You probably have heard that the new iPad is out. Apple’s new tablet features an impressive 2,048 x 1,536-pixel display so in order to make the most of this Retina Display, the applications developed for the tablet will be bigger to benefit from the improved graphics support. Such updates to the apps will affect owners of older iOS-running devices so the available space might turn out to be a bit of an issue. For this reason, in this article we are going to talk about how you can free up space on you iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
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If you like storing a large quantity of music content on your iOS device, you might want to consider iTunes Match which will cost you only $25 per year. With the help of this service, Apple is going to store the music in iCloud so all of the music will appear on your iPhone but it won’t actually occupy space on the smartphone’s internal storage. However, you should know that iTunes Match on iOS does not actually stream the music because it actually downloads the song to the device. You have the possibility to configure your iOS device wipe the collected store of downloaded and cached songs.
Another method that you might want to consider for increasing the amount of available space would be by uninstalling those applications that you use the least. To do this you should go to General > Usage in the Settings menu and from there your iOS device will be able to detect the applications that you rarely use. Needless to say, you will always have the possibility to install one of these applications if necessary.The third option available would be to make a backup of your photos and videos taken with the iOS device. You will be able to import back this type of content with the help of Photo Stream with iPhoto or you can connect the iPhone or other iOS device to a Mac and import the files the old fashioned way. We should note that the aforementioned iPhoto can delete these photos and videos that you import. This method is very useful for those of you that take a lot of photos and record videos, since a photo taken with the rear camera of the iPhone 4S occupies about 2.5MB while a HD recording needs 2.5MB / second so you could run out of available space right away.
If you still have problems with the available space you might want to consider buying an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with a higher internal capacity. Too bad that Apple does not offer these devices with an external microSD card slot which would have made the storage upgrade simple and cheap.