Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Reclaim Smartphone Space

These are horrible messages that can make your anxiety go through the roof. What should you do?

My "goto" solution for reclaiming space on your smartphone (Android or iPhone) is to get photos and videos off the phone and into the cloud.

Sure, there are other things one can do: removing unused or little used apps, etc.

But I like the cloud for photos and videos for more than recovering space--photos and videos are safer and can automatically go to your computer as well.

Once the photos and videos are in the cloud, delete them from your smartphone. That's it. Don’t' worry, they are still safe and sound in the cloud and safe and sound on your computer.

Below are a variety of cloud services to choose from. I won't go into the directions except to say that they are straight forward and work surprisingly well. Many of the services are free or have an introductory amount of cloud space that is free with pay options.

Microsoft OneDrive
Google Photos

Amazon Cloud Drive
Apple iCloud
I have been using a few of these services for many years and even pay for two of them because it is worth every single penny to know my photos and videos are automatically sent to the cloud and down to my computer with no effort on my part. 
There are a few more but gosh, who wants to read about all of them. Take a gander and get those photos and videos safely off your smartphone and get needed space back.


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