Spruce Up Your Smartphone with Spring Cleaning Tips

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By Katelyn O’Riordan – The first day of spring is March 20, so help your viewers get a jump on spring cleaning by sprucing up the one item that’s almost always with them – their smartphone. These connected devices often serve as our close “companions” and virtual closets, storing our emails, photos, documents and apps. And from time to time, it’s important to clean up and organize smartphones to help improve performance and battery life. AT&T offers the following spring-cleaning tips for smartphones:

1.)    Delete unused apps: Even though you may not be actively using an application, it can still be running along with other apps. This can silently drain the battery. Close or quit those unused apps, and if you no longer use the apps, delete them. This also frees up space on your smartphone for new apps or more photos and video.


2.)    Modify email, text and calendar setting: Shorten the timeframe to sync or display your old emails, texts and calendar items. This will not only free up space, but save on battery life, too.

3.)    Be battery efficient: Just like you remember to turn the lights off when you leave a room, it’s good to remember to turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS on your smartphone when these functions are not in use. This can improve the phone’s battery life, too.

4.)    Offload photos and video: Smartphones make it easy to capture and record life’s moments, but those photos and videos can take up a lot of space. Consider using a cloud-based storage service, such as AT&T Locker. It offers customers an easy and automated way to store, sync and share photos, videos and documents in one safe, convenient place. This cloud-based app is free to download, and the first 5GB of storage is also free.

5.)    Clean your phone:  Here are tips from AT&T Chief medical information officer Dr. Geeta Nayyar to help keep your phone germ-free.


Submitted by Katelyn O’Riordan – Gable PR