Samsung Galaxy Tab Travel Tips - dummies

By Dan Gookin

These travel tips for the Galaxy Tab apply to virtually any Android device and several of them apply to any electronic device that you might take along on a vacation or business trip. Heed these tips and your next extended journey should be gadget-worry-free:

  • Take the Galaxy Tab’s AC adapter and USB cable with you. Put them in your carry-on luggage. Many airports feature USB chargers, so you can charge the Tab in an airport if you need to.

  • At the security checkpoint, place your Galaxy Tab in a bin by itself or with other electronics.

  • Use the Calendar app to keep track of your flights. The event title serves as the airline and flight number. For the event time, use the takeoff and landing schedules. For the location, list the origin and destination airport codes. And, in the Notes field, put the flight reservation number. If you’re using separate calendars (categories), specify the Travel calendar for your flight.

  • Some airlines feature Android apps you can use while traveling. American Airlines, Southwest, United, Continental, and a host of other airlines feature apps. You can use the apps to not only keep track of flights but also to check in: Eventually, printed tickets will disappear, and you’ll merely show your “ticket” on the Galaxy Tab screen, which is then scanned at the gate.

  • Some apps you can use to organize your travel details are similar to, but more sophisticated than, the Calendar app. Visit the Android Market and search for travel or airlines to find a host of apps.