Is there anything more annoying than that “No More Storage Space” notification? Especially when you’re seconds away from losing that image that’s just begging to be captured.
These things usually take up the most space: applications, pictures, videos and music. If you don’t want to run the risk of having limited memory on your device again, below are just some suggestions to help you keep your smartphones’ and tablets’ space optimized.
It’s understandable why most of us are trigger-happy when it comes to downloading apps. Applications are often free or cost less than a cup of coffee at most. Usually the Google Play Store or Apple AppStore already has your payment details so everything you download is literally just one click away. What a lot of people don’t realize is that having several kinds of fitness apps and having all versions of the same game adds up to a good chunk of a device’s memory. Make an inventory of the applications that are on the device. Those that you haven’t used for a while should be uninstalled.
Photos & Videos
The gallery can be greedy of a device’s storage space. It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that people take several (hundred) variations of the same photo in order to find the best, most Instagram-worthy one. While there is some joy in keeping mementos like pictures close and accessible, it does eat storage space. Uploading your photos and videos to online storage programs like Dropbox or Google Drive can not only free up space, but also keep your precious gallery intact and accessible with an Internet connection.
Music & Movies
Quite a few people keep a select number of songs and movies on their mobile device just in case they find themselves in a long wait scenario. While this is undeniably one of the great uses of portable devices, it uses up so much memory. If you do the math, a movie comes to about 1GB a pop – 16 full shows will reduce many iPad’s memory to zero. Since Wi-Fi is so readily available nowadays, consider using streaming programs like Spotify, Pandora, Netflix or Hulu instead.