Category: storage

How to Bulk Delete iMessage Attachments on iPhone & iPad

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If you use iMessage to keep in touch with your friends, colleagues, and family, it’s pretty likely that you send and receive a lot of images, videos, and other attachments on the platform. Managing all this data used to be a headache, but fortunately in modern iOS and iPadOS versions, Apple allows its users to bulk delete all the Messages attachments from one place.

The attachments that you receive on iMessage could be anything ranging from simple images to documents that you may need for work. Regardless of what they are, these attachments consume the…

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How to Delete Downloaded Videos from iPhone & iPad

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Are you unable to keep up with all the videos you’ve downloaded from various apps installed on your iPhone or iPad? In that case, you may be excited to find out that Apple has provided its users with the option to manage them all from one place.

Nowadays, a lot of apps, including Apple’s own services like Apple TV+ and Fitness+ allow you to comfortably download videos for offline viewing. While this may be helpful for watching videos uninterrupted while you’re not connected to the internet, it comes at the expense of your iPhone or iPad’s physical…

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What it is & How to Free It

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You may find a “Purgeable” storage space when looking at disk storage and disk usage in modern versions of macOS, including Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, etc, either within the About This Mac > Storage screen, Disk Utility, or the Storage Management section of System Information.

This curiously labeled disk storage item is similar to the “Other” storage space on the Mac that many users wonder about, so if you’re curious what purgeable storage space is, and how to free it up to clear it out, then read on.

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How to Free Up iCloud Storage Space on iPhone & iPad

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Are you getting “iCloud Storage is Full” notifications on your iPhone or iPad? This is not too unusual, particularly for users of the free 5GB iCloud plan. If you’re running low on iCloud storage, one option instead of upgrading to a higher-tier plan, is to delete some of the iCloud data that you don’t really use, and free up some valuable storage space on the service.

Apple’s iCloud service comes with 5 GB of free storage space, which is not nearly enough for the vast majority of people who own iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices. Even the 50 GB…

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How to Check Mac Storage Space

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Do you want to how much free space you have on your Mac? Or perhaps how much space a certain app is taking up on your computer? Either way, you can check your Mac’s storage space within a matter of seconds.

You’ll want to periodically check how much space you have available on your Mac’s hard drive to make sure you’re not running out of storage. MacBook owners may be even more cautious about this, since they cannot change the solid-state drives on their devices now that Apple solders them into place. And sometimes, you just want to see if there are any…

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How to Clear Podcasts Storage on iPhone & iPad to Free Up Space

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If you listen to a lot of podcasts on your iPhone and iPad, especially downloaded podcasts for offline listening, chances are they’re gradually taking up valuable storage space on your device. Fortunately, you can clear this data whenever you want and with ease.

Apple’s Podcasts app is a home to well over 800,000 active podcasts, and apparently accounts for more than half of all people who listen to podcasts in general. Listening to podcasts is a great way to keep yourself entertained while you’re working out, doing chores, driving, or going for a jog….

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How to Check Apple Watch Storage Space

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Do you want to check how much free storage space you have on your Apple Watch? Perhaps, you want to transfer music and photos to your watch and you want to make sure you have enough space? Fortunately, you can see this info within a matter of seconds.

All Apple Watch models have built-in storage that’s used for installing apps, storing music, syncing photos, and more. Depending on the model you have and the content that’s stored in it, the storage space you have may vary. Lack of enough space could prevent you from installing new maps or storing media….

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How to Control What Apps Can Access Files & Folders in MacOS Catalina

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You can control which apps have access to files and folders on the Mac. This article will walk you through how to manage what apps can access files and folders in macOS.

This is a security feature that is relatively new, helping to precent apps from having full access to the Mac and filesystem if that access is not necessary. Thus if you want to manage folder and file access in macOS you will need MacOS Catalina 10.15 or later installed. With a modern macOS release, you now have full control over which apps have access to what on the Mac.

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How to Connect External Storage Drive to iPad & iPhone

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You can easily connect external storage drives to iPad and iPhone, providing easy access to all the files and data on those drives via the Files app. This includes connecting flash drives, USB hard drives, SD cards, and just about any other storage medium to iPhone, iPad Pro, and iPad you can think of, as long as you have the appropriate adapter to connect it to the iPhone or iPad.

This article is going to demonstrate how to use and connect external storage drives to iPhone or iPad, including external hard disks, USB flash drives, SD cards, and other common…

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