Once upon a time, a lot of people would have had a work phone and a personal phone. While some people still do, others prefer to keep everything on one device. There’s no need to handle two different phones if you can keep your business and home lives separate on the same smartphone. It’s easy to do using the right features, operating system, and apps to lead a double life from one device. Everything from using two sim cards to organizing your apps will help you survive with only one phone, instead of two. If you want to keep your personal and work information separately, use these tips to stop them from getting tangled up.
Connect Your Phone to Your Desktop
Being able to connect your phone to your desktop, or access files from both places, is useful for both business and personal purposes. For work, you can access documents, spreadsheets and other important files to work on in the office or on the move. And you can organize your photos, videos, music and games for entertainment. Whether you plug your phone into your desktop or you use a cloud service, it’s much easier to organize everything if you have a choice of functionality and screen size.Image credits to: Vernon Chan, on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/d5DEjS
Choose the Right Operating System
If you want to be able to use your phone for both work and play, you need the best operating system and the best phone. Most phones will allow you to carry out business and personal tasks, but everyone will have a preference for which one suits them. The choice is essentially between Apple iOs, Android, and Windows. There can be some great perks designed specifically for work and play on each system. For example, you might be able to get a Work & Play Bundle from Microsoft or use Android for Work to separate your business apps. But once you choose an operating system, you need the perfect phone.
Use Two Sim Cards
The ability to hold two sim cards might be something to look for in your new phone. It’s a great way to split your work and home lives. On dual sim mobile phones, you can keep two sets of contacts, storing data on the different cards to keep them separate. You can give out one number to personal contacts and the other to business associates. If you’re worried about screening calls or answering your phone professionally, you can make things easier by using two sim cards.
Get the Best Apps
Don’t forget to make sure you’re using the right apps to get the most out of your phone. You can organize them, so personal apps are in one place and work ones in another. If you want to keep business and play entirely separate, use different applications for each. Don’t use the same calendar or note-keeping tool for the two purposes, or else split your files so you can keep them apart.
Having two phones can be an inconvenience, so don’t bother when you can do everything on one device. You don’t have to mix work and play when it’s easy to keep them apart.