How to Move iPhone Apps From App Library to Home Screen in iOS 14

So as to not clutter up your Home Screen, newly-downloaded apps from the App Store can be sent directly to the App Library. But what if you later want to open the app without digging through the library?

Ina previous post, we discussed how to move an app from your Home Screen to your App Library. In this post, we are learning the opposite; moving an app from your App Library to your Home Screen in iOS 14.

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So as to not clutter up your Home Screen, newly-downloaded apps from the App Store can be sent directly to the App Library. But what if you later want to open the app without digging through the library?

In regards to moving an app, we are not deleting an app. Your app remains in the App Library. Apple should have used the terminalogy of “copying” an app instead of “moving” one. Anyway, lets explore how to move an app from the App Library to your Home Screen.

This is for the iPhone running iOS 14

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Move an App

First, swipe over to the right-most Home Screen page, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; to view your App Library. Next, locate an app that you would like to move that isn’t already on your Home Screen. Press and hold down on the app. In my example, I am wanting to move the Kim Komando app under the Entertainment grouping. Refer to below image:

App Library 1
Locating an app to move

Next, tap the Add to Home Screen option from the pop-up context menu. Note! the app has moved to a different position because Apple automatically organizes the apps based on usage. See below image:

App Library 2
Selecting Add to Home Screen option

The application will be moved and placed on your Home Screen automatically in the first unused icon area which may not be your first screen. In my example, the app is moved to my eighth page because my preceeding seven pages are full. See following image:

App Library 3
The app added to Home Screen

Heading back to the App Library, notice that the Kim Komando app is still in the App Library under the Enertainment grouping. Refer to below image:

App Library 4
The app is still in your App Library

If an app is already on one of your Home Screens(s) (visible or hidden), the Add to Home Screen option won’t appear in the pop-up context menu. Instead, you’ll have to enter Jiggle mode.

Enter Jiggle Mode

Locate an app (not a folder) in your iPhone’s App Library that’s already on your Home Screen. Press and hold on the app’s icon. After a second, a pop-up context menu will appear. Continue holding down on the app until it appears on your Home Screen.

You will activate Jiggle mode (where your apps and folders will bounce around on your screen). See below image:

App Library 5
Entering Jiggle mode

Placing Your App

Hold down on your app and place it wherever you like on your iPhone. Tap the Done button in the top-right corner when you are finished moving the app. In my example, I am moving the Kim Komado app to the sixth screen. (Note! In between screengrabs, I deleted a page.) See following image:

App Library 6
Placing your app

Use the Search Bar

If you can not find a specific app in one of the App Library’s automatically-generated groupings, you can tap on the Search Bar at the top to locate the application. Just type in a few characters of the app name. Refer to below image:

App Library 7
Using the Search Bar to find your app

Use the Alphabet List

You may use the alphabetical list to find an app. Next, press and hold the listing until it is highlighted. The block will look like it is hovering above the rest of the menu when properly selected. See following image for my selection of “K”.

App Library 8
Using the alphabetical list to locate your app

In my example, when I release the hold, I can see the Kim Komando app. Refer to below image:

App Library 9
Viewing the found app

Enter Home Screen

Now, press and hold the app to move it to the left or right. You will be immediately shifted to your Home Screen with Jiggle mode enabled. See below image:

App Library 10
App being added to your Home Screen

Tap the Done button in the top-right corner when you are finished moving the app. See See following image for my placement of the Kim Komando from App Linrary to Home Screen by swiping left:

App Library 11
Viewing the app on your Home Screen

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That was a lot of swipes and knowing when and where to swipe. I find iOS 14 cumbersome to use; it’s like Apple created the App Library feature as an afterthought. Have you found the App Library useful?

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with this event marking the 17th year that we in the cybersecurity community promote increased awareness on cybersecurity and privacy issues.

