3 Easy Ways To Stop Your Phone Getting The 'Not Enough Storage' Warning
Because it's the most annoying thing EVER.
Is there anything more annyoing than getting that iPhone warning telling you that you're almost out of storage? Ok yes there probably is, but it's still a total pain in the arse.
Luckily there's a few easy things you can do to stop this happening every time you go on a selfie binge and even better, they'll each take you about 60 seconds to do.
First up, the reason this keeps happening is probably because of the way your phone backs up to iCloud. As your phone is most likely programmed to automatically do this once every day or so, you will soon run out of space on iCloud - not your phone itself - and will get the dreaded error message telling you to either delete some stuff of dish out a load of cash to extend your storage.
You don't need to do either and below are 3 simple ways to sort it out.
1. Delete your old backups
iCloud will keep adding backups into itself until you run out of space. If you no longer need these old backups (which you shouldn't if you've got more recent backups), just go into your iCloud and make some space.
To do this go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage.
From here you can see your backups and can delete ones you don't need by tapping them. If you delete them all, just make sure to do a backup straight after to cover yourself in case you do lose your phone.
As a general rule it's probably your contacts list and photos that you're most worried about losing if your phone goes walkies, therefore it makes sense to have them backed up. On the other hand, you probably don't need to have all the data from every single one of your apps backed up as it won't really affect you if you do lose or break your phone.
To check which data you are backing up go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage.
Then choose your device and tap Show All Apps. From here you can pick and choose which apps you are backing up, thus saving yourself loads of space and making room to protect more of your photos.
3. Backup to your computer
If your iCloud is full to the brim with data you don't want deleted, the sensible thing is to back it up to a computer. That way you have a record of all your photos etc and then you can delete absolutely everything in your iCloud without worrying that what's in there is lost forever.
To do this plug your iPhone into your computer the copy out any photos and videos to your desktop. Alternatively you can backup via iTunes.
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