5 Best Solutions to increase iPhone / iPad Storage Memory

Last Updated: May 13, 2017

Do you have an iPhone or iPad with low storage memory or getting memory full warning? There are several cheapest solutions to extend your iPhone memory even up to 128GB.

Usually, iPhone HDR Images and Slow Motion Videos are the one filling your iPhone storage memory quickly. These solutions will help to save your media files like photos and videos to an extended memory. Thus your iPhone storage memory can utilize to save the iOS apps and iTunes files.

You can use hardware connected or WiFi connected memory to expand the storage of the device. The wireless based solution will be best for you if you have unlimited data plan or you are living under 24/7 WiFi network.

The hardware solutions connect your phone through iPhone’s Lighting USB port. This will make your phone bit bulky in size with this hardware gadgets. Since this device connecting directly to your phone, you can use this device to transfer data without any WiFi network.

Wireless based Solutions to extend iPhone / iPad Memory

Wireless based memory can connect to your iPhone or iPad through the Wi-Fi or 3G/4G network. Your memory device need additional power supply to operate and establish connection with iOS device unless it is cloud based.

Cloud based solutions

Cloud based solutions will work best to backup your contacts, photos and videos from your iOS device. Apple offer iCloud storage up to 5GB free for every iDevice users that is suitable to backup your contacts and iPhone settings. If you want to save your media files and other large files, you may need to purchase additional iCloud storage or use other cloud based solutions like Dropbox, Google drive, Box etc. There are several free Cloud Services to upload and backup iOS Photos and videos that you can depend on.

External hard drive connected on Wi-Fi network

External hard disks are the other possible solution to expand your device memory. These hard disks are coming with USB ports or built in Wi-Fi to connect to the phone.

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These hard disks can act as additional memory disks connected in Wi-Fi network and can be utilized to backup your iPhone media files. These built in Wi-Fi based hard disks can connect directly to your iPhone without any additional WiFi router.

Wireless Flash drives for iOS devices

Wireless Flash drives are coming with built in Wi-Fi and internal battery that let you to connect between other Wi-Fi devices and transfer files. This new technology basically let you to connect more than one devices to this stick through WiFi network to transfer data.

sandisk wifi flashWith this Wireless Flash drive in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media and transfer files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos to and from your iPhone or iPad device.


Sandisk offers this Wireless stick for iPhone with a capacity from 32Gb to 200GB space with 6-7 hours battery life. SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick lets you stream video or music to as many as three other devices at the same time, or gives you access to all your stuff from the pocket of your jeans.

Wired Solutions to extend iPhone / iPad Memory

Hardwired solutions are coming with 2 different technologies. Once solution is the Flash memory stick that can directly connect to iPhone or iPad Lightning USB post. The second option is the battery extended pack with additional memory.

Flash drives with lighting connector

The lightning port sticks are just like a USB drive works with iPhones and iPads with Lightning connector and iOS 7.1 and higher.

ios flash sticks

These devices can transfer the data faster than wireless and does not need any additional battery to operate. You can auto sync photos and videos from the camera roll when connected and also watch popular format videos directly from the drive.


You can’t connect this device permanently on you device, since your device port need to connect your charger cable to recharge your phone. Also this device may not fit in your pocket connected with your iPhone.

iPhone Memory Expansion with battery pack

This wonderful technology is a three-in-one solution packed with external battery, extended memory and protection cover for your iPhone. The additional memory offered with these device is coming as built in memory with the battery pack.

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You can pick your device based on your use and purpose. If you are the one traveling a lot with your iPhone, the best solution will be the battery back up model. If you are staying at home most of the time, then cloud based solutions will be the best bet.

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