Moshi IonSuit iPhone 7 Battery Case Review: Elegant Mobile Power

Moshi IonSuit iPhone 7 Battery Case Review: Elegant Mobile Power is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Moshi IonSuit is a simple, elegant iPhone 7 battery case that offers backup battery power when you need it and leaves you with a slim case for the rest of your day.

Unlike most iPhone 7 battery cases that add significant bulk to your iPhone at all times, the Moshi IonSuit is a two-part case that includes a removable 3,020mAh battery pack.

When you need power slide the battery case on and you can charge your iPhone 7. When you are fully charged, or when you start your day, you can carry the iPhone 7 in a slim soft touch case that offers a good deal of protection.

The Moshi IonSuit solves one of the biggest problems with battery cases.

The Moshi IonSuit solves one of the biggest problems with battery cases.

After you wear down your iPhone 7 battery, simply slide the Moshi iPhone 7 case into the battery back and start charging. There is a power button and LED indicator on the back of the battery pack. You can charge the iPhone 7 multiple times with the battery pack.

When you connect the two cases, you are left with a very solid feel and a phone that you can still fit in your pocket or hang on to easily while using.

The Moshi IonSuit snapped together, charging the iPhone 7 while mobile.

The Moshi IonSuit snapped together, charging the iPhone 7 while mobile.

You can charge the iPhone and the battery case at the same time with Micro USB, with the phone charging first.

Together or apart the Moshi IonSuit is an excellent iPhone 7 case. Moshi solves one of the biggest problems with most iPhone 7 cases, by removing the bulk when you don’t need power.

Instead of buying two iPhone 7 cases, or carrying a backup battery that you need to plug in with a long cord, check out the Moshi IonSuit.

You can buy the Moshi IonSuit for $100 on the Moshi website. The battery back is also compatible with the Moshi iGlaze hardshell iPhone 7 cases.

28 Best iPhone 7 Cases

Speck Presido iPhone 7 Cases

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Speck Presido iPhone 7 Cases

Speck chose to deliver a new line of iPhone 7 cases that look and feel amazing. The new Presidio iPhone 7 cases use upgraded material to deliver better shock protection while arriving in a thinner design. 

The Presidio Grip, Inked and Wallet can protect your iPhone 7 from a 10 foot drop while the Presidio Clear, Clear + Glitter and Clear + Print are tested for an 8 foot drop.

We already have these iPhone 7 cases on our iPhone and love the look and feel that they offer.

$39.95 to $44.95 at Speck

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Moshi IonSuit iPhone 7 Battery Case Review: Elegant Mobile Power is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Clash of Clans May Update: What’s New

Clash of Clans May Update: What’s New is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

This guide will go over the just released May Clash of Clans update and everything that’s new. From the boat that lets players travel to the Builders Base Island, to new troops and buildings, this is what you need to know.

The update essentially gives players a second village to build, manage, and battle other players with. And while the update is frustrating or disappointing to some, it is one of the biggest changes yet.

Read: Clash of Clans 2017 Update: 8 Things We Want Next

On May 22nd Supercell updated Clash of Clans. There was a small set of balance changes to even out gameplay, but it’s the new Builders Base, island, troops, buildings and abilities that are important.

The update is available right now on the Apple and Google app stores. It’s worth noting that any Apple device running software older than iOS 7.0 cannot update to the latest version of Clash, as it is no longer supported by Supercell.

Clash of Clans May Update: What’s New

  • Second Village: Builders Base with a night mode

Everything is different in the second village. It’s powered by different gold and elixir, so players will need to manage money here too. Gems bought or collected with the new Gem collector work on both villages in the game.

Finally, a Gem Mine in Clash of Clans

New Buildings

  • Crusher: A powerful new defense that does exactly what it sounds like— crush enemies!
  • Push Trap: Scatter attacking armies by tossing troops in any direction you choose
  • Gem Mine: Collect gems over time. Upgrade it to increase its output.
  • Clock Tower: Boost the speed of everything in the Builder Base, from build time to resource mining.

