How to Delete/Hide Chrome Shortcuts From New Tab Page

Google Chrome keeps shortcuts to your most visited sites on its home page. If you do not find this list useful, you can either individually remove these shortcuts or hide all the shortcuts at once.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 29, 2022

Google Chrome keeps shortcuts to your most visited sites on its home page. If you do not find this list useful, you can either individually remove these shortcuts or hide all the shortcuts at once. Let’s explore how to do this.

Tip: When you delete a shortcut, that item’s gone forever. However, you can bring back all your hidden shortcuts at once with a few clicks.

This is for devices running the latest version of Google Chrome. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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Delete a New Tab Shortcut

To individually remove your site shortcuts from the New Tab page, first, open a new tab in Chrome. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+T (Windows) or Command+T (Mac).

Next, on the New Tab page, find the shortcut you want to delete. Hover your cursor in that shortcut’s top-right corner, then click the three dots (the Menu icon) that appear. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the shortcut Menu on the New Tab page

Now, in the three-dot Menu icon, choose Remove. See the below image:

Chrome Shortcuts 2
Selecting to Remove the shortcut

Instantly, Chrome will remove the selected shortcut from your New Tab page.

Note: If you accidentally delete a shortcut, you can restore it by clicking Undo in the confirmation message that opens at the bottom left-hand corner.

Hide All New Tab Shortcuts

If you do not wish to see any shortcuts at all, you can hide all of them with a few easy clicks.

First, launch a New Tab in Chrome. Then, in the New Tab screen’s bottom right-hand corner, select the Pencil icon for Customize this page. See the following image:

Chrome Shortcuts 3
Selecting the Pencil icon

Next, in the left sidebar of the open window, click Shortcuts. Refer to the below image:

Chrome Shortcuts 4
Selecting the Shortcuts option

Now, on the right pane, toggle the Hide Shortcuts option to ON. Then, at the bottom, click Done. See the below image:

Note: Later, to unhide your shortcuts and bring them back to your New Tab page, toggle the Hide Shortcuts option to OFF and click Done.

Chrome Shortcuts 5
Enabling to Hide shortcuts

Back on the New Tab page, you will find all your site shortcuts are gone.

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How to Reset Cellular Data Settings on iPhone

If you are looking at your cellular data usage in the Settings app on your iPhone, you might notice data usage statistics from a Current Period. But what exactly is the current period, and when did it start?

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 27, 2022

If you are looking at your cellular data usage in the Settings app on your iPhone, you might notice data usage statistics from a Current Period. But what exactly is the current period, and when did it start? Let’s find out.

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First, open the Settings app and tap Cellular in the list. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Cellular option

Next, near the top of the Cellular Settings page, you will see a section titled Cellular Data. At the top of that, you will see the Current Period with a cumulative data count beside it. This is how much cellular data you have used in total during the current period.

If you have never checked this statistic in Settings before, this number can look frighteningly large. So the big question remains: How long is this current period, and when did it start? See the below image:

Cellular 2
Selecting Current Period

It turns out that, on some cellular carriers, this Current Period is tied to your actual cell phone billing cycle. On other carriers, the Current Period is an arbitrary length of time since you last reset your cellular statistics.

If you have hundreds of apps installed on your iPhone, you might never notice that you can scroll all the way to the bottom of the app list and see the date when the Current Period statistics were last reset. On our iPhone, this statistic has never been reset. See the following image:

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Your last reset date and time

Now, to reset the statistics for the current period, tap Reset Statistics. Refer to the below image:

Warning: You will lose all your stored Cellular data statistics, and the counts will reset to zero.

Cellular 4
Selecting Reset Statistics

With a tap of Reset Statistics, a new Current Period has just begun. Check back in:

Settings > Cellular

over time to see your statistics and which apps are using the most data.

Why and When to Reset Cellular Statistics

It is recommended to reset cellular data statistics every month to ensure that you will get a more accurate picture of your actual data usage that corresponds to the billing cycle of your current data plan or subscription.

The latest statistics reset data will be posted at the bottom of the screen.

