We’ve all been there, the dreaded You are out of storage space message on your iPhone or iPad.
One of the biggest culprits — aside from the Messages app — is years and years worth of photos. Unfortunately iOS doesn’t yet give us an easy way to triage photos. However, if you have an iPhone out of storage (or iPad), you can use the Google Photos app to quickly back up and clear out unnecessary photos.
*Note - Google Photo gives you unlimited storage space if you are willing to limit photo resolution to 16 megapixels and video resolution to 1080p. You do have the option to store at higher resolutions, but the storage counts against your Google Drive quota that usually free to 15GB. Note that you have to make this resolution choice the first time you set up the Google Photos app.
How to free up iPhone storage space with the Google Photos app
If you don’t already, you’ll need to install the Google Photos app, which is available for free in the App Store:
Google Photos – Free – Download
Launch the Google Photos app and sign in to your google account
Now automatically all your photo and video will start to back up. Uploading time depend on the size and amount of pictures.
when done tap on Settings from the left-hand navigation.
Tap on FREE UP DEVICE STORAGE.
That’s it! You can now delete the photos permanently in the Recently Deleted album in the Photos app, or they will automatically be deleted after 30 days.
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