You were probably floored at the sight of your first Apple device. If you can remember all the way back to the mid-2000s or so, you definitely can remember that feeling of pulling the sleek white lid of your brand new gadget for the first time. Those 10 seconds or so of waiting for the lid to completely separate from the bottom half—the half that held your amazing new iPhone, Macbook, or iPod—felt like an eternity.
Once that lid finally did come off, you were probably so excited to check out this new piece of technology. But, you were also probably so worried about making sure you weren’t going to break it—or worse, run out of storage because of all the stuff you were going to put on it.
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How to Save Space on Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac By Using Cloud Storage
As the Apple empire has grown, so has its range of products. With this increased range has come increased amounts of storage available to you, whether that be your 164GB iPhone or your MacBook Pro with 256GB SSD. But, everyone knows, the closer you get to maximize your storage capacity, the slower your device runs.
To prevent the seemingly inevitable tragedy of running out of storage space on your Apple device, we suggest uploading all of your devices to a third party cloud storage platform, such as Dropbox’s cloud. In this article, we will discuss how to upload all of your files to the Dropbox cloud and the many benefits of doing so.
Uploading to the cloud is super easy. And once all of your files are on your Dropbox account, you can’t access them from any one of your Apple devices signed into the account.
Uploading to the cloud
Once your files have been created, there’s no need to keep them on your hard drive, taking up what little precious storage space you have on your device. Any kind of file can be uploaded to Dropbox, such as a Powerpoint presentation or any kind of computer-aided design (CAD) file.
When the files are uploaded to your Dropbox account, they become instantly accessible across all of your devices through the automatic syncing technology Dropbox uses. But how do you upload to the cloud from each of your Apple devices?
Dropbox offers both a mobile and desktop app to help you access cloud storage wherever you go. Once you have downloaded the Dropbox app on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you can upload files to your account from that particular device. As you continue to upload files, they will be synced with the rest of the devices connected to your Dropbox account.
If you know you’re going to be working on the move, and maybe passing through some areas with a spotty internet connection, you have the option to mark certain files with offline access.
When using the mobile app, you can use your wonderful iPhone camera to snap a picture of vital documents to your work and upload it to Dropbox. Plus, when you use this mechanism, Dropbox automatically backs up any photos or videos you may have recorded in case of deleting them accidentally later on.
As far as accidentally deleting files goes, Dropbox—when used on any device—automatically backs up ALL of your files for extended periods of time depending on which Dropbox plan you choose. No use worrying about navigating through storage plans that are too big or too small—Dropbox has the perfect size plan for all kinds of Apple users.
These are just two of the benefits of switching to Dropbox cloud storage, but there are plenty more that will entice you to change up how you store files on your Apple device.
Read on to find out all of the benefits of uploading your files to Dropbox.
Pros of making the switch to cloud storage
In addition to being super easy to use, there are many benefits of utilizing Dropbox cloud storage for all of your file needs.
Let’s face it, stuff happens. Things get lost, stolen, cracked, or completely destroyed. When this happens to one of your Apple devices—and there’s a decent chance that it will, considering that you’re only human and we all make mistakes—there’s already a ton of stuff you’ll be worrying about. You might be freaking out about the cost of replacing the ruined device, losing precious photos taken with that awesome iPhone camera, or losing important, secret work files.
If this happens, protecting secret work files does not need to be a top priority. With Dropbox’s remote wipe, you can delete the files on a missing device by using another device to which your account is synced. So if your iPhone falls into the wrong hands, your files are still secure.
Once your files are wiped from that device, they are still safely stored on Dropbox, and can eventually be synced to another device.
Hard drive space is already limited on your Apple device. Instead of using that precious space to store files that could be stored elsewhere, use your iPhone storage for the storage you need for all of life’s moment. By saving that room for other stuff, you can store the things you really want, like photos and videos you want to record at a moment’s notice, or songs to download to your favorite music streaming platform to listen to all your favorite jams whenever you want.
As far as your Mac or iPad goes, save that storage for all of the various programs you need to download for whatever path your life takes you. All sorts of professions have apps and programs that you can download to make your life easier. You can save your storage space, now that your files aren’t taking up so much room on your computer since they’re stored safely on the cloud.
That’s all for now!
Apple devices can already be tricky to figure out. No need to worry about nuancing your limited storage space in order to keep all of your files in the same place.
Apple devices already do so much to make our lives easier in ways we would have never thought possible, since the company’s launch in 1976. Allow your devices to keep making life easier by storing your files on the cloud and giving you more space to do the things you need.
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