Why Is My iPhone Storage Full? (And What Can I Do About It?)

I love my iPhone. It’s not only a great phone, but a great texter, video- and photo-taker and -viewer, gaming device, and so much more. But all that wonderfulness has a silicon ceiling: storage capacity. If you’ve ever seen regular messages with variations of iPhone storage full, you know what I mean. Apple offers a variety of options for iPhone memory capacity, but show me the biggest iPhone SSD out there (like my iPhone 6s+ with 128 GB of storage) and I’ll show you a way to fill it, fast. How? iPhone’s Worst Space Hogs: Photos & Camera Videos Music Messages (especially if you send/receive a lot of photo and video messages) Games Other Apps Tip: You can see what’s stored (and where) on your iPhone by opening Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. iPhones Are Chock Full o’ Pictures Like other smart phone users, those of us with iPhones like to take a ton of pictures. But apparently we’re even more snappy than most: a 2015 study showed that iPhone users took an average of 250 photos per month — 65% more than the average Android user. That leaves a lot to be managed (not to mention a quickly… Continue reading Why Is My iPhone Storage Full? (And What Can I Do About It?)

12 + 6 + 7 Reasons Not to Hate on the iPhone 7

As any mystic will tell you, 7 is a particularly magical number. So it’s no accident that Apple doubled down on the religious experience its products can trigger in consumers (ever visit the Apple Chapel on a Sunday?) by announcing its iPhone 7 on September 7.  But if numerology was part of the launch strategy, it didn’t seem to take. Internet judginess was swift: AirPod headphones are like a tampon without a string for example. Ouch. Setting aside whether the iPhone 7 is the new New Coke, I wanted to focus specifically on the photo aspects of the new product, and whether phone photo fans (pretty much all of us at this point) should consider an upgrade.  First, the tampons AirPods. All the chatter leading up to the launch of the new iPhone was about whether or not Apple would ditch the headphone jack. Of course it did, in favor of the new $159 (yikes!) wireless ear buds. And while Apple is shipping a Lightning to 3.5-millimeter headphone jack adapter with the new phones so you can still plug in your old wired sets, the adapter goes into the same port your charger uses, so you won’t be able to listen… Continue reading 12 + 6 + 7 Reasons Not to Hate on the iPhone 7

Why Is My iPhone Storage Full? (And What Can I Do About It?)

I love my iPhone. It’s not only a great phone, but a great texter, video- and photo-taker and -viewer, gaming device, and so much more. But all that wonderfulness has a silicon ceiling: storage capacity. If you’ve ever seen regular messages with variations of iPhone storage full, you know what I mean. Apple offers a variety of options for iPhone memory capacity, but show me the biggest iPhone SSD out there (like my iPhone 6s+ with 128 GB of storage) and I’ll show you a way to fill it, fast. How? iPhone’s Worst Space Hogs: Photos & Camera Videos Music Messages (especially if you send/receive a lot of photo and video messages) Games Other Apps Tip: You can see what’s stored (and where) on your iPhone by opening Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. iPhones Are Chock Full o’ Pictures Like other smart phone users, those of us with iPhones like to take a ton of pictures. But apparently we’re even more snappy than most: a 2015 study showed that iPhone users took an average of 250 photos per month — 65% more than the average Android user. That leaves a lot to be managed (not to mention a quickly… Continue reading Why Is My iPhone Storage Full? (And What Can I Do About It?)