QUICK AND EASY TECH TIPS TO KEEP THE WHOLE FAMILY SANE WHEN COOPED UP INDOORS

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With UK families adjusting to new ways of working and many wondering how to get the most out of their tech, Vodafone is offering four simple tricks to keep Peppa Pig playing, teams’ video conferencing continuing and extended families connected.

Keeping close to loved ones – With friends and family in separate places and many restaurants, pubs and social events being temporally postponed – keeping close to loved ones has never been more important. If you are wondering how to check in with relatives or friends, FaceTime on Apple Devices, Skype on your laptop or Google Duo (which works on both Apple and Android devices) offers a great way to see your nearest and dearest.

Keeping the kids entertained – If you and the kids have had enough of playing board games, why not jump online and play to win some actual prizes with Vodafone’s new augmented reality (AR) game, ‘Find Unlimited’. Hunt for AR treasure together to be in with the chance of winning one of thousands of incredible prizes – including the new Samsung Galaxy S20. You can play wherever you are in the UK, from 11-2pm – register by visiting www.findunlimited.co.uk.

Keeping arguments at bay – With teenagers playing Call of Duty, Dad working out to Joe Wickes and Mum video conferencing her customers, arguments can appear when Wi-Fi speeds slow down. With Vodafone’s Boost feature on your router it ensures that your work computer and smartphone get priority bandwidth over their games consoles and tablets. So, it can be business as usual during working hours and then simply stop the boost once you’re done so your kids can get back to playing games and streaming their favourite shows.

Keeping connected in rural areas – Rural families among us may be worried about staying in touch. If your house has quite a few ‘notspots’ and you’re struggling to stay in contact with those who matter most – great news, there’s a solution. With Wi-Fi Calling, as long as your smartphone is connected to Wi-Fi – you and all the family will be able to make and receive calls, even if your mobile signal is patchy.

For more information on how to stay connected and to make living and working from home as easy as possible, please visit the Vodafone blog which has some tips and tricks on ‘Smart living: https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk/smart-living/