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:

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis June 4, 2019

I will be presenting my Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do workshop at the Women’s Club of Minneapolis on June 4, 2019.  I’m looking forward to engaging with this community-focused organization at their beautiful facility in Minneapolis.  Click here for information about the workshop,  Learn about the organization and it’s mission here.

IOS 12.3 Release –  Upgrade Recommended

IOS 12.3 was released on May 13, 2019 and upgrade to this version is recommended for Senior Tech  Club members and fans.

At the Senior Tech Club we use the principle that our members don’t need to be the first installers of a new release.  We like to let the rest of the marketplace to do the first installation and testing.  During the few days following the release, I monitor @AppleSupport on Twitter and the IOS channel on Reddit looking for concerns.

I upgraded my iPhone on May 17 with no issues.  The upgrade took about 20 minutes.

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