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October is designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with this event marking the 17th year that we in the cybersecurity community promote increased awareness on cybersecurity and privacy issues. After 17 years, you might think that we should be winding down; that we don’t have much left to say on this subject. The truth is the exact opposite. Every year more and more of our daily lives and services move to the digital world. Last year my family began doing most of our grocery shopping online and now this year due to the global events of 2020, most families, including ours, moved our children’s school online. Increased cybersecurity awareness it seems is needed now more than ever.

Password Security

For this month, I wanted to share with you some thoughts and advice about passwords. You have probably read a lot of advice on passwords in the past like “make them long and unguessable”, “use a password manager”, or “don’t use the same password on more than one website”. All this advice is great, and I still recommend you do all of these steps. Most browsers have a built-in password manager that’s pretty good, easy to setup, and will even sync your passwords between your phone and computer if you use the same browser. However, the truth is that passwords by themselves are not enough to keep you fully safe on the Internet. I view password like a VCR or 8-track player. Old technology for the past that can’t keep up with today’s 4K, blue ray, and streaming Internet. Passwords provide a very minimal level of protection, but they need some help.

Multi-Factor Security

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The good news is that help is already here, you just have to setup it up or turn it on. We call this additional level of security, Multi-Factor or just MFA for short. You also may see it called “Two-Factor” Authentication. You have probably already been exposed to it at your job or place of business, but it simply means using an additional level of security beyond a password. This might be a text message with a one-time code, an automated phone call, or a smart phone application. There are many different types of MFA setups. Personally, I use the smart phone version anywhere I can as I always have my phone handy.

So the question is where should you be using MFA. The easy answer is everywhere! Any place or website you use a password to login you should look and see if that website has MFA. Its usually tucked away in the account setting. You might be surprised when you find out that almost every important website you use today have some form of MFA features. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Amazon, Paypal, Ebay, most email providers, any financial websites, etc. They all support MFA and I highly recommend you turn it on.  Especially if the website has your credit card or gift cards stored or any place you make an online purchase.

Turing on MFA takes a little extra work but it makes a big difference in online safely. Criminals and hackers may be able to guess your password, but it’s much harder for them to also steal your phone.

A Big Thank You

Thanks to Michael for being our guest and creating this blog post.

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How to Move iPhone Apps From Home Screen to App Library in iOS 14

Apple added an App Library to the iPhone with the release of iOS 14. To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. To exit the App Library, swipe up. Ready to remove an app from your Home Screen to reduce your screen clutter?

In a previous post, we discussed how to move an app from your App Library to your Home Screen. In this post, we are learning the opposite; moving an app from your Home Screen to your App Library in iOS 14.

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Apple added an App Library to the iPhone with the release of iOS 14. To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. To exit the App Library, swipe up. Ready to remove an app from your Home Screen to reduce your screen clutter? Lets explore how this is done

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Move an App

First, locate an app on your Home Screen you would like to move. Press and hold down the app. In my example, I am wanting to move the Kim Komando app. Refer to below image:

Home Screen 1
Viewing the Kim Komando app on the Home Screen

Next, tap the Remove App option from the pop-up context menu. See below image:

Home Screen 2
The pop-up menu for the Kim Komando app

Your iPhone will display a message asking if you want to move the selected app to the App Library or delete it. Just select the Move to App Library. See following image:

Home Screen 3
The message notification for the Kim Komando app

Use Alphabetical List

The app will now disappear from your Home Screen. Now, swipe over to the right-most Home Screen page, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; to view your App Library. You can find the app that you moved in one of the automatically-generated groupings, or by tapping on the App Library Search bar, or by tapping on a letter in the alphabetical list of installed apps. Refer to below image for searching by the alphabetical list:

Home Screen 5
Accessing the alphabetical list

Use Search Bar

You may start typing into the App Library Search Bar the first couple of letters of the app’s name to find it. See below image in locating the Kim Komando app:

Home Screen 6
Typing in a few characters to locate the Kim Komando app

Launch the App

Once you have found the app, just tap it to launch the app. See following image for my Kim Komando app in the Suggestions library:

Home Screen 4
The App Library showing the Kim Komando app

For now, Apple doesn’t allow you to create your own groups or to decide which app should go in which group. Hopefully, Apple will improve the feature over the coming months.

