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How to quickly delete images in the iOS 8 Messages app

Prior to iOS 8, deleting images in individual message threads was tricky business. There wasn't an easy way to view all of them at once which made deleting more than one at a time a pretty tough task. Luckily, the details view in iOS 8 changes all of that and makes it super simple to delete lots of images and attachments at once, an incredibly useful trick if you need to free up some storage space in a hurry!

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How to edit expiration settings for audio messages in iOS 8

Audio messages, introduced in iOS 8, allow you to send short voice clips via iMessage. They're incredibly easy to use and receive which should make them a popular option when folks are unable to text. However, they can take up far more storage space than regular text-based messages. That's why you're able to edit automatic expiration settings for audio messages to suit your needs.

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How to save space on your iPhone by setting video messages to expire in iOS 8

iOS 8 adds some storage friendly features that allow you to make sure the Messages app isn't wreaking as much havoc as it previously could. One of the ways iOS now helps you conserve storage is by letting you set video messages to automatically expire after a period of time. As we all know, video can be a huge storage hog and keeping tons of video messages in text threads can quickly eat through gigabytes of space before you know it. Here's how you can prevent it from ever happening again:

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How to set messages to automatically delete themselves in iOS 8

One of the largest culprits when it comes to chewing through the storage on your iPhone or iPad is the Messages app. From regular text messages to iMessages to photos, videos, and audio notes, they all take up space. In some cases, several gigabytes. However, iOS 8 brings with it an awesome feature that lets you set messages to delete automatically after a set amount of time. That means more storage space freed up regularly without you actually having to think about it!

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Not enough storage space on your iPhone or iPad to install iOS 8? Here's how to fix it!

Trying to install iOS 8 to your iPhone or iPad but getting a not enough storage message? Not only can we help you figure out what is eating up your storage space, we can also make some suggestions on how to remedy it so you can get back to installing iOS 8, error free!

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How to free up iCloud storage by deleting app data you don't need

If you back up multiple devices to iCloud, or you just have a lot of photos and videos, you may run into issues creating backups when you start running out of space. How to free up more space is one of the most common questions I get asked by friends and family on a regular basis. Aside from clearing out old iMessages and dumping photos and videos to your computer, you can also delete data that apps store in iCloud via the Documents & Data section, especially for apps that you may not even use or have installed anymore.

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How to quickly delete photos and videos to free up storage on your iPhone or iPad

It's all too easy for the Camera Roll on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to grow out of control. The list grows incredibly, uselessly long and photos and videos end up eating up a ton of your storage space. If you have only 8GB or 16GB, or even 32GB there can come a time when you have to delete the old photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad in order to free up space for the new ones. You might even have to do it regularly! Luckily, Apple makes it fairly easy to delete large batches of photos or videos and reclaim your storage space!

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Running out of hard drive space on your Mac? Here's how to fix it!

Running out of hard drive space is incredibly annoying. OS X needs a good amount of free space to function properly so as things get full not only will you be unable to download or transfer large files, you'll start to get panicked warnings from the operating system. While hard drives keep getting bigger and cheaper, solid state drives do not. If you have a 2TB HD in your machine you'll be okay for longer. If you have a 128, 256, or even 512GB SSD, however, things can get full and fast. So what do you do? If you can't or simply don't want to upgrade your HD or SSD drive to something bigger, the first step is identifying what's causing the problem, then figuring out what you get rid of to free back up that precious empty space!

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How to find and delete duplicate files on your Mac

No one likes to find themselves running out of hard drive space on their Mac. Weeding through files and deciding what to delete and what to keep is a painful process and one that none of us likes. One of the biggest causes of wasted space are duplicate files. Luckily there are a few easy ways to locate them and clear them out, in turn saving yourself some valuable disk space. Here's how!

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How to upload multiple files at once to Dropbox for iOS

Dropbox is not only a convenient way to store files from your computer for access anywhere, but a convenient service to free up some physical storage space on your iPhone or iPad. Lots of third party apps support uploading files to your Dropbox. For photos and videos from your Camera Roll, if you don't want to use the instant upload feature Dropbox offers, you can also choose to just upload multiple photos and videos of your choosing only when you want.

Here's how:

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