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How to migrate your Dropbox files to iCloud Drive, and why you may want to wait

iCloud Drive is Apple's new and improved way to get to all of your files on all of your devices. If you're all in on the Apple ecosystem, you might even want to know how to move your data over from other services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or One Drive. The good news is: There is a way to do it. However, just because you can do it, doesn't necessarily mean you should. At least not yet. So, what's the procedure and why might you want to wait?

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How to free up storage space on your iPhone or iPad with iCloud Photo Library

If you're running out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad, iCloud Photo Library can help!

iCloud Photo Library, part of Apple's iCloud service, now gives you a more convenient way to organize and store all your photos and videos across all your devices. Make an edit on your iPhone, and it's automatically updated on your iPad. Not only that, iCloud Photo Library gives you the option to only keep storage optimized copies of your photos and videos if you choose in order to save storage space. For some people, that could mean a few gigabytes of extra storage. All you've got to do is change some settings!

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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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Get storage space back on your iPhone or iPad by deleting iMessage images!

Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? Deleting old iMessage images can help! Here's how to do it fast!

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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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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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