IDevice Storage Savers! by Paige R - Musely
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IDevice Storage Savers!

posted in Technology > Electronics
  • Having trouble staying within the boundaries of your storage limit on your iDevice? Well here I have some tips to help you out!

  • #1. Don't update through your phone.
    When new software updates come out, don't update it through your phone, just plug into iTunes! For more information on this, see my tip, "How to Update Your iPhone Even Without Enough Storage!":

  • #2. Know the facts.
    Whenever you visit a website, download an app, or use almost anything to do with the internet, there is data automatically saved onto your device. Even after you have deleted the app, there is still a footprint left on your device. This starts to accumulate over time, and is stored under "Documents and Other." It adds up to a lot more storage than you'd think!

  • #3. Remove this extra junk.
    There are ways and apps to "clean" this, but the best way to remove it completely is to restore your phone to factory settings. I suggest backing up anything you don't want to lose, first. You can do so through your iTunes, or through an iCloud account. Then, through your device, go to Settings, General, and at the bottom press "Reset" and erase all contents.

  • If you do not know or remember your pass code for this, then there is an alternative method. Turn off your phone, and hold the Home button. While still holding the button, plug it into your computer. Keep holding the button until this screen pops up:

  • Then, iTunes should open, and request for you to restore your iDevice. Follow the steps and voila! A new-ish phone that should run faster and have much more free storage :)

  • #4. Small things can make a big difference.
    Deleting unnecessary notes, messages, emails, etc. can clear up more space than you'd think. And then there's the obvious things like apps, photos, music, etc. as well. Going to Settings, General, Usage - this can show your biggest storage-stealers.

  • #5. Clear Cookies and History.
    Cookies are used to receive data from sites that you've visited, generally so it can load quicker in the future, and to remember accounts and passwords. Go to Settings, Safari. Then clear your cookies and history. This should clear up a bit of storage as well.

  • I hope this helps! Let me know what you think, and any other tips you would like me to make! I'm really good with tech questions so let me know! :)

    Like, save, share, add and follow! I follow EVERYONE back, and create unique tips that you probably haven't seen before!! :)


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