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The difference between new tech gadgets and old gadgets often feels like day and night. It’s not uncommon for computers to start to languish over time. Slow startup, browser dragging, apps taking a long time to open, or system freezing for no apparent reason. Tap or click to see 5 easy ways to speed up your PC.

Of course, it’s also possible that you have a problem with your Wi-Fi. We get countless calls and emails about bad internet connections. 10 ways to tap or click to speed up.

When it comes to your phone, you can make a positive impact on the world by cleaning it thoroughly inside and out. Protect that expensive gadget. Follow this list the next time you need an update. Today will be a good day.

This photo illustration taken on February 10, 2016 shows the dating app Tinder on the Apple iPhone.
(Reuters/Mike Blake/Illustration)

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start outside

Keeping your phone clean isn’t difficult with the right supplies and a little effort. Place a paper towel down and follow these simple steps to clean the screen, ports, and case.

screen cleaning

First, remove the smartphone case and accessories. You want to go to every corner.

Microfiber cloths are useful for wiping away dirt and grease, but I prefer screen cleaning wipes designed for smartphones. Skip the paper towels. Too rough for such delicate work.

i bought this Care Touch 210 Pack of Screen Cleaning Wipes again and again. Works with smartphones, tablets, monitors, TVs and remote controls. Made of scratch-resistant, anti-static tissue, it cleans without leaving streaks or lint.

don’t forget the port

Cell phone ports collect dust, dirt and grime. Avoid using cotton swabs. The swab leaves a fuzz that can be worse than when you started. A toothpick can be used if very gentle, but can easily snap off sharp edges in the port.

I like tools that are made for the job. It helps that they are cheap.

this Skylety 17 Piece Phone Cleaning Kit Less than $10. The kit includes an antistatic brush, nylon brush, cleaning cloth, and dust removal film. You can use them to quietly remove gunk from your ports.

scrub the case

If you leave your phone in a case, you must be shocked to see the dirt build up every time you remove the case.you don’t have to very Just like your phone’s screen and ports, pay attention to its case.

For plastic, rubber, and silicone cases, use an old toothbrush and a little warm water. Use a toothbrush to reach all corners and crevices. Rinse thoroughly.

Lightly dampen a microfiber cloth with water and a mild detergent for leather cases. Gently rub the case in a circular motion.

Once clean, let it dry completely before putting the case back on. Need case recommendations? We share a few here, along with our favorite screen protectorsNow you don’t have to crack your iPhone again and again.

The outside of your phone is shining bright, so let’s dive inside.

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Cookies, location services, and ad networks can slow you down and even pose privacy and security risks.

Delete apps you no longer use

Sometimes it’s wise to make a list of the apps you have on your phone. Remove the ones you don’t use regularly. Delete or close any accounts associated with the app before deleting the app. Tap or click here for instructions on how to do it the right way.

It can also be processed on your computer. This digital tool shows you the best way to remove unwanted accounts from almost any online service. Tap or click here to learn how to delete unwanted accounts.

on your iPhone setting app, tap Universalafter that iPhone storage. Scroll and select the app you want to remove.Tap remove app When remove app confirm one more time.

For Android gadgets, settingTap. appA list of apps on your smartphone will be displayed.Select and tap the app you want to delete Uninstall(Note: Exact steps may vary by device manufacturer.)

Please check your permissions

Most apps on your smartphone collect information to learn more about you. This data can be used for targeted advertising, marketing and improving systems such as search engines and voice assistants.

Check the permissions you’ve granted to apps and run a privacy check on your smartphone. You might be surprised who uses your camera, microphone, or location data.

For iPhone:

open setting app. scroll down to privacy icon.

Select a tool to check permissions, such as calendar, location services, or camera. You’ll see a list of apps that have access to these tools.

Choose which apps can access these tools on your device, and remove permissions from apps you don’t want to collect data.

For Android:

open setting Apps > privacy.

Tap Permission manager View a list of permissions and the apps that have those permissions. You’ll see body sensors, calendar, camera, location, microphone, and more.

Click an app to change the permission settings.

clear cache

Your phone’s browser stores small files that help sites load faster and collect large amounts of data. you can wipe it out.

To clear the cache from the Safari browser on your iPhone, follow these steps:

Open settingscroll down and select safari.

under Privacy and security section, tap Clear history and website dataThis will delete your browsing history, cookies and other site data.

You can also clear cache from other apps.Tap setting, Universal When iPhone storage, to scroll through the apps. They are listed in order from highest to lowest amount of space they use.

If the app uses a large amount of space (such as 500 MB or more), we recommend uninstalling it and reinstalling it later. Your personal information will not be lost, but you may need to re-enter your login information.

To clear the cache from your Chrome browser on your Android phone, follow these steps:

Open chromium.

in the upper right three dots icon.

Tap historyafter that Clear browsing data.

Select a time range at the top. To remove everything, everytime.

[Cookie とサイト データ]When[キャッシュされた画像とファイル]Check the box next to

Tap Clear data.

Clearing the cache from apps will improve performance and give you more space for photos, videos, and new apps.

open setting Tap. depository.

Tap app View the list of installed apps.

Find and tap the application whose cache you want to clear.Tap Clear cache Clear the app’s cache.

On Android, you can also free up space by deleting apps and files you don’t use often. To access the Free Up feature, follow these steps:

Tap settingafter that depository.

Tap free up space.

Your phone recommends removing junk files, duplicates, memes, screenshots, blurry photos, etc.Select a category and tap Select files.

Select each file to delete.At the bottom, select Move (number) files to trash.

File photo: Sundar Pichai speaking at the Google I/O conference June 28, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam)

File photo: Sundar Pichai speaking at the Google I/O conference June 28, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam)
(Reuters/Stephen Lam)

Update your operating system

To protect your phone, you need to keep your operating system and apps up to date.

To get the latest iOS update on your iPhone:

go to setting > Universal Tap. software updateIf you’re already running the latest update, you’ll see ‘Your software is up to date’.

Tap if there is an update available. download > install. You can also tap later > install tonight Also Remind me later.[今夜インストール]Tap to have your device automatically refresh overnight.

Enter your passcode when prompted.

To get the latest iOS app updates:

open app store.

your profile icon It’s at the top of the screen.

Scroll down to view pending updates and release notes.

Tap update to update just that app, or Update all.

To get the latest Android operating system updates:

open the phone setting app.

invite system > system update.

The update status is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To get the latest Android Security and Google Play updates:

Open settingTap. safety.

Tap to check if security updates are available. Security update.

To check if a Google Play system update is available, Google Play System Update.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

There it is. Your phone is like new. The hard part here is maintaining it. We recommend doing this cleanup several times a year for best performance.

This photo illustration shows the Android logo displayed on a smartphone.

This photo illustration shows the Android logo displayed on a smartphone.
(Photo illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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