5 Storage Hacks for Your Smartphone
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones with 256GB internal storage on your smartphone. If you’re like the rest of us, you may run into storage problems thanks to a love of videos, pictures, and apps. If you’ve ever received the message “Storage is almost full,” here are a few hacks to help you maximize your smartphone’s storage. And you’ll still be able to save your favorite cat videos.
As interesting as it is to look back on text messages from your book club a year go, they’re taking up space on your smartphone. Free up that space to use for something else. Some phones have an option that lets you delete messages after a set time period. Otherwise, make it a point to scroll through your text messages on a monthly basis and weed out those you need not keep.
One of the easiest ways to save everything is to use cloud storage. You can use services like iCloud, Google Photos, Dropbox, Microsoft’s One Drive, and more to store your pictures and videos. This will free up a lot of space on your smartphone while still allowing you to access your pictures from any device.
Use various social media accounts to store your photos. You’ll still have access to your pics while giving you more room on your smartphone for more apps. Social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest let you upload your favorite pictures. You can even tag your friends, share photos back and forth, and decide what pictures you want the public to see.
Most of us love apps because they:
- Automate our lives
- Make connecting with others easy
- Help us keep track of life
- Let us shop our favorite stores
- And so much more
Another monthly chore you should add to your list is deleting apps on your phone you haven’t used. If you haven’t played that game in over a month, get rid of it. Be ruthless and cut apps like toxic people out of your life.
It’s tempting to upgrade to a new phone with more storage, but think about it for a moment. Consider getting an older version that offers most of the options you want but comes with a lot more internal storage.
Instead of settling for the latest, greatest with only 16GB storage, go for last year’s model with 64GB and add more apps than you ever thought possible.
Don’t delete your favorite videos and apps. Use these storage hacks to manage your smartphone’s internal storage like a pro. A little planning, some forethought, and a monthly habit of purging will make sure you have plenty of storage space for the cat videos you love.