Things you should do before 2018 with your Gallery/Photos on your mobile phone

Let us all agree that we in this generation with the modern smartphones take a lot of photos, save screenshots, save photos from the web, save photos from Pinterest, receive photos / video on WhatsApp, and other messengers. Most importantly, multiple edits of one photo (I have a lot of them myself).

If you have a new mobile phone or just a few months old, you can do this in the following year.

It is the last month of the year 2017. What I usually do is the following to allow me clear a lot of clutter and make room /space to take more photos with a different perspective in the fresh year to come, 2018.

Why should I do this?

Doing this allows you to organize and declutter thereby increasing memory. This also increases your mobile phone’s performance. Preserving and saving your precious memories (backup). Quick access to the new photos you would click.

What should I do?

A few things you can do to bring in the New Year in terms with your mobile photography.

a. Review your photos

Find some time at leisure as this could depend on how much of photos you have may have in your Gallery or Albums. It sure is going to be a good trip down the memory lane during this year.

Launch your Photos or Gallery, and scroll to the first photo in your mobile phone. Scroll down and have a look at the photos you have captured month by month.

Get a fair idea of what is important to you and what is not.

(If it gets you drowned into all of it, you can take a backup and review it on your PC / laptop at a later time.)

b. Backup or save your memories

A regular backup of your memories is quite important. You can’t rely on your phone to work forever or may not have unlimited memory to save all your photos unless you have the Pixel 2 by Google which allows you to save unlimited photos with Google Photos.

Backup your photos using your PC / Laptop

iPhone users – Connect your iPhone to your Mac. Launch Photos and import them into your machine.

Android users – Connect your phone to your machine and use your explorer to copy the desired photos into your machine.

Backup your photos using Internet (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)

Install the Dropbox app, and easily sync files to your Dropbox account. If you do not have an account, click here to create one.

Install the Google Drive, and sync your files. If you are an Android user, you already should have this app.

c. Copy important files to your PC

Not necessarily only photos could be important, you could have taken photos of documents, or a bill, or anything that has information on it that you could use later. I personally do, so look for those files and save them into your machine.

d. Delete apps that you don’t use

When I read about mobile photography on the Internet, and notice that someone talks about an app, I usually install it on my phone to try it. Not all the apps you would use on your mobile. This is the right time to delete or uninstall the apps that you seldom use.

e. Delete the photos from your mobile after you sync or transfer

Once you know are sure your photos are safe and saved secure, you can make some space in your phone for the new set of memories to be captured.


About the author

Antony Pratap

Photographer providing niche services in India. I love how mobile phones are being well equipped with cameras and apps for taking better photos. I personally use an iPhone but love Android too. I write articles on how to take better photos and how to edit them professionally using your mobile phone. What do you think of this article? :)