Tech expert Stephanie Humphrey cleans up Michael and Sara’s phones Video
Transcript for Tech expert Stephanie Humphrey cleans up Michael and Sara’s phones
There is a new trend that’s been catching fire around the country and surprisingly it’s about organizing your life with Marie Kondo. He’s the author of the best-selling book, “The life-changing magic of tidying up.” Well, it’s a new Netflix series, and everybody’s talking about this new series about getting your life in order. You can never do it enough. I’m a Virgo, so you can get on board with that. I love the book. I haven’t actually seen the series quite yet, but Marie goes into people’s homes and she organizes. She uses her methods. There’s even celebrities posting videos. Jennifer garner was one of them. Is this for the body? Invisalign. Highlighter. Pop socket. Yeah. Now that — that is some a-list tidying, people. All right? Well, the coolest part of Marie’s methods is they don’t have to be applied to your analog life. You can apply them to your phone, called the kon Marie method. I love that I’m going to get my paws on your phone. I think we should switch phones, just to take a look at what we’re dealing with. Research. So here you go. Go ahead. Take my phone. It’s locked. Unlock it. Ew. Ew, David. There you go. You can go through my phone. Come on. Walk this way. That’s ridiculous. Your phone is, like — What’s wrong with your — I can’t move your messages. That’s the point. Click text it. Let me see here. Mine are in order. Yours are in order. I have them categorized and labeled. Okay. This is Stephanie Humphrey, everybody. She is here to show us instant tech cleanup, and you are a tech life expert. Yes. You’re going to show us how to clean up our tech life, and our phone. I am. Sara’s phone is different than mine because she has boxes full of other boxes. You can create folders to store your apps. I have a ton of apps and that’s a good place to start. Let’s start with app management. Let’s start with app management because you have all those apps that we don’t use. You download and think you’re going to do something with them. Michael has those. You go into your settings and hit general, the general tab. Scroll down for general and scroll down until you find iPhone storage. Done. It will pop up — Oh my. All of your apps and it will show you when was the last time you used them. Oh really? I didn’t know that. You can see on my screen I tried to get into the “Fortnite” craze and it didn’t work out. It says last year. I have never used it. Some of them you never use I’m sure as well monitor all you have to do is tap on whatever app you want to get rid of and just delete it. Just get rid of it. It tells you how much space it takes up. Just get rid of it. I’ll be honest with you. Some of these I haven’t used in awhile, but I’m afraid to get rid of. I’ll do it. But the other one because max — or max. Michael. She likes to call me her husband. Work husband, not real husband. He likes to talk about how storage is a problem. Right. So you can take a look at what is stored in your messages. When people send you text messages of pictures and videos and everything, you stay in that same setting and right above where the apps are, you can see where it says view large attachments. Okay. All those attachments that are in your text messages that are really, really big, you can just swipe and get rid of. He doesn’t have any. What are these? I do. Get rid of these. If you download the photo that you want to save and somebody saves the text of the photo — It’s elsewhere. You have that. It takes up space. I don’t see the review large attachments. I don’t have any. No one is sending you anything. Oh, wow. I’m missing out on life. My life is a failure. Okay, and the other one, and I do this already, but Michael does not, is the unsubscribing from, like, junk mail. Yes. Because you get subscribed and you don’t even know you got unsubscribed. Unroll me is a great one. I use that one. It lets you do it automatically. You don’t have to go to the website and click here and tell them why you want to unsubscribe and do that whole thing. Really? You can literally just swipe on the app. It’s called unroll me? Unroll me. The cool thing is if there is a newsletter you want to keep, you can roll it up and it will create a digest of all those e-mails that you keep for your promotional things, your travel deals. Your word a day. And you get one e-mail a day. All of those e-mails. So it’s good. You have one about passwords too. Last pass. I use it religiously because I don’t like figuring out different passwords for different things. This way you have one password. If your phone — uh-oh. Wait a minute. So my mom just texted me. My mom just texted me saying she is watching me on “Gma day.” Hi, mom. She’s my biggest fan. My biggest fan. You got to love mom. That’s cute. But yes. You can store all of your passwords in one place, and you can use your face or your fingerprint so you don’t have to remember the password, but you can launch the passwords from the app. This is one I use a lot. Just press launch. It will take you right to the website. It will ask you if you want to log in using the last pass. I can’t remember my pass words. This is good. It will fill in the user name and password and you’re logged in. That saved a lot of time. It really does. This is what I need help with. Yeah. I need help with the photos. The photos. I have redundant photos. Google photos is amazing because there is machine learning that goes in here. It recognizes faces. You can see it as already categorized monuments and things so if you go into things, it knows the monuments from my photo roll already. It searches. It’s a little creepy. So you don’t have to do that. It takes a photo and defines what it is and organizes it for you. And you don’t storage. And it’s crazy and free and unlimited, for photos and videos up to a certain size. It’s for any device. If you go on there and search for dog. Let’s say you want all the pictures of your dog. You know me already. You pull up all the pictures of your dog and you can search them and create an album and now you have all those pictures categorized. That’s amazing. A lot more room on your phone at the same time. Absolutely. Thank you so much. This is super helpful. I feel lighter already. Tidy up your digital life. Don’t go anywhere.
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