Whether it’s to keep you from getting lost or scouting out the best places to eat, your phone is almost as important as your passport when travelling overseas.
Finding your way around strange places, quick currency conversions at a local market stall and sharing your excitement with family and friends on social media, your phone rocks as a travel buddy.
But even with a International Roaming Add-on, your phone can be a real data hog - so here are some quick practical tips on how to minimise data use while you travel:
It’s tempting to just say “I'll just use a WiFi hotspot at a local cafe”. But the risk of having your personal data stolen is a lot higher than you think. According to InfoSec, one in 5 people travelling abroad will be robbed of their data, including 3 in 10 senior business managers.
Our advice: Just say no and use your 4G connection instead, its fast, secure and much safer.
Backups to iCloud or Google can burn all your data if you take lots of photos and videos (and lets face it - who doesn’t when they're on holiday). If you really want the security of instant backups then leave this feature on – or pick the option to back up a slightly lower resolution image at a fraction of the size, to keep your memories and your wallet happy!