How to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch Gallery

How to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch Gallery

Let’s be honest, we’re not going to stop taking photos or slow down. As time goes, we’ll take more and more photos. But the problem is your phone’s storage. If you have an Android phone or an iPhone with only 16 GB of storage, this can be a problem.

How to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch Gallery

The best solution would be to back up photos to services like Flickr, Google Photos, or Apple’s iCloud Photo Library. However, this means that your photos are not always on your phone. If you want to keep your photos on your device while saving space, you’ll need to compress them. Merely zipping photos up and saving them won’t help. Crunch Gallery for Android and iOS can handle the compression for you.

The Android app is more powerful than iOS because it can access core parts of the OS. This allows it to automatically crunch all the photos in your library, including new ones.

How to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch GalleryHow to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch Gallery

When you start the app, it warns you that once photos are compressed, you can’t get the originals back. It prompts you to sign up for Flickr and enable auto upload. You should do that, or use Dropbox.

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Alternatively, you can disable the automatic mode in the app and manually crunch individual photos and videos by tapping the “C” icon. The Android version of the app will automatically replace the original crunched photos.

Additionally, the app provides statistics on the amount of storage you have saved. In my experience, I saved an average of over 1 MB per photo. This means that if you have over 1000 photos, you could potentially free up several gigabytes of storage space. This is a significant amount that should not be overlooked.

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How to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch GalleryHow to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch Gallery

I have experienced the struggle of owning an Android phone with only 8 GB of storage. Therefore, I have created a guide to assist others facing the same predicament.

Crunch Gallery for iOS is a limited but useful app. You need to give it permission to access your photos, and it will scan your storage.

How to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch GalleryHow to Save Space on Your Phone With Crunch Gallery

You have to manually select all the photos and start the crunching process. Once the process is done and the app has saved the crunched photos to the Camera Roll (thankfully this is automatic), you’ll get a popup to delete original photos. To make sure they are deleted, go to the Recently Deleted album and delete all the photos manually.

Gallery Doctor: If you’re interested in getting rid of photos instead of compressing them, check out our write-up for Gallery Doctor app for Android. On iOS, free alternatives like Flic will help you do the same.

Today, what did you remove from your phone? How much lighter is it now? Share your success in the forums.

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