Here’s a quick guide to finding how much space you have and how you’re using it for your mobile device, computer, Apple Watch, and a few of the most popular cloud storage services. If you’re running out of space, consider buying a network attached storage drive.
HOW TO CHECK THE STORAGE ON YOUR MAC
• Click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner.
• Select About this Mac.
• Choose Storage. Wait a moment while your computer calculates how much space you have and how much you’re using. You will see how much space you’re using and how much is free on a color-coded graph. Hover over any color to see more information about what it means. The white section is your free space. Click Manage to see a more detailed breakdown of your storage usage, plus some suggestions for how to minimize it. From this window, you can easily dive into any section to see the individuals files that are taking up space and delete them.
HOW TO CHECK THE STORAGE ON YOUR WINDOWS PC
• Go to Setting > System > Storage. Or simply type Storage into the Windows search bar.
• Next, you can see the breakdown of used space versus free space on your local disk, with additional information about various file types. Click any of them to get more information and manage them.
• Windows also offers a quick option for gaining some space: Storage Sense. This feature helps you automatically clean up your storage when space gets low. You can also run it manually. It lets you automatically delete files in the trash after the amount of time you set and delete previous versions of Windows that may be hanging around.
HOW TO CHECK THE STORAGE ON YOUR IPHONE OR IPAD
• Go to Settings > General > iPhone/iPad Storage. Then wait a moment for your device to calculate the breakdown of your storage usage.
• Similar to how macOS shows your storage, you see it on an iPhone and iPad as a color-coded bar.
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