Did you know that your smartphone can actually be a mess? From using it to check your Facebook and messages to using it as a social outlet, your phone is constantly being used. As a result, it has a lot of junk data and apps. If you are anything like us, you’ve probably found yourself deleting apps and data on your phone more than you’d like to admit.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most effective ways to tidy up your phone to get it back in shape and make it more enjoyable to use. You might already know some of these tips, or you might think that this entire list of ways to tidy up your phone is new. Either way, it’s something that you should consider doing. Check out these tips and see if they help you on your path to tidiness.
Get a Grip
If your phone is constantly in your hands or on your lap, it’s very likely that you’re going to get a little sweaty. This is especially true if you are out and about in a hot environment. To avoid getting a rash or a pimple on your hands while you are trying to use your phone, try to keep your hands dry. If that is not an option, try to use a handkerchief or a tissue while you are using your phone. Another useful tip is to put on gloves when you are on the computer or in any other Environment where you will be touching your phone a lot.
Use a Tether
If you are often holding your phone in one hand or if you are using it on a desk or laptop, it’s a good idea to use a simple accessory. A tether is a piece of string, rope or chain that is connected to your phone via a mount or a stand. This allows you to put your phone in a much more secure location, such as your bag or the console of your car. If you are willing to go a bit further, you can even use a dog leash to prevent your pet from getting into your phone.
Have a Backup Plan
If you absolutely must go through your contacts, photos, messages, etc. immediately, try to back them up in different places. If you take photos regularly, a cloud-based storage service like Google Photos or iCloud can help you back up all your photos in one place. If you have a lot of videos to store, an online storage service like Google Photos will help you store them securely and access them whenever you want.
Don’t Forget the Ziploc
We spend so much time looking at our phones that we lose track of time. If you are like us, you have no idea how many times you are going to open your phone in a day. The opposite of a “Ziploc” is a “Bobby pin.” Bobby pins are small metal devices that you stick in your phone case to keep it from movement. They are really easy to lose, so we always keep a supply in our phones. Another thing to keep track of is the number of covers and cases you have. We keep a running total of covers and cases in our phones so we know which one we have used the most.
Don’t Use Your Phone as a PDA
Letting your phone do all the talking can be really helpful when you are on the move. But, it does have some drawbacks as well. If you are always on the move, your phone is going to get a lot of use and it’s going to get pretty dirty. If you keep your phone in your pocket or hand, it is going to be exposed to a lot of dirt and bacteria. If you take it to the doctor or to the dentist, they will probably see it. When you are at home, most of the time, you are not going to be on the move like you were while you were on the move. But, your phone is still going to get dirty. If you let it, it will absorb bacteria and seep toxins into your body. So, we recommend keeping it in a hands-free case or a pocket ubby for hands-free usage.
Let the Music Do the Talking
If you have an extra noise from a party or a friend or family member who is not that great with talking, you could always turn on the loud speaker on your phone. This will drown out any conversation you do not want to share with others. Some people find that this is more effective than using the regular telephone call.
Just Text Anyway
You might think that you don’t have time for text messages since you have emails, Facebook and other social media accounts, etc. to check. But, did you know that you should probably be sending and receiving a lot of text messages? According to a study, people generally spend an average of 6.5 hours a day messaging with their phones. That is very little time to do anything important. So, you could save yourself a lot of time and headache by just using your phone as a phone instead of logging onto a social media site or reading an email.
Turn off Anxious Mode
You might be wondering how you can turn off anxious mode while you are on the move. It is pretty easy. Simply take your phone out of your pocket or hand where you are most likely to have it and lock it. This will stop all notifications from coming to your phone. Once you have done this, you should notice a huge difference in how your phone feels. Your phone should feel more like a computer and less like a phone.
Clear The Air
We all have things we wish we had time for, but we always have things we wish we didn’t have time for. Open your phone and touch the screen and see what happens. If you are like most people, you will find that you have tons of “to do’s” and “to leave for” lists, but you have very little time for them all. The only thing that you can do is to try to list them all down and see what happens. Once you have listed them all down, you can start to prioritize which ones you need to do first.
It’s no secret that phones are really important to us. They are the centerpiece of our daily lives and are used for everything from making phone calls to sending texts and managing social media accounts. If you are like many people, though, you know that your phone can be a real mess. From using your phone to check your Facebook and messages to using it as a social outlet, your phone is constantly being used. As a result, it has a lot of junk data and apps. If you are anything like us, you’ve probably found yourself deleting apps and data on your phone more than you’d like to admit.
These tips can help you tidy up your phone, make it more enjoyable to use and help you stay connected with your friends and family.