One of the messages we receive that is considered to be one of the most devastating is that displayed by a phone, laptop or tablet that you don’t have enough storage left. It bears with it such a crippling feeling especially if it happens while you’re traveling because then you find yourself standing in front of the Eiffel tower, for instance, then try to take a picture only to remember that you can’t do that anymore. However, it does not have to be such a big problem anymore. This article will show you five simple, if not fairly obvious ways to expand your storage so that you never have to feel that way again.
Despite the stigma that has been attached to the term iCloud, with the right internet security measures, it is a very safe option that adds a minimum of 5 Gigabytes worth of storage to your Apple devices. There are also a lot more options if you don’t own an apple device like, Dropbox and Office 365 which also give you a free amount of available storage that you can upgrade by purchasing more space.
It seems like an obvious option to boost your devices’ storage space, but while it might be easy for most to do that, apple devices do not support external SD cards which is why some companies have developed an easy way to help you in upgrading MacBook Air storage space as well as other apple laptops using a stealth drive and a Micro SD card.
Frequently backup your photos
In case you don’t know, it is a lot safer for you to keep all your photos backed up on your laptop just in case your phone breaks or get stolen. Moreover, when you backup your data, there is no reason for you to keep it on your phone which allows you to delete the million pictures you took on that family trip from your phone while having them easily accessible on your laptop.
Magical Method (iPhones only)
For iPhone users, there is a smart hack you can use to free up space. What you need is to check your storage in the settings, then go to iTunes and rent or purchase a movie with a size that very much exceeds your storage limit – don’t worry, it will not cost you anything since it won’t be able to download. After that, go check your storage again; there should be more space available. The whole thing is basically your phone getting rid of all expendable bits of data in order to make space for the movie so, when the movie doesn’t get downloaded, you are left with all that free storage.
Delete unused apps
Last, there is a rule of thumb that goes; if you haven’t used it for 3 months, you probably won’t. So, go ahead and uninstall that game you have kept on your phone for two years just in case you get bored.
It is apparent that these methods are no rocket science; it only takes a little bit of creativity to free up your device.