Here’s What You Can Do
We’ve all been there: you’re filming your son as he’s blowing out the candles on his first birthday cake, when all the sudden, you get a notification: “Cannot Take Photo.” You spend the rest of the party asking the other adults if they can take some photos and videos. You retreat to the corner to hastily delete a couple hundred photos so you can make room for more (something you’ve already done three times this week).
It’s time to end your war on phone storage space once and for all. Here are a few things you can do so the issue of smartphone storage doesn’t affect you anymore.
Purchase More Storage
Purchasing additional phone storage on an iPhone or Android is a quick, inexpensive process. You can sign up for monthly or yearly plans that regularly add storage to your phone so that “Cannot Take Photo” is sure to never pop up on your screen again. Monthly plans cost around one dollar and are well worth the investment.
Transfer Your Photos to Your Computer
If you’re a computer user, you might prefer your photos if they are on a bigger screen. You’re not going to have the same phone forever, so it’s smart to transfer your photos somewhere else.
Print and Display Your Photos
Physical copies of photos make for lovely decorations for your home and special keepsakes for family and friends. Each year, choose around 300 photos (or more, or fewer, depending on how big of a photographer you are) to print and store in either albums or frames. Computers crash and phones break, so physical copies aren’t only charming decorations—they’re good insurance.
Delete the Duds
We have a tendency to view photos as precious cargo, but let’s be honest: some of the photos we take really aren’t that good. The lighting could be bad, or maybe the focus is blurry. Maybe people weren’t smiling or someone had their eyes closed. Take a few hours to sit down and go through your photos. Do you really need all 500 of those pictures using up critical phone storage from that trip to the amusement park last summer? Delete the duds and free up some much-needed space.
Editor’s Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.