Resetting your iPhone’s Cellular Data settings, on the other hand, can also be considered among the potential solutions when dealing with cellular data issues including no service or no signal. 

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How To Setup Marketplace Alerts on Facebook

Facebook Marketplace has become the go-to place for selling things online. If you are on the lookout for a specific item, an alert can help you hopefully snag a great deal before everyone else.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 22, 2022

Facebook Marketplace has become the go-to place for selling things online. If you are on the lookout for a specific item, an alert can help you hopefully snag a great deal before everyone else. Let’s explore this Facebook feature.

Be aware that by using Marketplace, you may be scammed. In a recent survey, one in six (17%) respondents had been defrauded on the site.

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Setting up an alert will allow you to be notified when new items matching your search parameters are posted. You can skip the search process and always know when new items are posted.

First, head on over to Facebook.com in your desktop browser. Click the Marketplace icon in the sidebar or top bar. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Marketplace

Next, use the search box to enter what you are looking for. See the below image:

FB Marketplace 2
Locate an item

Now, click the Notify Me button under the search bar. See the following image:

FB Marketplace 3
Selecting Notify Me

Next, in the pop-up window that opens, enter a minimum and maximum price and adjust the search radius if you would like. Then click Create Alert to finish. Refer to the below image:

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Setup search parameters

Now, to edit or remove an alert, repeat the search and click Edit Alert. See the below image:

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Selecting to Edit Alert

Next, you will have the option to adjust the parameters or Remove Alert. See the following image:

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Change Parameters or Remove Alert

Facebook Marketplace has a lot of advantages over other online sellers like Craigslist. If you do a lot of shopping in the Marketplace, you should take advantage of the alert feature.

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How to Turn On iPhone’s Predictive Text

To help you type faster and more conveniently, your iPhone offers a Predictive Text feature that automatically suggests the words that you are likely to type. You can activate this feature from both Settings and your Keyboard menu on your iPhone.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 20, 2022

To help you type faster and more conveniently, your iPhone offers a Predictive Text feature that automatically suggests the words that you are likely to type. You can activate this feature from both Settings and your Keyboard menu on your iPhone. Let’s find out about this feature.

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What Is Predictive Text

As the name implies, the Predictive Text feature predicts the words that you are likely going to type next. You can then tap those predicted words to add them to what you are already typing, which speeds up your input.

For example, if you start typing “How are,” the feature automatically suggests “you,” so your resulting sentence is “How are you?”

The feature predicts words based on the data it has gathered from your past conversations, writing style, and the sites you have visited in Safari. It may also use your other apps and recent activity to suggest words.

Enable Predictive Text from Settings

If you are not typing anything at the moment (meaning your keyboard is not open), use the Settings app to activate Predictive Text on your iPhone.

First, head to:

Settings > General > Keyboard.

Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Keyboard option

Next, scroll down the Keyboards page that opens to the bottom. There, turn on the Predictive option. See the below image:

Tip: To disable Predictive Text later, toggle off the Predictive option in General > Keyboard.

Predictive Text 2
Enabling Predictive Text

You are done. From now on, your keyboard will suggest words that you should be using in your text when you’re typing something on your iPhone.


Enable Predictive Text From Keyboard Settings

If you are typing something and your iPhone’s keyboard is open, you can use an option on the keyboard itself to toggle on the Predictive Text feature.

First, open your iPhone’s keyboard, then tap and hold on to the globe icon (just beside the space bar). See the following image:

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Tap and hold the Globe icon

Next, in the menu that opens, select Keyboard Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the Keyboard Settings button

Now, on the Keyboards page, scroll down to the bottom. There, enable the Predictive feature. See the below image:

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Enabling Predictive Text

Your keyboard will now predict the words you are likely going to type. And that’s how you make typing faster and easier on your iPhone.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Sitting in an Office Chair

Are you trying to maintain good posture but find yourself constantly slouching? If you are experiencing body aches or pain, you are probably doing one or more of these six posture mistakes.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2

September 15, 2022

Are you trying to maintain good posture but find yourself constantly slouching? If you are experiencing body aches or pain, you are probably doing one or more of these six posture mistakes. Let’s explore how to correct your posture.

