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Save your data while traveling with these easy setting changes

It's a great way to feel safe. You know you'll get to your destination without getting lost or stopping in dangerous locations to ask for directions.

You probably know that using maps churns through your data plan. So, if you're traveling where you will pay to access maps, make sure you download a map of your location.

You can do that at home, too. Once downloaded, you can use an offline map of your region without any internet access.

Download Google Maps on Android: Open your Google Maps app while connected to the internet >> choose the location where you'll be traveling >> tap the name of your location >> Download >> Download Offline Map.

Download Google Maps on iPhone: Open your Google Maps app while connected to the internet >> choose the location where you'll be traveling >> tap the name of your location >> Save Map to Use Offline (or it may say Download).

2. Turn Off Automatic Downloads

There's a good chance you don't even pay attention to your apps automatically downloading on your smartphone. Apps automatically download so often that it's just part of everyday life.

That's fine when you're using free Wi-Fi. It's not so fine when you're paying lots of money on your vacation to do it. So, turn off those automatic downloads.

Android: Google Play Store >> tap 3-line menu icon on upper left side >> Settings >> Auto Update Apps >> select Do Not Auto-Update Apps.

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