Smartphones have been around for quite a while now. The gradual shift from feature phone to high-end 4G smartphones has been quite a journey. And since the inception of the smart technology, life has been easier for all. One important thing that has become easier and smoother is our travel. There was a time when planning your travel used to be a task in itself. Technology has indeed made the planning and execution of our travel plans easier. Here are a few tips, tricks and smartphone accessories that can make your travel smoother:
- Save battery as much as you can
With a lot to capture and a lot to do with our smartphone, we often run out of power and can find ourselves stuck in tough situations. To avoid such moments, we can customize our smartphone to some extent. If you are using a 4G smartphone, make sure you switch off your mobile data when not in use. This can help save battery for long. Also, make sure the brightness of the screen is low. While charging in a rush, charge your phone in airplane mode to enable faster charging.
- Use the best of Maps
Google maps are a lot more useful than you think. Apart from navigating your way through unknown roads, you can also save useful locations like the hotel you’re staying in or a restaurant you wish to try later on, simply by dropping a pin. With the latest update, Google maps have also made it easier to locate where you have parked the car. You can also use an offline version of maps and download the location you wish to explore.
- Smart Accessories
Mobile accessories play a vital role while you are traveling. Make sure you create a list of accessories needed on the trip, like Power bank, Selfie stick, headphone etc. These accessories can make your travel smoother and help you capture the fun just right. Also, you should keep a check on the accessories and crosscheck with the list time and again. You don’t want to add on to the number of earphones lost, do you?
- Tackling emergencies better
Emergencies are a part of travel preparations and one should make the necessary arrangements to tackle the same. Our smartphones help us do it better. While you’re traveling, you can set your screen wallpaper as your emergency contact details so that the person helping you doesn’t struggle with a locked phone. This might also help in case you lose your smartphone.
- Put your camera to best use
The camera is perhaps the most used features in our smartphones and maybe one of the primary reasons people moved on from feature phones. But it can be put to a lot more uses than capturing personal moments and taking endless selfies. Use your smartphone camera to keep important details handy. Capture your passport number, the street address of your hotel, your baggage tags, visas, boarding pass and so on. This will reduce the hassle and also make things/places easier to find.
We hope with these travel hacks, your next trip would be a bit less complicated and a lot more enjoyable. Happy traveling!