Here Are 16 Useful Phone Hacks While Travelling

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Traveling around with a fully charged and functioning smartphone is our dream, but one reason or another, we are always short of our dream vacation and more often than not, a lack of smartphone access is the reason behind it. Here are 16 useful hacks on how to make the most out of your smartphone while traveling long and short distances:

1. Take numerous screenshots of relevant parts of map and turn off your location services and mobile internet to conserve battery.

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2. You can also use offline map services like City Maps 2 Go and OsmAnd.

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3. Always keep a battery pack or charging case with you even if charging stations are nearby.

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4. Take a picture of your fridge to keep track of what groceries you need.

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5. If you are in habit of misplacing your phone from time to time, put your name and emergency phone number on the background to help a good samaritan find you. It can also help you in case of an accident.

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6. Switch to Airplane Mode while charging.

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7. Use VOIP apps like Skype and Viber to your advantage and avoid making long-distance international calls. You can save many bucks from here.

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8. Keep all of your information in one place like in an app or your phone notebook. You don’t have to waste luggage space for it.

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9. The USB port on the back of most public TVs can be used to charge your phone if you can’t find your charger

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10. Take several snaps at once to have your perfect picture.

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11. If you aren’t getting a strong signal you don’t have to reboot your entire phone. Just enable and then disable airplane mode. It will reconnect with another tower.

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12. Put your phone in a cup or other enclosed space to amplify the sound.

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13. Apple earbuds attach magnetically to the screen so you won’t have to lose them.

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14. Bring a long utility power strip along with you to charge multiple phones, laptops, power banks, cameras and what else at once.

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15. Use Wi-Fi to your advantage every single time you can get.

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16. If you are facing problems receiving signals, roll down your windows to get a better shot. It works like a charm.

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