Stay Safe When Traveling By Using These 5 iPhone Apps
Traveling around the world is a lot of fun, but sometimes it doesn’t exactly go the way you planned. Something can happen to your belongings and you could be stuck in the middle of nowhere and unable to do anything about it. If your wallet is stolen someone could find your internet banking number if you’re stupid enough to keep it hidden there. Telephone numbers could be lost forever.
There must be something you can do and that’s what we’re going to be looking at today. The Apple Apps store has been improving every month and now there’s apps to solve everything except world peace (Apple are working on it). Some of those apps are amazing for keeping important data secure so nothing bad can happen to it. Let’s have a closer look at each one and see how they could protect you.
Find My iPhone
How annoyed are you going to be if you’re out on a trip and your phone slips out of your pocket? In the past you would never get to see your precious phone again. Now you can look online and find out exactly where it is. You can even put a message on the screen telling people what guesthouse you’re staying at, so if someone finds your phone they might feel sorry for you and hand it in. You can also save any important data remotely then lock it up.
You’re going to be spending a lot of time using the Internet and I’m sure you’ll have websites you need to sign into. You don’t really have anywhere to keep the passwords except maybe a piece of paper in your pocket. If that gets lost you could be in a lot of trouble. Store them all on the 1Password app and you just need to remember one password your entire trip.
Sometimes you’ll find out about places you never knew existed. After a conversation with some random stranger your whole itinerary might change. But you’ll end up getting lots of tips and you could forget them if you don’t have somewhere safe to store them for later. That’s where Evernote comes in. Any time you have an idea or get a tip you can add it to the app and it’s now yours forever.
Once your wallet gets lost you’re also saying goodbye to your bank cards. That can sometimes spell danger if you are stuck in a foreign country with no money. Everyone won’t be rushing to help you and if you aren’t with a friend you could be in for a tricky few days. Keep all your bank account numbers in oneSafe and it’s easy to arrange a Western Union transfer until your new card arrives.
Dropbox is free and is the perfect place for storing documents that could come in handy. When you travel it’s always a good idea to take copies of your passport and driving license, but those can easily be lost. If you keep important things in Dropbox you can print them off at any internet café.
John Marsh is a Sydney based travel enthusiast who is currently working for Moama resort services