Spring cleaning. We love it, right? Purging closets, dusting book cases, digging through drawers. Deciding what to “keep, donate, or toss in trash”. We Spring Clean our house, our yard, our garage. What about your iPad? Your mobile phone? Your computer? Yep, digital spring cleaning is a thing.
I actually have a “digital” reminder every month to clean my gadgets of “digital dust, debris, and trash”. It helps keep things moving along in my digital world. You can give your digital toys a nice spring cleaning too. Fox News has some tips.
1. Your browser. It can store LOTS of info, like your browsing history, your favorite websites, and your passwords. And it’s good to go through it every once in a while to delete cookies and make sure everything is up-to-date.
2. Your smartphone. If you don’t regularly clean out your phone’s call logs, search history, and text messages, there can be a lot of clutter slowing down your device.
3. Your apps. You should scan your phone or tablet’s app list a couple of times a year and delete anything you’re no longer using. It could improve your device’s speed and battery life, plus those old apps might be secretly collecting data on you.
4. Old accounts you no longer use. Instead of just abandoning old accounts you no longer use, you should go in and actually delete each one. That way there’s less of a risk to you if the company’s data ever gets breached.
5. Your photos. We all have a million pictures clogging up our phones and computers. It’s worth it to spend some time organizing them and deleting any duplicates. There’s even a program called Remo Duplicate Photos Remover that can help you do it.
Check out Fox News story HERE