When going out for a trip mobile, laptop and tablet devices need to be secured. A little bit of preparation will be quite helpful. Read the blog to know more about that.
Preparing for official, family or weekend trip used to be quite simple. The biggest task was selecting the wearables and packing classy shoes. It’s not that simple nowadays, because a deep knowledge also required to think about the safety of all the devices like mobile, laptop and tablet travelling with you. With these innovative preparation’s tips from Norton Support team, you can securely take your gadgets with you!
- Update everything before going for trip
The week before going for the trip, check whether the operating system (OS), apps, and software on the devices are updated or not. This will enhance the stability of the gadgets, keep you protected from malware, viruses, Trojans and other security attacks. This will also help in saving the data, battery when connected to a Wi-Fi.
Most software updates automatically, but if not, just contact the experts to do the same for you.
- Back up data on the devices
Losing a device on a trip to a thief would be horrifying, but if proper backup copy of all data at home, you won’t be worrying about it on the rest of your trip.
Take the services of cloud backup service like Dropbox and Google Drive. The other option for saving data is the offline like external hard disk. If you are saving data in external HD, don’t put it in the computer bag. If the bag gets stolen, all your back up will also.
EXTRA TIP: Back up all details of your travel docs like passport, boarding pass and tickets. Financial docs like credit cards, account details and transactions. Take a snap of it, get hardcopy, and leave it back home. If any issue happens, get all details from that.
- Install Tracking App on devices
If your device gets stolen, tracking app lets you to track the device, remotely lock it, as well as delete the data completely. Norton Anti-theft App is a free app that can be easily installed in a sec. Check that you activated it before leaving home and get familiarize with the user interface of it. If face any trouble with installation of App, contact experts of Norton Technical Support. They will assist in all the installation process.
- Avoid Public Wi-Fi
Mobile data cost high on the trip as roaming fees gets included in it. Most of the people depend on free Wi-Fi connectivity when traveling. The issue is that if you connect to a hacked Wi-Fi hotspot, chances of being spied and losing personal data is quite high.
As an alternative of public Wi-Fi, install a VPN app, like Norton Secure-Line. The price of app is not high and all of your messages, emails, bank transactions, or privacy are secure.
- Be Alert
Always be alert of any kind of suspicious activity happening. Never get attracted to free offers, discounts that are unbelievable. Don’t click on links that seems to be suspicious and never download attachment from unknown sender email. These important things need to be keep in mind when going for a trip.