We鈥檝e all been there: you quickly pull out your phone to take a picture of something super important (AKA your cat making the cutest face ever) only to be greeted by that dreaded message: 鈥淐annot Take Photo.鈥 Queue all the miserable memes you can find. But after you鈥檝e thrown the most dramatic聽tantrum you can muster, what鈥檚 you next move? If you haven鈥檛 really thought that far yet, Business Insider has all the answers you need. In a recent video, they shared everything you can do to make some much-needed space on your iPhone.


The video starts by demonstrating a few tactics you鈥檝e probably already tried: deleting apps, music, TV shows, etc. But there鈥檚 one piece of advice we didn鈥檛 know before: once you delete your photos, they鈥檙e not actually deleted. To remove them completely you have to go to the 鈥淩ecently Deleted鈥 folder and clear that to fully remove them from your phone. If you鈥檙e not super sentimental about your text messages, another step you can take is enabling message expiration, which deletes old texts after 30 days.

Sadly there鈥檚 no magic button that will grant you 16 extra GB of storage, but following a few of these tips is sure to get you some much-needed space. May your selfie-taking habits never be threatened again.

What鈥檚 your first move when you鈥檙e hit with the 鈥渟torage full鈥 message? Share with us in the comments below.