Is Your iPhone’s Storage Full? 6 Ways To Free-Up Some Space

Is your iPhone’s memory full? You don’t have to worry as there are many things that you can do to reclaim the space. The first thing that you should do is finding out the applications that are taking plenty of your space.

To do this you should go to settings, general, storage & iCloud storage and then manage storage. Here you should find the apps that are taking much of your space. If there are any that you aren’t using, you should delete them immediately.

Delete burst photos

To delete burst photos you should open the Photos app, go Albums and select Burst. You should then tap on the best photo and select, “Keep Only 1 Favorite.”

Delete safari history

Few people delete their browser history. If you are one of the many you should delete your history to reclaim some of your storage space. To delete history on your Safari Browser you should go to settings, Safari, and Clear History and Browsing data. You should then scroll down to the bottom and tap on Advanced.

If you are using Chrome browser, you should tap on the menu icon, go to History then clear browsing data.

Get rid of old messages

Unless you have use for your old text messages, you should get rid of them. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of deleting the messages manually, you should program your iPhone to auto-delete them.

To do this you should go to settings and then messages. Under message history you should select 30 days. This means that you will only have messages sent to you in the last 30 days.

While you are at it you should also get rid of any videos, podcasts, voicemail, and books that you aren’t using.

Turn off app notifications

When is the last time you read your app notifications? You should not let them in your device in the first place. You should turn off all app notifications.

Only keep HDR photos

The iPhone is designed to give you two images: HDR and non-HDR images when you take a photo. Both images are saved in your phone’s memory thus your storage space is taken up twice as fast.

Since non-HDR images are low quality, there is no need of saving them. You should switch off the messages by going to settings, Photos & Cameras and then scroll down and disable, “Keep Normal Photo.”

Full iCloud account

If your iCloud account is full its due to the fact that you are storing backups from your old devices. You should delete old data by going to settings, iCloud, storage, manage storage and then tap on outdated backup. From the options you should choose, “Delete Backup.”

It’s also wise that you delete information under Document & Data.

When everything fails

If you do all the above and you are still getting the notification that your storage is full, you should consider resetting your iPhone. iPhone reset will delete data in your device; therefore, you should first back up your computer on iTunes or iCloud.


How to Save Money on Your Calls While You Travel

1) PLAN AHEAD

If you know you will be travelling in the near future, start planning for it. Many calling providers have special plans for use abroad. If your provider does – you might want to use it. Typically, they offer an add-on for a small charge a day. If you are the type of person that spends a lot of time on your phone, it is probably worth it to go for that add-on to your regular plan. Just remember to stop it when you get back, you don’t want to be paying that extra charge forever.

If you your provider doesn’t have an international add-on or you don’t want to use it, there are still plenty of other options to call your home town while you are abroad at a cheaper rate.

Consider buying a local SIM when you are abroad. This is an excellent solution if you travel to the same place often or if you are going to stay in the same place for a long time. When you buy a local SIM card in the place you are visiting, you will usually pay for a bundle of minutes and the price will probably work out a lot cheaper than using your regular phone plan plus you won’t need to pay roaming (in most countries).

If you have a locked phone, you won’t be able to use a foreign SIM card without unlocking your phone first.

You can also buy a local calling card which you can then use to call from hotel phones, pay phones… Calling cards are not that popular anymore these day, but if you need a solution for cheap international calling then they are a good option. Also here you have the advantage that there are no roaming costs.

2) WHEN YOU ARE ABROAD

When you need to make a call, think of what you want to say beforehand. This will usually make your call shorter and it will also prevent you from forgetting to say something and then needing to call back.

Text messages are cheaper than calls, so sometimes it may be worth it to send a text message instead of calling, if it is just a short message you need to give over. Remember that text messages are free to receive while calls are not. If someone needs to tell you something, ask them to text instead of call.

Beware though that a back-and-forth text conversation will probably work out the same price as a phone call.

Even if you don’t call abroad, you need to pay for incoming calls – so you need to pay when people call you and also some provides make you pay if someone leaves you a voicemail while you are abroad (depending on the country you are in).

You can eliminate at least one of these problems by deciding – do you want people to be able to contact you while abroad or do you want to enjoy you holiday in peace and quiet without being disturbed by anyone calling?

If you don’t want to speak to anyone, divert all your calls to voicemail. This way you won’t be charged for roaming. You might have to pay if anyone leaves a message for you though.

If you do want to stay in contact with people and answer calls, then disable voicemail. This will eliminate any charges for voicemail (if applicable) and when your phone rings you will be able to see who is calling and decide if you want to answer of not. If you answer you will need to pay roaming charge and if you don’t answer, there will be no charge.

Don’t listen to voicemail when you are abroad unless you really have to. Calls to voicemail are charged at the same rate as regular calls so you can end up paying a lot of money for just listening to your voicemail.

3) DATA AND WIFI

For many people, high phone bills when abroad don’t actually come from speaking on the phone that much, but rather from high data usage. When abroad, your provider will charge you a high rate per megabyte used. If you need to use the internet then by all means use free WiFi when possible, there are loads of places where you can get free WiFi. Some hotels offer you internet at a small charge but that will probably still be cheaper than using mobile data. Just to make sure your phone doesn’t switch to data automatically, it is best to switch off your data for the duration of your stay.

If you are using your phone for GPS and need to download maps, do so before your trip or when you have WiFi. Many navigation programs allow you to download the map beforehand and once it is downloaded no internet is needed for the navigation itself.

4) INTERNET CALLING

Many people these days are turning to internet calling when they are abroad as it offers so many benefits. Internet calls are practically free if both end users are on the same network and provided there is WiFi. If there is no WiFi then you need to count in the cost of data. If both users are not on the same network, then there is a small charge for using VoIP but it is still a lot cheaper that using your regular phone plan.

So obviously the price is a major factor as to why people use VoIP when abroad. But also, VoIP is not connected to a physical place so it can be taken anywhere. Think of business people who want to keep the same number when travelling. With a business phone this would be impossible but with VoIP, people can call you anywhere if you have your mobile/PC with you and there is no roaming charge.

In addition, many VoIP service providers offer features that are not offered with standard phone plans. These may include video calling, sending locations, group chats, and more

There are different types of internet calling:

• Phone to phone calls – using regular phones, VoIP adapters are used to connect the phones to the internet. If both end users are on the same network – the call will be free. If they are on different networks – there will be a small charge.

Calls can also be made using IP phones instead of VoIP adapters to make the calls.

• PC to PC calls – using an app to make calls between PCs.

If the person you are calling has the same app on his PC – the call will be free. If the person you are calling doesn’t have that app there will be a small charge.

• PC to phone calls – make calls from PC to a phone.

If you are calling a phone on the same network the call will be free. If the phone is not on the same network, there will be a small charge.

• Mobile to mobile calls – using an app to make the calls between the mobiles.

If the person you are calling has the same app on his PC – the call will be free. If the person you are calling doesn’t have that app there will be a small charge.

Many apps also allow you to call mobile to PC and PC to mobile.

Whatever type of calling you use while abroad, if you plan a little before your trip you definitely save yourself a lot of money in the end