It's 2015, and the entry level phones from both Apple and Google still come with only 16GB of storage. It's an unreasonably tiny amount for anyone who regularly uses their phone to take photos and videos, or play games, or even just install a lot of apps. That includes myself, and yet — because I refuse to pay for additional space — I continue to find myself with a phone that's inching ever closer to full storage.
But over the past few years, I've gotten a lot better at managing what's on my phone so that I never hit the 16GB mark — in large part thanks to some helpful new apps. It's a bit of a hassle, but it's worth it if you want to save $50-$100 or so when buying your next phone. Here are six key things to do to keep your storage down. Most of you are probably using 16GB iPhones, but these suggestions all work for Android phones as well.