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Five Tips

2021-01-15, 10:52 AM

We rely so much on our phones these days. We use them for communication, for news, for entertainment, for navigation, to preserve memories and remind of us what’s next. It’s important that we plan well and take care of them and all they contain. 


Our team came up with five tips we recommend for phone owners.


  1. Take advantage of available back-up tools. We hear too many sad stories of a broken phone and lost baby pictures, lost last videos of a loved one and other precious mementos. Android will automatically back up your photos and videos to Google Photo. So will other services, such as DropBox. (Here’s how using Google.) Google or your carrier can also back up data like contacts and SMS messages, as can some apps. Put protections in place. Do it now.
  2. Save media to your SD card, if your phone supports one. Another safeguard to preserve your photos, videos and documents. While a few Motorola phones don’t utilize SD cards, most do. Use a quality SD card to expand the phone’s memory and have your important media saved there. If your phone dies, you can remove the SD card and keep your data. On your camera, go to Settings > Save settings to switch storage from Phone to SD card. Other apps may also have a Save To option.
  3. Consider MotoCare Extended Warranty & Accident Protection. These plans can benefit any owner, because anyone can drop a phone onto the concrete or into water, etc. If you have a history of breaks, even skeptical experts say it’s worth looking into. And if you own a premium device with a high-end display, it’s especially true. The cost to repair these displays can be high, and Accident Protection is going to look awfully good.  Cases and screen protectors can be useful if they suit you -- but they are not the same as an accident warranty. If you rarely or never break your display, more power to you, but still, take a look at MotoCare.  
  4. Plan to be offline. Sometimes I wonder how I would find my way home without Google Maps. And if you like to travel, it’s an amazing tool for driving, walking, finding services and sites…as long as you have a data connection. Luckily, Google will straight-up ask you if you want to download a map for use offline. Do that whenever you’re driving in remote areas or visiting a foreign city, etc. You can also download movies, music and books for those increasingly rare times when you’re without data service. Google, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon Prime, Kindle and many other services offer downloads.
  5. Buy in your country/region. Sometimes a phone model or deal looks enticing but isn’t sold where you live. Resist the urge to buy it and take it home. Our phones our under warranty only in the country or region where they are intended for sale. (You’ll find this is true for most mobile phones.) If you should have a problem, you won’t be able to get warranty service. Additionally, the phone may not have the radio banding or other specifications to work correctly in your country. You can travel with our phones, of course. But buy where you live.


Have any tips you feel are universal? Please let us know.




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