With April 1 fast approaching, it's a good time to unlock the practical joke potential of the Samsung GALAXY Note II.

You may not have realised it, but there is an abundance of joke apps on Google Play that allow you to have a little bit of fun with your handset.

Whether it is having a laugh at the expense of others or giving yourself a cheeky little giggle, the potential for copious amounts of hilarity is only a few S Pen strokes away.

So, in no particular order, below are 10 of our favourite joke apps, the ones that you would be a fool to be without…

Audio Blaster

Audio Blaster Prank

Free

There is something about annoying noises that seems to upset even the most mild-mannered of people. Audio Blaster Prank plays on this with wonderful consequences.

The idea of the app is rather simple: essentially it emits a strange, high pitch sound that will have dogs from miles around barking. It's not something you want to listen to often, I fact it will annoy everyone (and thing) in a room but that's all part of the fun of the app.

A simple start and stop button is all the Audio Blaster Prank offers, but this means that it is even easier to start the sound without everyone around you thinking it is you. Annoying yes, but when it comes to a bit of fun, its pitch perfect.

Whoopee Cushion

Whoopee Cushion Pro

£0.69

It's good to see that the classic practical joke, the whoopee cushion, has survived throughout the years and is now very much part of the digital world. This app allows you to prime a whoopee cushion sound on your phone and gives you a number of options to make sure you don't get caught out.

There's a timer, so you can leave the room while the 'cushion' sounds. A motion detector will make sure the app goes off when someone moves and you can even have it to sound detect – so, it will go off when someone speaks. A brilliant app, which is sure to cause something of a stink with your friends and family.

Crack Your Screen

Crack Your Screen

Free

There is nothing worse than cracking the screen of your phone. Thankfully, with Gorilla Glass 2 on board, the chances of this happening with the GALAXY Note II are slim-to-none, but you can still make people believe that you have been a clumsy so and so, with the Crack Your Screen app.

Simply load the app up and you can choose a number of 'cracked' styles, all of which will make anyone around you think that your phone is in a bit of a state. The look on people's faces who genuinely believe you could do something so horrid to your lovely Note II will be worth it, trust us. All in all, it's cracking stuff.

Fake Call

Fake Call and SMS

Free

Sometimes you need a phone call to get you out of a sticky situation. Just staring at your handset isn't going to make it ring but Fake Call and SMS can, and it can also make it look like you have famous friends to the people around you.

The app allows you to play a neat little trick on both friends and family. It can send you fake phone calls and text messages to make it look like you are a lot more popular than you actually are in reality.

You can also assign famous names to these calls to make it look like you are being phoned by the President of the United States or maybe someone a little more realistic, like the 10th runner up of X Factor. However you use it, it's an app primed for some fun times.