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  1. iMore Question's Avatar
    i can not update garageband on my iPhone 6s plus because of low memory how can i expand my memory
    03-19-2016 01:30 AM
  2. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    You'll either need to remove some music/photos/apps from the phone, or buy a new phone with more memory.

    Be sure to check out this article too. It may help. How to find and remove 'Other' files from iPhone and iPad | iMore
    03-19-2016 01:40 AM
  3. Samuel Orris's Avatar
    I also face this problem. Then what can I do now?
    03-19-2016 05:21 AM
  4. rambo47's Avatar
    The iPhone's memory is NOT upgradable. You either make room by deleting apps/files (especially movies/videos) or buy a new device with enough storage.
    03-21-2016 04:36 PM
  5. WolfBanner87's Avatar I purchased one of these for my iPhone . Moved all my music and photos to it. Freed up a lot of space
    03-22-2016 08:19 AM
  6. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    That's why after originally getting the 16GB....I went back and exchanged it for the 128 version. It'll last forever, as I do not store music on my phone, and photo's all sync to my google photos app on the phone,and once I assure they're there, I delete from my phone. I can install TONS of apps though, with no worries. :-D
    03-22-2016 09:36 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If you refer to storage space, you can't. You can delete stuff so you can add new stuff.
    03-22-2016 10:04 AM
  8. jhstewart0716's Avatar
    You either have to back files up on your computer or upgrade the phone
    03-22-2016 01:38 PM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    You can try and exchange your phone.
    03-23-2016 05:56 AM
  10. nnahorski's Avatar
    The only way you can do this is to buy an iPhone with more storage out of the box, or delete apps/pictures/files to clear space. If you're within the 14-day return period you can exchange for a model with more storage, or check out sites like swappa to buy used and sell your current iPhone to make up most of the cost.
    03-23-2016 07:33 AM
  11. J_Thomas's Avatar
    When you say memory are you talking RAM or are you talking about storage space? If you're talking memory, it is not possible to add more.
    03-24-2016 09:31 AM
  12. tsparks1's Avatar
    When you say memory are you talking RAM or are you talking about storage space? If you're talking memory, it is not possible to add more.
    You can't upgrade either.
    03-24-2016 10:17 AM
  13. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I have have the 64GB version and I use OneDrive (1TB); all of my photos and videos auto upload. I also download to my 12TB every so often.

    I try not to store a lot on my phone for long periods.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    03-27-2016 10:11 PM
  14. shanghaichica's Avatar
    You could purchase more iCloud storage and upload things to iCloud Drive like videos and music. You could access them through iCloud Drive on your phone but you would need an Internet connection to do that.
    03-28-2016 04:03 AM
  15. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    I have the 64GB version. It's by far large enough for what I do. I also purchased the 50GB iCloud storage plan with it so I can have my phone back up things to it and use it to make more space on my phone if necessary.
    03-29-2016 11:53 AM
  16. tsparks1's Avatar
    I've seen some third paety memory "expanders" floating around the interwebs, basically they are just flash drives that attach via the lightening connector. Wish I could remember where I saw them and I'd link back to them but the old memory ain't what it used to be the old memory ain't what it used to be.
    03-29-2016 02:46 PM
  17. rk249's Avatar
    Mophie has a case that adds storage and charges your battery, you just move media and photos to it. Switch to streaming music that should free up space. Also there are wifi connected hard drives from companies like seagate which you use.
    03-30-2016 06:14 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Memory is RAM. You mean storage space. Delete some things.
    anon(7901790) likes this.
    03-30-2016 06:48 AM
  19. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Memory is RAM. You mean storage space. Delete some things.
    Agreed. In all honesty, I thought I would miss having a microSD card slot, but I don't. Like I said previously, I have Office 365 which comes with 1TB of OneDrive, and the every so often I off load photos on my NAS. I also have a Western Digital My Passport Wireless.

    I have 170GB of music. I obviously can't upload my entire collection. I do have it uploaded to OneDrive and can access it through Microsoft Groove.

    About the only advantage having the ability of expanding storage is that allows users to not have to stream as much music/video. If you are among the very large population that has limited data, then I can see how that could become problematic.
    03-31-2016 03:50 PM
  20. LoucyC's Avatar
    Firstly you should know what exactly is using up your iphone space, to know this, go to Settings -> General -> Storage & iCloud -> Manage Storage.

    Then, you can delete some unwanted apps. And for useful apps, uninstall and reinstall them, by this way the app caches and other related junk files will be removed., so as to get some iphone storage.

    Another fast way, is to transfer your data to icloud and delete them on your iphone.

    Well, there are also freewares to deleting junk files and temporary files, you can have a try.
    05-17-2016 03:44 AM
  21. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    Don't forget about iCloud. You can use it to manage space used by your photos. In the Photo and Camera settings, if you select Optimize iPhone Storage, it will move the originals of your photos to iCloud and store them there, rather than the phone itself.

    Not sure how much space your photos are taking up, but this may help.
    Last edited by Chuck_IV; 05-18-2016 at 09:08 AM.
    05-17-2016 08:22 AM

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