"I am very upset that my iPhone storage is always running out and I have to remove some of my favorite Apps. My friend told me it was because I kept taking pictures and my iPhone had been piled up with them. But I still want to keep my photos, what should I do?"- Asked by Tommy.
Although storage space gets cheaper and cheaper, it seems we always need and want more and more. It’s particularly true if you have a 16GB iPhone. If that’s the case, storage is even more precious to you and you should try to make every MB count.
Most people that have had iPhone, as well as iPad, for more than a year or two have accumulated a massive amount of photos, at least several gigabytes in size. With iPhones still only shipping with a puny 16 GB of storage by default (unless you pony up the $100 for a huge jump to the 64 GB model with the iPhone 6/6 Plus), Apple has been making a lot of money off of people looking to keep their photos and still have room to take more. In addition, when preparing to upgrade to a new phone or tablet, you might have some housecleaning to do. How do you go about saving the data and memories from a device you've operated for months or years? But there’s another option: you can optimize and compress your existing photos to make them take up less space, and recover free space for your use.
How to compress your photos from iPhone or iPad, iPod touch, so that you can free up more storage space on your devices?
iOS Data Eraser, the ideal iDevice "erase" and management application designed to permanently wipe all personal information from the device using US Military spec over-writing technology to render the data unrecoverable. With the help of this powerful program, you can compress your iOS device captured photos to reclaim more storage with a click.
Two versions are provided. Please choose the one that fit your computer operating system.
Steps to Compress Photos on iPhone iPad and iPod Touch
Step 1. Connect your iDevice to PC
First, install and launch iOS Data Eraser and connect your iPhone iPad or iPod touch to the computer with its USB cable. When your device is detected by the program, you can see the the pop-up window as below picture.
Step 2. Scan your device for the captured photos
Click on Photo Compress in the left column. In the window on the right, click Start Scan. Let iOS Data Eraser scan your iOS device for your captured photos. It only takes a few seconds to finish the scan.
When the scan is finished, all captured photos will be checked, telling you how much space you’re going to save if you compress all the checked photos. Of course, if you do not want to compress a photo, uncheck it.
Note: Before the compression, your original photos will be automatically backed up to the computer. Generally, they will be saved in the default file. If you want to change the backup path, click the setting icon at the right corner, and modify the photo backup path.
Step 3. Compress your photos on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch
After the scanning, your photos will be displayed and checked. If you do not want to compress a photo, uncheck it. When you have finished checking what you want, click "Start". Besides, space saved after the compression will be shown on the above.
When the compression is done, space you’ve saved and the storage your current photos occupied will be shown on the window.
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Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: 1GHz Intel or above, or AMD CPU
Free Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
RAM: 256 MB or above
iOS Requirement: iOS 8.0.0-8.3, iOS 7.04-7.1.2, or iOS 6.1.6(for iPhone 3GS Only)
Others: iTunes 10, iTunes 11 and iTunes 12.1
iPhone: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
iPad: iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad 1, iPad 2, The new iPad, iPad with Retina Display, iPad mini
iPod: iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5