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How to Add a Reminder Quickly on iPhone and iPad

The standard way is to use the Reminders app. But we can use faster ways to add a reminder. Follow these three handy tips to quickly add reminders.This way, you can remember to do important things later.

The standard way is to use the Reminders app. But we can use faster ways to add a reminder. Follow these three handy tips to quickly add reminders.This way, you can remember to do important things later.

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Tip 1 – Use a Widget

One of the quickest ways to add a Reminder on an iPhone or iPad is by using the Reminders Widget, which you can add to your Today Screen

First, access your Today View by swiping from left to right on the first page of your Home Screen.. Next, scroll to the bottom and tap Edit. Now, tap Reminders in the widget list to add it.

You might also want to move the Reminders Widget toward the top of your Today View list so you can access it quickly. Once you have done this, just tap it once to expand it, and then tap New Reminder to add one. Refer to below image:

Reminders 1
Add a Reminder using the Reminder Widget

Tip 2 – Use Siri

First, launch Siri by pressing and holding the Home or side button, or by saying “Hey Siri”, then say something like, “Remind me to visit CVS Pharmacy at 121st and Elm in Broken Arrow tomorrow at 10:00 am”.

Siri will confirm and show the reminder you just set up on the screen.

If you specify a location related to your home address, such as, “Remind me to check front porch for packages when I get home”, Siri will track your location via GPS and show the reminder when you arrive at your home. This Reminder feature uses the Home Address you have set for your Contacts card. See below image:

Reminders 2
Add a Reminder using Siri

Tip 3 – Use the Share Button

For some apps, you can add a Reminder using the Share button (the square button with the upward-pointing arrow).

For example, if you are browsing in Safari and want to read an article later, just tap the Share button on the toolbar. Next, locate Reminders in the Apps list. You might have to tap More and scroll down to find Reminders app.

Now, when you check the Reminder later in the Reminders app, it will include a link to the website. Just tap the link, and you’ll be taken to Safari automatically. See below image:

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Add a Reminder to view a website

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How to Use Performance Panels in Windows 10

Want to see live-updating resource usage stats from your system’s CPU, memory, disk, network or GPU? Windows 10 has some built-in perfomance monitors that can help. You can even have Windows show these panels always on top of other open windows.

The best way is to use the Task Manager.. It has some easy-to-ise performance panels displaying real time stats of your machine. Let’s explore how to use this feature.

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Open the Task Manager

Windows 10’s Task Manager comes with performance stats that were added back in Windows 8. This post relates to Windows 10.

First, open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and choosing Task Manager or by right-clicking the Taskbar or the Start button and selecting Task Manager. Refer to below image:

Performace A
Selecting the Task Manager

Floating Panels

Now, select the Task Manager Options and chose Always on Top if you want the tool’s panels to appear on top of other open windows. See below image:

Performace 1
Selecting Always on Too option

The Performance Tab

Next, click thePerformace tab. If you don’t see it, click More Details first, at the bottom of your screen. See following image:

Performace 1
The CPU performance panel

Now, choose the performance graph from the sidebar you want to see. You will see options for your computer’s CPUs, memory, storage devices (including SSDs, hard disks, and USB devices), network connections (wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi), and GPUs (graphics processors.)

