Remember your phone on Bonfire Night

News

If you’re heading out to see some fireworks, don’t forget your phone...
by
Remember your phone on Bonfire Night

Why you need a phone on Guy Fawkes Night


Bonfire Night is almost upon us. Throughout the land, fires will be lit ablaze, Guys will go up in smoke, and fireworks will be set off to a background of "oohs" and "aahs". Food and drink may also be involved. As long as it doesn't rain, it's a great night out.

If you're planning on enjoying the fun, we’re recommend you take your smartphone for a few very good reasons:

  • If you’re doing your own personal fireworks display, you should nominate someone with a smartphone as the designated safety person. This person shouldn’t be involved in the actual lighting of fireworks. And it's also important that they're alert and completely sober, so keep them away from the mulled wine until the last firework has been set off.

  • Make sure you’ve got a good torch app on your phone. It’ll help you see better if you’re lighting fireworks in the dark, and it’ll also come in useful if you need to find your way around a night-time display.

  • Use your smartphone camera to take memorable photos of your big night out. If you want some hints and tips on taking great shots in low light, check out our night-time photography video.

  • If you want to try and make some fun firework videos, give Instagram’s Boomerang app a try (it’s free on iOS and Android). It loops one-second videos backwards and forwards, so with some good timing and a bit of luck, you should be able to create some cool firework effects.


For even more ideas on preparing your phone for a fun-filled evening, check out this article: 5 great apps for Bonfire Night

We hope we’ve given you enough hints and tips to have a great Bonfire night. Please stay safe, be sensible, don’t fool around, never return to a lighted firework that's gone out, use those annoying sticks to light fireworks rather than your favourite lighter… you know how it all goes. If you've got any good Bonfire Night tips of your own that you'd like to share, feel free to send us a comment below.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
Take a closer look at the hottest apps to download in preparation for the 5th of November
We're looking at the best ways to up your Instagram reputation. If you're looking to grow your follo

26 April, 2018
With most smartphones on the market now offering dual-lens camera technology, we...
26 April, 2018
Get the lowdown on refurbished phones, and find out whether one might be right for...
25 April, 2018
The Motorola G6 Play and Motorola to G6 Plus are now available to pre-order. We delve...
24 April, 2018
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is an affordable mid-range smartphone with some truly flagship...
20 April, 2018
There are some great new Nokia Android smartphones on the way in 2018. Which one...

12 April, 2018
If you find yourself confused by the mention of 5G, don't worry. We answer any questions...
9 April, 2018
Check out the brilliant new Sony Xperia XZ2, out now at Carphone Warehouse. It’s...
27 March, 2018
Huawei has just announced its new P20 smartphone series at its Paris event today....
16 March, 2018
We invited our favourite grime legend Big Narstie along to Carphone Warehouse HQ...
2 March, 2018
Following another successful Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we're rounding up...
25 February, 2018
Check out all the brand new features on the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ soon available...
25 February, 2018
Nokia has an exciting collection of new smartphones – The Nokia 1, Nokia 6, Nokia...
21 February, 2018
The BBC has launched a spectacular new augmented reality app, Civilisations AR, to...
9 February, 2018
We've got some great news for fans of role-playing games. Final Fantasy XV Pocket...
6 February, 2018
Android Oreo is Google's latest operating system, and it's rolling out to all the...
26 January, 2018
Samsung has posted a Tweet teasing details of its Barcelona Unpacked event, where...
19 January, 2018
Amazon Echo Spot is available to buy from our sister company, Currys PC World from...