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MOM TO MOM: Tired of the 'cannot take photo' message? 4 ways to store your photos and free up space

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 14:58:43-04
As usual, your child is doing something adorable. You grab your iPhone, hit the button and swipe left for quick access to the camera. Then it pops up.
 
Cannot Take Photo. There is not enough available storage to take a photo. You can manage your storage in settings.
 
Total buzzkill. By then, the moment has passed. You open your phone and start deleting some of the photos. Maybe five of the same picture when you were trying to get just the right take. Or screenshots of things you took to remember them later. Or the 75 selfies your child snapped while on burst mode. 
 
Your iCloud storage is full and there's no quick fix. We found four apps you can download right now so you can back up those photos to avoid this problem in the future, and it doesn't include plugging in your phone!
 
Did you know Google has an app that you can download and back up unlimited photos and videos for free? Unlimited! So go ahead, back up those 75 selfies and you can delete later if you want to. It also makes neat collages and GIFS. You can access the pictures from your phone, tablet, or computer.   
 
Amazon offers 5 GB of storage to all Amazon users, and unlimited for Prime members! Like Google Photo, they are also organized automatically. You can even order prints, and other keepsakes right from your Prime Photos account on your computer. You can view the pictures on all of your Amazon devices.  
 
Is there really any place more accessible to store photos? A couple of years ago, the company launched Moments. It's an easy way to store and share photos. You can sync Moments photos with friends too, which would come in handy for group photos so you don't have to take five of the same shots with five different phones. Your other option through Facebook is to make a private album and stash them there. Just click on photos, create album and after you upload your first photo you can click 'only me' in the bottom right hand corner. Remember, the photos uploaded to Facebook are compressed.
 
Dropbox isn't just for your desktop or laptop. You can download the Dropbox app and your photos will automatically upload. They're sorted by date, with the most recent at the top. But, Dropbox is making some changes to its current system. The Photos page is changing on June 30, 2017, but your pictures will stay safe in your Dropbox account. According to its website: After June 30, you’ll no longer be able to create or share albums on the web, or browse photos in the current timeline view.