Festival season is well and truly underway in the UK right now. Whether you’re going to V Festival, Reading or Bestival this year, your phone is essential for staying in contact with your friends, checking the weather and uploading photos to Facebook.
We've got some advice for you to help you keep your phone safe and charged up, and make the most of whichever festival you’re going to this year. Here are our top tips:
1. Save your battery life.
There’s nothing worse than running low on juice at a festival. If you can, it’s best to turn off push notifications, Wi-Fi, vibrate and dim the brightness of your screen – doing so will help preserve your battery live. Taking a spare battery could be handy too.
2. Protect your phone.
It may sound simple, but a waterproof case is essential for protecting your phone from the elements - especially in wet and muddy conditions.
3. Set up a PIN or password.
The last thing you want if you do lose your phone is for somebody to start running up your bill by making expensive calls. Setting up a pin or password locks your phone so that nobody else can get into it. Having your screen locked can also help improve your battery life. You can find out how to do this by visiting our device support and selecting your phone.
4. Let your phone be your festival guide.
Just think how gutted you’re going to be if you miss out on seeing your favourite band playing. This is where your smartphone comes into its own: you can look online using the clashfinder.com to find out when and where an act is playing.
Or, you can download a festival guide from your app store. This way you won’t need to worry about soaking a printed festival guide.
5. Make the most of weather apps.
Your smartphone can be really useful for checking the daily weather if you download a weather app from your app store. This can save you having to run back to your tent to grab a waterproof jacket halfway through your favourite set.