Apparently I take an insane amount of photos of my most adorable R. How can I not? Look at that face!
Ok so maybe thousands of photos a month is a little overboard but when you do your own monthly baby photos you understand that the more photos the better. Could I delete the “bad” photos? Yes, but seeing that baby booty crawling away or the rage in my screaming baby’s face is as much a part of her life as the happy smiling infant I put on display. So I keep every last photo.
So that brings us back to what happens when I fill up my phone’s memory with thousands of photos and videos. I first attempted to upload my pictures to the iCloud but when I calculated the insane amount of photos and videos times (hopefully) multiple children I realized that wasn’t going to work. Sure, I could put them all on my computer but what would happen to all these memories when the computer inevitably crashed? They would be gone and I would be crushed.
That’s what brought me to a scary cross road of paying an insane amount of money to store my photos or store them in a way that I would eventually lose them. This is when having an IT genius for a husband comes in handy. He says to me, “Didn’t you know you could upload all your photos to Amazon Prime Photo?” And through my tears I said, “Are you kidding me?!?” This whole time we have had Amazon Prime and he failed to mention this was something I could use!
After downloading the convenient app on my phone, I set my photos to upload to Amazon’s cloud. It took days to upload all the pictures because I only uploaded at night while I slept. Now, I upload once or twice a month and all my photos are safe.
But there was still the problem of all the videos I had. Amazon only gives you 5 GB free video storage and that is just not enough! Mr. IT genius came to my rescue again and ordered an external hard drive to put the videos on. I uploaded the videos to my computer then transferred them to the external hard drive.
Once everything was uploaded, I deleted all my pictures and expected that to be the end of it. But I still got the dreaded message that I couldn’t take any more photos. At that point, I was having a major break down. I’m deleting apps and restarting my phone and still nothing is fixing the problem. Then I realized there is a “recently deleted” folder on my phone and it was keeping all those pictures and videos. Once I cleared out that folder my phone was finally relieved of its photo and video burden (until the next photoshoot).
So, if you have Amazon Prime utilize their photo storage and store videos on an external hard drive and your phone will never give you that “Cannot Take Photo” message!
Do you take too many pictures with your phone? What is your solution?