Your phone can be an equally powerful tool to stay oriented and connected with loved ones back home, but there are some things you need to do before leaving that will help keep your time abroad safe. Here's our top five pro tips for using a smartphone overseas wisely!
How to use your phone like an expert when you're in another country: What to do (and what not to do) is outlined below:
Your smartphone is an essential part of your daily life, but when you go on vacation in another country it becomes apparent how much information and services we rely upon. Be prepared for the game-changer that comes with leaving home by following these tips (and avoiding these mistakes).
Do: Disable data roaming and clear your data consumption statistics.
Before you get on that plane (or train) to leave the country, make sure both your phone and data are off. This prevents costly overages from happening when in foreign countries without access to Wi-Fi or cellular towers - so if it's not already turned off for some reason beforehand, do yourself a favor: stop what you're doing right now and turn them both completely OFF!
Before you leave, reset any data usage graph monitoring to make sure that all of your information won't continue to be used while traveling. You can also see what is currently using up bandwidth by looking at an instant history rather than daily ones if needed for quick troubleshooting during emergencies before leaving home