016 50
Mike Pisciotta Mike's Two-Cents dime and penny on table, spectator holds dime up and phone picture is taken, coin changes into penny in real life and on photograph
Inspired by 2016 4
G iCON (照骗) Magician borrows phone, pulls camera icon out of phone, takes a picture (flash of light appears) with the icon, then places it back in phone. Photo can be found in camera roll
2016 41
G, Hanson Chien Gene (G因) Magician is able to unlock phone using pin number and fingerprint scanner
2016 56
G Posted 2.0 (神预言) Prediction posted on social media
2016 105
G Little Heart (小小心意) Pull a heart off Facebook message, becomes a heart shaped chocolate
2016 116
Jeff Prace Unplugged v2
  • Left-Handed
borrowed earbuds play music without being connected to the phone
May 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5)
Simon Pierro Magic Wipe! "An App by Simon Pierro", wiping away the image on the phone screen with the finger to reveal another image, different applications
July 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 7)
Simon Pierro Instant Digital Magic removing an object on the screen of a smartphone as a real object
July 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 7)
Marc Kerstein The One Thousand and Ten Commandments for Tech Magic
Winter 2017
Quarterly (Issue 5)
Paul Vigil Sympathy (for the Devil) Cards "or Cartas con Simpatia Diabolica"
two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
  • Part 1: My Condolences
  • Part 2: Can You Hear Me Now?
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2017 227
Jordan Gold Siri's Finale siri calls out selection
Feb. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 2)
James Conti Moment of Silence
  • Left-Handed (Jeff Prace)
borrowed iPhone that plays music silences on command
July 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 7)
Michael Pilkey SIRIously Mental
  • Left-Handed (Jeff Prace)
iPhone reveals a chosen song
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
Josh Janousky LexIcon app icons on smartphone spell name of chosen card, stop force with phone placed onto tabled pile during dealing process
2017 15
Josh Janousky IG latest instagram post of performer predicts playing card as well as name and clothing of spectator
2017 32
Asi Wind Double Exposure deck shuffled face-up/face-down, smartphone picture taken of fanned deck, later only one card is reversed on that picture
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2018 63
Daniel Garcia Pressure V.2 phone in balloon, finessed handling
Also published here 2018 28
Marc Kerstein Intro on tricks with the iPhone
2018 1
Marc Kerstein Website Tricks chapter intro
2018 5
Marc Kerstein Impromptu Book Test With Any Website spectator goes to any website on performer's iPhone and remembers a word which is divined
2018 6
Marc Kerstein Bonus Tricks & Making Your Own
2018 11
Marc Kerstein Siri intro to tricks using Apple's Siri
2018 12
Marc Kerstein Siri Knows Your Card card freely chosen, performer's iPhone's Siri sends a text message to spectator with name of card
2018 12
Marc Kerstein Siri Knows Your Coin Tosses spectator tosses coin three times and performer's iPhone's Siri announces the result
2018 18
Marc Kerstein The Shortcuts Widget chapter intro, explains some iPhone functionality
2018 22
Marc Kerstein Initialed Card Prediction card freely chosen, predicted as photo with spectator's initials on performer's iPhone
2018 23
Martin Eisele Vision: A New Era For Card Magic on an OCR app that scans a spread of playing cards
Apr. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 4)
Michael Powers Rising Mistake wrong card rises up, a moment later it's changed into the selection, using Rising Card app for iPhone which mirrors effect
Inspired by 2019 267
Patrick Kun Modern Biddle
  • Left-Handed (Jeff Prace)
biddle trick version, spectator holds the five cards and a photo is taken of him with the fan, then card vanishes from packet and reappears in deck, card also vanishes on photograph
Related to Apr. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 4)
Kyle Purnell Timestamped freely chosen word is predicted in iPhone, timestamped three hours earlier
Apr. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 4)
Louie Foxx Mixtape bands are written on a card, selfie picture taken, card torn up and one band chosen, it is the only one not in mirror image on photo
Sep. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 9)
Leo Reed Keypad to Baldpate with paper pieces with different number codes to unlock phone
Oct. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 10)
Nathan Kranzo Phone Sox phone held to ear, it unrolls and changes to a sock, phone is now in shoe
Dec. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 12)
Steve Beam X-Ray-Ted x-ray photo of hand and selection, with smart phone
2020 195
Curtis Kam, Jonathan Friedman Zooming In photo taken of coin, performer zooms in on photo and real coin becomes jumbo coin
Apr. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 4)
Jason "Jafo" Fields Phone to Pocket spectator's phone is pocketed on the left side and immediately removed from right pants pocket, secret transfer behind back
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part Two)
Jason "Jafo" Fields Phone Bending Illusion optical illusion
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part Two)
Eric Stevens Backspin homescreen of smartphone looks like a swirl after the phone was spun
Feb. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 2)
Michael Pilkey SIRIously Mental iPhone reveals a chosen song
Also published here Mar. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Scott Baird A Tune Ahead three-prediction routine with a musical theme, Siri reveals the last prediction
Inspired by Aug. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Daniel Garcia Pressure v.2 phone in balloon, finessed handling
Also published here 2022 42
Erik Allen Caller I-dea card chosen, wrong card found, selection suddenly appears in message on cell phone and card changes into right one
Related to
  • "The Wizard Goes Cellular" (Bob Miller, Magic, Jan. 1999)
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2001
2022 38
Joshua Jay, Marco Tempest On the iPhone Launch
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2008
2022 732
Felipe Abreu Palm Prick card pulled out of iPhone screen
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2008
2022 736
Gene Protas Ringtone Revelation two cards located with cell phone, it rings above card, gag on second card
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2008
2022 738
Andrew Mayne Spirit Photo president on bill is photographed with phone, photo looks like a ghost
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2009
2022 909
Brett Bishop For A Good Time Call prediction packet turns out to be spectator's phone number, spectator's phone also rings and selection is found underneath
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2010
2022 976
Aljaz Son Coin on Call spectator holds penny up and phone picture is taken, coin changes into dime in real life and on photograph
VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Aug. 2011
2022 1051
Paul Vigil Sympathy (For the Devil) Cards two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
Also published here 2022 1071
Jeff Prace iFlite finger ring appears linked onto headphone cable that is connected to phone
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2011
2022 1080
Joshua Logan Cell Band rubber band jumps from spectator's one hand to the other
  • Cell Phone Version (from one phone to another)
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 2012
2022 1158
Donny Orbit Tattle Too Google calculator found to divine a number
Also published here
  • MAGIC, July 2013
2022 1218
Mark Tirone Time Traveler spectator selects a date on their phone calendar with some calculations done with it, performer then reveals date and week day
Inspired by Apr. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 4)
Josh Janousky Phish spectator makes a note on his iPhone and shows it around, performer divines it
May 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 5)