iPhone are great in general, but one of the best things about an iPhone is the camera. The problem with having such a great and accessible camera is that you can take photos - lots and lots of photos.
But what are you to do when you get that warning message that you are out of space? You’ll have to store your photos somewhere or risk losing them forever (and most of us take memorable shots in addition to photos of last night’s dinner!).
Where to Store Your Photos
So where are you to store your photos once you run out of room? The truth is that you have a lot of options, and most of them are really simple too. However, you may have to pay for one of those services when you run out of the free options. Here are some places that you can store your photos when your iPhone storage becomes overrun.
Dropbox: this is probably the simplest option. All you have to do is send your photos to your free Dropbox account
, and keep sending them there until you have run out of free storage. If you do run out of the free space
that Dropbox gives you, it’s possible to upgrade for a small amount. Keep in mind, though, that Dropbox is a cloud storage
option, and that means that you will still be dependent on storing your photos digitally or “in the cloud.”
Amazon: here’s another cloud storage option that works much the same way as Dropbox. Amazon will also give you free space for a limited amount of time, and then you will have to upgrade just like you would with Dropbox. If you are a Prime subscriber, you will get unlimted storage space - this is well worth looking into if you have Prime and take a lot of photos!
Google+: technically, Google Plus
is a cloud storage choice that you may want to consider, but there are some rumours that Google’s Plus may not be around for much longer (those are just rumors though).
Aside from the Cloud
A personal cloud is a good idea if you don’t want to send your photos to a massive company like Amazon to store for you. How do you set up a personal cloud? Simply hook up a hard drive
to your home WiFi. From there, you can access that drive (if you buy the right one) using an app. Just look for a drive that comes with an app or that you can use an app with, and sending photos from any device to your personal cloud should be simple.
If your photos are really important to you, it’s a good idea to consider two different options. You may want to go with a cloud storage option like Dropbox and then back up
with a personal hard drive.
On top of that (if you are a real fanatic), you may want to print off some of those photos so that you have a hard copy. Print? Yes, print! Heck, you can even store some photos in a good old fashioned photo album
just to be safe.