Every summer, I get the travel itch. Before you head out, make sure your home is locked down. The bad news is security cameras, from video doorbells to a full-fledged security system, aren’t always hack-proof out of the box.
Tap or click here for the steps to make sure only you can access your security and video doorbell camera’s feed. It’s an important step whether you’re traveling or not.
Speaking of cameras, best check your rental for any hidden cameras. It happened to me. Tap or click here for steps to spot a hidden camera.
Now, let’s jump into the essential steps before you hit the road to save you time, money, and a whole lot of stress.
1. Take photos of all your important documents
Of course, you always need to carry identification when traveling, but it’s wise to have a digital backup, too. Worst case scenario, you lose your wallet. It will be a lot smoother getting home if you have photos of all your important documents with you.
The easiest way to do that on an iPhone is to use the handy document scanner built into the native Notes app.
• Open Notes and tap the compose icon at the bottom right of the screen.
• Above the keyboard, tap on the + sign and then the camera icon.
• There, you can choose a photo you’ve already taken, take a new photo or scan documents. Easy!
The Notes app for iPhone is surprisingly powerful. Tap or click here for more secrets for this pre-installed app, including using it as a full-fledged document scanner.
On an Android, snap some…