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Setup on Your Smartphone for International Trips

Things to Setup on Your Smartphone for International Trips

Going abroad and exploring new countries is a unique experience, one that needs a lot of preparation. Amidst the many things that need to be set up, one thing that many forget or simply ignore until it is too late is their smartphones. This blog will take you through some of the key things to set up before you venture out on your next international trip.

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How to get my smartphone ready for travel?

Take a look at some of the best ways to set up your smartphone for international trips:

Get an international roaming pack

An international roaming pack will help you to stay connected to the internet as soon as you land on foreign soil. Therefore, you can completely skip the hassle of getting local SIM cards. In fact, local SIM cards often have long queues, have unclear pack benefits, cost more, require you to submit documents such as Visa details, and the end of it all – you get a new phone number that you have to share with all your friends and family. Just choose an international roaming pack so that you keep your original phone number and clear data benefits alongside.

If you are searching for the best international roaming packs that provide good value for money, then look no further than Airtel. Take your pick from prepaid or postpaid international roaming plans, check the benefits, purchase the plan, activate data roaming on your phone and set off!

Read more: How to activate international roaming?

Install a VPN service and remember to use it

Your smartphone contains a multitude of sensitive data that can be compromised if you are not careful. When abroad, make sure to always use a VPN service while carrying out any online transactions or banking services. VPNs use a technology which makes it more difficult for hackers to track down your IP address. You can either go for paid VPN services or free ones, depending on your budget.

Read more: What is a VPN, what are its types and how does it work?

Activate the Find My Device tracker

By chance, your smartphone does end up getting stolen, do not lose hope because you can still track it down. On both Android and Apple devices, you will find a ‘Find My’ feature which helps users to locate their smartphones on a map when they cannot find it. Before you leave on your trip, make sure to activate this setting. To locate your smartphone, simply login to your account from another device and you will be able to see where exactly your device is.

Read more: What are some easy hacks to find my lost mobile phone?

Buy a power bank before your trip

Power banks are incredible devices and should be a must-buy on your list if you are going on an international trip. In fact, you can even take it with you for domestic trips. With the help of a power bank, you can go anywhere without fearing that your mobile battery is going to drain out. Phone battery is at 5% and you need the help of GPS or book a cab to your hotel? Plug in your power bank and ride out the wave!

Read more: How to keep my Airtel SIM card active while travelling abroad?

Install all the apps that you will need, before you go

Before you leave for your next international trip, remember to install the right set of apps for that country. Imagine this – your destination country does not have any of the regular cab-hailing apps, but a bike-riding app that works only there. Then go ahead and install it. Also, remember to have the right set of online map apps, Google Translate if you don’t know the local language, flight booking or hotel booking apps and more. All these apps will make your trip better and more memorable.

Get a good mobile phone case

You may already have a phone case on your device that works wonders. However, international trips can spring up surprises and you need to be ready for the unexpected, at all times. Always ensure to invest in a sturdy and reliable phone case that can take a fall or two for you.

Modern smartphones come with great capabilities, and these devices have become inseparable. Naturally, on an international trip, most people carry a great load of information, documents and more on their smartphones, ready to be displayed within just a few taps. As a result, it is very important that you always keep your devices safe.