Category: Internet and Technology
You have probably been frustrated with your iPhone when you try to download that new app everyone is talking about, only to be told, “there is not enough available storage.” What’s even worse is when you are trying to take a photo or video and can’t because that message comes up.
If you have a 16 GB iPhone, you know this struggle all too well. However, you don’t need to start deciding which apps or photos must go from your phone in order to free up some much-needed space. There is an iPhone hack that will be able to give more storage without you deleting anything from the device.
The hack was first reported by Reddit user eavesdroppingyou, who knows the storage pains all too well. In order to trick the iPhone into thinking it has more storage, the user must act like they are renting a movie. The key is to make sure the movie has a bigger file size than what’s available so you don’t accidentally pay to start streaming it.
Here’s how to get more storage without deleting photos, videos or apps:
Check Your Settings
You will first need to know how much available storage is on the iPhone. Do this by going to Settings > General > About. Scroll down to “Available” to see how many GBs you have left.
Fake Renting A Movie
Now, it’s time to play our iPhone by tricking it into thinking you want to download a movie. Don’t worry, you aren’t really purchasing the title. Go to the iTunes Store and find a movie with a bigger file size than you have left on your device. A good tip is to search for titles with extended editions, like Lord of the Rings, or movies like Cleopatra or Apocalypse Now Redux.
When you try to rent the movie, you will get the message that reads there is not enough storage to be able to download this title, along with the option to tap on “OK” or “Settings.”
Get Back To Settings
Tap on “Settings” in the message, where you will be taken back to where you first started. However, now, you will see that the amount of storage has actually increased. Repeat this a few times to maximize the amount of free storage.
Here’s how the hack works: This might sound like some strange iPhone magic, but there is actually a reasonable explanation to how this hack works. eavesdroppingyou’s best guess is that the device deletes “useless data from different apps” in order to make more room for the movie.
Some users may even see that the iTunes Store features an icon that says “cleaning” after trying this hack. This further suggests that the iPhone is cleaning the cache from the installed apps. At least now, you won’t have to worry about cleaning out our iPhone in order to get more storage.
In many situations you can skip the flash, and there are some times you definitely shouldn’t use it. Here are some common mistakes to avoid.
1. Using very high ISO
For low light shooting, it’s tempting to crank the ISO up to its highest setting. But with many cameras, that will degrade the quality of the photos you snap. If your camera has manual controls, you can add more light to your shots by opening the aperture more widely (using a smaller f-number) and slowing the shutter speed (to, say, 1/125 or even 1/60 of a second). Slowing shutter speed can cause blurred images if your subject or camera moves too much, so it works best when your camera is stabilized and the subject is relatively still.
2. Trying to squeeze too many photos on the storage card
You can do this by lowering resolution or increasing compression, but both will reduce the quality of larger prints you make later, such as 5×7 or greater. Memory cards are cheap. It’s better to bring along extra storage and not compromise what may turn out to be lifetime memories.
3. Not reading the user manual
This will deprive you of features that could greatly improve the shots you take. Of course you won’t have time to read the manual when you’re standing in front of the Grand Canyon. That’s why you should brush up on it at home or while traveling to your destination.
4. Using flash when you shouldn’t
Flash can cause red-eye, wash out skin tones, and flatten scenes that ought to have depth. To avoid using flash, shoot with the sun or other light source to your back or move your subject closer to a window or other source of light. Using a slower shutter can also let you shoot in natural light, providing the subject and camera both remain quite still. When all else fails, turn up the ISO setting, but only as much as absolutely necessary. Never use flash on a subject more than a few feet away, as at a sporting event. All you’ll get is a dim subject with a black background.
5. Not bringing a spare battery
Even if you charged the battery the same morning, reviewing shots on the LCD and using flash can deplete it by late in the day. Exposure to cold can also reduce battery life. To be sure you don’t run out of gas just when some of your best photo ops present themselves, charge a spare and keep it on hand.