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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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      Published on September 20, 2018

      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

      In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

      Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

      In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

      Minimizing Tabs

      Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

      Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

      Incognito Mode

      Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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      1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
      2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
      3. Download extension New Incognito Window

      This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

      Save Webpages as PDF Files

      Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

      Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

      Open Recently-closed Tabs

      Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

      One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

      The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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      Solve Mathematical Problems

      Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

      For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

      Play Media Files

      Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

      In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

      Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

      With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

      Stay Focus(e)d

      Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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      Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

      With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

      This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

      Grammarly for Editing

      Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

      You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

      Loom

      There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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      There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

      With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

      Chrome Calendar Extension

      No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

      Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

      Final Thoughts

      Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

      Featured photo credit: Andrew Neel via unsplash.com

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