Tips to Spring Clean Your Cellphone & U.S. Cellular iPhone 5s #Giveaway

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THE SUN IS OUT!! Which is a pretty big deal if you live in the Midwest after our ridiculously cold winter! We’ve been enjoying the warm days by spring cleaning and pulling out our lawn chairs and swings for the summer! But being out and about more also means more germs – so DON’T FORGET to spring clean your electronics! I know, that might sound odd, but it’s one of the LAST things I think to clean! If you’re sick and have germy hands guess what you’re touching a lot of? Your cellphone, your TV, your tablets, etc. They carry some of the most germs in your house! Not to mention that my smartphone case gets downright disgusting! (Just a side note – make sure your cell phone case is a good one because I just shattered the glass on my cell phone! It would have saved me a LOT of money by having a better protection on it!)

 But don’t just clean the outside of your phones – clean up those unused apps and software you downloaded over the winter because you had nothing better to do! Trust me – after having my laptop hard drive crash due to FOUR Trojan viruses you’d better believe I wiped it and am cleaning up my computer! It’s a pain but it needs to get done! Thankfully I was able to back up my data before everything crashed so don’t forget about that important step too! I’m glad I have the 4G LTE Network to help me stay connected while I was without my computer for a while! I don’t think about backing up my phone data often but just imagine how you would feel if you lost the (thousands?!) of photos and downloads on your phone! On my cellphone I’m constantly downloading new apps to try, new apps for my kids, etc. If my kids or I don’t use an app for at least a month I delete it to free up some of my storage space on my phone!

Tips to Spring Clean your Cell Phone

Wipe down your phone AND your case! Make sure you use specialized cleaner like Gadget Guard or other special electronic cleaners or just a microfiber cloth so that you don’t scratch your screen! Don’t forget about the crevices in your phone cases – they can harbor some nasty stuff inside! Especially if your phone lives dumped in a purse or a pocket!

Back up your data! Use a free app like Dropbox to backup your photos and files or simply move them onto your home computer.

Clear the clutter & boost your battery!Delete old and unused apps which will free up space on your phone for more new adventures! And make sure you keep your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options turned OFF to help maximize your battery life (unless you need them of course!). Plus you can attend a Device Workshop to learn more about your specific device!


iPhone 5s GIVEAWAY

WHOO! What an EXCITING opportunity I have this month to offer a U.S. Cellular iPhone 5s to GIVE AWAY to one of my readers!! My husband has been dying to get his hands on one of these!! This giveaway is for US addresses only. PLEASE NOTE – the iPhone 5s IS a U.S. Cellular phone and will ONLY work on a U.S. Cellular network. However you do NOT have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to win!! Just so you know that it only runs on a U.S. Cellular network! (Not sure if you’re in a U.S. Cellular network area? Check here!) Ends at midnight 5/31/14! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!



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  1. Jen Buckman says:

    I want to win because I need a new phone! 🙂

  2. Mandy Rhoades says:

    I would love to win!

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I want to win because I have no cell phone or service; it would be great to own it and have a cell phone finally.

  4. I want a smartphone!

  5. Melanie A. says:

    I want to win because my phone freezes and is very very old! Thanks for this opportunity

  6. I need a new phone. I just cracked my screen.

  7. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’d love to win this for my husband for Father’s Day!

  8. Wow! We were talking about updating our phones and this would be awesome!

  9. Tabathia B says:

    I want to win because my daughter just broke her phone and would love an iphone 5s

  10. I don’t have a smart phone!!

  11. Ashley Tucker says:

    I want to win because I could use a new phone!

  12. I want to win because I have an old flip phone.

  13. Never had one before and heard great things about it

  14. I’d love a new phone because I’ve had the same one for 4 years! It still works so I can’t justify spending money to replace it, but it’s gotten really slow.

  15. Melissa Teears says:

    I want to win because my phone is on its last leg.

  16. My reason for wanting to win? My spouse uses his iPhone for work, so it’s a necessity, but it’s old and must be replaced soon. We’re trying to save money for a down payment on our first house, so winning this iPhone 5s would be like money toward our new home!

  17. Tori Fenton says:

    I too just shattered my screen….dropped it face down on the blacktop at school…ugh…2nd time this year.

  18. erin dear (@mummadear) says:

    I would love a new phone to replace the dinosaur model I currently use!

  19. I really want an Iphone 5 because the screen is a little bigger, for my husband, he cannot see as well with his current Iphone 4.
    Thank you!! I would be so delighted to win!

  20. Melissa M says:

    I would love to win this for my son for graduation!

  21. I’ve never had a cell phone and like the looks of this one!

  22. I would love to win so i could give it to my sister!

  23. Sherrie C. says:

    I’d love to win so my husband can upgrade his old phone to a much better phone. Thanks 🙂


  24. Shawn Campbell says:

    Today is my birthday and I would love a new phone 🙂

  25. Son leaving for school!

  26. christine jessamine says:

    I would love to win this for my husbands cousin. It would make a great birthday gift, he has done alot for us and he would love all the features this has.

  27. Cathy Walker says:

    I would love to win a phone. Am struggling with a straight talk that only gets internet if I’m at my apartment!! This would be great!

  28. Tara Liebing says:

    I want to win because I don’t own a smart phone and I’ve always wanted an iPhone.

  29. Susan Smith says:

    I want to win because I don’t have a Smart Phone

  30. I would love to win because this phone looks like it has a lot of cool features. I love the fingerprint sensor- it would keep my toddler from messing up my phone:)

  31. I’d love to win because I always get my daughter’s hand-me-downs and would love, love having a new one of my very own. It would be like Christmas in the Summer time. Thanks for the chance.
    Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Melja Watkins says:

    I would love an iphone because my husband tells me I need one everyday! 🙂

  33. I would love to win because not only am I going to be living on a teacher’s salary but I just graduated college and I am broke! Did I mention I need a new phone ;)?!

  34. Kendra tatro says:

    I earn to win cause I need a new phone and I like new gadgets! Pick me pick me! 🙂

  35. Just really want one and can’t afford it.

  36. I currently have a drawing and love an iphone just like my daughter has

  37. Latoya Lewis says:

    I really want the iPhone 5.

  38. Kristin Jackson says:

    Is love to win this for my sweet sister who needs a phone 🙂

    1. Kristin Jackson says:

      I’d *stinking autocorrect 🙂

  39. I want to win give this phone to someone who needs a new phone!

  40. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I want to win because the phone I have now is old and pretty slow.

  41. I want to win because it has so many cool features!

  42. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to win because I need a new phone and would love the iphone 5S!

  43. Heather Dawn says:

    I would love to win this iPhone because the phone looks absolutely amazing! I would have a lot of fun playing worn all of it’s cool features.

  44. Sarah Oswald says:

    My cellphone just went and I need a new one so this would be great

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