5 Sneaky Tricks for When You’re Running Out of iPhone Storage
Is there any terror greater than being at a cool event, ready to take a picture, and seeing the “Out of storage” message flash up on your screen? You miss the shot, all is lost, nothing will ever be the same again. We hear you. But it’s happened to us one too many times and now we’re fighting back. Below we’ve got five tricks that will help you clear your iPhone‘s storage with things you really don’t need. Now get out there and start shooting.
1. Get rid of photos. Then, delete “recently deleted.” When hunting for more storage, the first thing most people do is hunt for which photos they can get rid of. It’s a great first step, but you can go further. When you delete a photo, it actually doesn’t delete for 30 days. Go to Photos, then Albums, then hit “Recently Deleted.” Select the images you never want to see again and hit “Delete” in the bottom corner. Now they’re truly gone forever.
2. Clear your inbox. Seriously. Saying “I’ll get to those later” with irrelevant work emails does more than just keep you out of the loop — it eats up storage. There are tons of different email apps and if you’ve got an email account linked to several different apps, it will take up more room than necessary. Double check which accounts are linked to which apps and delete and overlay.
3. Do you really need 4K video? Probably not (unless you plan on shooting a modern cinematic feat). You can turn off this storage-guzzling feature in Settings. Go to “Photos & Camera,” then select “Record Video.” You can select which size you would like to shoot at from the menu.
4. Stream instead. If you’re really on the prowl for extra storage, consider streaming your music instead of buying directly from iTunes. Subscription services, like Spotify, allow you to download and save certain songs for offline streaming, so you don’t even have to worry about losing your music in a low-coverage area.
5. Rent a movie from iTunes. Here’s a weird trick first discovered by Reddit. If you’re nearly out of storage (have less than 1GB free), rent a movie from iTunes and your phone will do a magic trick. It will prioritize the movie rental and delete old cached files and ancient history to clear room. Renting a few movies can clear up TONS of space on your phone, if you’re willing to pay for it.
Do you have any other storage tricks? Let us know @BritandCo!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)