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Re: Spring clean your smartphone


@Cleoriffwrote:

Well just look how smart and tidy that looks...

I feel so ashamed LOL


Yep, all surrounded by a lovely red bezel 😂

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone


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@Cleoriffwrote:

Well just look how smart and tidy that looks...

I feel so ashamed LOL


Yep, all surrounded by a lovely red bezel 😂


LOL

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone

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My little 3GS has no apps on it because nothing works with the version of iOS I’m on! but I’m a bit of a clean freak on my iPad, I have a page for 

 

stuff I use everyday... banking / weather

social media.. snapchat / Tweetbot 

media... Netflix / you tube / catch up tv

utilities... Scottish Power / Tesco mobile

ios utilities... camera / photos / notes

settings... settings / App Store / iTunes / undeleteable apps

(I barely know how to use most of these apps but I am trying!!)

 

and anything I don’t use gets deleted ASAP. I do a reset every few months and start afresh when it becomes sluggish. As for physical cleaning.. it gets done most weeks! 

 

Im so glad I don’t have to use a keyboard any more!! The ones at work were awful.. bits of food in them, hair and god knows what else.. if I have to use one these days I turn it upside down and give it a shake, followed by a wipe with wipes or a damp cloth..

 It’s making me shudder just thinking about it!

 

@jonsie .. so tidy!! Love it!!

 

 

 

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone

I tend not to do much cleaning wise, either what is on the phone or the phone itself.

If I need to tidy up, then I use the settings menu rather than have another app on the phone.

I already use folders to keep things organised on home screens, and only have most used apps out on their own.

All photos are backed up to Google account although I don't delete them off the phone (they are on the SD card).

In terms of physically cleaning, I keep my phone in a case (the back is such a fingerprint magnet, too shiny) but it does get taken out once a week or so for a wipe over. I should really use something anti-bacterial every now and then, but it would depend on having something that can be used on electronics to hand...

I have my last 3 phones in various places in the house. By the time I finish with them it is not worth trying to recycle them - my last two together get me £45 IF they get the full value on o2 recycle (not holding my breath...) which is not really worth my time.

The only thing is that I tried to keep the case I use for this phone slim so as to not bulk it out. This means that I don't have a stand so I have to try and prop it up when I want to watch something hands-free.

Think I need to find a method to stand it up for ease...

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone

I usually only delete apps when my storage is full and I find that I can't install a new one so I'll definitely be following some of these steps! laughing

 

My photo albums could do with a clear out as well. Way too many memes clogging them up! 

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone


@Anonymous wrote:

I clean my phone regularly with a 'spectacle & lens wipe' after I've cleaned my spectacles ... from now on will clean the back of the phone with it too ... the front has a good clear plastic screen protector


After reading about the bacteria levels on the phone (makes sense), I'm cleaning it every couple of days. I think it's got me paranoid now joy

Here's what my homescreen looks like right now - not sure about the icon pack I'm using though, but this is how I've always organised things:

  • Main folders at the top (L<>R: Google folder, Music & Media folder, Social Media folder, Games folder, Samsung Secure folder)
  • Most used apps under: Calendar, notes, clock, settings, Play Store, maps, camera, Clash of Clans etc

 

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone

What are folders ... LOL

 

Lovely photo of your lovely lady @jonsie

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone

Thanks for the reminder for cleaning my phone @Chris_K! It's about time I do that. Smiley Very Happy My home screen is always organised but I have loads of unused random apps that I've downloaded over the past few months (year...), as well as some mobile games that I'm no longer playing that just unnecessarily take space.

 

Just checked and I have 7,274 photos on my phone. Mostly duplicate photos of my cats and some random weird memes. LOL

 

Here's the front page of my phone screen - yellow to match my bright yellow phone case! I only have a couple of folders that I'm using to group games and shopping-related apps (you can see I like takeout):

 

My phone screen

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone

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@Marjowrote:

Thanks for the reminder for cleaning my phone @Chris_K! It's about time I do that. Smiley Very Happy My home screen is always organised but I have loads of unused random apps that I've downloaded over the past few months (year...), as well as some mobile games that I'm no longer playing that just unnecessarily take space.

 

Just checked and I have 7,274 photos on my phone. Mostly duplicate photos of my cats and some random weird memes. LOL

 

Here's the front page of my phone screen - yellow to match my bright yellow phone case! I only have a couple of folders that I'm using to group games and shopping-related apps (you can see I like takeout):

 

My phone screen


I see you dont use folders much  @Marjo tongue winking

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Re: Spring clean your smartphone

I use folders to organise my apps.  I also clean my screen regularly with the same stuff I use to clean my laptop screen grin

 

The one thing I don't do is get rid of pictures by moving to my computer.  Should do that really.

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