Cloud Storage VS Local Storage

We’ve all gotten that message that say’s we’re running out of storage, but it can be frustrating to figure out how and why this is happening. See the break down below on how to check and manage your storage:

Cloud storage is a server farm likely based in North Carolina that stores all your pictures and videos that you have taken on your iPhone. By using the cloud you get access to your photos on all your Apple devices and a peace of mind that they are backed up in case something were to happen to your phone. You pay Apple monthly for this service.

To check how your Cloud storage is being used from your iPhone go to

Your Name at the top iCloud
Manage Storage

On the other hand, Local Storage refers to the capacity of the iPhone you purchase (64GB, 128GB etc). This houses your music, apps, text messages, books & podcasts.

To check how your Local Storage is being allocated go to

iPhone Storage

Cloud Storage Pro Tip:

If multiple family members are paying for cloud storage, pick the family member that has the largest plan to share and consolidate storage plans.

Local Storage Pro tip:

If your Local Storage is being used up by Photos, go to iCloud settings to Optimize Photo Storage.

how to clean up your Photo Library

There are duplicate photos and then there are similar photos, and in the end we typically just want to keep one version of that shot. Here are a few tips on how to clean up similar/duplicate pictures from piling up.

  • Whether it’s a selfie, or a group family shot, mark the picture you’d like to keep as a favorite.

  • Decide in the moment which photo you like best and delete the others right away.

  • Select multiple photos on your phone, by dragging your finger across the screen.

  • Still need help? Contact Genius on the Go and they can provide a work flow to efficiently clean

    up your library.

How to avoid email hackers

Genius on the Go’s tips on how to avoid email hackers

Email Spoofing/Phishing is a method where hackers trick users to think an email is coming from a legitimate source in order to capture sensitive information such as Usernames, Passwords, Credit Cards, and in some cases take control of the computer. Here are 3 tips on how to identify and prevent your information from getting stolen:

  • If you are not expecting the email do not click any links in the body. Instead, go directly to official company website to access your account.

  • Verify the full email address of the sender, especially the second part after the @, if it doesn’t look legitimate, it most likely isn’t. 

  • Take a screenshot and call your tech support.


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