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iPhone Trick Lets You Delete Photos Without Losing Them Forever

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iPhone Trick Lets You Delete Photos Without Losing Them Forever

iPhone users are likely to have fallen victim to the lack of memory that is the bane of many Apple fans' lives. But we have good news.

The days of deleting photos when you want to download an app are behind you, fellow iPhone user - the tech giant has recently revealed a little hack for you to get the most out of your storage.

The trick involves making use of your iCloud function and lets you back up photos, videos and other files to the cloud.

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Usually, iCloud syncs automatically with with your phone, so it means that if you delete a photo, it will also be wiped from your iCloud too.

Guess what though, you can easily decouple them, meaning all your precious photos (and selfies, you vain so and sos) will be safe and sound for the rest of time - even if they're gone from your phone.

All you have to do is go to Settings on your phone and tap your name at the top.

Then go to iCloud, Photos and then tap on iCloud Photos. Go on to Photos and there you have the option to toggle so that they don't show up.

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You can then delete photos from your phone and they will stay on iCloud.

Apple explained: "iCloud Photos keeps every photo and video you take in iCloud automatically, so you can access your library from any device, whenever you like. Any changes you make to your collection on one device change on your other devices too."

One thing worth noting though is that if you do reconnect your iPhone to iCloud, the deletions will carry through so use with caution.

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Another good way to optimise space on your phone is, unsurprisingly, to use the Optimise Storage option.

Apple added: "iCloud Photos keeps all your photos and videos in their original, high-resolution version. You can save space on your device when you turn on Optimise Storage."

It's quick and easy to turn this on, just go to Settings > Your name > iCloud > Photos > Optimise iPhone Storage.

Apple recently unveiled its new iPhone 12 models, which will not only feature 5G and Apple's new A14 Bionic chip, but also promise to be Apple's toughest and strongest phones yet - although controversially, they won't come with a power adapter.

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After weeks of leaks and rumours, Apple CEO Tim Cook debuted the iPhone 12 range at Apple's virtual launch event today, introducing the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Topics: Technology, iPhone

Amelia Ward
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