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How to expand the iPod Touch memory

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How to expand the iPod Touch memory: Unlike other portable media players, Apple ‘s iPod Touch does not provide for memory expansion via microSD. This means that when you are running out of space you have to resort to alternative solutions, such as the cancellation of the “heavier” applications and the use of cloud storage services.

If you too are in such a situation and, while trying to “lighten” the iTunes music library, you need more space on your portable player, here are some indications on how to expand the memory of the iPod Touch that could be useful .

If you want to know how to expand the memory of the iPod Touch , the first step I recommend you take is to free up some space by deleting unnecessary data and applications from the device. To do this, go to the iOS Settings and select the General item from the screen that opens, then go to the Use section and wait for the list of apps that occupy more space on the iPod’s memory to load.

At this point, all you have to do is analyze according to your needs what are the apps that you can delete from the device, paying attention to those that occupy a larger portion of memory. Usually, the elements that consume more space on the memory of a terminal such as the iPod Touch are the games and the photo library . The former can be easily deleted by selecting their name and pressing the Delete app button on the screen that opens.

As for the photo library, however, the story is different. Assuming you don’t want to delete all the photos you’ve taken with your iPod, you need to open the iOS Pictures app and select the Camera Roll to sort the pictures that can be deleted from the player. To delete photos from iPod Touch, just select the Edit item located at the top right, put the check mark next to the previews of all the images to be deleted and press first on the red Delete button (located at the bottom right) and then on the button Delete foreground photos on the screen. The same process also applies to videos of course.

Another way to expand the memory of the iPod Touch , albeit virtually, is to install one of the many cloud storage applications available on the App Store on the device . If you don’t know what I’m referring to, I’m talking about applications that are also compatible with PCs and tablets that allow you to have a sort of online hard disk on which to keep your files and always have them at hand regardless of the device used. In this way, you will be able to access documents, music, videos and any other type of file without actually having them on the iPod memory.

As just said, there are many applications dedicated to cloud storage on the App Store. Here are some examples:

  • Dropbox – one of the most popular and reliable cloud storage services in the world. It is available for all major desktop and mobile platforms and has no limits on the types of files that can be kept in it. In the basic version, it offers 2GB of free storage but you can get more storage by enrolling other people through links that are generated in your user profile or by participating in competitions that are launched annually on the Dropbox site. If you want to know more, read the guide on how to use Dropbox that I published some time ago on the blog.
  • Google Drive – another service that needs no introduction. Google’s online hard drive is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iPhone / iPad and offers 5GB of free storage for all users. As with Dropbox, there are paid plans to increase the online space available and allow you to store documents, images, videos or other files.
  • SugarSync – although less famous than Dropbox or Google Drive, SugarSync offers the same reliability in terms of online storage and allows you to store any type of file for a maximum of 5GB (free). Paid and client plans are available for both Windows PC and Mac and Android devices.