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How to use Baby Monitor 3G on family vacation

How to use Baby Monitor 3G on family vacationAre you planning family vacation abroad? If yes, don’t forget to install Baby Monitor 3G and read following tips “How to use Baby Monitor 3G on family vacation”.

 

Baby Monitor 3G works anywhere, where is the internet connection. Thanks to it the baby monitor has unlimited reach and you don’t have to solve the interference issues. The app helps you to hear, soothe and watch your child via live video or photos. Just take your  two usually used devices – mobile/tablet/computer and  turn them into reliable baby monitor in a just a few seconds.

 

Get it on Google Play

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There are following options how to connect both devices:

1) Use the wifi network at the hotel or place where you stay

Using hotel’s wifi network is the easiest way to monitor your baby and enjoy the time with family or friends. The application enables you to check your child and don’t be afraid about the range.

Sometimes wifi networks in hotels are protected by firewalls that are preventing Baby Monitor 3G from making connection. You can try to solve this trouble by turning on the option “Alternative connection”.  If it doesn’t help the wifi is probably too much secured and we recommend using another way for connecting of both devices (see below).

2) Buy a local sim card with mobile internet

Cheap and reliable way for checking of sleeping baby. Most of local operators offer budget-wise tariffs including mobile internet for reasonable prices. How much data do you need?

Data usage is one of our priorities and we are trying to hold it as low as possible. While audio monitoring it is approximately 15MB/hour and while video monitoring it is around 1,5MB/minute (depending on device camera etc.)

Even if you are connected via cellular internet connection you can hear any noise, talk to your child and see him/her via video or photos. By default, video is enabled on your cellular network. For saving valuable data, please disable “video on 3G/LTE” option in the settings on your parent station’s device.

 

Disable Video o 3G/LTE

3) Use internet roaming

The costs depend on the price list of your mobile operator. Before leaving for holiday, call to your operator’s service center and ask for the prices per MB in roaming.

How to save valuable cellular data?

When using mobile internet (local sim or roaming), don’t forget to check on both devices that other applications are not allowed to transfer data in background.

For iOS users:

Go to general Settings and tap on “Cellular”. If you swipe to the bottom of the screen, you will see the list of applications that usually connect to cell data. For saving data, turn off all unnecessary applications except of Baby Monitor 3G.

Save Data IOS

Your iOS device also syncs your email, contact and calendar on a regular basis. To save another small amount of data go to Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendars > Fetch New Data. Set the longest interval when it should sync or select Manual.

For Android users:

Go to Settings > App data usage and scroll down. You can see the list of applications that are allowed to use cellular data and how much traffic they make. Tapping on any app on the list, opens the menu for disabling background data on mobile networks. Don’t forget to check that Baby Monitor 3G is allowed to use cellular data.


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