How to stop smartphone apps from collecting your personal data

Smartphone apps can collect a whole lot of data about you:  Your name and email address, location history, personal contacts, photos and videos, purchases, health and fitness data, financial information, browsing and search history, your IP address and …

How to clear your phone’s cache to save space and improve performance

It’s inevitable: Our phones start to slow down and that precious memory space begins to fill up — causing a whole host of annoying problems that seem to get worse over time. So how can you improve the …

7 quick tips for taking better photos with your smartphone this summer

It’s summer and it’s hot outside! But if you’re like us, you’re braving the heat and venturing out with friends and family to make long-lasting memories — memories taken and stored on that smartphone camera in your pocket. …

8 Cool Tips to Keep Your Smartphone from Overheating

It’s getting hot out there, and as the planet warms from climate change, it’s bound to get even hotter. That also means your phone is becoming more susceptible to overheating — which can spell trouble. A hot phone …

Top 5 Phone Tips of 2022 So Far: Blocking spam calls, transferring your data and more

Are you still receiving annoying and frustrating spam and robocalls? Did you recently get a new phone and need to transfer your data and settings? Or, do you need a refresher on how to disinfect your phone? You’re …

How to protect yourself from annoying spam and robocalls calls

This year, Americans will receive roughly 52 billion spam and robocalls. Yes, that’s “billion” with a B. These calls are not only annoying — they’re dangerous, too. Last year alone, scammers swindled a whopping $39.5 billion from unsuspecting …

How to add your personal pronouns to your next Zoom call

Many of us here at CREDO include our preferred pronouns on our social media profiles and email signatures as a sign of respect and to ensure we refer to each other correctly. But did you know you can …

Enable this hidden phone setting to alert loved ones during an emergency

We never know when there will be an emergency — a car accident, an unexpected fall, a sudden illness — so it’s always good to be prepared ahead of time. Luckily, our smartphones can be programmed to alert loved …

How to scan your important tax documents right from your phone

Tax Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t filed yet, it’s time to quickly get all your documents in order. The best way to save, store or upload your tax documents, especially if you have …

3G networks are shutting down. What does that mean for you?

It’s the end of an era: Over the course of this year, all of the major cellular providers will be shutting down their 3G networks to make room for faster, more reliable 5G networks. So what does this …