Do you keep getting a warning message on your iPhone, indicating that you are running out of storage space? This is something that a lot of people can relate to! So, what can you do? It may seem like the obvious option is to head to your photos and videos, deleting most of them. However, there are plenty of other ways you can keep on top of your iPhone’s storage capacity to ensure that you do not run out of space and your phone performs optimally.
- Delete photos and videos – As mentioned in the introduction, the obvious place to begin when it comes to creating storage space is by deleting videos and photos that take up a lot of space. However, this can be a long-winded process when you are doing everything one-by-one. Instead, it makes sense to delete entire photo albums in one go, which is something you can do on your iPhone. You can read this piece on how to delete iPhone photo albums for more information.
- Remove photos from the “recently deleted” part of your phone – One thing a lot of people do not realize is that when they have deleted their photos and other items, this does not mean they have actually been removed fully. Just like the trash can on your PC, it needs to be emptied so that the files are deleted permanently and the storage space is freed up on your phone.
- Find out what is eating up all of the storage space on your phone – You can head to the settings on your phone to figure out how much storage space is being used by different files and apps. This enables you to figure out the quickest and most effective way of creating more space on your phone. You will be able to organize everything from the biggest storage space takers down to the lowest, and so you can pick and choose what to delete so that your phone works as effectively as possible.
- Turn off the auto-save feature for your WhatsApp photos – A lot of people send each other memes and photographs on WhatsApp. That’s without even mentioning all of the screenshots that we send each other! The trouble is that most of us have WhatsApp set-up so that these photos automatically save to our albums, which means that we’re accumulating masses and masses of photos and videos that we will never look at again! The best thing to do is simply turn this feature off and you will save yourself a lot of hassle and ensure that your storage space is not being eaten up.
So there you have it: some of the different ways that you can save storage space on your iPhone. If you follow the suggestions that have been mentioned above, you will be able to keep on top of your storage space to make sure that your phone performs to an optimal level and you don’t have to deal with slow speeds or lagging.