Whenever my phone gets overloaded with data, Apple tries to sell me space. This is quite tempting because it’s can be easier to pay to back up your information rather than spending the time doing it. But this one tip will help you stay on top of your phone’s storage and, in turn, save you money. Here’s a simple way to transfer photos without using USB.
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Every time you upgrade space on Apple it’s more and more costly. The other day I got a notification my iCloud storage was almost full. And when I checked, it was mostly photos. So I knew I had to move them from my phone to a hard drive on my computer. I also like having them on a hard drive instead of just the Cloud. I feel it’s a more secure system (as long as you take care of your drives).
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I used to do this with a simple cord plugged into my phone and connecting to the computer. Then I’d back up to Photos on my Mac or to a specific folder on my computer, often using Image Capture. However, I had been running into complications with that and didn’t want to pay for an app to do it for me.
Instead, I started going through my phone’s photos and used AirDrop to transfer them to my computer in batches. Yes, it is time-consuming but it works. It’s also mindless. So if you’re working, you can do it in the background. I spent about an hour on it and already had saved a ton of space on my phone!
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Next time you run into the issue of low space, try AirDropping your photos. Then erase them from the phone. And remember, you need to permanently delete them too. Check out this post for more on that.