New Troops

  • Bomber: Tosses big bombs that can blow up several buildings at once.
  • Cannon Cart: A four-wheeling fortification brought to the front line.
  • Boxer Giant: Like a regular Giant with special abilities
  • Beta Minion: Attacks enemies from a distance, glows in the dark
  • Night Witch: Summons flocks of flying creatures, like baby minions
  • Drop Ship: Like the Balloon but drops skeletons to wreck bases.
  • Super P.E.K.K.A: Unstable energy radiates from his armor

New Abilities

  • Sneaky Archer: “Cloak” makes her invisible to enemy defenses for a short period.
  • Boxer Giant: “Power Punch” makes his first attack do huge damage.
  • Raged Barbarian: Speed and damage increase during first 4 seconds

New Hero

  • Battle Machine: Some heroes are born, others are built. Once unlocked at Builder Hall 5, the Master Builder will join the fight. Only available in Builders Base, Electric Hammer unlocks at level 5.

New Features

  • The Archer Tower can switch from long-range to faster shooting speeds
  • The Multi Mortar’s multi-barreled attack is tough for troops to dodge
  • The Double Canon does more damage at a smaller range

These are available in both villages, but a new “gear-up” option will be available to unlock in original villages. Meaning these features aren’t available unless you play both villages.

New Battle Mode: Versus Battle

This new battle style lets you take on opponents in a head-to-head fight. Similar to Clan Wars, both competitors attack one another and the best attack wins the prize. Players do not lose resources on defense.

You can only earn gold or elixir from winning three versus battles per day. Then, you’ll need to spend nearly $2 in gems or battle only for trophies to climb the leaderboard. This is a big complaint during the first few days of the new update.

Other Details

The Clash of Clans update also brings new game mechanics to the second village. Everything is easy to manage and use to keep things simple. Your base will never be attacked while you’re gone, as attacks only happen during versus battles. This means players won’t lose hundreds of thousands of dollars every day. Troops will be available for battle automatically too.

Right now, there are no spells in the new Builders Base, although some could be available at a later date.

Additionally, the “Gear-Up” upgrade for regular bases to have a stronger defense is only available when the builder isn’t doing upgrades at the second village. So keep this in mind as you play.

Final Thoughts

Essentially this update allows players to rebuild the boat in the corner of their village. It unlocks at Town Hall level 4 or higher. This then allows you to travel to another island across the sea. Once you arrive at the Builders Base you can start building a second village inside of Clash of Clans.

It feels like a Clash of Clans clone because that’s exactly what it is. Supercell has essentially added a second base to every user’s account. It’s a familiar yet different experience that may take some getting used to.

So far a lot of players are frustrated and disappointed by the update, as it didn’t really add anything new to the original game. It’s more of a mini-game inside of Clash of Clans. Gamers can expect this new village to change and improve over time. Try it today and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Clash of Clans May Update: What’s New is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

7 Common Verizon Problems & Fixes

7 Common Verizon Problems & Fixes is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Verizon problems and Verizon Wireless problems can stop you from making calls, using the Internet, texting and more. We’ll show you how to fix the most common Verizon problems so you can get back to using your phone even if you can’t go to a Verizon store anytime soon.

From using your phone to Verizon billing problems, we’ll walk you through the ways you can fix the problems yourself and how to get faster and better help from Verizon when you can’t handle everything on your own.

Here’s how you can fix Verizon problems in a few minutes and what to do if you need more help with your problems. When possible we will help you identify if you have a Verizon problem or phone problem.

Verizon Problems Today

Are there Verizon problems today? Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com

Are there Verizon problems today? Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com

If you cannot use your Verizon phone there is a chance that there are Verizon problems today impacting more than just your phone. You need to look to see if Verizon is down for a lot of users. This doesn’t happen often, but there are times when Verizon is down for some areas and even for large numbers of users.

The first thing to do is check with people around you to see if they are having Verizon problems today. There is a good chance something is wrong on your phone, rather than on Verizon’s network. The next thing to do is to check to see if Verizon is down.

Is Verizon Down?

If people around you are having the same Verizon problems you can look to see if Verizon is down on a variety of websites. There are plenty of places where people can share Verizon wireless problems when the service goes down, and DownDetector is one of the most common.

