Kim Komando from Tulsa World: Photos that you should always have on your phone

Kim Komando from Tulsa World: Photos that you should always have on your phone

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  • Don’t want your card getting lost in a sea of pictures? Follow the steps below. If you use an iPhone, Open Notes and tap the Camera iconand Scan Document. Your phone’s camera will open. Snap a photo of your card. When you’re happy with your pic, tap on the three dots in the corner and select Pin. That way, it’s always at the front of the pile.

  • I have a shortcut below to keep track of your most important pics, but there’s another easy way to find, for example, that beautiful shot you took at the beach in Hawaii three years ago. Your life will be better organized with these images at your fingertips. Your COVID vaccination card It’s useful to have this at the ready in case you ever need to show it to a healthcare provider, a restaurant, or for travel purposes. It’s also safer than keeping it in your wallet, where it can get crumbled or ruined.

Did you know you can lock notes down with a password, too? I’d suggest doing this for anything you don’t want others to get their hands on. It’s simple on an Android as well. Open the Google Drive app and tap Add, then Scan. Take your photo, then tap on the three dots to add it to Starred documents. This well-reviewed Android app, Private Notepad, is another smart way to keep your private info safe and secure.

Your car’s license plate, VIN number, and auto insurance card Imagine this: You’re running errands, and when you go back to where you know you parked, your car is gone. In the panic, you’re not going to remember details like your license plate number. Instead of rifling through documents once you get home, walk outside now, and snap a few pictures.

For most people, a driver’s license or state ID is their main form of identification. It easily fits into a wallet or handbag and should always be with you. But there could be instances where you don’t have it with you, say when you’re hiking. That’s why it’s a good idea to have these stored on your phone. Be sure to lock it down with a password. Your state may offer an app for your driver’s license or state ID. Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming are among the states that provide digital license options or pilot programs. Check official state government websites for more on how to apply.

This is smart info to have on hand before you need it. Don’t forget about your auto insurance card. If you get into a fender bender, you can grab the physical card from your glove compartment, but that might not always be possible. Your medical and dental insurance cards

True story: A couple of times a year, my son would call and ask me to send him a copy of his insurance card to avoid the university’s mandatory health insurance charges. I get it, it’s a pain to keep them around, and you might not always have the physical copy on you.

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