What to delete if your smartphone storage is full

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What to Delete If Your Smartphone Storage Is Full

Few things are more frustrating than the persistent notice that pops up on your smartphone and warns you your storage is almost full.

You delete a bunch of pictures and think you're in the clear when just a few hours later, the same message pops up again!

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Don't panic. Turns out, there are a lot of different things you can do to free up space.

First and foremost, you have the right idea if you're deleting your photos. Start with deleting the duplicates, because you probably don't realize how many attempts it took to get that perfect selfie.

Photos tend to be storage hogs, so clear out whatever you don't need. There's no need to part with these photos permanently! Just back them up on the cloud, or plug your phone into your computer and dump them into a folder on your desktop.

Next, while you're on your photo deleting spree, get rid of some videos too. Those snapchat videos that you've been saving to your phone before posting are probably clogging up more storage than you even realize!

If you're taking HD videos, keep in mind they take up nearly 78 MB for every minute of footage.

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Another place to free up space is in your music library. Every mp3 file takes up around 3 MB of space. Instead, try streaming your music with apps like Spotify and iHeartRadio. The selections are endless on those apps, and you won't have those old, tired pop songs lingering in your phone's memory.

While you're adding those new apps, you may want to delete some of the older apps. You might be surprised with how many old game apps you still have on your phone. That's precious space!

The hardest thing to part with, but still important, would be old SMS and iMessages. These messages consume quite a bit of storage, especially if they have been piling up over time.

Out with those old messages and in with the new, once you've made the space for them of course!

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