9 Optimize iPhone Storage (Photos)
Photos and videos take up a lot of room. There are a few things you can do to help minimize the amount of space these files take up on your device.
First, you can use iCloud Photos to keep your media files in the cloud.
- This can be enabled under Settings.
- Scroll down and select Photos.
- Once activated, you can choose to “Optimize iPhone Storage” or “Download and Keep Originals.”
Choosing the latter will save the full-resolution photos and videos to your device taking up a lot of space. If this isn’t something you need, you may want to choose to optimize storage. This results in smaller files, and stores the full file in iCloud so you can download it if needed.