Over time, if we do not properly maintain our cell phone, data gets used up, apps get slow, and the battery loses its charge faster. But, it is time for spring cleaning and our phones should be included in that. They are such a big part of our lives and it is only logical that we would want them functioning as best they can. Here in this article, we offer the best spring cleaning tips for your cell so it will be refreshed and ready for whatever is in store for the year ahead.
Back It Up
The first step to spring cleaning your cell is to hook it into a computer and back it up. This assures you don’t lose precious data that you have acquired over the past year.
We all have those apps that we just had to have and now barely look at. This is the perfect time to delete them and make room for something new and fun.
Get Rid of Old Texts
You can get rid of texts manually, or change your settings to auto-delete after a year. This is a great way to free up some storage that we normally don’t think about.
Transfer Your Pictures
Use an online service like Google photo, or load your pictures onto an external hard drive; then delete them from your phone. You are only making room for plenty of new ones you will take in the coming months.
Clear Your History
In web settings, clear your history and cookies.
App Updates and Location
Spring cleaning your cell phone is a great time to make sure your apps aren’t updating automatically and that your location services are turned off except on apps that really need them, like Maps.
This should be something you are doing at least once a week, but wipe your phone down with a disinfectant wipe; then take the case off and clean it too. This is also a good time to replace your old case for a new one.
So there you have it, the best way to spring clean your phone. Now all you have to do is follow the steps and you will be able to enjoy your phone’s improved performance. It will be almost as good as new. Enjoy!