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Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Guest Writer


5 Things To Remember When Traveling With Your IPhone

While travelling, you’ll more than likely have your iPhone with you to keep in touch with the rest of the world, check your e-mail, listen to music, talk to friends and what not. You might even use it to find local entertainment where ever you’re travelling to, or use the GPS feature to help you out should you ever become lost. The iPhone will take care of you but you have to take care of it as well. Here are 5 things to remember when travelling.

Disable Data Roaming

If you have data roaming enabled, and you have a lot of applications that send information over the internet, then you might be in for a real nasty surprise when you get the next bill. I only suggest using this if you absolutely have to and to keep it off otherwise at all costs.

Not Expecting Any Phone Calls? Turn On Flight Mode

A lot of people don’t like to be interrupted or bothered during their vacation so one easy way to prevent this is to turn on Flight Mode. Whether you’re backpacking through Europe, on a tropical beach somewhere or whatever you’re doing, turning on flight mode will refuse to let calls come through for when you don’t want to receive them. Not only that, but flight mode will also make sure your battery doesn’t run completely empty so that should you need to make an emergency call, you can.

Turn Off Your Voicemail Before You Leave

If you’re abroad, then there are some carriers that will charge you for any voice-mails that you receive or to receive them period. If you’re abroad, you could be charged an international rate and believe me when I say, a lot of these are not fun rates. It’s best if you turn the voicemail feature off so you don’t get them and you don’t have to deal with it. For UK customers, it’s relatively easy, all you have to do is dial 1760 to turn it off and then when you want to turn it back on, just dial 1750.

Get Google Maps Information Before Leaving The Country – If You Go Abroad

Something people never think about is that you can actually browse your area in Google Maps prior to arriving there and then you’ll have it in your cache. This means you aren’t going to require internet access to load the area back up and to look around. It’s best if you do this with the street or hotel you’ll be staying at but this is just one helpful tip before travelling that’ll give you an idea of the area and map that you’ll be staying in.

For Fun – Get Or Purchase An Offline Translation Application

Especially if you’re going abroad or to a place in the states that has a lot of people that speak a different language. There are many different applications that serve this purpose such as the app ‘iTranslate’. You have the option of purchasing a paid version which will include an offline version, it’ll include a lot of phrases, vocabulary and generally it will perform much better than the free version. The free version will still serve its purpose and will still work fine, but you aren’t going to get as much of the language as possible with the free version.

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