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5 Pieces of Personal Data You Should Keep On Your Phone

You should always be prepared. Some information about yourself needs to be on your Android, just in case. Do you think you have all five?

There is a whole lot of discussion on what consumers should not have on their phones. Usually, these boil down to what type of security encryption the phone has and whether or not consumers should put anything truly personal on their phones. If you want to free up space on your phone and speed it up, then you should remove junk files, temporary files, cache, and trash from your phone now and then. Click here to use quick cleanup to remove unnecessary files from your phone:


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However, certain information is essential to keep on the phone, especially when it comes to the safety of the phone user. First, it is crucial that your phone contains important health-related information if EMTs or doctors request it in a medical emergency. Blood type, medical history, allergies, prescription medications, their dosages, organ donor status, and other relevant factors are not only necessary but also potentially life-saving. In addition, health insurance information should be able to be accessible anywhere, especially in an emergency.

Second, it is very helpful to keep credit card information stored in an encrypted electronic payment system, like Android Pay. If the need comes to pay with a credit card, whether in person or electronically, paying with pre-saved credit card numbers are much more secure than waving around your physical credit card in public for eavesdroppers to record your information.

Third, it is important to keep phone numbers of emergency contacts readily available. If you are lost in a strange or dangerous place, having someone to call is incredibly helpful. While it could be tempting to contact friends and family through text messages, voice calls are more immediate and often draw the best results in stressful situations.

Fourth, if you are active on social media, having social networking apps can be great ways to feel connected to family and friends while abroad, not to mention a great way to waste time if needed. Nothing passes travel time faster than interacting with Facebook and Twitter.

Finally, a thorough schedule and reminder system is important and dependable. Knowing when and where your appointments are is enough to get through a busy school or work week. It certainly beats carrying around a rudimentary and space-filling planner.