Preparing for a trip is an art in itself. Often, we find ourselves forgetting essential items that we end up needing urgently during our journey. However, technology can be our great ally in these moments, allowing us to avoid unexpected surprises during the trip.
What should I keep in mind?
Preparing your devices before you leave doesn't require an excessive amount of time or effort, and proper planning can make all the difference when you need everything to work properly during your journey. Just as you make a packing list, you can create a checklist for your electronics. Once everything is in order, you'll feel more confident and relaxed to enjoy the trip.
The smartphone is the indispensable companion on our travels. Moreover, any device you carry with you has something in common: the importance of a good battery and connectivity. Let's see in detail what actions to take with our technology before embarking on a trip.
It is essential to perform a thorough technical inspection of all your electronic devices before traveling. Make sure they are working properly; check if they turn on, if the battery is in good condition and if the battery life is adequate. In addition, fully charge all devices and carry with you the appropriate chargers and external batteries, considering the different types of plugs you might encounter in the countries you will visit.
Updating the operating system and applications on your devices is crucial to avoid security issues and improve performance during your trip. Backing up is also essential in case a device is lost or stolen during your trip, making sure you don't lose your important data.
Downloading everything you need before you travel can save you connectivity problems. Music, movies, documents and essential applications can fill your devices for offline use. As for apps, prioritize those such as maps, travel guides and translators that work offline.
How should I protect my devices?
Protecting your devices with cases and protectors is a smart preventive measure. Also consider mobile data management and roaming. Check the conditions of your mobile data plan according to the country you are traveling to in order to avoid additional costs. Disable functions that consume a lot of data and be cautious with security when using public WiFi networks or do not use them at all.
But if you have no other choice, when using public WiFi, avoid sharing sensitive information and, if possible, use your mobile data for important queries. Turn off Bluetooth connectivity if you don't need it to avoid unauthorized access to your phone while traveling.
Traveling with prepared technology not only brings you comfort, but also helps you enjoy your trip without unexpected technical setbacks, allowing you to get the most out of your adventure.