When your iPhone’s storage space is running out, here’s how to free it up
Today’s iPhones are much more than just phones. They house our photos, books, music, and movies, but they also house the apps we use every day for work, socializing, ordering groceries, commuting managing finances, and even our health. Because it’s used for so many various activities, it’s easy to fast consume all of the phone’s storage space – which may quickly become a nightmare.
In a situation where you find yourself running out of storage space on your iPhone, do not panic. The common assumption is that you have to delete majority of your photos and videos to remedy the condition, but that is not so. In this article, we will walk you through some of the steps you can take to optomise the storage space on your iPhone, without the need to completely clear it.
Figure out what is hogging the space
By going to Settings, clicking on General, and hitting iPhone Storage, you can see what’s using up the most space on your iPhone. There, you’ll see a handy overview of the files, media, and apps that are taking up space on your computer, so you can start eliminating them. At the very least, clear 2GB of storage to make room for more apps and photos.
Solution 1. Use a Cloud Storage service to save your content
Photos and videos will almost certainly consume a significant portion of your storage space. Back up your images and videos to a cloud storage service like Apple’s iCloud if you don’t want to destroy them permanently. Before erasing your memories from your iPhone, you’ll still have duplicates of them safely stored away.
However, while the first 5GB of iCloud storage is free, you’ll have to pay 99 cents per month for additional storage up to 50GB.