At iPhonePoker.net we’ve put together a few simple rules and tips that will further enhance your mobile poker experience while one the move.
Personally I like to play real money poker on my iPhone over a WiFi connection. If the 3G connection is weak, the games can lag a little which can be very frustrating. Thankfully most trains, buses and even planes now offer free Wifi to their customers so you should always check first if there is a free WiFi connection available. You really don’t want to lose your connection while playing a strong hand.
The good news is 3G connections have improved dramatically over the past couple of years and the next generation of 4G networks are already being rolled out which promise even faster speeds. Which is great news if you like to play a few hands of poker on the go.
Play Against Friends
Playing multi-player poker on the iPhone is great, but sometimes it’s more fun to play against friends. Many mobile poker apps now allow you to create private tables where you can invite friends to play. If you’re on a journey with a bunch of friends, why not create a private poker tablet and challenge them to a game. You can just as easily challenge friends or family at home to a few games of Texas Hold’em or Omaha while travelling.
Bring Head Phones
Some people find the sounds affect on poker apps very distracting and just turn them off. I find they really enhance the game and make for a more authentic poker experience. If you like hearing these sound effects, you should bring along a set of earphones so you can get lost in the mobile poker game and drown out the noisy train station or airport.
Your Native Poker App May Not Work
If you are travelling outside of your country, there is a chance that native poker apps may not work. Native poker apps that are downloaded from the iTunes App Store only function in designated countries. Once you cross a border by just a few miles, your native poker apps may stop working.
If you are planning on taking a long trip outside your country, you should check first if the iPhone poker app will still work in the country you are visiting.
Poker apps that are played from the browser of the Safari browser of your iPhone will always work, regardless of which country or continent you find yourself in.
Bring an iPhone Charger
One of the benefits of using an iPhone over an Android is the superior batter life. You can generally get at least a day’s heavy usage from a fully charged iPhone 4S battery. Despite this, if you are planning to play a lot of mobile poker on a journey, we recommend fully charging the battery before you leave. Personally I never go on any type of journey without having an iPhone charger in my bag. It’s pretty easy to find a spare power socket at most airports or train stations where you can give your phone a quick charge before you board.
If you are running low on juice, one thing you can do is turn off WiFi if you are not using to preserve the battery life. You could also adjust the iPhone brightness level to buy yourself a few extra minutes.
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