Need help with storage ideas on my iPhone 5 with 16GB of storage

Hieveryone

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I have a 16 GB iPhone 5 with 10 GB of photos. I am out of space at this point.

So, I was thinking, can I just transfer all 10 GB to Google Cloud? I have 30GB available.

Can I download the Google cloud app on my iPhone and see my pictures without taking up space on my iPhone?

I am pretty sure Google Cloud files take up space on my Macbook Pro Retina, as I have it downloaded on my laptop, but it does not take up space if I login through the web.

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

aPple nErd

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well if i were you, i'd use a program like google drive like you said then. i have never used google drive to store photos, so I'm not sure how to do this.
 

hungx

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Www.dropbox.com.

DropBox is cheap and will upload you pictures automatically. Work cross platform so you can access anywhere with any hardware.

Get a phone with at least 64gb if you are going to do that many images.
Why pay for storage when you can get it for free? Google offers 25-30gb for free and works as well as, if not better than, Dropbox.

Google Drive for the Mac stores the files locally on your computer and automatically uploads new files to the cloud. The Google Drive app for iOS does not store files locally; if you need to view a file, it will manually download it from the cloud.
 

mtneer

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If these are irreplaceable photos - deceased relatives/ pets, births, weddings and other significant life events; I wouldn't bank on the cloud being the only storage option. Invest in a couple of good external HDD's and have redundant backups.
 

Newtons Apple

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Why pay for storage when you can get it for free? Google offers 25-30gb for free and works as well as, if not better than, Dropbox.

Google Drive for the Mac stores the files locally on your computer and automatically uploads new files to the cloud. The Google Drive app for iOS does not store files locally; if you need to view a file, it will manually download it from the cloud.
I do not do Google. These idiots read you mail and use it for their own purposes. I trust Google about as much as our government!

You go ahead and ENJOY!

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If these are irreplaceable photos - deceased relatives/ pets, births, weddings and other significant life events; I wouldn't bank on the cloud being the only storage option. Invest in a couple of good external HDD's and have redundant backups.
Good point!

The cloud should be for easy access. I always make multiple copies and keep them in multiple locations. I have over 950GB of photos and files:apple:
 

chupachup

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I have a 16 GB iPhone 5 with 10 GB of photos. I am out of space at this point.

So, I was thinking, can I just transfer all 10 GB to Google Cloud? I have 30GB available.

Can I download the Google cloud app on my iPhone and see my pictures without taking up space on my iPhone?

I am pretty sure Google Cloud files take up space on my Macbook Pro Retina, as I have it downloaded on my laptop, but it does not take up space if I login through the web.

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
To be honest, I think that the best option for you is to invest $199 on an external Seagate WiFi hard drive 1TB.

It will work with the Mac, and your iPad.

Remember, anything you send to the cloud is no longer yours, no matter what anyone says.
 

chupachup

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SpyderBite

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I use Google drive, dropbox , and icloud for my mobile storage. In regards to images all three allow you to view the photos without downloading them.

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I do not do Google. These idiots read you mail and use it for their own purposes. I trust Google about as much as our government!

You go ahead and ENJOY!

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Good point!

The cloud should be for easy access. I always make multiple copies and keep them in multiple locations. I have over 950GB of photos and files
Have you contacted the FBI yet? Because that is a federal offense as well as a breech of Google's internal privacy policies.

(Nobody is reading your email. Do your research)
 

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I use Google drive, dropbox , and icloud for my mobile storage. In regards to images all three allow you to view the photos without downloading them.

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Have you contacted the FBI yet? Because that is a federal offense as well as a breech of Google's internal privacy policies.

(Nobody is reading your email. Do your research)
Sorry but Google has already admiled to reading gmail, have been doing so for years and you actually AGREE to letting them do so by using their service

Do YOUR homeworks as Google is not to be trusted. It is done to target ads to YOU! Just do a google search

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130926/17575424672/court-says-that-googles-scanning-email-content-to-place-ads-could-violate-wiretap-laws.shtml
 
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jr866gooner

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I went for one drive, they give you storage for using an ios device. I've got 18gb avaiibke to me now all for £0
 

Hieveryone

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I use Google drive, dropbox , and icloud for my mobile storage. In regards to images all three allow you to view the photos without downloading them.

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Have you contacted the FBI yet? Because that is a federal offense as well as a breech of Google's internal privacy policies.

(Nobody is reading your email. Do your research)
No it's true google does read your emails and gives them to the NSA to read.

The Snowden looks had showed it
 

Winona Northdakota

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Need help with storage ideas on my iPhone 5 with 16GB of storage

I use Google drive, dropbox , and icloud for my mobile storage. In regards to images all three allow you to view the photos without downloading them.

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Have you contacted the FBI yet? Because that is a federal offense as well as a breech of Google's internal privacy policies.

(Nobody is reading your email. Do your research)

Google scans your email and indexes everything so they can try to sell you stuff they think you might like based on their profile of you. Google also likes to face tag your images. I know, it's called "target marketing" and it has been around since the 70's. Though, Google goes an extra step of assigning you an anonymous profile that they keep your data they collect. Creepy stuff to me. I guess "free" is what you define it. I'd rather pay for storage with money. If you want to know my habits, well, that's a price not many can afford.
 
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lordofthereef

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Good God... why are so many people suggesting exernal hard drives and syncing with the Mac. Or get a phone with more storage? Further, why is this a discussion about google services?

Drop Box
Google Sync
Microsoft Skydrive

These are all services with free tiers that let the OP do what he/she wants to do which is browse pics while on the go. You can;t exactly do that if you are sumply syncing them to your computer (though I admit that isn't a bad option for backing up.


I think I have about 15 (free) GB of space on drop box. There are ways of getting more (referring people), but that can be a pita for someone who needs at least 10GB from the getgo. Google and MS I think both offer something like 20GB free. The only reason I have stuck with drop box is because I have had it for many years before these competing services emerged and I simply don't have a need to store that much.
 

C DM

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Why pay for storage when you can get it for free? Google offers 25-30gb for free and works as well as, if not better than, Dropbox.

Google Drive for the Mac stores the files locally on your computer and automatically uploads new files to the cloud. The Google Drive app for iOS does not store files locally; if you need to view a file, it will manually download it from the cloud.
25-30 GB from Google for free? Isn't it just 15 GB?