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How to Free up Space on your PhoneUpdated 3 months ago

Knowing how to free up space on your phone is essential for keeping it running smoothly. If you're running out of storage due to photos, videos, or too many apps, we've got you covered. This guide will show you simple ways to declutter unused apps, organize your media, and use cloud services effectively. Following these easy steps lets you enjoy your phone's performance without worrying about storage issues.  

Check Storage Usage

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down and tap Storage.
  3. Here, you'll find a breakdown of your storage usage, including apps, images, videos, and more.

Clear Cache and Data on an Android 

Clearing it removes these temporary files, instantly freeing up space.

      1.  In the Storage section of your device settings, tap Cached data
      2. Confirm to clear the cached data. Additionally, you can go to 
Settings Apps, select an                 app, and clear its cache and data.

Clear Cache and Data on an iPhone

       1. Open the Safari app on your iPhone.
       2. Tap the bookmark button, tap the History button, then tap Clear.
      3. Below Clear Timeframe, choose how much of your browsing history to clear. Note: If you                      have Safari profiles set up, select a profile to clear only the history of that profile, or select All                     Profile. 
       4. Tap Clear History.

Manage Photos and Videos 

Long videos and high-resolution photos consume significant storage. Analyze your camera settings and consider lowering the resolution for everyday captures. Accidentally captured blurry photos or duplicate images can also accumulate over time. Plus, memes, GIFs, and shared videos you don't need anymore can take up space.  

Utilize Cloud Storage Like: 

  • Google Drive: Comes pre-installed on most Android phones, offering 15GB of free storage and seamless integration with Google apps.
  • Dropbox: A reliable option with 2GB of free storage and user-friendly file-sharing features.
  • Microsoft OneDrive: Integrated with Microsoft Office apps, offering 5GB of free storage and seamless file editing across devices.
  • Amazon Photos: Unlimited photo storage for Prime members, making it a great choice for avid photographers.

Following these steps will allow you to reclaim valuable storage space on your Android and iOS phones, ensuring a smoother and more efficient user experience. Make space management a regular habit to keep your device running at its best. 

Visit our YouTube channel for tips and tricks to get the most out of your device.  

Need more help? Feel free to get in touch with us here. 

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