The New Year is just a few days old and for many, good intentions have begun to be implemented. This could include cleaning out your cell phone a little. Because several applications will no longer be needed in 2022 – if you value significantly more storage space. Even when it comes to privacy, you’re doing yourself a huge favor by doing the following Delete apps.
Delete these apps: You will no longer need them in 2022
Hasnain Khokhawala from Technographx thinks there are just three applications for apps that need to be deleted if you want to start the new year with significantly less baggage on your mobile phone. In addition, this can help to protect not only your data and privacy, but also your wallet, according to the expert. All you have to do is weigh up whether you can do without the following services.
# 1 Google Maps
Navigation applications such as Google Maps burden your smartphone and you with some functions, such as live tracking via GPS, constant synchronization and the collection of various user data. In terms of privacy alone, it is worth deleting the app. After all, there are some Google Maps alternatives that might be more suitable.
# 2 TikTok
Other security experts have emphasized in the past that it can be advisable to delete the TikTok app. This very popular application is also said to have increasingly targeted user data. According to Khokhawala, however, the accesses that the TikTok app requires are very questionable.
# 3 Shock My Friends
The application “Shock My Friends”, on the other hand, is less well known, but according to Khokhawala it is supposed to be a fraudulent app that is advertised on social media such as TikTok and, according to user reviews, actually only steals your money. If you have this app, you should delete it.
How do I delete an app completely?
First of all, it depends on which smartphone you are using, because how you can delete an app is different for Android devices and iPhone. For example, to permanently delete Android apps, simply follow these instructions. The instructions on how to delete iPhone apps look completely different.
- tip: If you don’t want to delete an application right away, but just hide it from prying eyes, you can hide the app. This is possible due to the “deactivate” function.
Why can’t I delete the app?
In individual cases it may happen that you cannot delete an app, as explained above, and the process gets stuck on the message “App is being uninstalled”. In such cases restart your phone, after which the application should be gone.
Under Android, the deinstallation may be blocked by the warning “Device administrator rights”. Then you have to deactivate the access first. To do this, go to the settings and search for “device administrator apps”. Here you remove the tick in front of the app that you want to delete.
Similarly, you disable restrictions on the iPhone if the “X” does not appear on the application you want to remove:
- Settings> Screen Time> Restrictions> iTunes & App Store Purchases> Delete Apps – Allow
Less burden for cell phones and privacy
So if you want to get your mobile phone really fit for the year 2022, you can free yourself from unnecessary burden in a first step by removing unused or unnecessary applications. In addition, you can save a lot of money if you delete apps that belong to 4 specific categories. But there’s more to do than just that. You also have a whole range of options for a smartphone spring cleaning.