Ten Ways to Tame Mobile Madness

Ten Ways to Tame Mobile Madness

Ten Ways to Tame Mobile Madness

Shut 'Em Down  Deactivate all old devices and remove unwanted content on current ones to reduce clutter.

Do you ever get the feeling that your mobile devices own you, instead of the other way around? Do you sense that the constant addition of gadgets and apps into your life has made your ability to manage time more challenging, instead of easier? It isn't supposed to be this way, of course. And if your use of mobile devices seems out of control now, you can expect that it will become even more chaotic over time. Worldwide, we'll average more than six mobile devices per person by 2020, according to industry projections, while the average number of apps owned per user is already more than 40. Continuing innovations (intrusions?) such as "madware"—an aggressive form of mobile advertising that loads your apps with pop-ups—certainly aren't helping. With this in mind, MaaS360, which manages more than 1.5 million devices for business customers, has come up with the following 10 tips to simplify your use of these devices and tame mobile madness in your life. While we can't promise you'll get that "in control" feeling again, these best practices can help you manage your mobile world more effectively


Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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