Tips and tricks for 16gb users

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  1. Latinking25 macrumors member

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    I've always had 16gb iPhones as they are more affordable and I can manage storage well. I was wondering if any of you guys had more tips and tricks or like a daily maintenance routine for surviving with a 16gb iPhone??
     
  2. pojo1806, Mar 29, 2016
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    I backup all my pictures with google photos and remove them from the iPhone internal storage.


    EDIT: Forgot to mention I don't have music on my phone.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Dropbox. Google Play Music.

    Note, I have the 128gb model though.
     
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

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  5. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

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    I have the greatest tip ever ..... Do not buy a 16gb model


    If you are worried about spending $100 more then you shouldn't be buying a smart phone at all
     
  6. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    It's fairly easy for me. I always have around 7GB left on my 16GB.

    Music: I stream it and never locally install it on my device.
    Pictures/Videos: I upload them to Dropbox/iCloud
    Apps: I don't really download many apps. I have all the ones I want installed, though.
    Games: I never game on my phones...unless you count a word game or two

    I've had 64GB of phones, and typically have around 55GB of free space left on them...so a 64GB is beyond pointless for my usage.
     
  7. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    It's interesting to see folks using their 16GB devices. Good set of tips.
     
  8. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Microsoft OneDrive sync, you can keep photos/videos on the cloud between desktop syncs.
    DropBox, always good to keep a 2nd backup of photos/videos.
    Box is useful for document storage & the built-in preview functions are useful (since I don't subscribe to Office 365 nor want to use Office Mobile)
    OfficeSuite & Smart Office are decent options if you don't want to pay for a subscription of Office 365 to open, create or save MS Word/Excel files.

    Keep 3rd party camera & video solutions to the minimal:
    Camera+ is the best 3rd party camera program.
    ProCam is the best camera & video program.
    FILMIC Pro is the best video recorder.
    DMD Panorama is the best panorama program.
     
  9. lildimsum7 macrumors regular

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    What's wrong with wanting to save money on an iPhone by budgeting your memory? $100 is a lot of money, for marginal utility gain. You can buy 3 lumia 640s with that money, which has expandable memory via sd card.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I'm OK with lots of 'pointless' :D

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  11. bembol macrumors 65816

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    Unless you have Unlimited Data to rely on the Cloud, don't bother spend the money to upgrade.

    I have Spotify free for 2 years but I can't see myself paying $9.99 a month.


    This is why sometimes I hate Apple, this whole 16GB is ridiculous. Forcing their fans to spend more on the 64/128 options.
     
  12. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    If you manage your photos/videos, music and texts you're golden.

    1. I send all photos/videos to onedrive
    2. I stream all my music
    3. Texts automatically delete after 1 year.

    That's it. Other than occasionally purging old apps (I have 60 right now) 2.7 GB free. I don't do anything else. I just use the phone :)
     
  13. Latinking25 thread starter macrumors member

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    How about you keep your sarcasm to a low and if you don't have any tips or tricks to add like all these other great people then delete yourself out of this thread. Thank you!
    --- Post Merged, Mar 29, 2016 ---
    Awesome tips guys! Some of these I already do like google photos stores all my pictures and videos to the cloud I only keep the most important pictures on my phone, I do a lot of streaming but I do have a good size of music stored on my phone between 1-2 gigs and after everything still have about 4 gigs left. But there's always room to learn and there might be something that works for someone that we didn't know that we can benefit from
     

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