How to expand your iPhone storage

We’ve all run out of storage on our phones before.  Here we give you 4 tips for expanding your iPhone storage easily! If you don’t want to read the full article we recommend using Amazon Prime Photos, free with your prime subscription.

USB Stick for your iPhone
Everyone is familiar with a USB stick and so these devices sell well. They behave in exactly the same way as a normal USB stick (you put it into the USB slot of your computer and load up your files), however they also have an iPhone connector so you can slot it into your iPhone too. You usually download an additional app from the AppStore to access the stick on your iPhone. There are lots out there, but it is good to have Apple certification. For this reason we recommend the iDiskk (click here to see it) which, with certification, gives you 64GB of storage.

Network Attached Storage over wifi
If you are just concerned with accessing files whilst you are at home, then a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is for you. These have the benefit of massive storage (think terabytes) but they are generally not portable. They usually hook into your home wifi; once this is done you can access them via your home computer or an app on your mobile device. We find these quite clunky solutions, only really needed if you need huge storage space. If you were to go for one we’d recommend the 5TB Seagate Personal Cloud which is good value for money.

Storage case
If you’re happy with making your phone a little larger then there are some great phone cases which add storage capacity to your phone. They essentially have a memory card inside the case, which plugs into you phone as you slip the case onto it. This is particularly good as you’ll always have you additional storage with you when you are out and about. We like this case from KUNER (click here to see it) as it gives you three things in one:

  1. Phone protection – this is a case after all so it will still protect your phone
  2. Storage – it gives you 16GB of extra storage which is the boost you probably need
  3. Battery – it even has a built in battery pack which will juice up your phone on the go

The KUNER case comes in three colors (black, white and pink).

Cloud Storage
This option is great if you don’t want any extra physical hardware to carry out. A cloud storage solution can automatically back up your data and keep your files accessible so long as you have a web connection. Rather than storing your files on the phone, they are stored on the cloud service provider’s servers (with all their advanced & secure backup systems). There are many cloud storage providers out there, but we’re recommending Amazon’s Prime Photos storage system. This is because it works across multiple platforms (unlike iCloud which is tied to your iPhone) and you get completely unlimited photo storage with your Amazon Prime subscription. Amazon Prime costs a few dollars per month but is worth is as you get free same day delivery (which earns your money back immediately), a subscription to amazon’s video service, early access to deals and loads more. Sign up for prime here (free for 30 days anyway) and then after that, sync up your Amazon Prime Photos with your iPhone.

The Verdict

We’re not fans of unnecessary additional hardware, so we’re going with the cloud storage option.  Amazon Prime Photos is particularly good because you get unlimited photo storage with your prime subscription (which you really should have if you buy stuff online – get it here if you don’t) and you can use it across multiple platforms.

If you don’t want to go down the cloud route then we suggest you buy the Kuner case with its built in protection, storage and battery.

Huawei Launches Cloud Open Labs, Cooperating with Industry Players to Accelerate All Cloud Evolution and Enable Digital Transformation

LANGFANG, China, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today launched its Cloud Open Labs in the presence of 19 leading global operators, industry organizations and partners, including the Linux Foundation, Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), China Association of Communication Enterprises, Accenture, Red Hat, VMware and Wind River.




As part of Huawei’s commitment to open, evolution and innovation, the Cloud Open Labs – with interconnected facilities across four labs – aim to enable operators’ business success. These centers will provide the foundation for integrating and verifying solutions which enable the All Cloud transformation.

Jim Lu, President of Global Technical Service, Huawei, said, “Digital transformation has been widely recognized in the industry as a necessity. Huawei advocates the All Cloud Strategy, aiming to build efficient networks and develop agile advantages to help operators provide their end users with a Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social (ROADS) experience. Our Cloud Open Labs will establish an industry ecosystem and support open collaboration, allowing operators, industry organizations and partners to jointly address the challenges of digital transformation. Our Cloud Open Labs will also support Huawei’s All Cloud Strategy. Huawei Global Technical Service will continuously increase investment in consulting and system integration in an effort to enable operators to tap into unlimited opportunities in the trillion-dollar digital market.”

Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, said, “It is important to have a cross-vendor, cross solution, open platform where individual developers, vendors, and service providers can get together to test interoperability, to do proof of concepts, and to really enable this open source software to meet their customer’s expectations and to meet the expectations that will really drive demand in the future of the network.”

Deng Lingli, OPNFV China Ambassador, said, “NFV technology is developing rapidly, but the industry is facing the challenges of inconsistent interface protocols and industry standards. OPNFV will continuously promote open industry collaboration to accelerate the commercialization of NFV services.”

Huawei has connected its four open labs and built a unified digital operations platform to support operators’ network evolution and operations transformation. These open labs include the Global Network Evolution and Experience Center (GNEEC), the NFV Open Lab, the SDN Open Lab and the DC Open Lab. These Cloud Open Labs enable Huawei to innovate solutions jointly with operators, industry organizations, and partners, and achieve mutual certification and authorization together with partners. So far, the labs have worked with over 40 partners for solution integration and verification. They have also completed pre-verification for over 550 projects, and pursued joint innovation in conjunction with Wind River, VMware, Red Hat and Accenture.

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