Is Verizon down today?

Is Verizon down today?

This service catalogs complaints so you can see what is slowing down other Verizon customers. Keep in mind that a spike in complaints doesn’t mean that Verizon is down necessarily. Some complaints even state that no one else is having the same problem.

If there are more than 100 complaints in the last hour, there is a good chance that there are bigger Verizon problems that you cannot fix on your own. If you see a lot of complaints here, check on Twitter to see if Verizon confirmed any problems. If you use Twitter you can check in with the company there for help while you are at it.

How to Fix Verizon Data Problems

When you cannot visit web sites with your Verizon phone or you lose an LTE signal you can take some steps immediately to fix Verizon data problems.

Look in the upper left on the iPhone or in the upper middle on most Android phones to see if you have an LTE connection. If you see nothing but bars, you may not be connected.

The first thing to do is turn Airplane mode on for about 15 seconds and then turn it off. On the iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the phone to open Control Center. Tap on the Airplane button, wait and then tap again to turn it off.

On Most Android phones, swipe down from the top and then tap on the airplane icon or go to settings and turn Airplane mode on. After 15 seconds turn it off.

What to do when you can't get online with Verizon.

What to do when you can’t get online with Verizon.

If this doesn’t fix the issue, you should turn your phone off for 30 seconds and then turn it back on. This can solve problems that aren’t fixed with the instructions above.

After restarting your phone, if you still have problems, you can try resetting your network settings or updating your carrier settings.

On the iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. Follow any prompts. This resets your WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular settings. It can solve a range of problems. You can also check for carrier updates. Go to Settings -> General -> About and then a pop up will tell you there is a Carrier Settings Update if one is available.

On Android go to Settings -> Backup and Reset -> Reset network settings. Follow any on-screen prompts to complete this process.

In most cases, this will solve your Verizon data problems. If you still have issues, you should contact Verizon for more help, especially if you are the only person on Verizon with this issue in your area.

How to Fix Verizon Phone Problems

When you can’t make or receive calls on your phone, it may be a problem with the settings on your phone. You may need to change the settings or update software. In some cases, you may need to wait for Verizon to fix a problem on their end.

Use the same directions outlined above to turn Airplane mode on and off to see if that solves your problems. You can also try restarting your phone.

If you can make calls, but you cannot receive them, check to make sure you don’t have Do Not Disturb turned on. On iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and make sure the moon icon is not lit up. If it is, tap on it to turn Do Not Disturb off. On most Android phones, swipe down from the top and look for a Do Not Disturb option and turn it off.

Remove the SIM card and put it back in.

Remove the SIM card and put it back in.

You can remove your SIM card and then put it back in. This can solve some problems on the iPhone and Android without the need to call Verizon. Use the steps in the section above to reset network settings, as this could remove a problem on your phone.

If you have an update for your phone, you should install it to see if it fixes your ability to make and receive calls. This is not normally the problem, but in rare cases, it can be the problem.

When all else fails, you need to contact Verizon. You can go to a store, call with another phone or use online chat.

How to Fix Verizon Texting Problems

When you cannot send texts on Verizon you can often fix this by rebooting your phone. In fact, it’s the first thing that Verizon asks you to do when you can’t send a text or a picture message on your iPhone or Android.

Turn your phone off and leave it off for a few seconds. If you have a battery that you can remove, do that while the phone is off. Turn your phone back on and see if you can send a message.

If you are using iMessages or something other than basic texting, you should look at problems with those. Sometimes you cannot send an iMessage when you have a poor signal or data issues.

You can also try removing the SIM and putting it back in, but more than likely if rebooting your phone doesn’t fix this issue you need to contact Verizon.

How to Fix Verizon Voicemail Problems

How to fix Verizon Voicemail problems.

How to fix Verizon Voicemail problems.

Verizon offers visual voicemail and normal voicemail. You may run into problems with either service and you can fix some of them on your own.

If your Voicemail indicator isn’t working, you can call voicemail using *86 on your phone, then in the main menu choose 4 and then tap 1 to turn on the message waiting indicator.

