Who makes phone calls anymore? Thanks to the convenience of text messaging, making calls is only the fifth most popular activity on smart phones these days. Whether that's because you hate talking on the phone, or simply that it's easier to shoot someone an SMS, the fact is that most of us have tons of text messages stored on our phones. But what do you do with all those messages if you want to switch phones? Never fear, we're here to let you know how you can back up your SMSs so you'll never have to lose them again. So let's get started.
Having a smartphone is awesome, getting that bill at the end of the month though, that’s not quite so awesome. Fortunately, in the UK mobile operators are required to implement a spending cap if you want one. What’s a spending cap? How does it work? That’s what we’re here to tell you. And we’ve even got some great recommendations for capped contracts too!
Security is always a big concern with personal data, and with the amount of data, we're keeping on our smartphones this concern is growing. Of course, you don't want someone logging into your Facebook and posting embarrassing messages, or reading your personal emails. But there's more to it than that. Many of us have mobile banking or accounts such as Amazon that contain our credit card information and can allow people to spend our cash. And there's even the threat of identity fraud. Whilst many of us won't be at huge risk, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Fortunately, many major banking services, apps, and even email software are introducing two-factor authentication in an effort to keep your data even safer. So what is this, do you need it, how do you use it? That's what we're here to find out.
If you've got an iPhone then you've got access to Apple's free iCloud backup service. But unlike other free cloud services, Apple offer only 5 GB of free storage (after which you'll be paying a pretty penny for more space for your stuff). However, if you're smart, you can avoid having to pay for more storage, and that's what we're here to help you with. Need to use iCloud more efficiently? Then read on!
So, that awesome smart phone of yours has suddenly decided that it doesn't want to drink its juice? A phone that doesn't charge is a very common problem, and whilst you might be panicking, there's a good chance that you don't need to buy a new phone. There are really two problems here, though the solutions are pretty much the same. Maybe your phone just won't charge at all. Or maybe it charges so slowly that it's using up the juice before it can get stocked up for later. Whatever your problem, you might want to try some of these simple fixes before rushing out to buy a brand new smart phone…
You likely use it multiple times a day, but is it safe and secure? From apps to email to accessing your bank online, here are some of the best ways to secure your smartphone.
How many times have you rushed to pick up your mobile, only to find out that it was a telemarketer or maybe an ex-spouse or partner calling to harass you? It’s a serious annoyance isn’t it?
Well, you’re not alone. A record-breaking 180,188 complaints were made in the UK last year, most of which involved nuisance calls made by telemarketers. Despite the massive influx of new complaints, up over 11 per cent in 2014-15, only 5 companies were fined for their actions.
If you've opted to pay for a mobile phone insurance policy, then there may come a time when you need to make a claim on that policy. Unfortunately, just as with any other kind of insurance policy, simply having insurance isn't a guarantee that you're going to get your cash. That's why we're here to help, with our top tips for filing a successful mobile insurance claim. Of course, we can't promise that you're going to get your payout, but follow these tips and you'll increase your chances of getting your money…