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Simple tricks to free up space on your smartphone!

How many times has it happened to you …you take your phone out to click a photo…and you get an error message because you have no space for the image. Running out of space on your phone is taxing,you don’t know which items you should delete now.

To avoid this scenario, free up some space with these tips.

Move your photos & videos to the cloud:

Google Photos can delete images once you’ve backed them up.

Photos and videos always take up a huge chunk of the space on our device, so offload these files to the cloud as soon as you can. There are plenty of apps that can do this job for you,you may need to pay them monthly in order to retain the service.

One of the best options is Google Photos.It works across Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and the web, it also lets you store an unlimited number of photos and videos for free—as long as you don’t mind your images being resized down to a maximum of 16 megapixels and your movies being resized down to 1080p full HD (so no 4K). If you do want to store your files in full resolution, you’ll have to pay for the service.

Other paid options include Apple’s iCloud (which will not work on an Android phone), Microsoft’s OneDrive, Amazon Photos, and Dropbox.

Get rid of unnecessary apps and games:

Apps and Games take up a huge space on our phones.So regularly remove apps you’ve not using. Remember, you can always re-install them later without paying a second time—Apple or Google will keep track of what you’ve already paid for.

Of course, when it comes to space, not all apps are equally greedy. To see which ones are taking up the most room, iOS users can go to Settings, then General, then Storage & iCloud Usage and tap Manage Storage. On Android, open Settings, then Storage, then tap Apps. Then delete the worst offenders: On iOS, tap and hold on an app icon until it starts to shake, then tap the small x icon; on Android, tap and hold on an icon in the app drawer, then drag it up to the Uninstall link at the top.

Extra storage is always helpful:

What if you want to keep all the files,photos etc for easy offline access? In that case, you’re going to need more storage capacity.

For Android users, there’s another option. Many Android phones come with a microSD card slot, which is a quick and easy way of getting more elbow room for your files and apps. By inserting this card, you can add 128GB of extra space for less than $50.

iPhones don’t feature expandable internal memory, but you can buy extra peripherals, like the SanDisk iXpand, to boost the available storage.

Regularly reset your phone:

Android warns you about what you’ll lose during a reset.

No space-saving trick works better on your smartphone than running it through a factory reset every now and again. This effectively returns your handset to the state it was in when you first bought it—which means absolutely nothing will remain on there beyond what the manufacturer and Apple or Google have preinstalled.