You can reset your Verizon Voicemail password easily with your phone or a computer. Login to My Verizon and then choose a new password. You can also call *611 on your phone, tap 2 and then tap 1 to change the Verizon voicemail password. You need to confirm your account, but in a minute or two, you can get a new password.

How to Fix Verizon Billing Problems

If you have a billing problem with Verizon the first thing you need to do is get an understanding of why they charged you what they did. You can often get the basic explanation of this with Customer Support online, in-store or on the phone.

The first phone call should be to find out what the charges are for. Once you know this, you can ask this representative for help. Remember to ask nicely and if they cannot help you it’s a good idea to politely hang up and call back later. If there is an honest mistake in data usage or a real billing problem it is often a matter of getting the right person on the line who can help you out.

If you cannot get help at a local store or with Verizon on the phone, you should try the Verizon Twitter Support account, which can often connect you to specialists who can help.

Another option is to reach out for Verizon Executive Customer Support. You can email the CEO of Verizon or use Elliot.org to look for the latest contacts to get help. Remember to calmly explain the problem and state what kind of resolution you want.

How to Fix Annoying Verizon Problems

How to fix other Verizon problems.

How to fix other Verizon problems.

If you run into especially annoying Verizon problems, you may need to take some additional action on your phone or even leave for another carrier.

At this point, you should go to a store to see if there is a problem with your phone. If problems are constant and reoccurring, you may be able to get a replacement device or you may need to factory reset your phone.

If you are using a very old phone, you may even need to upgrade. This isn’t often the case with Verizon problems, but if you have a lot of phone problems it could be due to a very old phone.

When it comes to constant dropped calls or other problems it may be that you live or work in an area with poor coverage. In our experience, Verizon coverage is one of the best, but there are some areas where competing companies deliver better service. If this is the case, look into deals for switching carriers. In many cases, you can go to AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint and you will not need to pay an ETF.

7 Common Verizon Problems & Fixes is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release: 5 Things to Know

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release: 5 Things to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date for PS4 and Xbox One has been delayed and today we want to fill you in on the new release date, new screenshots, and when you can expect new details about the highly anticipated game.

After years of rumors and speculation, Red Dead Redemption 2 release is confirmed though it won’t be coming out during its original release window.

Rockstar’s delayed the game as it works to get it ready for the latest generation of console hardware from Sony and Microsoft.

With Red Dead Redemption 2 release officially delayed we want to take a look at the most important things to know, right now, about the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, pre-orders, features, multiplayer, and more.

We’ll continue to update this roundup with new details to check back for regular updates in the buildup to the game’s release date.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One & PS4

Red Dead Redemption 2 is confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Developers have shifted away from the PS3 and Xbox 360 so a surprise release on those two aging consoles is unlikely. It’s unclear if the game will make it to Nintendo Wii U (doubtful), Nintendo Switch or the Windows PC.

Take-Two, Rockstar’s parent company, has said that its interested in the Nintendo Switch but that its support for the console will come down to sales.

A new report from Windows Central suggests Red Dead Redemption 2 is a 4K title for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One Scorpio.

The game will apparently join the likes of Forza 7, Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18, and Madden 18.
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Unfortunately, the Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement arrived without confirmation for Windows PC users. Rockstar’s recent announcement only mentions the Xbox One and PS4.

This doesn’t rule out Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC but this certainly isn’t sitting well with those who prefer to play Rockstar’s games on Windows.

Here are a few notes about the rumored PC Red Dead Redemption 2 release:

  • Some analysts believe the developer will release a version of the game for Windows PC down the road with one predicting a Red Dead Redemption 2 release date for PC in 2018.
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC arrived several months after it landed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • GameStop’s listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 at one point noted that “Red Dead Redemption 2 PC is coming soon” but we wouldn’t read too much into that.
  • A Denuvo database leak hints at a possible release on PC.

During an earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that consumers can expect “very significant marketing support” for Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead of its release date.

Marketing materials and posters for the game have started to arrive and none of them list a release for Windows PC.