To show just a performance graph, double-click anywhere on a graph in the right pane. You can also right-click a graph and select Graph Summary View. Refer to below image:

Performace 3
Selecting Grap Summary Virw option

The Performance Graphs

You can resize this smaller window and also click-and-drag anywhere inside it to position it wherever you like on your desktop. See below image:

Performace 4
The CPU Summary Graph

To enlarge or make the Task Manager window smaller, just double-click inside it,

If you want to change the graph to another one just right click in the graph, chose the View option and make your selection. See following image:

Performace 5
Selecting the Virw Option

Also, you can select a different graphfrom the sidebar. Refer to below image:

Performace 6
The C: drive view

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How to Use Automatic Updates on iPhone or iPad

In iOS 13.6, or iPadOS. You can now choose not to install software updates automatically. There is now a second toggle just for downloading and saving the update for later.

With iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS, you can have your device automatically download and install updates overnight while it is charging. There is a single automatic updates toggle to turn on which is not enabled by default.

But what if you just wanted to download the updates but did not want to install them right away? You would have to dismiss the prompts and reminders for updates on an almost daily basis. This can be quite annoying.

Fast forward to iOS 13.6, or iPadOS. You can now choose not to install software updates automatically. There is now a second toggle just for installing the update. Let’s explore this feature.

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First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and then go to the General section. Refer to below image:

Accessing Settings

Next, chose the Software Update option. See below image:

Choosing Software Update option

Next, tap the Customize Automatic Updates option. See following image:

Choosing Customize option

Now, tap the toggle Download iOS/iPadOS Updates option. Refer to below image:

Choosing Download option

A new toggle labeled Install iOS/iPadOS Updates will appear. If you want to automatically install iOS, or iPadOS, updates overnight, tap the toggle to enable the feature. In our example, we have set the second toggle to off, meaning we will install the updates at our convenience. See below image:

Choosing Install option

Even if you do enable the feature, you will still get a notification before the updates are installed overnight (just like before iOS 13.6, or iPadOS).

Now, you can have the best of both worlds. New iOS and iPadOS updates will always be downloaded and ready to go. Simply navigate to the Software Update section and install them whenever you are ready (without waiting to download them first).

If you do not want to enable automatic updates, you can still update your iPhone or iPad whenever you want.

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How to Send New iPhone Apps to App Library in iOS 14

When you download an app it usually appears either on your Home Screen or a subsequent screen of apps. In iOS 14, you can have it moved straight to the App Library and the relevant app category, instead of it appearing on the Home Screen or another screen of apps. By doing so, you can reduce the Home Screen clutter

When you download an app it usually appears either on your Home Screen or a subsequent screen of apps. In iOS 14, you can have it moved straight to the App Library and the relevant app category, instead of it appearing on the Home Screen or another screen of apps. By doing so, you can reduce the Home Screen clutter. Let’s explore how this is done.

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First, open the Settings app (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

Send New Apps 1
Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down to the Home Screen section and tap it, See below image:

Send New Apps 2
Acc essing the Home Screen section

Next, under the New App Downloads heading, select the App Library Only option. See following image:

Send New Apps 3
Enabling sending new apps to the App Library

If you want to see notification badges (like number of unread Tweets) for apps in the App Library, tap the toggle next to the Show In App Library option. Refer to below image:

Send New Apps 4
Enabling new apps notifications

That it’s . When you download new apps, they will show up in the App Library instead of on your Home Screen. See below image fpr an App Library page:

Send New Apps 5
The App Libtary page (trhe last page of your Home Screen)

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How to Find Information About Windows 10

Let’s say you need to know information about your Windows 10 file system, version, build number, product key and more. If you are looking into configuration or troubleshooting, this information would be essential to know.

Let’s say you need to know information about your Windows 10 file system, version, build number, product key and more. If you are looking into configuration or troubleshooting, this information would be essential to know. Let’s explore how to find this.

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Discover the File System

First, launch File Explorer. Next, locate a drive. ie, drive C; and right-click on it. Now, in the pop-up menu, select Properties. Refer to below image:

Windows Info 1
Selecting your drive’s Properties

In the Properties window, under the General tab you will see the File System label followed by the type of File System. See below image;

Windows Info 2
Determining your File System

Normally you will see NTFS, shorthand for New Technology File System, the default for Windows 10. On older versions of Windows, you may see the legacy file system of FAT32, shorthand for File Allocation Table 32.

