Storage

iphone6plusI have an iPhone 6+. In a few days it will turn two years old.

The other day, I took a look at my storage space (it’s a 16GB phone), for no other reason than I was fiddling around with it. Besides, I would hate to get that message, when I take a picture, that I don’t have space to save it.

In any event, it was getting rather low. Not alarmingly, but still. I’d already been looking over my apps, and I only have the ones that I really use.

Remembered, reading in some technological page, they suggested you’d remove apps that take up a lot of space and re-install them. I don’t remember the explanation, but they seem to gather dust or something.

Thought “it can’t hurt”, so I removed Facebook, Flickr, Google and a few others I don’t remember right now, then I re-installed them all. Boy, did that ever make a difference! I now have 3.2 free GB.

Photos are of course always something to consider, and videos even more so. I need to look into my photos set-up.  I also had lots of photos that had been sent in the iMessage, so I cleaned them out.

As I’m not going to upgrade this year, it’s important I keep it lean and mean 🙂

15 Replies to “Storage”

      1. I see. Then you have to dump things, blah. Apple wants too much money for the higher capacity devices. It seems we are on the same frequency today.

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      1. On your phone in Settings/Photos & Camera/ there is an option to either ‘optimise iPhone storage’ or ‘Download and Keep Originals’. I have mine set to Download and Keep Originals. I think if it is set to optimise iPhone storage then only thumbnails are kept on the phone and it frees up storage.

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