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7 ways to declutter your phone 📱

Are you fed up of seeing ‘storage full’ pop up on your iPhone? Are you unable to download apps or take photos because your phone is too clogged up? Have no fear, Demi’s top tips are here! Todays post is all about helping you declutter your phone.

declutter your phone

1. Contacts

If you are looking to free up your storage and declutter your phone, a great way to start is by deleting unwanted contacts. This could be hard as you may not know which ones you need, However I started doing this by deleting the ones that I never speak to anymore. I also considered who I can contact on social media instead of text/call.

declutter your phone

2. Apps

Deleting apps that you don’t need or are duplicates of others is another great way to declutter your phone. Apps are one of the biggest things that takes up your storage.

You can also view exactly which ones are taking up the most on… Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage under the Storage section.

How to Stop an App Downloading in iOS | OSXDaily

3. Photos

Photos is a really obvious one when wanting to free up some storage. I tend to delete random screenshots I may not need, duplicates of photos, ones I don’t need etc. I find this can take a long time, so don’t feel like you have to do this all in one go!

Also I have a hack to not clog up my camera roll! I transfer some of my photos onto my snapchat memories or other social media too and remove from my camera roll!

4. Folders/ Categorising

Creating folders helps reduce the amount of slides there are on your phone. I tend to categorise mine, but you can do it however you like. I put my into folders such as ‘social media’, ‘blog’, ‘games’ etc.

This also helps you find the apps a lot easier and makes your phone become more tidier and organised.

here are some of my catergories

5. Reminders/ Notes

When wanting to declutter your phone, another great way is to start by deleting any old notes or reminders on the apps. I only ever keep important ones on there and remove the rest. This can also take a while, if you use notes/ reminders a lot. However just take your time!

phone notes
phone reminders

6. Messages

Deleting messages is a great way to sort your phone and good because it becomes less overwhelming too! Only delete the ones you don’t need anymore!

phone messages

7. Quitting apps

Quitting apps is a fab way to not only declutter your phone, but also to make the speed of your phone a bit better.

quitting phone apps

It looks like this if you have an Iphone.

If you have a home button, you would double tap it to get to this screen. Or if you dont have a button, you would just swipe up.

Once on this screen you can then swipe up the apps you want to quit which sorts out your phone, and makes it a lot quicker.

This can take time depending on what task you are covering but I believe a tidy phone=A tidy mind! Organisation can really help your mental health! Why don’t you give I a try? And comment below if you have any other suggestions.

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(22) Comments

  1. I really enjoyed this post! I have been wanting to declutter my phone for a while and this gave me so inspiration on what I need to do. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. You’re welcome, glad it has helped!

  2. You’ve just reminded me to do this and declutter my phone! It’s one of those things that I keep forgetting — thanks!

    1. You’re welcome, glad it helped!

  3. These are some great tips. I’m going to set myself the challenge of decluttering my phone this week.

    1. Me too! I tend to do mine gradually so it doesn’t become overwhelming🥰

  4. These are such great tips! I always struggle with low storage on my phone!!

    1. Thank you, hope it helps! X

  5. I am SO sick of that bloody storage full pop up! I need to de-clutter my phone for sure. I feel like I don’t have that much on it but clearly I do so I’ll be following some of these tips!

    1. I know me too! I feel like I have barely anything on my phone!

  6. I’m forever having to delete photos from my phone, but there are so many that I probably should delete that I just can’t. I never thought of deleting numbers too. I need to get on that for sure!

    1. Yes me neither to be honest!

  7. I actually never thought of deleting contacts from my phone to free up space. I’m about to this now because I have so many I don’t actually need anymore!

    1. I know I didn’t really think about it before either! Have fun decluttering!

  8. Ugh thanks for reminding me; i’m in desperate need of a media declutter session!! Just in time for the weekend when i like to get more of my chores done too haha great post, i appreciate the positive reminder!!

    1. Thank you ! X

  9. Anita says:

    Nice post, it’s really good to declutter your phone. For me I have to clean out my contacts, photos and app and I’ve started working on it already.

    1. Well done! X

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  11. Thank you Demi I am a dinosaur when it comes to technology but your tips have helped me to understand why I keep getting told that my account is full, so I will try some of your tips, might stop me swearing at my phone!

    1. Awh bless you! Glad it helped 🙂

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