If you have multiple drives, simply repeat the above for each drive.

Discover the Version, Build Number and More

First, launch the Settings app by pressing the Windows+I keys. Next, go to System. See following image:

Windows Info 3
Accessing Settings

On the left, scroll to the bottom and select About. On the right, you see information about your system. The amount of information you see differs depending on the Windows 10 version that you have installed. Now, scroll down to the Device specifications section. Here you find the data you are looking for. Refer to below image:

Windows Info 4
Determining your Device and Windows specifications
  • System Type – it tells you whether you use a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10
  • Edition – displays the edition of Windows 10 that you have: Pro, Home, Enterprise, Education, etc
  • Version – displays the version of Windows 10 that is installed
  • OS Build – displays the Windows 10 build number that you use

The latest Version as of this writing is

  • 2004 – The ninth update to Windows 10, codenamed 20H1. It was named the May 2020 Update and released on May 27, 2020.
  • A number higher than a 2004 – The tenth major update for Windows 10 is codenamed 20H2. The update is expected to launch in October or November 2020.

The most recent update to Windows 10, launched in May 2020, has a OS Build of 19041.264. As you can see from my PC screenshot, I do not have the latest version installed.

The OS Build number changes with each update made by Microsoft to Windows 10. This information along with the Version is useful for troubleshooting purposes when you call tech support.

Discover Your Product Key and Much More

Finding your product key was featured in a previous post. You can find this, the above information and much more in one program. Simply click the link below on downloading, installing and running BelArc Advisor.

How to Use the BelArc Advisor Program

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How to Remove Pages on iPhone in iOS 14

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

The App Library is added and configured automatically once you install iOS 14.

To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. Refer to below image:

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The App Library page

Your apps are automatically sorted into categories. For example, you might see your social media apps under a Social category. The apps that you use most frequently will automatically reorder based on your usage.

Now that all apps are available in the App Library, it brings up the question. Why should you keep all those pages on the Home Screen as well? Let’s explore how to remove pages from your Home Screen.

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Seldom Used Page(s)

If you’re like us, you probably have a couple of pages filled with apps that you almost never visit. You might want to remove some or all the pages between your first page and the App Library page.

First, go to a page you seldom visit or any page. In my example, I am on the last page of my Home Screen. See below image:

App Library Pages 1
A seldom used page

Editing a Page

Now, tap and hold on an empty part of your iPhone’s Home Screen to enter editing mode. See following image:

App Library Pages 2
Entering edit mode

Next, tap the Page Dots found above the dock at the bottom of the device’s display. In my example, I have 7 dots representing 7 pages.

This will bring up a new User Interface (UI) that lists all of the pages in a grid. Tap the checkmark below a page to remove it. You can do this for as many pages as you want (except for the first page).

You can come back here at any time to re-enable a page. Once you’re done editing, tap the Done button in the upper right-hand corner. In my example, I have checkmarked my last page. Refer to below image:

pp Library Pages 3
Selecting a page to be removed from Home Screen

Viewing Your Changes

Once you go back to the Home Screen, you will see that the page dots at the bottom of the screen have reduced in number. Depending on how many pages you have removed; allows faster access to the App Library page. The apps are not being deleted, just removed from a page. Notice I now have 6 dots or 6 pages. See below image:

pp Library Pages 4
Viewing your removal of page(s)

Once you are on the App Library page, swipe up to return to your Home Screen..

Now you have a cleaner look and fewer swipes for navigation of your pages.

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How to Use Storage Sense to Manage Disk Space in Windows 10

Windows 10 can automatically free up disk space by getting rid of files and content that you don’t need by the Storage Sense feature. Whenever you are low on disk space, if enabled, Storage Sense will intelligently run and delete temporary files and applications no longer needed.

