Are you an Apple iPhone user? Worried about updating your iPhone now and then?
Well, you are not alone as many people find it difficult to actually manage their iPhone in an effective manner. With each new update, your iPhone’s storage decreases and if it is not a new model, it will definitely slow down.
So what should you do to avoid this?
Here are some tips which can help you manage your iPhone effectively.
1. Deleting the Apps Not Required
One of the obvious methods of freeing up some space on your iPhone is to delete the apps which you no longer need or hardly use.
Simply delete the apps which are large in size (i.e. apps which are more than 50MB in size) and drain your battery. You can check the storage size of each app in iPhone’s settings.
Apps which run in the background not only drain your battery but chew up space too.
So, your first step should always be to get rid of unwanted apps.
2. Managing Your iCloud Settings Well
Besides having iPhone’s own internal memory, each iPhone comes with 5GB of free cloud storage data.
You can back-up your iPhone through iCloud or you can also use iTunes to back it up on your PC.
With iCloud settings, you can choose what to save and what not to save.This gives you a lot of flexibility to delete your pictures, documents and app data and access them through iCloud instead of storing them locally on the device itself.
Bear in mind that iCloud and iTunes backups do not contain any of your iPhone music, playlists, or PDFs downloaded directly to iBooks. There are other alternatives available to you to backup this iPhone content, such as a Windows and Mac app called TouchCopy, which allows backup of all iPhone content without iTunes.
3. Limiting Background Refreshes
If you want to improve the battery life and want to keep it for a longer period of time, then try to limit the background refreshes of apps.
Many apps keep on refreshing data and updates on their own.This causes the battery to drain quickly.
4. Controlling the Brightness
You can also adjust the brightness level and keep the phone on night mode during the later hours. Keeping night mode on reduces the intensity of the screen brightness and also improves the temperature on screen.
This causes the battery to last longer.
5. Turning Off Mobile Data
You cannot update some large apps by using your mobile data. But, if you turn on the update through mobile data, some apps of smaller size will continue to be updated by using your 4G data available on your monthly or pay-as-you go-data bundles.
If you want to manage your data well on your iPhone, the first thing you should do is to turn off mobile data for your apps and iCloud updates.
Some video streaming sites such as YouTube automatically start the next video so to save data, disable the autoplay option from within the YouTube app.
Make sure you also disable auto-download options on messaging apps such as WhatsApp. Downloading media is enabled by default on WhatsApp and files downloaded not only take up more space, but can slow down your device, too.
6. Stopping Photostream
Apple allows you to save your Photo Stream so that you can see all your photos and videos on all your devices such as Mac.
If you want to keep your Apple Devices free of any unwanted pictures, you should disable photo stream to keep your devices at maximum storage capacity.
You can also download your pictures on your PC instead of enabling Photo stream. By installing iCloud drive for Windows, photos can easily be downloaded.
Latest IOS also allows you to save optimized copies of your pictures on your device and save the originals in iCloud. This way you can also save some storage on your iPhone.
So, if you want to improve the battery life and performance of your iPhone, the above tips can be really handy for you. From time to time, do check your iPhone’s settings and clean up the apps which you hardly use.