4. Set it in manual mode
As mentioned before, your phone can double up as your DSLR, which means there are settings in there that you can toy with for the perfect shot. Learn to adjust your settings manually, so your shot is customized perfectly to suit you. You can adjust settings such as the shutter speed and ISO. A lot of Android and iOS phones have manual settings meant for the finicky photographer.
5. Stabilize your shot
Find a stable surface, once you find your subject for the photograph. Stabilise your shot wherever possible, even if your phone has the optical image stabilization settings, as it allows you to use a much longer shutter speed and lower ISO settings without your hand creating problems with regard to the sharpness or clarity of the photo.