Do you find yourself scrambling for storage on your iPhone? Do you regularly have to deal with annoying full storage popups that only appear when you’re ready to download an app or take an important action photo or video? The solution may not be what you think. Although Apple offers Storage Solutionstechnical expert David Brighton, author of Electricalwheel.comsays you should never waste your money on this storage upgrade.
What is Apple Storage Upgrade?
First thing’s first: what exactly is Apple’s storage upgrade? “A storage upgrade in a device is an increase in the amount of space available to store data,” Brighton said. “This can be achieved by adding more memory to the device, or by using a storage device with a larger capacity such as a hard drive.”
According to Brighton, you should never waste your money on a storage upgrade for two main reasons:
“First of all, upgrading your volume is not going to improve your system’s overall performance,” Brighton said. “Sure, you might get a slight speed boost, but it wouldn’t be big enough to warrant the cost of an upgrade. Second, most people never get close to using all their storage space. Unless you’re a power user and you have a lot of demanding apps, you’ll probably find That your current storage capacity is more than enough.”
What you should do instead to reclaim storage space
Don’t worry, if you’re looking to reclaim storage space on your iPhone, there are a few things you can do. First, take a look at what’s taking up the most space on your device, Brighton recommends. “If you have a lot of music or photos, consider storing it somewhere else, such as in the cloud or on an external drive,” Brighton said. You can also delete any unused apps or erase old files and data you no longer need.
Another option is to upgrade to a larger-capacity iPhone. “That way, you’ll have more space for the things you want to keep on your device,” Brighton said. Whatever path you choose, make sure you are proactive about reclaiming storage space on your iPhone so you can continue to use it without issues.
You don’t have to deal with persistent storage popups – take proactive steps that save space or plan ahead if you suspect you’ll need more space.
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