Welcome to the world of “Storage Limit is Almost Full”
I know we live in a society where we are lucky to have phones, especially cell phones! Best invention? Or a headache? Or are we just becoming accustomed to the ever-changing world of technology?
Technology moves so fast that it’s hard to keep up unless tech gear is your thing. However, for an everyday casual tech user like myself, I need something that can just get the job done. THAT’S IT!
So talking about my Wind Plan in my last post, I decided to bring in a new iPhone, since only a 5 or 6 version could work with their system. I decided I didn’t want to invest a ton of money into the new iPhone 6. It had so many features that A. Yes, did sound amazing, but B. Did I really need them?
So I got iPhone 5C and the only amount of space they offered was 8GB. Now I know I said 5GB…so let me explain:
After all their stupid apps they have that NO ONE USES! Or do they? I’m just generalizing the world, but I know NO ONE that uses iBooks or Health or that weird magazine rack they used to have! Shitty you can’t delete it, because it takes up space and then add-on their software updates which leaves you with approximately 5GB of storage.
This is my current Usage right now. I have 1.2 GB storage remaining. I don’t need a shit ton of apps. I just need my Gmail, Text, Calling and Google Maps (I’m directionally challenged).
My luxury apps are: Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, VSCO Cam and CP Pro. I like taking pictures.
I currently only have 13 pictures on my phone.
Working with approximately 5GB of storage allows me to be a minimalist with my apps I choose to have on my phone as a luxury. It allows me to keep track of which pictures are important and which ones I don’t really need. Also, it’s super helpful because I upload my pictures right away on my Dropbox to my computer to organize files by date and location. Who hates uploading 100 images of brunch with friends and trying to delete the ones you hate?
Yes, I did hate the sign that says “Storage Almost Full” every single day since I bought it. And yes I wanted to throw my phone. BUT…. that sign is just a reminder I have stuff on my phone that I don’t really need and it won’t work unless I minimize it.
In the end having no phone would be what the die-hard minimalist would hope for… but let’s take it one step at a time. Life ain’t no cabin in the woods yet.