Have you freed up space on your phone?

edited 15 October 2019 at 1:17PM in Mobiles
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  • SuiDreamsSuiDreams Forumite
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    All Photo's etc. stored on a memory card and backed up to online storage for free to ensure they don't get lost. Never had a storage issue
  • MSE_KelvinMSE_Kelvin MSE Staff
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    :D No worries, Colin_Maybe!

    We're just looking to get a few 'success stories' to inspire people to try it themselves, but appreciate the exact amount of memory saved is not the sort of thing anyone is likely to make a note of :)
  • edited 11 October 2017 at 9:28AM
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    edited 11 October 2017 at 9:28AM
    I've been backing up and freeing space on our phones for a few years now.

    Every 6 months, I'll download all the photos from my wife's iphone onto a portable hard disk. This disk also includes all the photos from my camera. My android phone backs up all photos to Google Photos and occasionally I will download this and put it all on the hard disk.

    Now.. as an Amazon Prime member, I have access to unlimited photo storage online. I've taken 100gb of photos and put them online - my camera(s) and phones. They have a nice app that shows you memories - and now I've got 5+ years of phone photos and 10+ years of camera photos.

    Video is still an issue, and my only backup is on the portable hard disk

    Edit: If you want to download all your photos from Google Photos, this is the link - https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout#

    Edit2: Yay I made the main site :)
  • Hi.

    I use Clean Master from Cheetah Mobile.The first time I used it I saved just under 2 Gb. I use it approx once a week will usually clear up to 500Mb. There are various options for notifications to alert you to large files amongst many others. There are also options (may mean downloading another app) that check for similar or duplicate photos and give the option to delete the ones you don't want.

    Downside is there are a lot of ads.
    Smile and be happy, things can usually get worse!
  • I always download my photos and videos from my Apple iPhone 6 and save in hard drive to manage the memory of my iPhone.
  • It would be good to get some input from some experts who run a phone using Windows OS. A much smaller community I know, but it would be good to cover that as well.
  • MiróMiró Forumite
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    I carry most of my music, video & photos on mobile memory (Leef iBridge 32 GB) rather than on my iPhone or iPad. It's a small gadget, like an external hard drive, easy to carry and use and works seamlessly with both devices.
  • askgaraskgar Forumite
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    Suprised to see Point 12 on the list, it's such an irresponsible piece of advice, security updates should be prioritised above all else, all it takes is one bad website that manages to exploit one of the security issues and it could break your phone. Fine maybe wait a day to make sure there isn't anything wrong with the update but any more than that and you're taking a big risk.
  • indesisivindesisiv Forumite
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    askgar wrote: »
    Suprised to see Point 12 on the list, it's such an irresponsible piece of advice, security updates should be prioritised above all else, all it takes is one bad website that manages to exploit one of the security issues and it could break your phone. Fine maybe wait a day to make sure there isn't anything wrong with the update but any more than that and you're taking a big risk.

    Agree with askgar here! Don't delay security updates.
    Here was me harassing 3UK to get themselves into gear and actually push the security updates quicker due to the nature of some of the latest vulnerabilities and MSE are advocating hanging off on updating :eek:
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
  • giraffe69giraffe69 Forumite
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    Back up to Google an use ccleaner for me.
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