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How to Free Up Storage Space on iPhone before Upgrading to iOS 10

How to Free Up Storage Space on iPhone before Upgrading to iOS 10

iOS 10 is now available for upgrading. However, iPhone users, especially 16GB iPhone users, may have no enough storage space on iPhone to upgrade to iOS 10. Since too many songs, pictures, videos, or other files are occupying your space on iPhone. But no worries. Music, videos, books and so on could be synced to computer with iTunes, and they can be deleted on iPhone to free storage space. The programs like iTunes, third-party iPhone file managers, both can be helpful for managing iPhone storage.

Next, the post will show you how it is easy to free up storage space on iPhone with 4 easy methods.

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1. Copy Photos & Videos to Computer and Delete Them

As you are using the 16GB iPhone, you may need to clean up storage on your iPhone regularly to keep the device running normally. But if you don’t want to delete the photos and videos shot with your iPhone camera, you could connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable, and copy these photos and videos from iPhone Camera Roll to computer. This method is an easy but efficient way to keep your iPhone photos and videos safe when you want to free up your iPhone storage space.

2. Re-sync iPhone with iTunes

For managing iPhone storage with iTunes, you need to be very cautious. The media files like music, movies, and so on can be synced with iTunes, however, during the syncing process, iTunes will erase the available files on your iPhone which you don’t want to delete.

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    So every time before connecting your iPhone with computer, you’d better check whether you close the auto sync of iTunes by clicking Edit > Preferences > Devices, and check Prevent iPhones, iPods and iPads from syncing automatically. After that, you could plug iPhone in and re-sync iPhone with iTunes, and each time you sync your iPhone, you could choose different media files so that the iPhone storage space won’t be used up with media files. Syncing media files from iTunes to iPhone is easy to be done, and you only need to choose the files you want to transfer to iPhone.

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    3. Erase All Data from iPhone

    You can also erase all contents and settings on iPhone, and then restore iPhone with an old backup to free up storage space. If you want to use this method to free iPhone storage, you only need to tap Settings > General > Reset, and tap Erase All Content and Settings. After that, you can restore your iPhone from an iCloud backup or iTunes backup.

    4. Manage iPhone Storage Space with iPhone File Manager

    You can also take advantage of a piece of iPhone file managing software, like Leawo iTransfer, to manage iPhone storage space. It also helps to manage most of iPhone media files. This iPhone file managing software enables users to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes, and computers without using iTunes, and it enables users to take full control of the files in iPhone. You can transfer the files from iPhone to computer or delete them in batch with the software.

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    Download Free Trial: Leawo iPhone Managing Software (available for Mac or PC).

    *Note: Leawo iTransfer only works with iTunes installed on your PC.

    • Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. The software will recognize your iPhone.
    • Step 2. Click the name of iPhone and choose Music in the left sidebar. The iPhone music files are displayed in the right part.
    • Step 3. You will see the Add and Delete button at the top middle, which allows you to add or delete songs. You can also click the Transfer button at the right bottom to transfer songs from iPhone to computer.

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      • Step 4. If you click the transfer button, you will see a pop-up dialog. The software enables you to transfer music from iPhone to computer, or to another iOS device. After choosing the target you want to transfer, you can click the Transfer Now button at the right bottom.

      All in all, we couldn’t change our iPhone storage if we are using a 16GB iPhone. But we can use some methods to free up our storage space on iPhone. The four methods mentioned above all works well.

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      Last Updated on February 15, 2019

      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

      Joe’s Goals

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        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

        Daytum

          Daytum

          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

          Excel or Numbers

            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

            Evernote

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              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

              Access or Bento

                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                Conclusion

                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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