Storage

30 ways to free storage space on your Mac

Ways to free space MacBook

Did you check the available storage on your Mac and find its internal SSD or hard drive is almost full? This tutorial shows you how to free up space on your Mac desktop or notebook. These tips and suggestions apply to all modern versions of macOS, including the latest macOS Monterey.

What is Offload App and how to use it on iPhone, iPad

Offload App on iPhone

Seeing the Storage Almost Full alert on your iPhone? In these situations, Offload App is a handy solution to manage space. You can use it automatically or manually to free up local iPhone storage. This tutorial will teach you what app offloading is, how to enable it, and how to re-download offloaded apps.

How to create a full temporary iCloud backup of your iPhone or iPad even if you don’t have available iCloud space

Extra iCloud Storage to Move Apps and Data on iPhone

Starting with iOS 15, Apple offers free, unlimited iCloud space for creating your device backup when moving to a new iPhone or iPad. It doesn't matter whether you're on the free 5GB plan or a paid iCloud plan with no free space. You get full device backup! Here's how to use temporary, unlimited iCloud storage to make a backup and transfer all your data from one iPhone to another.

The 3 best Google Photos alternatives to store your photos and videos

Cloud Storage iCloud Limits

Are you looking for a Google Photos alternative now that Google has ended free unlimited photo storage? Worry not, there are plenty of options available for someone who takes a lot of photos and stores them on the cloud. The photos and videos already on Google Photos will still be available, but anything uploaded after June 1st will count towards the free 15GB storage. Of course, you can sign up for a Google One storage plan and get more space. However, there are a couple of better alternatives that you may want to try.

Reclaim storage space occupied by temporary files on your pwned iPhone or iPad with DustBuster

As you use your iPhone or iPad, especially in a jailbroken state, temporary files will be stored in the file system that take a sometimes discernible bite out of your handset’s storage space. While most users never bat an eye at the fact, many others like to keep this truth in check by proactively deleting unwanted temporary files and app caches to maintain a robust block of free storage space.

DustBuster by iOS developer Plat-Ykor is a new app for jailbroken devices that can help users manage the impact that temporary files have on their handset’s storage. Much like other popular storage-freeing apps such as iCleaner, DustBuster can remove the aforementioned files from your handset with just a tap, allowing you instantly reclaim valuable storage space that you otherwise wouldn’t be afforded to you for other uses.

How to turn off Optimize Storage for Music on iPhone

Disabled Optimize Storage for Music on iPhone

Maybe some time ago you were worried about the amount of space your music was taking up on your iPhone. So, you enabled the Optimize Storage option. This allowed iOS to automatically remove downloaded songs that you haven’t listened to in a while, thus freeing up storage space.

But now you find yourself with more storage space on your iPhone than before, or maybe you’ve purchased a new iPhone with more space. You want to stop iOS from removing songs and do it yourself, but you can’t remember how to disable the feature. Here, we’ll show you how to turn off Optimize Storage for Music on your iPhone.

How to see the amount of iCloud storage each family member is using

iCloud Storage Family Plan Usage on iPhone

If you and your family are sharing iCloud storage, then it’s a good idea to check now and then to see how much is being used. For instance, you may have opted for the Apple One Family or Premier plan with shared storage among its other offerings.

Here, we’ll show you how to see the amount of iCloud storage everyone in your Family Sharing group is using. This way, if you’re getting close to the limit, you can make some changes or look into purchasing additional storage.

You have a few convenient places to check out your Family Sharing iCloud storage usage. So no matter which device you’re using at the time, you can easily see who’s using how much. Just make sure you’re logged in with the correct Apple ID for your Family Sharing group.