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9 Best Ways to Prepare Your Cell Phone Before Traveling

9 Best Ways to Prepare Your Cell Phone Before Traveling

Congratulations on your upcoming trip because the word recharge shouldn’t only apply to your cell phone.  Here are some great tips to ensure you have a great vacation.  These tips are geared specifically for your cell phone.  I know I’m never without one and can’t imagine being on vacation without one.

Check Your Phone Plan

First figure out the fine print on your phone plan to make sure you will have coverage at your destination.  If you don’t have coverage you can rent one locally.  Also make sure you understand any fees and charges that might be applied when calling to and from non local places.

Turn Off Data Roaming

In your phones settings turn off data roaming to avoid excess data fees.  Some programs are set for automatic downloads and updates which might cost you a lot of money depending on your plan.

Download Helpful Apps

Before you leave download any apps that might be useful to you.  Some really helpful one are: flight notification apps, map apps, itinerary apps, language translation apps, gas finder apps, daily budget apps, currency converter and weather apps.

Back Up Your Contacts

You should back up your phone contacts even when not traveling.  Apple phones can do automated backups to the cloud or itunes.  Android users can use Google for automated backups.  If you prefer you can also back them up manually.

Set Up Hot Spot Wifi

In your setting be sure to enable your WiFi to jump on free signals so you will be able to check email or use the internet.

Pack Phone Accessories

Make sure you pack your phone accessories in your carrying case and not your luggage.  Bring your earpiece, chargers, portable chargers, batteries, sturdy case, waterproof case, tripod, speakers, headphones, memory card, adapter, converter, etc.


Program Important Phone Numbers

Program important phone numbers so you have them on hand in case you need them.  Some important phone numbers are the numbers of your airline and direct number of your hotel.

Create a Back Up Using Your Camera Phone

You can use your camera phone to snap photos of important documents like your passport, license and id.  You can also snap photos of the contents of your carryon bag and luggage.  Snap photos of signs to help you remember where you parked or where you are going.

Download Books and Movies

Before you leave make sure download some entertainment like your favorite books and movies.  They will be useful in case you are stuck somewhere or it rains.

This is my top list of things I must do to prepare my cell phone before I travel.

Did I miss something?  Do you have any other tips to add?


 “The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful and about a hundred thousand time smaller than the one computer at MIT in 1965.” Stephen Hawking

 “If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.”  Oprah Winfrey

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”  Milton Berle

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