I’ve deleted almost all of my applications on the iPhone. I made the largest cleaning since I bought the 4s model and now I feel very well, but not only emotionally well why, but, by the amount of choices that always had to take. Without a doubt, I’m much better.
It turns out it had applications for everything and did not use them. He suffered from what is known as aplicacionitis, and acute, of course. I was constantly lost in the phone to look for anything. Always had big disputes by being on the front page of the phone and not in the second, or within an application pool. Now I just need two flat and the second is just full of applications. I have left the most vital to everything I really need.
For each thing, an application.
The first attempted at the beginning was accommodate all desktops and always leave one or two free spaces to give air. Came a moment that had 6 desktops on the phone full of applications. I thought: for how much? Live surrounded by WiFi and when not not entered in trouble for using the 3G. If you need an application specifically, I see if I can use the web version, but I download it with the App Store, use it a little and then I delete it, have them there saved. The second thing was even worse: grouping all the applications in the famous containers. For what… Shortly after my desktop looked like a Mandelbrot fractal.
All this scene made me reflect fairly. The first, and by very obvious that it is, in my case, iPhone user, is that I can not remove the applications from Apple. Even the dumbest applications. I had forgotten this detail to be the same user for so long. Then wanting to replace them by others I went back into the account. Now all Apple applications were held a group marginalized in a panel in the last screen that offers the phone. Almost 100% of my applications are other companies and not Apple.
Another thing funny that I find my iPhone is multitasking and it useless that turns this functionality. The Home button is pushed twice and I am absolutely open almost all applications. Sense does it have it all there and look at it as reduced form? None. You can see it more comfortably on the desktop that brings the phone. The speed of the iPhone 5 and the 4s is quite high and applications open as if they were open. Really I do not notice a remarkable difference. Applications that I use also are not things that leave half and then come forward, I don’t know, reading or playing, nor is it a problem. Actually this part is for me useless. Now without applications instead nor I have problem, but at least I don’t have 100 icons below when I want to see what I have open. Like this, I don’t mean that Apple has to eliminate its method of multi-tasking.
Now take time meditating the second step: remove the MP3s and use an online service. Only load the MP3s when for example I’m going to a place where I know that 3 G coverage is nil or very bad. I’m thinking of hiring Spotify, although I have my reservations with the subject: don’t have all the music I want, full music phone also, but certainly every day becomes an interesting option.
The experiment helped enough to restore some order and advantage in daily life. It is one of the many battles that I have to live in an organized and quiet way without dilemmas of any kind. I am sure if you look at your phone you will find there things that really already not worth that they are. Your head and your phone am sure that they will thank you.