How to Entertain Yourself During a Boring Trip Without an Internet Connection with Pocket

Sometimes you're stuck on the bus and have nothing to do but wait, and it's desperation time! Thank goodness you can change this; all you need is Pocket, your Android or iOS smartphone and your computer.

Steps

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    Download Pocket on your smartphone. Depending on your device, you can do so in Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS). The app is free of charge.
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    Download Pocket on your computer. On your phone app you must select "Import From Desktop". There, you can ask for an e-mail linking you to the download for a browser extension. Download and install it.
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    When you find something you want to read later on your trip, press the new arrow icon on your browser and the website will be transferred to your phone. You can do the same for images and videos. Repeat this step for as many websites as you like.
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    Before you leave, or if it's better for you to remember, right after you're done transferring, refresh Pocket on your phone. It will then download and store the data inside it, allowing you to read and watch whatever you've downloaded without an Internet connection.
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    Now when you're stuck somewhere and bored, pull out your phone and initiate Pocket!

Warnings

  • If you're on the bus, don't get too distracted; you might lose your stop and wait even longer!
  • Don't get too carried away! It can clutter your phone if you download way too much data. You can delete as you're done looking at your sites, so that you can save space.

Things You'll Need

  • An Android or iOS smartphone
  • Any computer with an Internet connection
  • Google Chrome browser on the computer

Article Info

Categories: Travel