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iPhones, for all their usefulness, have one very important issue to contend with; memory use and availability. More often than not, uses of iPhones find themselves deleting their files and media in an aim to free up more apace. If you’re tired of that, you might want to look through below to see a few alternatives:

Backing Up Your Device

Backing up the data on your device is probably the oldest form of clearing and getting more memory space. However, the truth is that it is still just as effective as it used to be when it as first introduced. As much as you might not know it, your iPhone collects a lot of data that you might not need on a daily basis. Backing up what you need and deleting the rest is an awesome way to free memory and ensure that the things that are most important to you are still kept safe somewhere. All you have to do is transfer your useful data to your iCloud or iTunes account and you’ll be able to have access to them whenever the need for them arises. Whenever you need to have a file back, all you need to do is go there and with the help of a free iPhone backup extractor, you can have quick access to it.


The most important thing to remember when using an iPhone backup extractor is that it has to be compatible with your phone. Make sure that it is able to work with your phone (especially its version, if you have gotten a software update) and you will be able to access your backed up data whenever you need.

Plug-in Storage

A flash drive that is compatible with mobile phones will either give you a certain storage amount or a card reader that is capable of holding removable data.


For instance, the iXpand line from San Disk can provide an extra memory space ranging from 32GB to 128GB. It has a lightning connector on one end and a USB 3.0 port on the other. It is strategically designed as it comes with a wraparound body, meaning that the majority of the drive easily clings to the back of your iPhone, as opposed to sticking out awkwardly from the bottom.

You can also use the Leef iAccess. Although this device has no onboard storage, it is able to accommodate memory cards of various designs. It is useful in cases when you might want to view files on an external memory source.


You should note that it isn’t easy to connect drives like these full-time. Instead, you get to access them when you have a need for them. for instance, imagine that you’re about to take a long trip and you’ll like to take a long playlist of sings and a sufficient catalogue of movies- far more than can fit on your 16GB iPhone 5s. Situations like these are what these drives were made for.

Wireless Media Hubs

If you’re not really a fan of anything sticking out unnecessarily from your device (a flaw that still troubles plug-in storage devices), then it might be best for you to consider a wireless storage device (although known by many as a media hub). These devices come in a wide array of sizes and capacities, so you will have to be on the lookout for that. However, it is necessary for you to pick one that comes with a pass-through option. The pass-through option allows your device to continually stay connected to a Wi-Fi network, even though it might simultaneously be connected to the drive as well. It is advantageous because disconnecting and reconnecting all the time could really be a hassle and you can trust that you won’t want that.


Another major advantage of wireless storage devices lies in the fact that they actually don’t cost as much as you think. For instance, the RAVPower FileHub Plus is a wireless media hub that is compatible with both SD and USB media. It is also able to connect to a wide array of devices (yes, its functionalist extends beyond just Apple devices). It goes for a pretty price of $40 online.

Also, you should as well know that if you are in the search for a lot of added storage space, there are certain wireless hard drives that will also be able to work in like manner.

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