12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip
Ready, set, bookmark! To make traveling, whether it's for business or pleasure, as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web. From how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, your gadgets do so many things to help capture your memories and keep you organized. And you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?
Access Google Maps offline.
When you're on WiFi, tap your blue location pin and select "Download offline map." The map currently displayed on your screen will download so you can access it when you're offline.
Keep cords tidy by wrapping them around old gift cards.
Check FourSquare for WiFi passwords.
Charge gadgets using the USB outlet on your hotel room TV.
Type your flight info into Google search to see if it's on time.
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Protect your charger cords using a pen spring.
Use a tech travel checklist to pack.
If your hotel room doesn't have a desk, use the ironing board.
Scan important documents, and email them to yourself.
And take photos of them on your phone in case you need access offline.
Charge your phone faster by putting it on Airplane Mode.
Fly through security by packing gadgets correctly.
Here's a cheat sheet.
Share photos using AirDrop.
When you're traveling with friends who you know won't upload photos, create an AirDrop album on iOS to share pictures with one another.