WhatsApp is a handy application which everyone of us uses and makes it a standalone messaging service. All photos, voice notes, videos once downloaded get saved on our SD card or internal storage which takes a lot of space. Sooner or later we run out of space.
An iPhone is undoubtedly the coolest and most expensive phone. People can download any app of their choice, but the question arises about the storage space. iPhone users especially those who have 16GB iPhone models struggles a lot in terms of storage capacity.
Well, here a few space-saving tips for all the IOS users:
Update Your IOS
If you haven’t updated new IOS update, then must definitely do it. This will help in freeing up a decent amount of space on your phone.
Delete Pre-Installed Apps you don’t use
Keep a control on downloading unnecessary apps which you don’t use on regular basis. This is pretty much a must-do if you have a 16GB iPhone and want some space on your iPhone.
Delete all Messages from Hidden Spaces
Text Messages takes up a lot of storage space. IOS saves your messages including picture messages, voice notes etc. Therefore, free up the space by deleting all the messages stored on hidden spaces.
Look- up for documents, videos, podcasts, eBooks, music, iMessages and pictures that you might have forgotten about and delete them.
You can simply go to the Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage to check your messages, file and documents which are consuming so much space. There you can have a clear idea of space consumed by individual app. From there you can delete all the files.
The main reason why WhatsApp is taking up so much space is the amount of data stored on iPhone in form of chats (photos, voice notes, videos). If you chat regularly, data get collected and consumes space. You can avoid downloading unnecessary videos, photos when shared in groups. You can Go to Settings > Data and Storage Usage >
Switch Off the Media Auto download for Photos, Videos, Audios to avoid automatic download when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi or mobile internet. This will help you in keeping free space.
It’s a good practice when you have important files, documents, movies, all saved on iCloud. Keeping all these files on your phone takes a lot of space especially high-resolution ones. You should always keep a backup on iCloud or in your computer to avoid any uncertain action.
Set Messages to Expire Automatically
Not many people know but you can set messages to automatically delete which is an easier process if one follows. This feature comes in IOS 8.
It’s always good if you keep your cache clear on your web browser. If you use Safari Browser it will use data to speed up its performance, therefore clear your cache where data can be stored.
Avoid Photo Stream
Go to Home Screen > Settings > Photos & Camera > Turn Off ‘My Photo Stream’. By turning off photo stream you can save a lot of space.
If you have 16GB iPhone model and your needs aren’t getting fulfilled by the mentioned tips, then you can opt for to 32GB or 64 GB iPhone models, but the prices are quite high. Refurbished iPhone can get you all the features of the latest iPhone model at affordable prices which will help you to save a lot of money and gives you more inner satisfaction. You can find great deals on refurbished iPhone with ‘A’ Grade conditions online.
The article is contributed by Jeremy Hill, who is associated with JemJem as an editor. JemJem is the top online retailer of cheap refurbished iPhones in the USA. He enjoys creating, uncovering and disseminating new and interesting perspectives on technology and mobile phones.