Tech Spring Cleaning Part I: Update Your Devices

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Spring cleaning is effective in helping to bring organization to your life, but it doesn’t only apply to your living space. Clearing out your closet is great, but it’s just as important to keep up with spring cleaning for your devices. When it comes to technology and spring cleaning all devices need attention. Whether it’s your phone, tablet, laptop, or other device each of them requires some degree of spring cleaning. If you have one device or many it is a best practice to maintain them.

Software Updates

One of the first steps to take when it comes to tech spring cleaning is updating your devices. Providers release periodic updates in order to keep your device functioning as well as possible. Installing updates improves compatibility through security patches and software improvements. You might find that updating your devices leads to better overall performance. Updates can help your device’s operating system run quicker and more smoothly.

Refreshed Security

Protecting your device through updates is one of the most effective ways to keep your device safe from becoming infected with a virus. By updating your device with available security patches and updates, you are taking helpful measures in cybersecurity. Protecting your devices from viruses in turn helps the community you interact with online from getting a virus as well.

Procrastination Leads to Vulnerability

Once an update is available for your device, make sure you install it right away. Your devices are vulnerable to threats until the updates are installed. Devices will provide automatic reminder messages when an update is available making it easy for users to install it as soon as it is available. The reminders will continue to pop up until the update is implemented.

Protecting your personal data and information is more important than ever. Cyberthreats are becoming more prevalent, complex, and damaging. Updating your device is an important step to take in protecting it from outside threats.

The experts at AJTC stay ahead of all the latest technology trends and have the specialized knowledge required to protect your company’s data. Contact AJTC today to learn more about IT security and other services. You may also visit AJTC here or call 708.942.8200.

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