Tip of the Summer: iOS Storage

Summertime = vacations.  And vacations = lots of pictures.  Here is a tip on maximizing space on your iPhone or iPad.

Under Settings on your iOS device, you have the option to turn on your iCloud Photo Library.  This allows Apple to automatically and securely upload all of your device's images and video up to iCloud*.  If your Apple ID is linked to more than one Apple device, you will be able to see your images and videos on each device.

  1. Launch Settings
  2. Tap Photos & Camera
  3. Turn on iCloud Photo Library
  4. Select Upgrade Options if more iCloud storage is needed
  5. Select Optimize iPhone Storage

Once you complete this step, iCloud will automatically replace full-resolution photos and videos with optimized versions, storing only the most recent images locally**.

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*Apple now offers 50GB of extra iCloud storage for $0.99 a month. **It does take some time for these changes to take place, depending on the amount of photos you have.  Once you have completed the above steps, give it at least 24 hours to show a difference in storage space available.