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Crossing Your Legs

Although it’s tempting to cross your legs while sitting, it’s actually not good for your posture. It may feel comfortable, but crossing your legs can put extra stress on your hips and lower back. You may start feeling the need to slouch, too.

The best way to sit is with both feet flat on the floor. If you are unable to plant your feet firmly, you can get a footrest to help. Simply place one where you would normally rest your feet and set them on top. This will help take the strain off your lower body so you can comfortably sit back in your office chair. As an alternative, you can get up to walk around or stretch, which leads us to the next mistake. Refer to the below image:

Posture 1
Crossing your legs

Sitting Down Too Long

Even with good posture, your muscles will start tightening up if you sit for too long. You may start to feel restless and possibly experience some pain or aching around your body. This is why it’s important to take breaks every 30 minutes or so to get up and move around.

You do not have to stand up for a long time. Go for a small walk or do some plight stretching. Just do anything to keep your body active, it could be as simple as swinging your arms around. The key is to increase blood flow and loosen up your muscles. You can set a timer to go off every 30 minutes to remind you to take a break. See the below image:

Posture 2
Sitting too long

Hunching Over

Most people already know that hunching over is bad for your posture. When you are hunched over, it puts a lot of strain on your spine and neck. This is why you will often feel pain in these areas after sitting at a desk all day. Your back’s going to feel most of the strain, especially since your spine will not be in a neutral position.

To correct this, you want to set your chair between 90 degrees and 120 degrees so that you can sit with a straight or slightly reclined back. This will take the strain off your spine and keep your body aligned. See the following image:

Posture 3
Hunching over

Leaning Your Head Forward

Many people tend to lean their heads forward when they are trying to focus on something or while slouching, and even more so while using the computer or playing video games. Leaning your head forward is a common cause of neck pain, as it puts extra weight and strain on it. Human heads are heavy, so when you are leaning forward even slightly, it puts excess stress on your neck muscles.

The easiest way to solve this is by leaning back on a chair with a high back. This type of backrest supports your head and neck, so you never have to lean forward. If your chair does not have a high back, you will have to remind yourself to not lean forward. Refer to the below image:

Posture 4
Head leaning forward

Looking At Poorly Positioned Monitor

Where you position your monitor can also affect your posture. If it’s too high or low, you will end up putting unnecessary strain on your neck and eyes. The screen also should not be too close or far, as it can cause eye strain and fatigue.

You should position your monitor 20-30 inches away from your eyes, which is about arm’s length. Adjust the height so that you are able to read the first line of text at eye level or slightly below it.

Change the font to a san-serif typeface, so it’s easier to read. Also, use a font size that’s large enough for you to see without squinting or needing to lean forward. See the below image:

Monitor not in a position

Using a Non-Ergonomic Chair

One of the most common posture mistakes is sitting on chairs that are not ergonomic for extended periods. Ergonomic chairs promote good posture by supporting your entire body. You can practically adjust every part of the chair to support your frame. This includes the height and tilt of the chair,

If you can afford an ergonomic chair, you should always choose it over a regular one. Non-ergonomic chairs can cause long-term pain in your back, neck, and shoulders, especially if you are sitting on them for many hours. These chairs are not designed for extended use, as they provide little to no support. This is why you will constantly find yourself slouching or hunching over.

Invest in an ergonomic chair if you sit for long hours each day. They are absolutely worth the investment. Not only do they promote good posture and prevent pain, but they are also very comfortable to be seated in. With these chairs, you sit in them all day without complaining.

We recommend considering a gaming chair, since they are always ergonomic, and they offer great value for their price! See the following image:

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Non-Ergonomic chair

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Two Little Known Safari Features for the iPhone

Apple’s mobile browser is packed with features. They make it easier to use extensions and protect your privacy.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 13, 2022

Apple’s mobile browser is packed with features. They make it easier to use extensions and protect your privacy. Let’s explore two little-known features that all iPhone owners need to know about.

