While inbuilt memory continues to shrink and more is offered within a phone, the cost can be greater. And yes external memory cards, batteries and portable hard drives do exist but in the main an iPhone only uses internal memory for app storage, and loading images or other media from an external source takes up time as well as battery life.

We’re an intelligent bunch at CaseMad, we can provide you with the ability to design an iPhone cover in minutes. We also inform you of how to save money when deciding between inbuilt memory and external memory. To take into account that decision, let’s look at how to save space on your iPhone.


Firstly apps. The most MB hungry software on your mobile. The App repositories often contain more than one utility that does the same job. Don’t always go for the best known, most talked about on the highstreet or most downloaded. Choose one that has the least MB instead. Use the interface to find which are the biggest and ask yourself if you really need that app installed at all.

We don’t often suggest you sign up for services but if you’re a really huge music fan, you may consider storing music in the cloud instead. In fact you can use a variety of cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox or iTunes Match to store multiple documents outside of your handset. While this does save you space, you need to ensure the cost isn’t meted out via increased internet connection and exceeding download limits.

Another easy way to reduce GB usage is to regular clear your browser, photo stream, social media alerts and text message history and move old photos and videos to your computer. Remember memory is always on as a searchable function, so the more full your GB the more battery life you are using too, so managing space can help in extending your battery life too.