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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: May 16, 2017

Old Text Messages Take Space!

One of the most common pleas for help I get almost daily is from folks that keep running out of space on their smartphones.

It’s an even bigger problem for iPhone users because there is no option to expand the memory like you can on many Android smartphones.

Dumping unnecessary apps will certainly free up a little room, but deleting old pictures and video will free up a lot more.

Getting rid of videos in particular will free up a larger amount of space since a two-minute video can take as much space as 80-100 images.

But an area of the phone that most users don’t think about are all those old text messages, especially if they came with photos and videos as attachments.

My wife’s smartphone had over five GBs of valuable space taken by old her text messages because so many of them photos and videos attached.

If you are one of the many struggling with an ongoing space problem, I’ve published a column with tips for freeing up storage on your smartphone at