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How Do You Optimize Your Phone for the Best Performance?

Before getting a smartphone, study participants believed the device would help them in their college studies—giving an average answer of 3.88 out of a 5, with 5 meaning strongly agree. (Anatolii Babii/iStock)
Before getting a smartphone, study participants believed the device would help them in their college studies—giving an average answer of 3.88 out of a 5, with 5 meaning strongly agree. (Anatolii Babii/iStock)

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