January 24, 2022
3 Steps to Cut Down on Digital Clutter
Much like that drawer in your kitchen or your office desk, our smartphones can also fall victim to clutter over time. And if you have square after square on your phone indicating several apps that you have to swipe through, you’re not alone.
In 2021, Simform found that the average person has 40 apps on their phone but only uses fewer than 20 of them regularly.
Centers Health Care has three strategies on how you can get rid of what you’re not using and organize what you’re keeping.
- See All of Your Apps at Once
It can be difficult to scroll through pages and pages of apps to determine what you may or may not need any longer, especially if you use folders. The best way to see everything at once is to use the library. For the iPhone, swipe all the way to the left until you get to the App Library, and then tap the search bar to see all of your apps listed alphabetically. On an Android device, access the App Drawer by swiping up from below the screen.
- Do Some Spring Cleaning
Once you see all of your apps, you can delete the ones that you no longer use. Remember, if you decide to use it again, all you have to do is re-download it, so you don’t have to be judicious here.
- Organize Your Folders
If you’re not using folders, you can group your apps into categories. If you’re not sure how to do this, all you have to do on either an iPhone or Android is to drag one app on top of the other to create a folder. To rename the folder, tap down on it and select “Rename” when that option appears.