If spring-cleaning the house seems like too big a task, why not start with your mobile? Getting rid of mobile junk will give you the same buzz as cleaning out your wardrobe and has the added bonus of making your mobile work better. That’s a double win in our books. Here are five ways to get your mobile into shape for Spring.
1. Free Up Hard Drive Space:
Photos and videos can really hog your hard drive. So just upload them to your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or iCloud and enjoy all that extra space. And any music you no longer need can be moved to your computer too. Now that’s a happy hard drive.
2. De-clutter your home screen:
Remember when you downloaded that fab abs app? And remember how you used it once and then forgot about it? Yeah, it’s time to dump it. The same goes for any app you haven’t used in the last 3 months. Be ruthless. Your home screen will be a vast field of possibilities. Home screen serenity now!
3. Organise your Home screen:
Any apps that survived the purge now need to be organised into a neat folder system. If you’re stuck on where to put what, here are some great folder directory ideas:
Search – Safari, Chrome, Weather, Stocks, Contacts etc
Share – Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine etc
Listen – iTunes, Guvera, Podcast apps etc
Talk – Messages, FaceTime, Whatsapp.
And suddenly your home screen is down to one screen. Success.
4. Get more out of your battery:
Reduce the need to recharge by switching off notifications for apps. Also you can clear the multitasking queue on most devices by double tapping the home button and swiping the open pages upwards. Bye bye battery burners. Lastly, turn off location services. Voila! Your battery now has all the power!
5. Clean your screen and case:
Think about where you’ve taken your phone in the last year. Really think about it. Now calmly take your phone out of its case and give both a good wipe down with a thin cloth. A hygienic phone is a happy phone.
We hope these Spring cleaning tips help harmonise your mobile feng shui. Don’t forget to pass them on! And remember to tweet us your mobile tips @VirginMobileAus if you have any in mind.
If you would like to read other ways we’re making mobile better, check out our posts on five apps that can make life easier and five creative apps to get you out of bed.