If Red Dead Redemption is coming to the PC, we expect it to come a little bit later than the release for Xbox One and PS4.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date

The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date was at one point confirmed for the fall of 2017. Unfortunately, the game has been delayed.

Rockstar hasn’t issued a specific release date just yet but its delayed the game to the Spring of 2018. The announcement didn’t specify a specific month or day.

The company says “some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.”

It’s not clear when we’ll get an official Red Dead Redemption 2 release date for Xbox One and PS4. Rockstar says it plans to reveal new details about the game this summer though it declined to say when those announcements will take place.

Those interested in the game’s release should signup for Rockstar’s mailing list.

Pre-Orders & Deals

Retailers are already taking Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-orders ahead of the game’s Spring 2018 release date.

Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are selling the game a year in advance and those with Amazon Prime and Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked accounts can take advantage of early Red Dead Redemption 2 deals.

Those not looking to buy from a third-party can pre-order the game via Sony, the Microsoft Store, or Rockstar itself.

Note that the Red Dead Redemption 2 release dates and release times listed at these retailers are placeholder dates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order card.

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order card for Xbox One.

Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order cards have also started arriving in retail stores ahead of the game’s release.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Story, Characters, Map & More

Rockstar says that Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature an “epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland” which seems to confirm an expansive single-player mode.

The characters in the teaser above haven’t been confirmed but there’s a ton of speculation and some of it points to a potential prequel featuring the protagonist from the first game, John Marston.

There’s also a bunch of speculation about the precise decade with some sleuths predicting a plot set in the late 1890’s.

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Image from Reddit user BlueSaber80.

Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick shared some additional details about Red Dead Redemption 2 at an MKM Partners event.

He believes the time is right “for a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America.” He also says the game will feature “incredible emotional depth” with “great story elements and great gameplay elements.”

The developer says the game’s “vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”

Grand Theft Auto 5 Online arrived alongside the single-player portion of the game and it looks like Rockstar has grand designs for Red Dead Redemption as well.

The company’s reportedly registered a Red Dead Redemption Online domain ahead of the game’s launch later this year.

Zelnick recently noted that Red Dead Redemption 2 “will be driven by its quality, and I think that the ongoing success of Grand Theft Auto Online is driven by its extraordinary quality.”

When announcing the game’s delay, the company released some new Red Dead Redemption 2 pictures which you can take a look at in the gallery below.

The screenshots showcase the game’s graphics and setting including a detailed look at a pair of pist

Third-Person

Rockstar typically has used third-person view in its games though GTA 5 added in a unique first-person view.

Nothing is confirmed but here’s what Rockstar had to say about third-person and first-person during a question and answer session:

“We are excited by the response to our first effort at a first-person experience, but remain committed to third person games and may or may not use first person as a camera option in the future.

We do like to, whenever possible, give people options so they can play a game the way they like.”

New Map

In 2016, an alleged Red Dead Redemption 2 map leaked showing some of the game’s potential locations. The map first appeared on NeoGAF.

While the alleged map was later removed from the website, some users were able to save it for the world to see.
red-dead-map-leakAccording to TechRadar, this map is legit and it’s for Red Dead Redemption 2. There are numerous locations listed including The Great Plains, home to the Blackwater settlement. There are also several bodies of water, something that we didn’t see in Red Dead Redemption.

If you’re curious about how the Red Dead Redemption 2 map stacks up with the map from the original, Reddit has you covered.

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Image from Reddit user trevors685.

The image above shows how the official map from the first game stacks up, size-wise, with the leaked map for Red Dead Redemption 2.

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The above image is another interesting look at the Red Dead Redemption 1 map and the rumored Red Dead Redemption 2 map.

The map is from Reddit user cosmicgeoffry and it shows the possible geographical inspiration of the two maps.

PS4 Red Dead Redemption 2 Bonus

Sony and Rockstar have announced a partnership for Red Dead Redemption 2. Sony says that “PS4 players get first access to earn select online content in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption 2.”

It’s not clear what this content is though Sony tells PS4 owners they can expect some more details in the near future.

