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How to Manage Storage On Your iPhone

Manage storage on your iPhone
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How much storage on an iPhone do you think is enough for you, is there a need to manage storage on your iPhone?

Personally, one of the strongest features that Apple welds in the smartphone market is 5-years of operating system update. This most definitely puts more value to the buyer’s money. You do not need to change your phone regularly to keep up with the more recent operating system, all you need to do is download the update as soon as it is available.

But, downloading an OS update (like iOS 15) on an iPhone might pose a challenge to certain users out there. This challenge is in the form of insufficient storage, here is what you can do to manage storage on your iPhone.

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Use iCloud To Help Manage Storage On Your iPhone

You need to give your iPhone storage some breathing space, not everything should be stored on your iPhone. Most services today make use of cloud storage and so does Apple.

Subscribing to an iCloud plan can help you to manage storage on your device. Photos, podcasts, documents and, others can be moved to your iCloud account. By doing this, you are clearing off some space on your device to accommodate other important things, such as an update.

Update Your iPhone Directly From A Computer

This is the best way to update your iPhone if you are having problems with your device storage. First, connect your iPhone to your PC or MacBook via the lightening cable. Then locate your iPhone on the iTunes website or app on your computer, it is always displayed on the top right bar of the screen.

Click search for available update, download and install.

Offload Unnecessary Apps

One very nifty feature on iOS is the ability to offload apps you are not using to free up space. This is not like uninstalling the application, here the app settings are not deleted but just temporarily disabled.

If you need the application back, all you need to do is reinstall it from the app store.

Try Streaming Music And Movies

This might cost you a little money in terms of subscription services, but it sure saves you some space on your internal storage. Use Netflix to watch movies and series as they are released, or Apple Music to stream songs from different genres and even your favourite oldies.

Clear Your Cache

You might just be amazed as to how much storage is consumed by cached data. On the web and on apps, cache data are stored constantly, so take the time out and remove the cache.

For browsers, like Safari, head over to the settings and tap clear history and browser data. On Chrome, tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen, open history and clear browsing data.

For the cache on apps, go to Setting, then iPhone storage. Here you will see just how much space your apps are using, tap on an app of choice and clear the cache.

What To Do When Your iPhone Storage Is Full

If you have used up the space on your iPhone, I recommend that you manually search for apps, files, music and other things that might be eating up your space and manually delete them or back them up to your cloud storage. By doing this, you will free up some space on your iPhone.

You can find information regarding your storage usage in your settings, head over to settings and click on “general” then navigate to iPhone storage.

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Tech analyst, Collins Eshiet, writes about technology. Follow me on Twitter @KittysTech.

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