Reclaim iPhone space
Get back storage on your iPhone or iPad with Phone-Expander
Get back storage on your iPhone or iPad with PhoneExpander
SKILL LEVEL Anyone can do it
IT WILL TAKE 30 minutes
YOU’ll NEED OS X 10.8 or higher, iOS 7 or higher PhoneExpander, a USB connector for your device
Modern technology continues its inevitable shift towards appliance-style devices. Gone are the days when you could easily open up and tinker with hardware, expanding and customising it. Today, this thinking tends to stop with a snazzy sleeve or something you can plug into something else. And that’s OK. There’s nothing wrong with hardware that works well, and where the user doesn’t have to fret about maintaining anything beyond occasionally prodding ‘OK’ when asked to update some software.
There is one major exception, however, and that’s storage. No iOS device is expandable, and so you’re stuck with whatever you plumped for when purchasing your phone or tablet. At the time, 16GB might have seemed plenty, but iPhones and iPads soon fill up once you start installing apps and games, shooting photos and videos, and even when using certain apps a lot. Social networking apps, for example, have a tendency to bloat from their initially tiny download sizes, primarily because they cache imagery and video for later playback.
Phone-Expander (which, despite its name, works fine with the iPad and iPod touch) is a quick fix for gaining back chunks of space on your device. The version we used was a beta, so might differ slightly from what you see when reading this; what won’t change is the app’s speed, efficiency and results.
Go to phoneexpander.com to find out more and download the app to your Mac. To get cracking with our stepby-step walkthrough here, simply plug in your device using your USB cable and launch the app. Craig Grannell
Phone-Expander is a quick fix for gaining back chunks of space on iPhones and iPads
PhoneExpander is a fast way of getting space back on your iOS device.