Digital Spring Cleaning Underway – Offload Unused Apps Automatically

by | Apr 22, 2019

During this month we have been looking at some functions that you can use to help with your device spring cleaning.  Not only are these tips helpful to keep our device tidy and organized, but are also good for your safety and security.  The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau encourage us to do a digital declutter this spring.  They offer a Tip Sheet to help with that effort.

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.

In our tips from previous News and Nuggest emails this month we have recommended:

Week 1 Nugget #20 Swipe Left to Delete from a List

Useful when you are cleaning up text messages, emails, notes and more.  Just swipe left to remove items from list.


Week 2 Nugget #35 Deleting apps from your iPhone or iPad

When you have apps that you no longer use, this Nugget and demo video shows the easy steps to deleting apps.


This Week’s Tip

This week, we will share another storage-saving Nugget about how you can save storage by having your iPhone or iPad automatically offload unused apps while still preserving that apps data.  Read more below…

Featured Nugget

If you use apps and take a lot of pictures and video, you may find the your iPhone storage becomes depleted.  This will prevent you from taking pictures, installing new apps and even upgrading your IOS software.

There is a capability that started with IOS 11 that will automatically offload apps that are unused and restore the storage that they use.  Best of all it is easy and will happen automatically once setup.

 

Read More…

News & Events

There are multiple events on the Senior Tech Club calendar in the coming weeks.   Here are some highlights:

March 2020 Classes

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

Senior Tech Time (iPhone) – St Anthony Community Services March 23 2-4 pm

Stay Safe with your iPhone. This class will review the basic security and safety setup for your iPhone and iPad. This includes Touch ID, Face ID, Emergency SOS, Driving with your iPhone, Setting up Medical ID, Blocking TeleMarketers and general recommendations about avoiding phishing and malware.

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

Senior Tech Time (Android) – St Anthony Community Services March 25 2-4 pm

How to Make your Android SmartPhone Smarter. This class explores the features of the Android smartphone that are most useful for older adults. This includes bringing widgets to the home screen, managing notifications, using Google assistant and activating do not disturb.

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

 

Contribute to Medical Research & Get an Apple Watch for $49

iPhone users who are 65+ are invited to join the Johnson & Johnson Heartline Study and receive an Apple Watch for $49.  This is not only a great price for an Apple Watch but an opportunity to learn about heart health and participate in medical research.  

See the eligibility requirements, application and frequently asked question on the Heartline website. 

 

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