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Your Pocket Computer Needs Love Too!
The little computer you carry in your pocket or purse – your phone – may need attention just like your laptop or desktop computer.
Many of us have every photo that we ever took and every message we received still on our phones. Phones have a limited amount of storage space, like your computer. There are times when we need to free up some space so that we can continue taking pictures and downloading apps.
Do your friends and family send you photos in text messages? All of those are stored on your phone and eating up your storage space. It’s a good idea to save those photos that you want to keep as they arrive and then delete them from your messages.
For iPhone users, you can see all the photos that a particular person sent you by opening their message feed. Click on their name at the top of the screen and then the “Info” icon. You’ll see the photos listed. Tap “See All”. You can select photos to delete from here to free up some space.
For Android users, open the “Files” app and choose “Browse”. Scroll to Images or Videos. At the top are sources listed. Select “Messages”. From there you can choose images or Videos to delete.
Getting rid of unused Apps will also free up space and improve performance of your phone. Also, make sure you keep up on your phone and carrier’s software updates and these can provide better security and performance improvements.
Have a great week!
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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
I started working with computers in the early 80’s when I worked at the Air Traffic Control Center (FAA) in Auburn, WA. I worked there for 12 years and eventually ended up in the computer lab overseeing new Air Traffic Control students doing their required computer training. From there, I took a job with Boeing in their Computer Based Training department developing the computer training materials that airplane customers receive when they buy Boeing’s planes. Except for a few Boeing layoffs and re-hires, I worked there until 2015 when our department was disolved and the work moved elsewhere to save money.
Since leaving Boeing I have worked at a variety of jobs in the valley. While working at Fischer’s Market I met Robert. After he learned of my computer background he told me he was wanting to retire at some point and was looking for someone to work with him and possibly pass the torch to. For the past 6 months or so I’ve been working as his assistant and learning his business. On March 31, I officially purchased ComputerFAQ from him and am very excited to continue his work.
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