It’s the Perfect Time for Spring Cleaning – Here is a Tip to get your started.

by | Apr 4, 2019

Many of us grew up with the annual tradition of spring cleaning.  In many houses this is where the really deep cleaning would occur as the household was beginning to appreciate warmer spring weather.  I’m sure many Senior Tech fans can tell stories of spring cleaning traditions.  

You can also do spring cleaning on your iPhones and iPads.  In fact, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau are encouraging you to do a digital declutter this spring.  They offer a Tip Sheet not unlike the checklist that you might have with your home.

The tip sheet recommends that you: 

Clean up your email:  Save only those emails you really need and unsubscribe to email you no long need/want to receive. 

Let’s start with a tip for cleaning up emails, notes, text messages and more.  In fact, this week’s featured Nugget is a tip that you can use to delete many device elements that are presented in a list.  It’s as simple as swiping left.  

Do a Digital Declutter This Spring

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) are encouraging all consumers to freshen up their online lives by conducting a thorough cleaning of their cyber clutter.

In April, the Senior Tech Club will offer tips that will help with your digital spring cleaning.  Let’s make it an annual ritual to help protect your personal data.

Featured Nugget

Many of us like to keep things tidy.  So it is natural that we like to delete old messages, books, emails, notes, reminders and more from our iPhones and iPad.

There is a common but hidden delete function that is often available when items are presented in lists.  Simply swipe left on the item that you want to delete.

Swipe left to delete a note from the Notes list

Tap the button below to read more from this Nugget and where this spring cleaning tip can be used.

News & Events

There are multiple events on the Senior Tech Club calendar in the coming two weeks for members and fans living in the Twin Cities area.  Here are some highlights:

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September  2019 Classes for Newer and Experienced Users

The Senior Tech Club is leading two classes in September as part of the St Anthony Senior Tech Time Series.  The Series, now in its third year includes Foundation classes for newer users of iPhones and iPads and an Experienced User class for people who already know the basics of making calls, sending and receiving texts and emails and handling their devices.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time  – September 16, 2019 2 – 4 PM – Foundation Class

Topics: Manage your device including ringer, touchscreen, control center and calls. Explore updates and security with your device.

St Anthony Senior Tech Time September 18, 2019  2 – 4 PM  Experience User Class

Things you Didn’t Know your iPhone Could Do. This popular class that has been presented to multiple organizations in the Twin Cities area. This is a fun exploration of useful topics like the Magnifier,  Control Center, Widgets and more.  This class is for iPhone and iPad users of all experience levels.

For more Information and Registration.  Or call St. Anthony Community Services at 612-706-1166.  Classes are held at the St Anthony, MN Community Center and are a great bargain at $5 per class.  All are welcome.

IOS 12.4.1 Release –  Upgrade Recommended

IOS 12.4.1 was released on August 26, 2019.  This update was unexpected but Apple released the update to address a significant security issue.  We recommend that you proceed with this upgrade. We want you to be safe.

You can learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.

Apple Announcement Day – Tuesday, September 10

It’s an annual event held by Apple.  It is the time when Apple announces their new lineup of iPhones, often other new devices and announce the availability of the next version of IOS.

The event is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, September 10. You can be assured that the announcements will make the evening news.

And as for our members and fans…we’ll do our best to help you sort out any changes that impact you and your devices.