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Here's how to stop lack of phone storage stressing you out

This will make your life a whole lot easier.

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ARE YOU CONSTANTLY getting notifications telling you that your phone’s storage is nearly full?

Have to delete photos every time you want to take a new one?

Then you’ve got a problem with phone storage that you need to tackle asap.

With the Live A Better Life series, we’re all about looking at our behaviour with our phones and then making small changes. A small thing like getting messages to say your phone storage is nearly full can turn out to be quite a pain, especially when you don’t know what to do about it.

So, what to do?

The simplest way to check what’s taking up most of your storage is to go to your settings:

iOS: Settings > General > Usage > Storage
Android: Settings > Storage
Windows Phone: Settings > Storage sense

There, you’ll be able to get a good look at what’s taking up space.

But that’s not the only thing you can do. Last year, we gave you a full guide to all the ways to clear up space on your phone, no matter what the model.

Just hop over there to get the full rundown, which includes:

  • Getting rid of some apps
  • Switching from saving to streaming
  • Dealing with photo overload
  • Investing in a micro-SD card

Here it is in full:

There are also numerous apps you can download which will help you store photos – usually the main offender when it comes to taking up precious storage space – and videos in the cloud.

These include:

Is storage an issue on your phone? Let us know in the comments.

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