A smartphone is a mobile device that works not only as a phone but also allows you to access the internet, send and receive email, download apps and games, and enjoy social networking sites like Facebook.
With a smartphone you can do way more than just call and text. But using all these added features – like apps and maps – uses mobile data. One of the keys to getting started with your smartphone is to make sure you're on the right data plan for your usage. Check my plan.
A mobile app or 'application' is a piece of software that runs on a smartphone. The most popular apps are games, mobile versions of Twitter and Facebook, and news apps like RTÉ News Now – but you can get an app for almost anything. There are lots of apps to buy or download for free from Apple's App Store, the Google Play market for Android phones, Blackberry App World, or the Windows Marketplace.
Find out what apps are available in your smartphone's app store
Keep all your photos, videos, and music backed-up in safe storage in the cloud.Android
This easy-to-use app that teaches you how to use your smartphone (only available for certain devices).Android
Keep track and manage your data usage with this essential app.Android
Keep in touch – when you want, how you want, where you want. Email, social networking, uploading and downloading images, browsing the web… these are all made easier on your smartphone.
Faster processor speeds, larger screens and touchscreen or QWERTY keyboards, make it easy to do so much more on the web – like shopping, banking and booking flights.
Larger screens and clearer sound make your smartphone perfect for music and video on the go. The built-in camera is a standard feature on all smartphones too so you can capture – and share – those memories wherever you are.
You can also add and personalise the features of your smartphone by downloading apps which will help you get organised, stay informed or simply have fun – all in one little smartphone.
Smartphones rely heavily on their battery. Bigger screens, better cameras and features like GPS all use more power and will run down a battery more quickly.
Typically, you will need to charge your battery every night.
You can extend the battery life of your smartphone by tweaking your phone settings (e.g. screen lighting) or turning off apps you’re not using.
Vodafone Cloud allows you to upload, download and access your photos, videos, music and other files from your Android smartphone, Tablet, and PC – so that you can have peace of mind knowing that your personal files are safe and secure.
When you sign up to Vodafone Cloud you automatically get 5GB storage free and if you need additional storage we have a range of storage options available for you.
Our data calculator is a great tool for estimating your monthly usage & understanding things like how much five minutes of You Tube costs in data.Visit the data calculator
Log in to My Vodafone regularly to keep track of how much data you've used this month.Log in to My Vodafone
Having trouble understanding how you're being charged? Our helpful video demo explains it all.Explain my bill
Get smarter with your data. This simple usage guide will help you understand what you can do with 1GB of data on your phone.
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