Our top new year’s resolutions for 2021
January 21, 2021

2021 has finally arrived which means it's time for a fresh start! As we enter into the new year, resolutions are always top of mind. But when you make resolutions about your goals, your health, and your wellbeing, do you factor your digital footprint into those goals? Whether you just purchased a new device during the holidays or if you're looking to find new ways to maximize experiences on your older device, there are a number of smartphone-related “resolutions” you can make to kick 2021 off the right way.

Declutter & reorganize with these key features

Just like our favorite junk drawer, over time smartphones can fill with unnecessary, unused or outdated items. So your 2021 resolution could be as simple as reorganizing your most loved accessory. From deleting unused apps and blurry pictures that just take up memory to simply updating how you see and file away all of your favorite apps, a number of new features on Motorola devices can help you stay organized and customize your home screen. For example, Motorola users can now organize apps into folders or take advantage of widgets so you can more easily find and use your favorite apps.

If more memory and less clutter is your goal, look no further than Google Photos. With Google Photos, you never have to worry about running out of space for photos. Plus, by using the “Archive” feature, the app will automatically suggest photos you might want to archive, which removes the photos from your mainstream and stores them online instead - freeing up space on your device and minimizing clutter. You can also use My UX to customize your phone so that you can more quickly and easily find your favorite items and express your new year’s style.

Make 2021 the year of better communication

While we may need to socially distance from our loved ones, we have the technology to communicate with them. So why not make 2021 the year where you aim to dedicate more time connecting with friends and family? Many Motorola devices are now 5G compatible* meaning you can depend on a more reliable and quick wireless connection no matter where you or your family are located.

Additionally, with advancements in camera technology, you can still make lasting memories with loved ones all through your smartphone. Whether it’s creating a shared photo album or communicating with photography styles like Cinemagraph and Spot Color, you’ll never miss a moment even if you cannot be together. And with built-in convenience features like Peek Display, Google Assistant and Favorites you can more quickly respond to texts, use voice commands to call or send messages, and easily find your favorite contacts.

Focus on your digital wellbeing

At the same time, 2021 might also be a good year to make sure our screen time is healthy and enjoyable. Fortunately, in collaboration with Google, Motorola offers a variety of Digital Wellbeing features

that help you manage your phone usage and content. The Digital Wellbeing dashboard gives you a view of your daily digital habits, so you can see stats from the year before like the amount of time spent in each app, how often you unlock your phone, and a breakdown of notifications received. You can also check how much screen time you spend on certain apps, see if there are apps you might be using for too many hours, or there may be apps you no longer use that you can now delete. You can also use Digital Wellbeing to manage notifications and set a bedtime schedule to help you wind down and create healthier habits.

Regardless of what you choose to focus on in 2021, remember to live in the moment, prioritize your wellbeing and stay connected with loved ones.

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Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. All are subject to change without notice. MOTOROLA, Stylized M Logo, MOTO and the MOTO family of marks are trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Google and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2020 Motorola Mobility LLC. All rights reserved.

*5G service plan and 5G network coverage required; available only in select areas; device not compatible with all 5G networks; coverage/compatibility may be expanded to additional areas in the future. Contact your service provider for details.

Written by Motorola

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