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Safari Extensions

Safari gained the ability to use extensions with the arrival of iOS 15. This allows you to vastly expand the capabilities of Apple’s browser with third-party add-ons, though you will need to go through Apple’s channels to do so.

The extensions are in the App Store. First, open the App Store. Refer to the below image:

Accessing the App Store

Next, tap on Apps at the bottom of the screen. See the below image:

Selecting Apps

Now, scroll way down to the bottom of the page and find the Safari Extensions category under Top Categories. Tap See All if it’s not visible. From here you can install extensions just as you would any other app. See the following image:

Accessing Top Categories

Next, scroll down and tap Safari Extensions. Refer to the below image:

Selecting Safari Extensions

Now, you can install extensions just as you would any other app. See the below image:

Install an extension by tapping GET

Next, many apps are bundled with Safari Extensions (just like Apple Watch apps and Home Screen widgets). To enable or disable these, head to:

Settings > Safari > Extensions

See the following image:

Safari Extensions

Advanced Privacy Features

Safari has a few privacy settings that you may have already enabled, but it’s worth checking they are on if you’re concerned about online privacy.

First, open Settings. Refer to the below image:

Accessing Settings

Now, tap Safari. See the below image:

Selecting Safari

Next, scroll down to the Privacy & Security section. You can enable or disable the listed options. We recommend enabling each option except Block All Cookies and Privacy Preserving Ad Measurement by turning their toggle to ON. See the following image:

Setting Privacy options

Now, tap the Hide IP Address and checkmark the From Trackers option. Refer to the below image:

Hide IP Address from Trackers

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How to Delete Message(s) on iPhone

Your iPhone makes it super easy to remove individual text messages as well as entire conversations from the Messages app.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 30, 2022

Your iPhone makes it super easy to remove individual text messages as well as entire conversations from the Messages app. Let’s explore how to delete unwanted messages.

Warning: Once you have deleted a message or a conversation, you can not restore it, so make sure you are okay with losing your chats permanently.

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Remove Individual Messages

To remove single or multiple select messages from your iPhone, first, launch the Messages app on your iPhone. Refer to the below image:

Message 1
Accessing Messages

Next, in the app, find and tap the conversation in which you want to delete a message.

Now, on the Message screen, tap and hold on to the message you want to remove. Then, from the menu that opens, choose More. If the conversation has only one message, you will not see More, instead, tap Delete. See the below image:

Message 2
Accessing More option

Next, beside each message on your screen, you will see a Select icon. Tap this icon for all messages that you want to remove.

Now, when you are done, in the bottom-left corner, tap the Trash icon. See the following image:

Message 3
Selecting to delete a message

Next, in the prompt that opens, select Delete Message. Refer to the below image:

Message 4
Delete a Message

Your iPhone will delete the selected messages.

Remove Entire Conversations

To remove an entire conversation from your iPhone, first, launch the Messages app on your iPhone. See the below image:

Message 5
Accessing Messages

Next, locate the conversation to delete but do not open it. On the conversation, you want to delete, swipe left. Then, from the options that appear, select Delete. See the following image:

Message 6
Selecting to delete a conversation

In the prompt that opens, choose Delete to confirm the deletion. Refer to the below image:

Message 7
Delete a conversation

Your iPhone will remove the entire chat from your Messages app.

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How to Use Quiet Mode on Facebook

If you are having trouble stepping away from Facebook’s endless scroll, Quiet Mode can help silence the chatter, memes, and misinformation.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 25, 2022

If you are having trouble stepping away from Facebook’s endless scroll, Quiet Mode can help silence the chatter, memes, and misinformation. Let’s explore this Facebook feature.

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Social media is designed to keep you hooked. The endless scrolling. A constant stream of notifications. The temptation of opening an app. It all works together to suck you in and keep your attention for longer than what could be considered a harmless distraction.

If you feel like you are ready to pull back without fully unplugging, Facebook offers a built-in tool called Quiet Mode that can help you manage your time on the platform.

To get started, first, open Facebook, tap the Menu (the Hamburger icon) in the mobile app, and head to:

Settings & privacy > Settings > Your Time on Facebook under the Preferences section.