It’s also worth noting that the PS3 classic Red Dead Redemption is now available on PlayStation Now. PlayStation Now is available for PC which means Red Dead Redemption, and Undead Nightmare, are now playable on Windows PC for the first time.

The original Red Dead Redemption is also available on Xbox One via Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility feature.

It can be played on Windows PC thanks to a feature that allows gamers to stream games on a Windows 10 device.

1 Reason to Pre-Order Red Dead Redemption 2 & 3 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order If You Loved the First One and Want It ASAP

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Pre-Order If You Loved the First One and Want It ASAP

If you loved the first Red Dead Redemption and you know you'll want to jump into new one as soon as humanly possible, you might want to just get it over with and put in a pre-order. 

Many of you have been waiting six plus years for a new Red Dead Redemption to arrive. While Red Dead Redemption 2 probably won't feature the exact same locations and characters as the first game, it will almost certainly be set in the same world with tons of tasks to complete, places to see, and people/animals to kill. 

Rockstar's long development cycles are hard to sit through but the payoff is almost always worth it and there's a very good chance Red Dead Redemption 2 will be worth the long wait. 

The game will feature an extensive single-player campaign and it'll also feature a massive online component that will likely mirror Grand Theft Auto 5 Online. 

The developer notes that the game's "vast and atmospheric world" will provide "the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience." 

If you think you might want to start ranking up your character the second Red Dead Redemption 2 Online goes live, think about putting in a pre-order. (Presuming it arrives at launch. GTA 5 Online arrived after the game's initial release but that was the company's first stab at a massive online mode.)

If you do decide to pull the trigger, you can save some money by pre-ordering from Amazon though you need to be an Amazon Prime member.

(Note: If you aren't a member, you should be able to signup for a free Amazon Prime trial and save on a pre-order).

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release: 5 Things to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage

How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you’re running out of storage on your iPhone there are a few steps you can take to quickly free up space for new apps, videos, or a new version of iOS.

The iPhone doesn’t come with a microSD card slot which puts a greater importance on the device’s internal storage space. This is particularly true if you own an 8GB, 16GB or 32GB iPhone model. That space can fill up fast.

A full, or nearly full iPhone can be irritating because your phone will alert you if you don’t have enough space to take a photo, download a new application, or install a brand new iOS update. If you’re getting tired of seeing these alerts, you’ll want to get a handle on what’s causing the problem.

This guide will show you how to quickly free up space on your iPhone without having to delete important files or investing in additional iCloud storage.

Delete Saved Podcasts

If you’ve downloaded podcasts on your iPhone they’re probably taking up a ton of space on your device’s hard drive. If you’re done with any of your saved podcasts, delete them.

To do this you’ll want to head into the Settings app rather than Podcasts. From there go to General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage under the Storage section > Podcasts.

There you’ll see a list of the Podcasts you have saved. Tap Edit and delete anything you no longer listen to.

If you’re deep in the podcast game you might save yourself a few GB of space.

Delete Music You No Longer Need

If you use a service like Apple Music you might like to save songs to your device’s internal hard drive. These can start to add up if you aren’t careful.

Finding and deleting music you no longer listen to or no longer need to store locally should only take you a few minutes.

If you’re using Apple Music head to your Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. Find Apple Music on the list and tap it.

From there you can choose to delete individual songs with a simple swipe or, if you’d prefer to go nuclear, you can delete all of your music with a swipe on All Songs at the top of the screen.

If you’re using Spotify, deleting locally stored music is a much different process.

Instead of going into Settings you’ll need to go into the app itself and manually delete the songs, playlists, and albums stored on your device.

Delete Messages

If you send and receive lots of iMessages they might be taking up multiple GBs of hard drive space.

First, check your internal storage via Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. If you notice data from the Messages app taking up a ton of space on your iPhone, head back to Settings and scroll down and tap Messages.

Once you’re in there, scroll down to the Message History section. Tap the Keep Messages tab and make sure you’re set on 30 Days.

Warning: This will delete previously stored data so make sure you save important texts or files from within those texts before taking this step.

Delete Apps You Don’t Use

Deleting apps you no longer use is a simple but effective way to cut down on the clutter eating away at your hard drive.

