If you are traveling soon, there are several steps you should take to Keep Your Phone Safe While Traveling.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Verizon, all opinions are my own.
Nowadays, our phones have become more than just the devices we use for making phone calls. They are our personal cameras, notebooks, calendars, alarm clocks, computers but more importantly, they hold your very own personal information. On a daily basis, we hear of security breaches where personal information has been compromised. However, because these breaches happened so often, either we have become accustomed to hearing of them or we rarely pay attention to them before moving on to the next story. While keeping our personal information safe is important all the time, it is especially important when we less expected. When we are traveling, we are more interested in sharing our latest adventures with our family and friends or accessing our email account then stop to think if the WIFI network we are using is safe. So, how can you keep our phone safe while traveling? Below are some of our tips to help keep your phone safe while traveling.
Keep Your Phone Safe While Traveling
For starter and before you set foot in your car or plane. Go ahead and enable any password and biometric protection available on your device. According to a recent study, only 48% of us password protect our smartphones and only 26% of us use an app to track our phone‘s location and wipe data if lost or stolen. These statistics are actually shocking considering how many of us use our devices to access banking and email information on them.
Continuing with how we can prepare our phones before we embark on our next adventures. Before you leave and during your travels, make sure you backup your contacts, photos, and personal information. This would help in case your information needs to be restored due to your phone getting lost or stolen.
Something we might overlook is forgetting to update our phones. So the next step is to make sure your phone’s software is up to date including any apps you might be running as well. While you are making sure all your software and app are up-to-date, you may want to delete any unused or old apps that might be putting you at risk anyway. Hey, as a perk, you get extra space for more photos of your adventure! 🙂
The last item on our checklist is to enable remote wiping and disable geotagging. Did you know that only 32% of us avoid posting photos or status updates online when traveling? That’s right and of those, only 20% of us disable geotagging on pictures? Social media app, game apps, etc. college your personal data to improve your user experience, however, when you are traveling you don’t need the entire world to know your exact location. Lastly, just make sure you enable remote wiping in case your phone is lost or stolen.
Whether you are bringing your smartphone or tablet along with you on your next adventure, make sure to follow the steps above to ensure that your device is safe along the way. If you have any other tips for keeping your phone safe while traveling makes sure to chime in via the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to pick up these must-have travel tech accessories found here.