Time You Spend on Facebook

Next, tap See Time on the Your Time on Facebook page. Here you can view several graphs that show app usage. Swipe the screen to view total time, daytime versus nighttime hours, and how many times you opened the app over the last week. Refer to the below image:

FB Time 1
Your time on Facebook

Now, if you simply want to be mindful of your usage and not change anything, enable Weekly Update, which will send you a weekly email reviewing your Facebook usage from the last seven days. You can also tap Activity Log to view all your recent actions on the platform.

Setup Daily Reminder

Next, tap the See Tools button on the Your Time on Facebook page. You can start off slow by setting a reminder that will tell you to stop using the app after a set amount of time.

Now, from the Manage Your Time page, enable Daily Time Reminder at the bottom of the page, and then set the timer to a specific amount of hours and minutes. The app will tell you how much time you average per day so you can set the timer to something under that number. Tap Set Reminder, then continue using the app until your time is up. See the below image:

FB Time 2
Daily Reminder

Set Quiet Mode

Next, if you need a little help cutting down on Facebook usage, Quiet Mode is here to help. When enabled, this feature will mute push notifications to your phone, limit the notification dots that appear in the app, and stop you from using the app the next time you open it. Enable Quiet Mode from the Manage Your Time page, and then set how long you want it to stay on.

Now, you can also schedule Quiet Mode to turn on at a specific time each day. Enable Scheduled Quiet Mode, then tap Add Schedule to set the start and end time, as well as which days the feature should be used. TapDelete Schedule to remove or redo it. See the following image:

FB Time 3

Quiet Mode

Manage Quiet Mode

Next, when you open the app while Quiet Mode is enabled, you will be greeted by a reminder that shows you how long you have left. If you really need to do something in the app, tap Manage Quiet Mode and either end Quiet Mode immediately or get a 15-minute reprieve. Or choose Edit Settings to change how Quiet Mode works for you. Refer to the below image:

FB Time 4
Manage Quiet Mode

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How to Follow Someone on Facebook

Once you follow a personal account or a page on Facebook, you start seeing that entity’s posts in your News feed. This is a great way to get updates from your favorite people or brands without being friends.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 23, 2022

Once you follow a personal account or a page on Facebook, you start seeing that entity’s posts in your News feed. This is a great way to get updates from your favorite people or brands without being friends. Let’s explore following a person on Facebook.

This is for devices using Facebook. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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Following vs Friending

When you follow someone, you do not have to add them as a friend. You can see that entity’s posts and other content in your News feed while not becoming a part of their friend’s list. This option is usually used to follow celebrities and the pages that interest you on this social platform.

To follow someone and to add someone as a friend are two different things on Facebook.

The convention on Facebook is that when you add someone as a friend, it’s likely you know that person personally. You add people like your real-life friends, colleagues, and family as “friends” on Facebook.

Know that while Facebook allows you to have up to 5,000 friends at a time, there’s no such limit for followers. Also, keep in mind that people and pages can choose not to allow themselves to be followed. In such cases, you will not see the Follow button on these entities’ pages on Facebook.

Follow People

To follow a personal account on Facebook, all you have to do is visit that person’s profile page and click or tap an option.

On Desktop

On your computer, first, launch a web browser and open Facebook. Log in to your account if you have not already.

Next, after logging in, access the profile page of the person you want to follow. On this page, in the tab list beneath the person’s name, click the three dots (the Menu icon) or the Friends button. Refer to the below image:

Accessing the Menu

Now, in the three-dot Menu, choose Follow. If you do not see the Follow option, that person has yet to enable others to follow them. See the below image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: Later, to unfollow this person, click Following followed by Unfollow on the person’s profile page.

You are now following the selected person in your Facebook account. The person’s posts will appear in your News feed.

On Mobile

To follow a person from your phone or tablet, first, launch the Facebook app on your mobile device. Then, open the profile page of the person you want to follow.

