Apple iPhone 7 memory and storage guide; How to manage memory and expand storage space

December 25, 2016, 5:46 pm
Apple iPhone 7 memory and storage guide; How to manage memory and expand storage space
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Apple iPhone 7 memory and storage guide; How to manage memory and expand storage space

Apple iPhone 7 memory and storage guide; How to manage memory and expand storage space

This post highlights some significant methods and tips that will help you manage memory and expand storage space on your #Apple iPhone 7 (#iPhone7) to give it significant boost in performance. Apple’s newest iPhone device is indeed embedded with a powerful set of features but it does not offer a micro SD support. This also denotes a limit for users to expand storage space with external SD cards. And to fill this gap, high-storage capacity models of this new iPhone flagship are made available like the 128GB and 256GB versions. The same goes for the larger iPhone 7 Plus. Nevertheless, a higher built-in memory storage capacity does not mean that this phone will remain at its best performance in time, especially with more new applications installed.

Various factors can affect performance on your device including extensive usage, apps, and processes, to name a few. Using your iPhone for an extended period of time will likewise fill its memory with processes and eventually, things will start to slow down. This is where proper memory management plays a significant role.

What to do to free up some space on your new iPhone 7?

You can resort to any of the following methods to manage internal storage of your iPhone 7 and free up some space to obtain performance boost in an instant.

Different Ways to Check on the Available Memory on your iPhone 7

The best way to start is to check on and analyze which apps are using how much of your phone’s total internal storage space. Also view on the available memory of your phone so you will know what apps to install without having to exceed on the remaining storage. If necessary, do something to free up some space.

1. Check and manage memory through your iPhone 7 menu

-Go to the Home screen.

-Tap Settings.

-Scroll to and tap General from the Settings menu.

-Tap Storage & iCloud Usage to continue.

-On the following screen, you should see your device storage details including storage used and remaining space available.

-Tap Manage Storage to view how much storage apps are using. You will then be prompted with a list of apps along with the memory space each of them allocates.

Once you get there, you will see a list of your apps and how much storage space allocated for each. To view more details on each app’s memory usage, simply tap the app from the list. You might be able to delete some of the contents depending on the app or you can also delete the app and all of its content, if possible.

Usually, you will be prompted with a Storage Almost Full alert when your device is almost full and iOS cannot free up any more space on your phone. If so then you will need to remove any unused or unnecessary contents from your device.

Check and manage memory through iTunes

Another way to check and manage your iPhone’s memory is through iTunes. You will need to use a computer to proceed with these steps:

-On your computer, open iTunes. As much as possible, use the latest version of iTunes program to avoid any software incompatibility issues.

-Connect your iPhone 7 to the computer using the supplied USB connector.

-In iTunes, locate and select your iPhone 7 from the list of devices. You should then see a bar that indicates how much storage your iOS content uses, divided by content type.

-Now, move your mouse over a content type to find more information on it. For example Other or Apps.

Cached Files are tagged as Other files on your iPhone. Temporary and cached files are automatically deleted when your iPhone needs more space. This means that you don’t need to delete them yourself.