Head into Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. From there you’ll need to determine what apps can stay and which apps can go.

If you determine you no longer need an app, select it from the list with a tap. From there, tap on Delete App.

You can always download the app again.

Stop Saving Two Photos

If you use your iPhone’s HDR mode you might’ve noticed that your phone saves two copies of your photos. One is an HDR version and the other is a normal version.

To put an end to double-saving, go ahead and open Settings > Photos & Camera. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Tap the toggle next to Keep Normal Photo to turn this function off. If you own an iPhone 7 Plus you’ll also see a toggle for Portrait mode. Disable that as well.

If you use Instagram, you also might be doubling up photos. In addition to the normal photo your device will also save a cropped/filtered Instagram photo.

To shut this off, open up the Instagram app. From there tap your profile tab in the bottom right corner and then tap the little gear icon in the upper right corner of your screen.

Under the Settings section, hit the toggle next to Save Original Photos to turn this function off.

Get Rid of Recently Deleted Photos & Videos

If you recently deleted a photo or a video from your iPhone that photo or video is probably still taking up space.

If you don’t want to wait a month for iOS to automatically delete your photos and videos, you’ll need to manually delete them from your phone.

To do this head into the Photos app and head to your Albums. Scroll down to the Recently Deleted album and tap on it.

From there you can select individual photos and videos to permanently delete. Or, if you’d rather get rid of them all, you can opt to delete them all.

Clear Browser History

You can also quickly free up storage space by clearing your browser’s data.

If you use Safari go into your iPhone’s Settings > Safari > and scroll down to where it says Clear History and Website Data. Tap that.

Clearing this will remove your browsing history, cookies, and other data from Safari. Your history will also be cleared from any devices signed into your iCloud account.

If that sounds like a plan, tap Clear History and Data again.

If you’re a Google Chrome user head into the app and tap the three vertical circles located in the top right corner.

Here you can select to delete Browsing History, Cookies & Site Data, Cached Images & Files, and Autofill Data.

If you’d prefer to delete everything, tap Settings > Privacy > Clear Browsing Data. From there, select them all (you’ll see a check mark on the right once you’ve done this) and then click Clear Browsing Data.

Delete Your Reading List

Safari’s offline reading mode is useful when you don’t have an internet connection but it can take up unnecessary space on your iPhone. Try clearing it to free up some space.

To clear Safari’s offline reading list on your iPhone, head into Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage.

Under the Storage section, tap Manage Storage > Safari. Next, swipe left over Offline Reading List and tap Delete to clear the cache.

To delete individual items from your reading list open up Safari, head into your Reading List and swipe left to delete anything you no longer need.

Update to iOS 10.3.2

If you declined to install iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.1, download iOS 10.3.2 to free up some space.

If you skipped iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.1, the iOS 10.3.2 update will deliver the APFS file change that first arrived on board Apple’s iOS 10.3 update. Thanks to APFS, you might see some additional free storage open up on your device.

You won’t get an extra 10GB of storage space but you could get 7GB+ of free space. We got about 2GB of space back on our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.3.2 & 9 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 10.3.2 If You Want Better Security

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Install iOS 10.3.2 If You Want Better Security

If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.3.2 update on your iPhone or iPad. 

iOS 10.3.2 brings (by our count) 23 security patches for a potential exploits. That's a ton for a small maintenance update and a great reason to install iOS 10.3.2 in the near future.

Your iOS 10.3.2 update will bring even more security features if you failed to download previous versions of iOS.

If you skipped iOS 10.3.1, your iOS 10.3.2 update will bring its security patch. If you skipped iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.2 will also bring its monster list of patches as well. 

The iOS 10.3 update delivered over 60 known patches for potential exploits. That's substantial, even for a milestone upgrade. The previous version of iOS 10, iOS 10.2.1, brought 14 known patches.

If you skipped the iOS 10.2.1 update and/or the iOS 10.2 update, know that iOS 10.3.2 brings their security patches with it as well. Again, the iOS 10.2.1 update had 14 important patches on board. You can see them all right here

If you failed to install Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.3.2 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered last year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.

These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device. 

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How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.