What to look out for when using your mobile device on the internet
Posted by IGN on Thursday, November 10, 2018 12:11:33It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Whether you’re on the go or on the couch, there are a few things to keep in mind when playing online.1.
Don’t use your mobile phone as a gaming keyboard.
If you’re playing a game that requires you to use your phone, be sure to check the device’s Settings menu.
You should see “Enable Wireless Keyboard” as well as a button that reads “Always use a phone as your keyboard”.2.
If your device has a built-in microphone, turn it off.
While it’s a good idea to have a headset, the microphone is a nuisance.3.
If there are any notifications or alerts from other players on your device, disable them.4.
Don,t turn on the Bluetooth on your phone unless it’s the first device you use on your PC or Mac.
When playing a phone game, you should always be able to make calls.5.
If the Bluetooth is on, make sure your phone is connected to a wireless network.
If it’s not, your phone will connect automatically to the network it’s connected to.
If your mobile doesn’t have a built in microphone, it’s recommended that you use a headset or earbuds.
You can read more about headsets here and here.6.
Make sure you’re not in direct sunlight.
If in doubt, use sunglasses, and don’t look at the screen.
If playing in the dark, wear long sleeves or a long-sleeved shirt.7.
If using your smartphone, make a backup copy of the game so you can use it if something goes wrong.8.
Donate a game to a charity of your choice.
If donating a game is a good choice, consider donating to a gaming charity.9.
Make a backup of your device.
If someone steals your phone or breaks it, you can make a copy of your data and the game’s folder.10.
Be careful about what you put on your mobile.
Make backups of your files and settings.
You’ll be able later to recover them.
If you’re a gamer who wants to play online without having to deal with a device, these tips will help you keep your mobile gaming safe.