Just like getting your car detailed, giving your phone a deep cleaning can make it feel new all over again.
Here are some simple ways to revive a tired device.
To make your phone easier to navigate, you can free up some storage space, the best thing you can do is delete apps you don't use.
Start by unbundling apps you bury in various folders.
You can shortcut this process by going to settings, general, reset, then reset home screen layout.
Now that all your apps are in plain sight, identify the ones you don't really use and delete them.
As a bonus, you've probably just reduced the number of annoying notifications you receive.
Now that you removed all the non-essential apps it's time to reorganize them.
The best way to do this is to create folders where you can organize apps of the same type.
For instance you might have a folder for fitness, smart home, photography, or games.
I also like to have an apple folder for all those apps that apple doesn't let us delete.
The more free storage you have the less you'll have to worry about running out of space for apps.
Photos or new podcast episodes.
Take some time to audit your storage by going over to settings, then general usage and manage storage.
In my case, I have a good amount of storage used for podcast episodes I've already listened to.
To delete those, just swipe and hit delete.
If photos are the culprit, and you're willing to remove them from your phone, connect it to a computer and back it up before clearing the space.
Even after deleting a bunch of apps, you might still be receiving notifications you don't want.
To make your phone feel a little less bloated head to settings then notifications.
Here you can adjust your preferences but you only get the alerts you actually need.
You can turn off notifications completely with this of Option, or just minimize them by taking them out of the notification center.
Or you can hide them from the lock screen.
If you did all of these things and your phone is still feeling laggy, consider resetting it to factory settings.
After backing up your device, go over to settings, then general, then reset, and erase all content and settings.
For more tips like this, head on over to cnet.com/how-to.
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