Mobile web searching has surpassed that of desktops. However, 90% of the time spent on mobile devices is on apps. This demonstrates the sheer volume of mobile activity today. Online shopping from mobile devices is on the rise, and it’s expected to be the leading shopping platform very soon. Half of all e-mails are read on phones. Phones are used for everything.
Managing so many tasks on such a small device can turn your phone into a maze. What’s more, disorganization and clutter can hamper the performance of your device.
If your phone is starting to get a little chaotic and is not performing optimally, here are five tips for streamlining your smartphone.
Delete your unused apps
Digital hoarding is a real thing. You are likely to have several apps on your phone that you no longer use. These are taking up valuable storage space, and they are causing unnecessary clutter on your screen.
Scroll through your list of apps and delete the ones you don’t use. What’s the harm? If you decide later that you need to use one of them, you can download it in a matter of seconds.
Free up storage space from your gallery
We take, send, and share an astounding number of photos and videos every day. Your phone gallery can become jammed with boring selfies, duplicate images, screenshots, and dated memes. Take some time to go through your gallery and get rid of the unneeded clutter.
If you don’t want to delete all of these “memories”, transfer them to a hard drive. That way, storage space will be freed up, and it won’t take you an age to find a file that you actually need.
Create folders and organize
Creating folders to arrange like-for-like apps is one of the best ways to streamline your device. Categorize these folders however you please.
Selecting a simplistic wallpaper background can also give a sleeker, more organized look to your screen. There are plenty of free Android phones icon packs and wallpaper options available if you want to customize your screen.
Control your notifications
Push notification and app alerts can be useful, but they are extremely distracting. When all notifications are enabled, it can be hard to distinguish which ones are useful among the cluster.
Go through your application settings and only enable notifications for the ones you deem necessary. This will declutter your home screen, and you won’t get overwhelmed with constant alerts.
To optimize phone performance and battery life, it’s important to carry out smart charging practices. Here are a few tips:
- Avoid charging from 0% to 100%. It’s better to keep charge between 40% and 80%.
- Don’t leave the device charging for long periods (e.g. overnight).
- Don’t overuse fast charge.
- Be wary of your phone overheating.
- Don’t watch videos or play games while the phone is charging.
These habits will not only maintain a healthy battery life; they will help keep your phone performing at a high level.