Storage space on your iPhone is precious. Even with the endless possibilities that services like iCloud and Dropbox can provide, there’s still a finite amount of space on your phone itself. If you’re looking to free up space in a hurry, perhaps to capture your kid’s Little League game or first ballet recital, there’s an easy way to clear out your iPhone’s Camera Roll. Before you wipe your device clean, though, make sure to back up any photos or videos you want to keep. Once you’re all set, head into the Settings app, find the Usage option in the General section. Scroll down to Photos & Camera, where you’ll see the amount of storage your digital memories are using. To clear them from your phone, swipe your finger across the Camera Roll icon to reveal a Delete button. Clearing your Camera Roll is irreversible, though, so be absolutely sure everything you want is backed up. After you tap delete, your iPhone is ready to use again… and fill up with new memories.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.