How To Free up Storage on iPhone 7 / 8 with iCloud Photo Library?

Photos and videos are the things on your iPhone 7 / 8 that no doubt, take tons of the memory. And all that memory is what makes your pictures and videos phenomenal and extraordinary. But what if you have reached out of storage error” in your iPhone 7 / 8? You don’t need to panic as Apple has Optimize Storage feature when you have no option left, that lets you to manage your storage and can buy more.

How To Free up Storage on iPhone 7 / 8 with iCloud Photo Library?

Yes, you have heard it right. When you setup your iCloud, you will automatically get 5GB of additional storage. You can use that storage either to backup or to keep your photos and videos stored. But if you run out your storage space in the iCloud drive, your photos and videos won’t backup to iCloud and chances are to lose them. But thankfully, Apple has figured out a way for all the users who are facing such issues with their iCloud storage space. They can make more space using the Optimize Storage feature.

How to Enable Optimize Storage Feature in iPhone 7 / 8?

The Optimize Storage feature in your iPhone lets you to store and save your memory on the phone by storing only the latest pictures and videos you have shot or viewed, while leaving the others to live up in the iCloud, ready to be downloaded and used, when you need them.

If you think this is a great deal for you, here’s how you can enable it in your phone.

  1. Turn on your Wi-Fi.
  2. Enable the iCloud Photo Library.
  3. Now, go to the “Settings App”.
  4. Tap Photos and Camera.
  5. There, you would see an option “Optimize Storage”. Select the option.

Once you are done with these steps, iCloud will automatically remove all the HD pictures from your camera roll, storing only the most recent locally. The rest of the images and videos would be saved in the iCloud storage in their native format and as mentioned, you can use and download them whenever you need.

You can also save your storage space in your iCloud as well as in your phone by pruning up your music, deleting up the useless apps, photos and videos. And still, if you don’t get enough space, Optimize Storage feature is always at your hand.

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