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How To Keep Your Phone Protected While Travelling?

Are you planning on travelling this summer? You may be wondering how to protect your phone from theft once you go away. It’s important to understand that your phone is an extremely valuable piece of technology. Aside from it costing a lot to replace, it also contains all of your contacts, photos, and personal information. Here’s how you can keep your phone protected at all times.

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Lock Your Phone

One of the best ways to protect your phone is to lock it with a passcode, pattern or fingerprint. A passcode is the easiest way to lock your phone, but you need to remember it! If you forget it, you may need to reset your phone. Passcodes are also easy to guess if someone knows you well because most people set their passcode as their ear of birth.

A pattern or fingerprint is another good way to lock your phone, but your phone should be equipped with a finger scanner (which most devices have these days). This is the best way to protect your information, especially if you access online casino sites through your phone. Unlocking your phone will give people access to your financial information.

Its access to financial information which many consumers are conscious of. Let’s continue the use of the online casino example. Many customers of leading online casinos utilise alternative payment methods. When they want to deposit funds in their account to play the latest live casino game, they do so through Neteller or Skrill, for instance. This is because of the extra security afforded by these digital wallets. They act asa buffer between the nefarious actors who may get into a less-trusted online casino’s database and the customer’s financial data because all that is registered to the online casino is the digital wallet’s information. The funds in digital wallets can be managed much easier and safely.

Back-Up Important Information

It’s important to back up your phone before you travel so that you can access important information quickly and easily if your phone is lost. Make sure you have an external hard drive or memory card that can store your files. If you don’t want to carry around a large piece of technology, try using a portable USB drive instead.

Remember that while travelling, it is not only important to keep your phone safe but also to protect its data. This means making sure that any sensitive information is encrypted on the device itself, rather than stored inside any cloud storage space (such as DropBox).

In addition, and this is something that people often forget about, it’s essential not to lose your charger when travelling abroad! To be on the safer side, carry at least one backup charger with you wherever possible.

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Keep Your Phone Charged

Travelling by car, bus, or train can be a great way to see the world. However, if you use your phone for navigation and entertainment, it’s easy to run out of battery power in no time. To help protect your phone from dying on you while you’re on the road, here are a few tips:

1) Charge your phone before you leave! This will give you enough charge for your entire trip if you avoid using any power-hungry apps like GPS or a music player.

2) Pack a portable charger or a power bank! If all else fails, you can plug your charger into any regular outlet. If no outlets are available, a power bank comes in handy.

Another thing to remember is you won’t be able to contact your phone if someone robs it. It is important to track the GPS so you can track the device and keeping your phone charged helps you do that.

Keep Your Phone Close

The most important thing to remember when you’re travelling is to keep your phone close. That’s because keeping your phone close will help to protect it from getting stolen. You should also ensure you keep your device ringer on at all times. If your phone is stolen/misplaced and the ringer is off, you may not be able to call and check its location.

Safe Travels

It’s always good to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. You never know when something might happen while travelling, so having a phone that can be easily replaced is important. You might find yourself in need of a phone or data plan while abroad and not have access to one or both of those things, so having an emergency backup (spare phone) can help ensure that you’re able to get through whatever situation arises.