Windows 10 can automatically free up disk space by getting rid of files and content that you don’t need by the Storage Sense feature. Whenever you are low on disk space, if enabled, Storage Sense will intelligently run and delete temporary files and applications no longer needed. Let’s explore how to do this.

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Set Storage Sense

First, launch Settings by clicking the Start button, then click the Gear icon on the left side of your screen. Also you can press the Windows+I keys to open Settings. Next, click the System icon, then click Storage. Refer to below image:

Accessing the Storage option

At the top of Storage options, click the toggle to the On position. Next, under the toggle, click Configure Storage Sense or run it now blue ink. See below image:

Enabling Storage Sense

In the Storage Sense options, let’s examine a few different settings. First, is the frequency of when Storage Sense runs You set this option from a drop-down menu labeled Run Storage Sense. You can set it to run Every day, week or month; or whenever disk space is low (the default). Just click the menu and select the option that works best for you. See following image:

Configure when Storage Sense runs

Set Options

Under the Temporary Files section, the first option we want to enable is Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using.

The second option is a drop-down menu labeled Delete files in my Recycle Bin if they have been there for over with selections of Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days, or 60 days. Select an option to your liking.

Finally, the third option is labeled Delete files in my downloads folder if they have been there for over and make your selection from the drop-down menu (default is Never). Automatically deleting files in your Downloads folder may not always be a great idea. However, if you don’t keep important files in the folder you can set a period of Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days or 60 days. In the example below we are enabling the first option, setting the second option to 30 days and the third option to Never. Refer to below image:

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Setting Temporary Files options

Setting OneDrive

Another feature of Windows 10 is  OneDrive which lets you access all the files saved in your OneDrive cloud, with File Explorer, regardless of whether they are downloaded or not on your PC. However, if you work with many of those files locally they can quickly add up and eat up space. If you want, you can configure Storage Sense to automatically mark the OneDrive files that you haven’t opened for a specified amount of time as online-only. That means that those files are still kept in your OneDrive cloud and are still accessible from File Explorer, but they no longer occupy space on your PC.

Under the Locally available cloud content heading there are two options. From the iCloud Drive option, chose an entry from thedrop-down menu. You can choose whethere Content will become online-only if not opened for more than Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days, or 60 days. Simply, repeat the above for the second option, iCloud Photos. However, note that this setting is available in Storage Sense only if the location of your OneDrive folder is on your C: drive, where Windows 10 is installed. See below image:

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Setting iCloud Drive and Photos option

Clear Space Now

Finally, under the heading, Free up space now section is a Clear Now button. If you need to clean your Windows 10 C: drive urgently, click or tap this button. That runs Storage Sense immediately, without waiting for its schedule. See following image:

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Selecting the Clear Now button

Once you are finished, simply close Settings.

Related

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How to Set a Schedule to Empty the Recycle Bin

Storage Sense Contents Removal

Once activated, Storage Sense will intelligently run whenever your device is low on storage space or according to your schedule.

Storage Sense looks for and removes files such as, but not limited to:

  • Temporary setup files
  • Old indexed content
  • System cache files
  • Internet cache files
  • Device driver packages
  • System downloaded program files
  • Dated system log files
  • System error memory dump files
  • System error minidump files
  • Temporary system files
  • Dated Windows update temporary files

If you have turned on the removal of old files in your Downloads folder, these will be removed as well according to your time interval setting.

The fact that Windows 10 includes an option to clean your disk and recover free space automatically is a good thing. It can prove quite useful, especially for users who struggle with limited space on their Windows 10 computers and devices. As a end note, remember that Storage Sence can be very aggressive in removing files.

That’s it. If you didn’t already use it, try Storage Sense and let us know what you think about this feature and/or TechSavvy.Life in the Comments or click to Tweet below.

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