1. Free up some space – go to Settings – General – iPhone Storage – You will find every app on your iPhone and the amount of space it is using. It is very easy to click on an app and delete it. Delete those you aren’t using anymore.
2. HEIF – This is a new format for High Efficiency photos. Go to Settings – Camera – Formats and choose High Efficiency. You will not notice a difference, but they will take up less space on your phone.
3. Update your apps. You would want all apps to run the most efficiently, so if an app has been updated, make sure you download it from the App Store.
4. Background app refresh – apps may refresh their content in the background so that Twitter or Facebook has the newest information when you open the app. Although helpful, it will use battery life. You can decide for each app whether or not you want the updating, so definitely turn it off for seldom used apps. Settings – General – Background App Refresh
Tip of the month
Microsoft Windows Fall Creators
The newest version of Windows to come out is called Windows Fall Creators. To find out if you are updated to this newest version, go to Settings (from the start button)– System – About (at the bottom of the list) and scroll to the bottom of the window until you see Windows specifications. The version for this edition is 1709.
Here is one new feature. You can now forward websites, searches and articles from your Android or iPhone to your PC for easier viewing and editing on a larger screen. Steps for iPhone:
Go to the App store and search for “Continue on PC”
You will need to sign in with your Microsoft account
Follow the steps the app gives you – you will need to go to the Settings section on your PC and fine Phone – once there, just enter your mobile number. Microsoft will also send a text to your phone for verification.
When you have that article, etc… on your phone that you want sent to the PC, use the icon at the bottom of the page to share.
Even though it tried, I did NOT have to install the Microsoft Edge app on my phone. The article went straight to the Chrome browser on my PC.
To do the same for an Android phone, go to the Google Play Store and search for “Microsoft Apps“.