Phone Tips While Traveling
Before heading to your vacation destination, you can eliminate a few stress factors and focus on the fun part.
· Plan ahead: Two of the most popular online video services, Netflix and Amazon Prime, both let you download movies to your device. Grab all your kid’s favorites for your next trip.
· Check services you already have: Extra-long security lines at airports coupled with very iffy airport Wi-Fi with sometimes massive dead zones are leaving travelers particularly frustrated. Look at travel programs like airline loyalty programs to get some VIP treatment. Credit cards sometimes offer premium Wi-Fi too.
· Monitor and limit app usage to avoid huge data charges: Apps like Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook all see upticks through extensive usage. Control your data in the app’s setting. You can set how much data the app can use, and you can prevent photos from loading in your feed until you’re on Wi-Fi.
· Charge your phones faster on Airplane Mode: If you’re low on battery life, put your smartphone on Airplane Mode to cut down the time needed to charge it.
· Use your phone as a GPS tracker: Google Maps has a cool feature that lets you share locations in real-time, so you can see where your travel companions or kids are. This is an awesome safety tip for parents of slightly older kids who might want to do their own exploring.
· Be more mindful: Decide before you leave to change your behavior. Put down your phone and unplug. Take that walk on the beach without bringing your phone. Your phone will thank you too.
Tips provided by Andrew Moore-Crispin, Director of Content at Ting Mobile.