With millions of Americans hitting the road this holiday season, it’s time to deck the halls and prep the tech for your big journey! Whether you’re staying home for the holidays or pulling off a Trains, Planes, and Automobiles–style cross-country adventure, these tech tips will make sure that you’re charged, connected, and ready every step of the way.
Bring a Portable Battery
If your phone is running low on power while on the road, bringing a portable battery can be a life-saver when you’re in a pinch. Whether you’re keeping kids busy while on the road or you are trying to get in touch with AAA to fix a flat, having your phone powered up and connected can be a lifesaver.
Don’t Connect to Public Wi-Fi
That free public airport wi-fi sure is tempting. Before you boot up that laptop and connect to a public network, remember that public networks are often the top target for hackers on the hunt for low-hanging fruit. A compromised network can give criminals a back door into your device within a matter of seconds to install malware and viruses – talk about a gift that keeps on giving the whole year.
Turn Low Power Mode On
When your device’s battery is running low, let low power mode come in to save the day. Low power mode puts unused apps to sleep and stops background processes to optimize your device and keep it running longer. It may seem like a simple step, but low power mode can sometimes add multiple hours to your device’s battery life to help you make it back to the charger without being disconnected.
Set Your Out-of-Office Message
Before you log off for the season, be sure to set your out-of-office automatic replies to let others know when you’ll be back. Keeping everyone on your team in the loop is important to help plan work and prioritize to-dos to ensure that you start the new year off on the right foot. If you’re wanting to add a little humor to your message, here are some holiday out-of-office messages that could spark a little joy this holiday season.
With an entirely new year on the way, making sure that your company is protected and connected in 2022 is an important step in preparing for whatever the new year might have in store. Contact our team today for a free 30-minute technology assessment – we’ll check out the tech that you have today and make sure that it’s preparing you for tomorrow.