10 expert tips for getting the best out of your tech this festive season as Glastonbury returns

Thousands of music fans will descend on Glastonbury next week as the world’s most celebrated festival celebrates for the first time since 2019. And with the four-day event bigger than ever, being prepared for tech is as important as packing the right kit for the lucky ones. Ticket holder.

Trying to cram in favorite artists is hard enough, but it can also be a challenge to keep in touch with friends and — at the end of a long festival day — remember where the tent is.

But it’s not just those who are brave at concerts who find it important to make the most of their mobiles. Campers and day-trippers often rely on their devices for everything from tickets to banking – and even making phone calls

Katherine Healy, Mobile Specialist Uswitch.com Here are 10 tips for a great Glastonbury and how to make sure your mobile survives and thrives during the festive season and beyond.

get ready tech

  1. Pack the right kit: Before you go – packing the right essentials will give you peace of mind. Start with a good case and screen protector. The bungee cord for your phone also makes it difficult to misplace it.
  2. Screen Essentials: More than 200 terabytes of data are expected to be used during Glastonbury, enough to store approximately 40 million songs. It will be shared by 210,000 visitors, so your mobile service may not be as fast as you used to. It’s a good idea to screenshot important information like festival maps, stage times, and even take a picture of where you parked your car.
  3. Get App: There are dozens of apps now available to make the most of your festival experience. take things off with the officer festival app For the latest updates and even personalized line-up. With hundreds of bands to see and new tunes to listen to, you might want to consider downloading a song-recognition app like Shazam. Setlist.fm, compiled by music lovers, will also show you which songs were played during the sets of your favorite artists.

stay safe

  1. dumb it down: Whether due to overly energetic dances or opportunistic pickpockets, there are many ways to lose your mobile in Glastonbury. Instead, you can leave your smartphone at home and choose a ‘dumbphone’ as your festival handset. Old school models like the re-released Nokia 3310 in 2017 have limited internet connectivity but are durable. They also have long lasting batteries and won’t break the bank if they get lost in a corner of the Somerset area.

If you carry your smartphone or other tech gadget, make sure your current insurance covers you—or consider taking out standalone gadget insurance—before you go. And if you’re carrying an iPhone – make sure you’ve enabled ‘Find My Phone’ before you go, in case it gets lost or stolen.

fully charged

  1. Portable friend: While EE is offering free mobile charging to festival-goers if your device is running low on battery life, a simpler option is to carry a portable power bank with you so you can top up on weekends.
  2. Low-Power Ballads: To keep your mobile running for as long as possible between charges, make sure to close any unnecessary background apps and switch on low power mode in your device settings. If you’re inside a tent during the set, switch to silent mode and consider lowering your screen brightness to extend your battery life even more.
  3. Don’t be deceived by anyone: If the curse of the British summer comes and the skies open, make sure your mobile is as protected from the rain as you are. Most handsets are water-resistant rather than waterproof, so consider getting a special pouch or lanyard to keep your device dry.

keeping in touch

  1. Tent Tracking: While finding your home after a long day may be considered a sacrament, technology can help find it. If you leave a Bluetooth tracker like the Tile or Apple AirTag inside your tent before moving on to the main stage, your phone can later find its way back.
  2. Location, location, location: To save yourself precious time waiting outside the wrong burger stall, enable location services on your phone and share with your festival friends using a dedicated app like Find My Friends so they can easily find you .
  3. Create a Band: If you’re visiting with a few friends, consider setting up a Glastonbury group on a messenger service like Skype or WhatsApp. This will give you an easy way to keep in touch while you go out to see different acts.

Katherine Healy, Mobile Specialist Uswitch.comTold: “The festive season is upon us again and after being canceled twice due to the pandemic, the excitement for this year’s Glastonbury is at a fever pitch. With a little preparation, your smartphone can help you make the most of the festive experience with elaborate event apps, the use of technology like QR codes, and tent-finding apps to make sure you don’t miss a moment. Don’t miss it either.

“However, in such a large and hectic schedule, it is always wise to take some precautions to keep your gadgets safe. Smartphones are a prime target for thieves, so it is worth investing in additional security such as a pouch that is not easy to leave in your pocket. Instead of being worn around your neck, and consider whether your insurance covers all your tech gadgets before you leave.

“Enabling location services and having access to tracker apps like Apple’s Find My app can also help prevent you from losing your device and being separated from friends. And, if it’s one of those years where Glastonbury weather key gets damaged, consider buying a waterproof cover so that your phone can survive the mud bath.

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