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.


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News & Events

There are multiple events on the Senior Tech Club calendar in the coming weeks.   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.