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6 Tips On How To Effectively Manage Your iPhone

6 Tips On How To Effectively Manage Your iPhone

Are you an Apple iPhone user? Worried about updating your iPhone now and then?

Well, you are not alone as many people find it difficult to actually manage their iPhone in an effective manner. With each new update, your iPhone’s storage decreases and if it is not a new model, it will definitely slow down.

So what should you do to avoid this?

Here are some tips which can help you manage your iPhone effectively.

1. Deleting the Apps Not Required

One of the obvious methods of freeing up some space on your iPhone is to delete the apps which you no longer need or hardly use.

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Simply delete the apps which are large in size (i.e. apps which are more than 50MB in size) and drain your battery. You can check the storage size of each app in iPhone’s settings.

Apps which run in the background not only drain your battery but chew up space too.

So, your first step should always be to get rid of unwanted apps.

2. Managing Your iCloud Settings Well

Besides having iPhone’s own internal memory, each iPhone comes with 5GB of free cloud storage data.

You can back-up your iPhone through iCloud or you can also use iTunes to back it up on your PC.

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With iCloud settings, you can choose what to save and what not to save.This gives you a lot of flexibility to delete your pictures, documents and app data and access them through iCloud instead of storing them locally on the device itself.

Bear in mind that iCloud and iTunes backups do not contain any of your iPhone music, playlists, or PDFs downloaded directly to iBooks. There are other alternatives available to you to backup this iPhone content, such as a Windows and Mac app called TouchCopy, which allows backup of all iPhone content without iTunes.

3. Limiting Background Refreshes 

If you want to improve the battery life and want to keep it for a longer period of time, then try to limit the background refreshes of apps.

Many apps keep on refreshing data and updates on their own.This causes the battery to drain quickly.

4. Controlling the Brightness

You can also adjust the brightness level and keep the phone on night mode during the later hours. Keeping night mode on reduces the intensity of the screen brightness and also improves the temperature on screen.

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This causes the battery to last longer.

5. Turning Off Mobile Data

You cannot update some large apps by using your mobile data. But, if you turn on the update through mobile data, some apps of smaller size will continue to be updated by using your 4G data available on your monthly or pay-as-you go-data bundles.

If you want to manage your data well on your iPhone, the first thing you should do is to turn off mobile data for your apps and iCloud updates.

Some video streaming sites such as YouTube automatically start the next video so to save data, disable the autoplay option from within the YouTube app.

Make sure you also disable auto-download options on messaging apps such as WhatsApp. Downloading media is enabled by default on WhatsApp and files downloaded not only take up more space, but can slow down your device, too.

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6. Stopping Photostream

Apple allows you to save your Photo Stream so that you can see all your photos and videos on all your devices such as Mac.

If you want to keep your Apple Devices free of any unwanted pictures, you should disable photo stream to keep your devices at maximum storage capacity.

You can also download your pictures on your PC instead of enabling Photo stream. By installing iCloud drive for Windows, photos can easily be downloaded.

Latest IOS also allows you to save optimized copies of your pictures on your device and save the originals in iCloud. This way you can also save some storage on your iPhone.

So, if you want to improve the battery life and performance of your iPhone, the above tips can be really handy for you. From time to time, do check your iPhone’s settings and clean up the apps which you hardly use.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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