How To Use Your Smartphone To Keep In Touch With Grandkids

Follow these smartphone tips to learn how to stay connected with the ones who matter most.

Maybe your grandkids live across the country, or maybe their schedules are so packed that you rarely get to see them. No matter the case, staying updated on their lives can sometimes seem like a challenge. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to stay connected – especially when you own a smartphone. Here are some simple tips for keeping in touch with your grandkids:

Grandparents use their phone to FaceTime grandkids

  1. Use social media. Social media apps are more popular than ever with younger generations. If you don’t already have a Facebook or an Instagram account, you can easily download the apps from your phone’s app store and start connecting with your grandkids. Even if you aren’t inclined to post your own content, Facebook and Instagram are great ways to see pictures of your grandkids and keep up with their life events.
  2. Keep track of important dates and events with the calendar app. Between birthdays, sports, theater performances, and more, it can be overwhelming to keep track of all the important dates in your grandkids’ lives. With a calendar app, you’ll never forget a dance recital or a basketball game again. Simply add an event to any date on your phone’s calendar app, including the location and time. Be sure to add an alert as well – you’ll receive a reminder notification to ensure you don’t forget about it.
  3. Learn how to use emojis and texting lingo. LOL? OMG? Maybe you know some basic texting lingo, but there’s still more to learn. If your grandchildren use an acronym you aren’t familiar with, be sure to look it up on Google. Using emojis can also be a great way to make text conversations with your grandkids more fun.
  4. Encourage your kids and grandkids to send pictures. Since smartphones have built-in cameras, it’s easy to capture moments to share. Encourage your kids to send pictures of your grandkids via text or email, or have your grandkids send the pictures to you themselves. It’s an instantaneous way to stay updated on what’s going on in your grandkids’ lives. Be sure to save the picture to your phone’s photo library so you can go back and view it anytime.

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