Clever Tips to Free Up Storage Space on Your Smartphone

Running out of storage space on your phone is one of those situations that everyone dreads. While you’ll be keen to carry on making the most of your phone in all of the ways that you most enjoy, the following tips will help you to avoid filling up your storage space completely.  


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See What Type of Thing You’re Storing Currently

Seeing what you currently store on your device is a great start in the process of streamlining and freeing up space. Conveniently, Android phones and iPhones have storage sections where you can see a comprehensive breakdown of the different types of files that take up most space on your device. You might get a surprise when you see what exactly you mainly have in your storage space.

If you see that photos, apps, or messages are the biggest elements that take up your space, this lets you work out how to do something about it. For example, are you using too much of your valuable space on apps that you don’t really need? Or should you be working out how to better store your videos and photos in the future?

Play Online Games Instead of Downloading

A look at the Google Play Store or App Store reveals a huge variety of apps you can download. Many of the most popular apps are games, so if you enjoy playing you could soon find that your phone is filled with lots of different games that add up to a lot of space. Is there a different way of playing that could suit you better?

The Google Play Pass is a monthly subscription service that gives you hundreds of games to choose from, such as Sonic the Hedgehog Classic, Burger Shop 2 and Stardew Valley. However, you still need to download the apps for each one. On the other hand, you could search for games to play in your browser that doesn’t require any downloads, at sites like Gamaverse and GamePix.

As an alternative, you could opt to replace downloaded games with ones you have to stream/play online and on different devices, such as mobiles and desktops. It’s worth remembering that there’s such a vast range of game options to be played online in your browser. For example, you can play demo slots like Cash Elevator by Pragmatic Play, Eye of Horus by Merkur Gaming and Fluffy Favourites by Eyecon for free. The list of available games of this type is divided into categories such as popular, video slots and jackpot slots.

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Use the Cloud Wisely

Cloud storage gives us a fantastic option for freeing up our phones. All you need to do is set your phone to automatically store in the cloud. With an Android device, you can do this by entering Google Photos and setting it to back up and sync. iPhone users automatically get 5GB of iCloud storage when they first sign up for this service.

This is a good way of storing files such as videos, photos, and documents. As well as keeping your phone clearer, it also means that your files are stored in the most secure way possible but still accessible at all times. Just remember to delete the original, or optimise the quality so that they don’t take up as much room.

These simple tips allow you to steer clear of problems with your smartphone’s storage space. By taking just a few moments to carry out some easy steps, you can enjoy your phone without having to worry about how much space is left.

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