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:

IOS & iPadOS 13.3 – Recommended

IOS 12.4.4 for Older Devices – Recommended.

There was a flurry of IOS and iPadOS updates on December 10 and after letting the marketplace test it, we now recommend these updates.

Also, with the release this fall of iPadOS specifically for the iPad, we wanted to update our IOS Version Recommendation page so that you can see all of the current recommendations without having to scroll down several pages.

The current recommendations can be found on tabs.

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

2020 Focus on Learning

The Senior Tech Club is all about learning and helping older adults master their technology.  With the new year, Senior Tech Club members will be able to participate in our 2020 Focus on Learning program.   2020 Focus will help you learn through a personalized plan delivered with email.  Stay tuned for more details!

January 2020 Events & Classes

Here are the upcoming classes scheduled for the month of January along with links where you can receive more information.

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis – January 7 – 1-3 pm Drop in Q&A Session

Woman’s Club Members can bring their iPhone or Android questions to the January 7 Drop-in Q&A Session.  More information is available on the Woman’s Club website.

Senior Tech Time – St Anthony Community Services January 13 2-4 pm

iPhone App to Help you Live your Life.  Topics cover  those iPhone & iPad apps that help you stay connected and effective including Contacts, Calendar, Notes & Reminders.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website

Senior Tech Time – St Anthony Community Services January 15 2-4 pm

Android Essentials – Covering topics like managing your phone, simplifying your home screen, silencing the ringer, making phone calls and basic text messaging.

St. Anthony Community Services – 612-706-1166 or website