Next, on the profile page, beneath the person’s name, tap the three dots (the Menu icon). See the following image:

Accessing the Menu

Now, in the Profile Settings menu, choose Follow. Refer to the below image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: In the future, to unfollow this person, tap Following followed by Unfollow.

You are now following the selected person in your Facebook account. The person’s posts will appear in your News feed.

Follow Pages

Following a page is as easy as doing so for a personal account.

On Desktop

On your computer, first, launch a web browser and open Facebook. Log in to your account if you have not already.

Next, open the page you wish to follow. On the page screen, at the far right of the tab list, click the three lines or the three dots (the Menu icon), whichever is shown. See the below image:

Accessing the Menu

Now, in the Menu, choose Follow. If you do not see the Follow option, that person has yet to enable others to follow their page. See the following image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: Later, to unfollow a page, visit the page, click the three lines or the three dots (the Menu icon), and choose Follow Settings. Then enable Unfollow This Page and click Update.

You are now following the selected person’s page posts in your Facebook account. The person’s page posts will appear in your News feed.

On Mobile

On your mobile phone or tablet, first, launch the Facebook app. Access the page to follow, then tap the three lines or three dots (the Menu icon). Refer to the below image:

Accessing the Menu

Next, from the Menu that opens, select Follow. See the below image:

Selecting to Follow

Tip: To unfollow a page, tap the three lines or three dots (the Menu icon) and select Manage Follow Settings. Then tap Unfollow.

You are now following your favorite page on Facebook.

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How to Turn Off Data Roaming on Smartphones

Roaming is a term that often gets mentioned in data plans for smartphones. Are you technically “roaming” when you’re out and about? Well, that’s not exactly what it means in the eyes of your mobile carrier.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 16, 2022

Roaming is a term that often gets mentioned in data plans for smartphones. Are you technically “roaming” when you are out and about? Well, that’s not exactly what it means in the eyes of your mobile carrier. Let’s explore data roaming.

This is for smartphones

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Data Roaming

Data roaming is actually a very simple concept. You have a mobile carrier that provides data to your smartphone when it’s not connected to Wi-Fi. However, as you know, your carrier’s network is not limitless.

So what happens when you go somewhere not covered by your carrier’s network? That’s where data roaming comes in. Roaming allows you to hop on another network so you can still make calls, send texts, and use wireless data when your carrier’s network is disconnected.

This typically works through agreements between your carrier and other networks. The most common scenario in which data roaming comes into play is traveling to a country where your carrier does not have a presence. You can roam on the other network and not need to sign up for something new.

The Cost

Unfortunately, data roaming is not usually included for free as part of your data plan. If you want unlimited roaming you will need to pay for one of the more expensive plans. Roaming charges vary from carrier to carrier.

In general, if you do not pay extra for unlimited roaming, you will pay for how much you use. That could be around $0.25 per minute on calls, $0.10 per SMS, and $3 per MB of data. Needless to say, those numbers can add up quickly, so make sure to read the details of your data plan to find out what you could be charged.

Avoid the Charges

The good news is you probably do not have to worry about roaming charges. Your carrier may not have 5G or LTE coverage in all places, but there is almost always some lower-speed coverage everywhere in the country. Data roaming is primarily for traveling internationally.

That being said, there are some things you can do to be absolutely sure you are never roaming and being charged for it.

On the Android

On Android, go to:

Settings > Network & Internet > SIM

and toggle Roaming to OFF.

On the Samsung

On Samsung o to:

Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks

and toggle Data Roaming to OFF.

On the iPhone

On the iPhone, go to:

Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options

and toggle Data Roaming to OFF. Refer to the below image:

Roaming 1
Turn OFF Data Roaming

Tip: If you are not traveling internationally, you can also consider paying for an international data plan with your cellular carrier. You can also consider getting a SIM card and cellular data plan in the country you will be staying in. Both of these are good ways to avoid the usual pay-for-the-data-you-use roaming charges, which can be expensive.

That’s all there is to data roaming. It’s primarily a feature of mobile networks for traveling outside of your country of residence. In your day-to-day life, it’s not something to worry about. However, if you plan on traveling, you will want to see what your carrier has to offer.

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In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.

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