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Experts warn people to delete apps that are ‘spying on you’ using ‘one day rule’

Experts warn people to delete apps that are ‘spying on you’ using ‘one day rule’

Apps on your phone might be slowing down its performance and using your information.

There are many things that average phone users may not know about their devices, things that may never even cross the mind until mentioned.

Well, make room for more information because there is something about your phones that you may want to know - and it could improve its performance and save your information from being used.

We have all probably downloaded loads of different apps for one reason or another on our iPhones or Androids, but the problem lies within just how many of these apps we actually use.

If you are someone who has a lot of unused apps, you may want to pay attention to what security giant Kaspersky had to say about it.

A new memo from the company has warned users to delete their old apps, saying: "You probably have apps on your smartphone that you haven’t used in over a year,"

"Or maybe even ones you’ve never opened at all.

"Not only do they take up your device’s memory, but they can also slowly consume internet traffic and battery power."

The security memo continued: "And, most importantly, they clog up your interface and may continue to collect data about your smartphone – and you."

It may seem like a chore to find these unused apps and even more of a chore to delete them all though, which makes doing so off-putting.

However, Kaspersky has suggested a way around this, encouraging phone users to follow the 'one a day' rule, allowing you to be freed from unused apps within just a few weeks.

It is essential that you delete unused apps on your phone to get the most out of your device.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

To delete an app on the iPhone, find the app on your home screen, touch and hold down the icon and tap 'remove app'.

If you are an Android user, go to the Google Play store, tap the profile icon in the top right, go to Manage Apps and Devices > Manage.

Tap the name of the app you want to delete and choose uninstall.

For apps that are pre-installed on your phone and therefore cannot be deleted, you can disable them instead to stop it from running in the background.

It's as easy as that, and deleting just one app everyday could vastly improve the performance of your phone and stop your data from being harvested - which is a win all round if you ask me?

So, stop holding onto that app you downloaded to organise your schedule (that you never even opened) or that game you promised your friend you'd try out, and delete them.

You'll be better off for it.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Image / Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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