I’ve recently begun travelling around the world and have heavily relied in the iPhone to make my journey more enjoyable, to avoid the loss of information and even guide me to the right (or should I prefer random, but fascinating) direction.
I’ll briefly show you my 5 favorite tricks for traveling abroad on your iPhone
It’s remarkable how the world and our everyday life, has changed since the introduction of mobile phones, and, in particular, smart phones like the iPhone 3g made by Apple. Many of us recall the times when we used to schedule appointments on a daily basis and then keep them since it was impossible to announce the change of plans when you were away from home. Today, we must make use of the tools available to us to make better-informed choices… even when we are on vacation or on a trip.
There exist websites solely focused on offering high-quality iPhone instructional videos as well as cheat sheets is testimony to the new technological revolution.
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With the advancements in technology and the growing quantity of quality internet-connected applications available on the iPhone trying to complete your everyday tasks without Internet using your phone is an issue.
This is a problem that I and many other high frequency or powerful iPhone users’ iPhone have had to face when needing to travel overseas using your iPhone that brings couple of interesting issues when you discover that the data roaming rate can vary within PS3 as well as PS6 in Europe in addition to the remainder of the world.
It has been a blessing to travel internationally using my iPhone several times and have discovered new solutions. I’ll give you a few tips to make travelling abroad on your iPhone effortless and a pleasurable.
TIP 1: Delete voicemail before you leave
The majority of carriers that support the iPhone will charge you for receiving voicemails even when you’re away. If you use the Visual voicemail feature on iPhone, iPhone this means that you’ll be charged international prices whenever someone leaves a voicemail regardless of whether you read them or don’t. You can avoid being charged for these charges by turning off your voicemail while traveling overseas. If you are a UK users, in order to change the voicemail to divert, dial 1760. When you return, change it back to dial 1750.
Another method of turning off voicemail prior to travel by typing #004# then make a call. Disabling voicemail upon return is as simple as typing *004# then pressing call. It is not possible for all Networks across the world support this function So if this method does not work for you, contact your operator support for assistance to turn off the voicemail with visuals.
Tip 2: Disable data roaming.
However, data roaming using an iPhone Internet enabled applications can cost you a lot of money in the event that you didn’t anticipate to pay for it. It’s awe-inspiring how many gigabytes of data applications like email or internet browsing will consume, and leave you in shock when you discover the bill at the end the month.
To do this, from the home screen, click settings-general configurations- network-data roaming- off
There are methods to make use of your apps, such as GPS navigation even if this feature off, as described in the following guide.
When you travel, I would suggest clearing the counter of data, in order that, should you switch on data roaming periodically to check an important email or a website, you’ll know precisely what the price will be. To erase the counters for data usage from the home screen click “settings, after which select “usage” and lastly press “reset statistics” button.
TIP 3: Enable flight mode when you are not anticipating calls.
If you’re going on holiday I’m sure that you’d rather not be interrupted by your preferred mp3’s as you lounge on the beautiful white beach of Sardinia or in another beautiful area of Europe.
It will also stop you from receiving calls when activating, but also keep your battery from going low when you must make an important phone call.
If you’re close to an WIFI access point, you can continue to use wireless when the phone is in airplane mode, giving you the most effective solution: Internet access with no roaming charges and battery life that lingers.
TIP 4: Download Google Maps to ensure they are prepared to be used with GPS without racking up data charges
o Download Google maps before leaving your country. All you have to do is open your Google maps app, search for your desired destination (preferred, your hotel (or the street number ) and then zoom into and out.
It is the Google maps app will keep the maps in its cache and won’t have to require Internet connectivity to show them once you have arrived at the destination.
Before leaving, I recommend dropping pins on your places that you are interested in, which you can use later as place markers to help you navigate through the.
If you are connected to an Internet café or WIFI connection point in your hotel, you are able to check your itinerary’s stops via the Wi-Fi connection and keep these maps saved whenever you’re on the move.
Tip 5: Download offline translation programs.
Many of us will already be familiar with free apps like I Translate that utilizes Google translate and an Internet connectivity to convert between various languages. If you are traveling abroad, this transfer of data could be expensive. I’ve discovered that spending a few dollars or pounds for offline versions of the program that includes words and phrases is superior and is significantly more effective.
There are a variety of other methods available to assist you in using your iPhone while traveling and you’ll be amazed by the results the tiny device that you carry around in your pocket will produce after you have mastered the secrets behind it.
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