Depending on how you use your iOS device, you will likely run into problems with regards to available storage.

You may notice this when attempting to update the apps, install new apps, download content from iTunes, or perform a system update in order to use the latest version of the operating system.

If you are unable to add any additional content, due to the lack of storage on your device, you will receive the following message.

iOS space

Now that you are aware of the problem you can address it by culling down on some of the apps or content on your device that you no longer need.

A quick method to find out how much storage you have available, and what apps and associated content are using the most storage, on your device is to proceed to Settings > General > Usage. From this area you can delete content from within some apps or you can remove an app completely from your device.

Many of you would use your device for capturing photos and videos of special occasions. As a result, you may find that a significant portion of your storage is taken up with this content.

Obviously, you don’t want to remove that content without adding it to your Mac and backing it up first. Remember, one copy of any file is not a backup and Photo Stream should never be relied upon as a backup method.

To help you import your photographs and videos to your computer, Apple has setup a knowledge base article that will assist you with information relating to how to connect your device and import the photographs and videos for the first time. The knowledge base article number is: HT4083.

For those of you without a Mac, the knowledge base article referred to above also details the process for users of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

If you would like more information on how to manage the available storage on your device, please drop into our store and enquire about the training courses we offer.

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