First World Techno Problems: Why Settle for Them?

first world tech problems

A first world problem, is more of minor problem or frustration, rather than a serious situation experienced by those in the developing world. Problems experienced in developed countries, however, are still highly annoying for those who live there and experience them, and should be irradiated, regardless of how important they are deemed to be in the bigger picture.

One such problem is technological turmoil. Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today, and that 40% shouldn’t have to deal with a slow internet connection. Whether it be used for business or for pleasure, the connection to the internet should be fast and reliable. One way to not settle for a slow connection is to try to fix it yourself. First of all, you should access your modem: the home network box that provides internet access to all of your devices. You should close your internet browser on your device; unplug the modem’s power cord; leave it unplugged for around 15 seconds; plug it back in; wait for a further two minutes while the modem reboots and initializes the connection; and then reopen your web browser on a usually reliable site, such as

If this doesn’t work, then there are a few other steps you can take in regards to fixing the modem, like: changing your Wi-Fi channel using the router management console and resetting your modem completely back to its factory defaults. However, once you’ve tried all of that, then it might be time to change your internet provider. There are a number of options in regards to providers, such as Verizon Fios, that offer a fast and reliable internet connection. And if this still doesn’t work, it might just be the device that you’re using that is at fault, not the modem, at which point you should offer a sincere apology to the modem and start troubleshooting your hardware.

Another first world problem when it comes to technology are mobile phone batteries (or seemingly the lack of). It can be highly annoying when your phone dies unexpectedly when you are out, but you don’t have to settle for ti any longer. There are ways to get to the core of the problem, including checking your apps. There is a few good chance that one app, or a collection of apps, are drain gin all of your phone’s battery. You should seek to rectify this by going to your settings and finding the battery page. For iPhone users, it’s a case of going to Settings > Battery and checking the Battery Usage tool; also, see how to fix iPhone 6 battery problems. Another way to save battery is to put your device on Airplane Mode. Although this will restrict your usage and you won’t be able to access your data, your phone battery will last a lot longer. This is recommend for those of you who know you need to save battery for a certain time, and are willing to sacrifice time being able to use your phone beforehand.

Finally, in this day and age, having no WiFi can feel like the end of the world. To combat this when you are in an area that isn’t providing a wireless internet connection, and you either can’t or you’re not willing to use your data, you should invest in a dongle. They are a little modem that connects to wireless or mobile broadband services, such as 4G or 3G.

So, the moral of the story is: don’t settle for a poor quality of technological life when you really don’t have to!

With over 9 years of search marketing experience, Sandra is cross skilled between PPC and SEO. Her experience in search spans across different verticals including Technology, Retail, Travel & Automotive.