When it comes to memorable experiences, nothing beats having a good adventure and travelling to new and unfamiliar places. When going to these interesting and wonderful places, it is always best to come prepared.
Along with your clothes and personal belongings, you must also have your phones and other devices prepared for the journey ahead. These things include bringing SD Cards for your pictures and unlocking your iPhone.
There are also some little tricks that you could use to get the most out of your device. To help you out, here are some iOS features that you should have while you travel.
Unlock your device
One of the first things that you have to do before you go to another country is to unlock your phone for travel. Doing so allows you to be able to use your phone while out of the country. Most mobile networks would not be able to work outside of the country, and sometimes doing so would be costly. Getting an app to unlock your phone would allow you to use a network that is present within the country that you are visiting.
Use messaging apps
Contacting people through text or call in a conventional manner may not be ideal due to the long distance costs of various mobile networks. Instead of relying on their services, you can use messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, or Telegram.
These apps would only require a WiFi connection, which is present in a lot of venues abroad, like hotels (which they would allow you to use for free in most cases). This is a more cost-effective way of contacting people and allows you to avoid any charges using a mobile network within the country you are in.
Use your maps offline
When you are going around, it is best to make use of Apple maps. Apple maps can help you find the places you need to go so you can be sure you are going the right way.
Though you can use WiFi to be able to check extra details, you can also use your maps offline. Using your maps offline would enable you to save more power since your WiFi has been turned off. The iPhone also has a compass option, which helps make sure that you are going in the right direction.
Make use of the screenshot feature
Like most tablets and smartphones, the iPhone has a screenshot feature that really comes in handy during most situations. By using this feature, you can save images that contain important information, like the schedule of your flight, your hotel room number, and even your travel itinerary.
The good thing about this is that you don’t need WiFi to view these important details.
The iPhone is a versatile device that has numerous features that really comes in handy. By using these features, you are guaranteed to be able to travel safely, while keeping in touch with your friends and family.
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