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StorageByName lets you sort iOS’ storage usage page using various parameters

With apps becoming more advanced and powerful with each passing day, an unfortunate side effect is that those same apps grow in size. Consequently, the apps we use every day have a tendency to eat up significant portions of our handsets’ valuable non-upgradeable storage space.

iPhone and iPad users can discern which apps are using the most substantial helpings of your storage by visiting the Settings → General → iPhone/iPad Storage preference pane, but it sure would be nice if Apple provided more sorting options. That’s where a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed StorageByName by iOS developer udevs comes into play.

How to check the Quota Limits for available storage space in Mail on Mac

Get Account Info Mail Quota Limits Gmail

Depending on the email service you use for personal and business communications, you may have a limit on your storage. A service like Google, for example, limits how much storage you have across your Google apps, including Gmail, unless you want to pay for more.

Luckily, you can check what are called Quota Limits in the Mail app on your Mac to see how much space you’ve used and still have available. In this how-to, we’ll show you where to go in Mail to check your Quota Limits.

Identify apps you never use on your jailbroken iPhone with Ash

If you’re the type of person who installs tons of apps from the App Store and then only uses a small number of those after installing them, then you just might enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Ash by iOS developer burrit0z.

Ash implements an intelligent app icon dimming effect to help jailbreakers keep better track of the apps they use and the apps they don’t use. Never-used app icons appear gray in color when being displayed on the Home Screen, whereas used app icons retain their original color, as depicted in the screenshot examples above.

Unc0ver v5.0.1 brings secure unrestricted storage access to jailbreak apps

After successfully releasing unc0ver v5.0.0 Saturday evening with full-fledged support for all devices running iOS/iPadOS 13.5, hacker and unc0ver project lead developer Pwn20wnd has followed up this quiet Sunday evening with a minute update that brings additional improvements to the jailbreak experience.

The update, announced just minutes ago by Pwn20wnd via Twitter, has been dubbed unc0ver v5.0.1 and is now officially available to the masses:

How to see the amount of space Podcasts and TV shows use on iPhone and iPad

Settings iPhone Storage TV App

Your device is terrific for listening to your latest podcasts and watching your favorite shows. But if you continue to download these types of items, you’re going to keep using space. And if you’re finished with a podcast or show, why hang onto it?

If you listen to the same podcast episode or watch the same show over and over, that’s different. And you might want to keep them. But if not, why waste the space? You should at least take a minute to review what’s there to see what you can remove.

Here’s how to see the amount of space Podcasts and TV shows are using on you iPhone and iPad.

This tweak adds useful widgets to your Settings app in iOS 13

Looking for a quick and exciting way to spice up your iPhone’s boring Settings app? If you like where this is going so far, then you’re probably going to enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed SettingsWidgets by iOS developer shepgoba.

Just as the tweak’s name implies, SettingsWidgets brings a few useful widgets to the Settings app’s user interface, giving you a quick glance at some of your handset’s pertinent information, such as battery information, storage space usage, and Wi-Fi statistics, among other things.

This tweak lets you clear an app’s cache right from the Home screen

More than five years ago, iOS developer Ryan Petrich released a handy cache-clearing jailbreak tweak for apps on jailbroken iPhones and iPads called CacheClearer, which allows users to delete app caches right from iOS’ native Storage settings page. That same tweak was re-created for iOS 11 last year with the aid of developer Julio Verne, and has now been reincarnated once more for iOS 13 by developer alex_png.

One might be inclined to think that the latest CacheCleaner reincarnate is the same as its predecessor, albeit with support for the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. But as it turns out, alex_png has augmented the tweak a bit by adding features that weren’t available in earlier versions while maintaining full credit to Petrich, the original developer.

How to limit the number of photos stored on Apple Watch

Tap Photos on Apple Watch

You may not realize it, but your Apple Watch can store up to 500 photos. Now just because it can, doesn’t mean you want it to. After all, those photos take up storage space like anything else on your Watch.

We’ll show you how to limit the number of pictures stored on your Apple Watch as well as how to see the number you’re currently storing and how much space those photos take up.

Keep having to redownload apps on iPhone or iPad? Disable “Offload Unused Apps”

Disabled Offload Unused Apps iPhone

If you’ve noticed apps that show a cloud icon next to the app's name on your screen, forcing you to download these apps over and over again, the explanation could be a very simple one. With iOS 11, Apple introduced a feature called Offload Unused Apps.

The intent of this feature is to help save storage space by offloading apps you don’t use. You might have this feature enabled on your iPhone or iPad and don’t even realize it. Here’s how to find and disable Offload Unused Apps.

Video: iPhone connected to a SCSI Jaz drive

It never ceases to amaze me when enthusiasts like iDB reader Niles Mitchell manage to get some outdated, ancient technology running with a modern day iPhone. In the latest installment to his "Will it Work?" series, Mitchell connects his iPhone to Iomega's SCSI Jaz Drive.