I have a 16GB iPHONE 5C and an old 32GB iPOD Touch 4G. I keep all the music on my iPOD and even so usually have 7 or 8 gig free on the iPOD.
I store no music on my phone, yet I keep running out of room. I go to manage storage and look through the list of apps. I delete some games; I delete Facebook which is enormous for some reason, and even twitter is now up to 78MB. Each time I look, apps seem to get larger.
A fewweeks later, I'm out of space again.
For a few apps, I've deleted them and re-installed them from the app store, and for a few more I've painstakingly gone to the app and deleted its data.
Though I am not as happy with Talkback, one thing I've found on Android is that it's easy to delete all of an app's data and cache. On my $49 Kindle I can even move all the data from all apps to the cloud with one click. But I can't find a way to quickly shrink the size of all the apps on my phone.
Online guides suggest I delete all my photos and videos. I have; there were only three photos on the phone and no videos. I've deleted a few voice memos but they were small. And deleting each little piece of data is so painstaking! In Windows, I can select a folder, or a group of files and simply zap them or move them to an external drive. But I don't want to consume content in Windows.
I originally selected a 16GB phone over one with more storage because I had DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive and iCloud. I figured I had enough cloud storage that I'd have plenty of room for data. My employer gives me an entire terabyte of storage with OneDrive!
But I don't seem to have a way of simply using that storage to hold the data for all my apps. So I'm constantly removing apps and trying to find quick ways to remove data from apps I want to keep, for example Kindle, Read2Go, Learning Ally and BARD. Wish I could plug the phone in to my computer and fix the problem. But iTunes is not that accessible. Wish the phone acted like an ordinary flash drive.
I find no way to batch delete data across apps or even within an app. I find no way to get most apps to simply pull data from cloud storage when I need it.
I used to listen to more podcasts and audio books on my phone, but that's yet more data I'll have to find a way to remove so I use my phone less and less for entertainment, which is sad, because it seems like the data management interface is at fault.
On my iPOD, even if I listen to podcasts, books and play games, since it won't go beyond iOS 6.3, it never runs out of room. Something weird happened when I got the phone; my storage was halved, deliberately, but the need for local storage doubled.
It seems like there should be easier ways to handle this; any thoughts?