Before hitting the road May 19 2016, 0 Comments

A smartphone can be your best companion if you’re going to be on the road for a while. It provides entertainment while also allowing you to get some work done if you wish. To make full use of your smartphone, however, remember to do the following:

Power

Absolutely nothing can be done once your device runs out of power, so that should be your top priority. You will want your device to be fully charged before stepping out, so remember to plug in your phone to the charger early. It takes about 2-3 hours to fully charge most Samsung devices, so keep that in mind.

A normal battery should keep running for more than a few hours, which would be enough for a trip. On the other hand, if your battery is not effective, you might want to consider carrying a spare battery. If your device does not have a removable battery, find a power bank that is going to act as a substitute.

The latest Samsung devices also have power-saving and ultra-power-saving features which lengthen the battery life of the device. These simple features might make the difference and let you keep using your device for longer.

Transport and accommodation

Wherever you’re going, you shouldn’t rely on one form of transport because circumstances may change. To secure transportation, Uber can be the most reliable taxi app available; plus, it can be used almost everywhere in the world. With the app installed, it is almost impossible to be stranded somewhere because there is always an Uber driver around.

About accommodation, Google Maps can be enough; the app has a ‘Nearby’ feature that shows you most of the nearby facilities, among them, hotels. There are other dedicated accommodation apps that will go farther to provide you with the rates of individual hotels, but these tend to work only in specific locations. Google Maps is neutral and will work in most locations.

Gear

Pack the appropriate gear for the tasks you shall be performing during the trip. For example, never forget headphones if you like listening to music, podcasts or audiobooks and watching movies. If you shall be working, you might need a detachable keyboard. It is much more comfortable to type on compares to the on-screen keyboard.