The Top 10 CREDO Tips for 2020

2020 was quite a year — and one that many of us can’t wait to be over.

But before we say goodbye to a year that had very few silver linings, the bright spots for many of our members were our weekly CREDO Tips. From how to clean your phone and improve your WiFi to the best climate documentaries, we shared these weekly tips to help our CREDO members get through these difficult times.

That’s why, today, we’d like to highlight the most popular tips of the year in case you missed them. We ran the numbers, and here are the top 10 CREDO Tips of 2020. Enjoy!

#10: 5 Tips for Coping with Social Distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic

In 2020, staying at home and practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the pandemic had an unintended consequence: loneliness and isolation. In this new reality (which we hope is ending soon), we provide some tips to improve our health and stay connected.


#9  What is dark mode – and should you use it?

The average American uses their mobile devices almost 4 hours a day, and with all that use, we can develop eye strain, loss of sleep, reduced productivity and a drained battery. We provide a quick explainer of how you can use “dark mode” to combat these issues.


#8  7 Podcasts Lifting up Black Voices, History & Lives

2020 forced many Americans to grapple with this nation’s shameful history of slavery, discrimination, police brutality and the systemic racism that persists today — and what they should do about it. We’ve compiled a short list — which is by no means comprehensive — of some of our favorite podcasts lifting up Black voices, history and lives.


#7  4 Free Video Apps to Stay Connected While You’re Social Distancing

In the age of social distancing, it’s important now more than ever to stay connected to our friends and family. In this tip, we provide advice on 4 free video chat apps you can use to help you stay in touch while you’re away from your loved ones.


#6  6 Tips for Working From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This year, many people started working from home for the first time, and that presented a lot of new challenges. We compiled 6 tips to make working from home a little easier.


#5  5 Must-Watch Climate Change Documentaries

Back in January, as wildfires were ravaging Australia, climate activist Greta Thunberg reminded us at Davos that “our house is still on fire” — just after Trump took the stage to deny climate change. In response, we compiled five of our favorite climate change documentaries that captured the urgency of the moment.


#4  5 great apps to help you manage stress and anxiety

We have all been feeling pretty uneasy and anxious this year. That’s why we put together a list of some of our favorite apps on iOS and Android to help all of us consider our mental health, de-stress and become a bit more mindful.



#3  6 simple ways to improve your WiFi signal during the pandemic

With more time spent at home, our WiFi networks have been taking a beating. We provided a few tips and tricks to help speed up your home WiFi to ensure your video calls, distance learning and streaming video all run smoothly.


#2  How to record a police traffic stop on your phone

Getting pulled over by the police is stressful. It’s even more stressful if you’re Black, Brown, another person of color or an immigrant. So if you’re pulled over by the police, it may be a good idea to record your interaction. Here are some quick tips on how you can record your encounter with police during a traffic stop.


#1  Your phone is dirty. Here’s how to clean it.

Our phones are filthy. We touch dirty surfaces all day while checking email and social media, and we cough and sneeze on our devices. That’s why we aren’t surprised at all that our number one CREDO Tip of 2020 is a list of great ways to clean and disinfect our phones.