Let’s be honest: you probably have more than one app on your phone designed to perform the same task. Here’s an amazing life hack you probably never thought of: get rid of them.
Even if you have plenty of space on your phone, you don’t need to have several kajillion different messaging apps installed. Some may even still be lurking around from when you first got it (like the stock Messaging app in my screenshot above that I’ve never once used). As tech blog MakeUseOf suggests, if you know you have more than one app of the same type, get rid of the extras. Here are just a few of the categories where you could very easily accumulate multiple versions of essentially the same thing:
- Messaging apps
- Email apps
- Social network clients
Several of these categories come with multiple built-in apps, on top of the ones you download yourself. You can disable system apps in the Settings menu, but otherwise uninstall them. It particularly helps to keep the one-app-per-task idea in mind when faced with an app switcher. If Android is asking you to choose between four browsers, it might be time to delete three of them.