6 Tips To Declutter Your iPhone

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I don't know about you, but I live by my  iPhone! With so much storage available on mobile phones these days, it can be easy to let your device get full of information and media. So much so that your phone becomes a cluttered mess that is completely overwhelming! Recently a friend of mine reached capacity on his phone and wasn't able to take a picture. It took him several hours to clean it off and grab that extra room back. With a little regular maintenance, you can keep your phone organised and avoid this situation. 

Read on to find out ways that you can declutter your iPhone so it’s not so frustrating to find what you need, when you need it!
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Remove Unnecessary Apps

 The first step in decluttering your iPhone is removing things you don’t need. Assess all the apps you currently have installed. Are there some you haven’t used in months or no longer need? Delete these by pressing the app’s icon until it starts to shake, and then click the 'X' in the corner. You can also check to see which apps are taking up the most space on your phone, which could slow it down. To get this info, go to Settings -> General -> Storage & iCloud Usage. Some apps may need to be deleted, or deleted and re-installed in order to clear old data and free up some space.

Back Up Your Media

Photos, videos and other files should be saved to your   computer regularly. That way, you can remove the ones you don’t really wish to keep on your phone. It’s easy to snap too many pictures and end up with 12 of the same subject. Once you’ve backed everything up, only keep the ones you really like on your iPhone, and the others on a  drive so that you can access them when you need to.

Group 'Like' Apps In Folders

This is one I swear by! I have so many apps on my iPhone that I have to keep them organised in folders. Creating folders so that there are fewer icons on the home screen is very easy to do. This not only looks more organised, but it prevents your apps from carrying over to a second screen - making them more easy to find. 

To create a folder, touch and hold an icon until it begins to shake. Drag it on top of another icon that you want to store together in a folder. Let go of the icon and you will be asked to name the folder. Common folder categories for mobile devices include games, photography, social media and entertainment.
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Close Apps Once You Are Finished

Do you have 20 apps open at all times? Close them! This will help boost your battery life and make it easy to switch between the apps you use regularly. To see which apps you have open, double click the home button. Swipe up on the apps you need to close to get them out of the way.

Clear Out the Messages App Often

If you are a heavy text user, take time at least one a week to look at the text conversations you have going with people. If you haven’t said something to someone in days or the conversation ended, delete the texts from your iPhone to free up space and shorten the list in your Messages app.

Turn Off Redundant Calendars

 In the Calendars apps, there are settings for multiple calendars. It may pull from your email accounts, iCloud account, or Facebook as well as store important dates and appointments you have manually entered. Touch the word 'Calendars' at the bottom of the app to choose which calendars you actually want to see. 
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Delete Your Voicemails

This is a bonus tip! Even if you delete a voicemail, it's still not gone forever. Scroll down to the bottom of your voicemails until  you see
'Deleted Messages.' Go into that folder and 'Clear All.' Listen to your voicemails and type names and numbers into your Notepad - then delete them. 
What are your tips for keeping your iPhone clean and organised? I'd love to hear them in the comments!

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