Tips and tricks for 16gb users

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Latinking25, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Latinking25 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2015
    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
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016

    pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    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


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Dropbox. Google Play Music.

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

    Mar 11, 2009
  5. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2012
    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


    Oct 5, 2008
    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 a 64GB is beyond pointless for my usage.
  7. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    It's interesting to see folks using their 16GB devices. Good set of tips.
  8. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2007
    Location eh?
    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

    Aug 17, 2009
    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


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I'm OK with lots of 'pointless' :D

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  11. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    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


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    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

    Dec 28, 2015
    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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