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How to Prepare Your Phone for Travel from karenminton's blog

One cannot do without phones when traveling. Whether you are traveling to the suburbs or going on an international trip, you need your smartphone for navigation, schedules, booking reservations, etc. However, you need to make a few tweaks on your phone, before you embark on your journey. Here’s how to make your phone ready for travel. 

  • Update the software

When you travel, your phone must be updated. By installing all the recent updates, you will not only get more features, but your phone will also become more secure.

iPhone users need to open Settings, tap on General and select Software Update. android users need to go to Settings, tap on System and select System Update.

  • Control Date and Time Settings

In case you are traveling through time zones, then it can wreak havoc with your smartphone and its apps. Ensure that, before you embark on your journey, the Date and Time settings are configured to Automatic. Or else, you need to change the settings to the new time zone manually.

iPhone users need to go to Settings, tap on General and select Date and Time. Android users need to go to the Settings app, tap on System and select Date and time.

  • Set up digital wallets

You will have to pay for cabs, lodging, food, etc. when you travel. Set up your smartphone to make these payments, and make traveling more convenient. Mobile wallets are very secure. If you have an iPhone, then go for Apple Pay. Just open the settings app and tap on Wallet and Apple Pay. You can then add your bank cards and set up Apple Pay Cash. Android owners can use Google Pay or Samsung Pay. Just download the app and set it up on your device.

  • Currency Conversions

In case you are traveling to another country, you may want to monitor your spending. Currencies differ from country to country. Thankfully, using your phone’s personal voice assistant, you can convert currencies easily and quickly. There are also several currency converter apps that you can download from the app store.

  • Add an Emergency Medical Card

Keeping an emergency medical card when traveling is an absolute necessity.  In case of a medical emergency, doctors can find out your personal medical details from your medical card. If you set up a digital medical card on your phone, then it can be accessed even when your phone is locked. Android users need to go to the Settings app and tap on Emergency. After that, select Emergency Information and tap on Add information to input all the details.

  • Use a Password Manager

When you are busy enjoying your vacation, you may not want to worry about having to remember all the different passwords. Well, just get a password management app and keep all your passwords stored in a secure and encrypted vault.

  • Protect the Data

When you are traveling abroad, make sure you have only the data that you need. You should not carry confidential data when traveling. Also, make sure that you are using encryption services.

  • Mobile Passport

Do you want to speed through the US customs? If the answer is yes, use the Mobile Passport app. this authorized app will work wonders if you have the US or Canadian passport.

Sourec  :- http://www-mcafeeactivate.support/blog/how-to-prepare-your-phone-for-travel/

Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.


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