6 Struggles of Having No Storage Left On Your Phone

6 Struggles of Having No Storage Left On Your Phone

If you want to download a new app, you need to delete an old one first.

There's nothing worse than reaching the point where your phone has absolutely no storage left. Yes, you could solve the problem by purchasing more storage or just deleting a couple hundred of your ten thousand photos, but hey, who has the money or time for that? Here a few signs that you've adapted to the low-storage lifestyle.

1. You have the bare minimum number of apps

Nope, no Angry Birds or Candy Crush for you. You're stuck with just the essentials-- maybe your calendar, for instance.

2. You have to delete an app (or two) just to download another

Getting a new app comes with the sacrifice of an old one. With so few, it's hard to choose one to get rid of.

3. You lose track of what's happening on social media

No, you did not get his Snapchat. You didn't see her tweet, either. Apps like Facebook and Instagram simply take up too much space.

4. You can't take any more pictures

This one is the biggest struggle of them all. Say goodbye to that picture perfect moment-- there's likely no storage on your phone to capture it.

5. Your music library is slowly shrinking

Deleting song downloads is not the ideal scenario, but sometimes, it's the only choice.

6. Your phone constantly reminds you that it's out of storage

It can get really irritating really fast. Who needs their phone to remind them every five minutes that they're out of space?

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25 Responses To Your Friend Who Doesn't Text Back

Omg thanks for responding so quickly...oh, wait.

We all have that friend. That friend we love to death, but if we are sure of anything in this world, it’s that they will not respond to your text because they suck at texting. That moment when you see “Read 1:04 p.m.” and you’re like “and???? Helloooooooo!”

These are 25 responses for that dear friend.

1. Lol thanks for tagging me in that FB post, now text me tf back.

2. OMG, wait you met Chris Hemsworth and he’s professing his love to you??!! No? Okay, then you can def text me back.

3. Hey I’m coming to help you since you obviously broke your thumbs and can’t respond.

4. Lolol thanks for responding. I’ll just continue the conversation with myself. That’s cool.

5. Good chat.

6. Yeah I wouldn’t know how to respond either, pizza topping selection is a thought-provoking process. Take your time. Meditate on it.

7. The classic: ^^^^^^^^^

8. I hope you’re writing me the 8th Harry Potter novel.

9. That was a yes or no question. This isn’t difficult. You wouldn’t do well with ‘Sophie’s Choice.’

10. Omg, did you pass out from the excitement of getting a text from me? Totally understandable. Text me when you regain consciousness, love.

11. Omg what a witty and clever response. Nothing. So philosophical.

12. The only excuse I’ll accept is if you’re eating guac and don’t want to get it on your phone. Because avocados are life.

13. I love it when you do that adorable thing when you don’t text me back for hours. So cute.

14. Okay I’ll answer for you. Yes, you’re going out tonight. Glad we had this convo.

15. In the time it has taken you to respond, dinosaurs could have retaken the earth.


17. The dramatic but also very valid response: That’s what happens when you don’t respond for 30 minutes. People die.

18. I apologize for asking if you were coming to watch Bachelor, clearly the decision has caused you serious reflection on your priorities. I’m sorry to have caused you this existential crisis.

19. Sorry I annoyed you with my friendship. But like plz respond…

20. Your response time is longer than Ross and Rachel’s entire relationship. 10 seasons. You couldn’t text me back for 10 seasons?!!

21. Wait. You’re responding too fast. I can’t keep up. Hang on. Don’t respond so quickly. Jeez.

22. A subtle but perfectly placed gif. What will you go with? The classic eye roll perhaps or maybe a “you suck.”

23. Did you fall off a cliff? Wait, you don’t exercise. Pause your Netflix and respond b*tch.

24. Omg I WON THE LOTTERY. *responds* Lol now you respond…

25. And my personal favorite and go to, Did you text me and then decide to THROW YOUR PHONE ACROSS THE OCEAN?! Lol swim fast, I need an answer.

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It's High Time To Set The Phone Down

Use this summer to escape technology, and you won't regret it!


I bet you don't want to have this talk: the one where I tell you how good it'd be to take a tech break, to escape the internet.

And you'll ask me why I say escape, why I think technology is bad and should be fled.

Yeah, I said you should run from it, escape. Don't run from it like you're scared, but run away for freedom and joy of it.

But it is called escaping when you are a slave. . .

I didn't realize that I was a slave to my phone until I put it down for a month.

Actually, I was forced to relinquish it at camp, to put my phone in a plastic box in a closet that is, but that's beside the point.

I learned a few things when I lost my right-hand companion, and I learned how much I'd been missing out.

Phones give you this serious disease that is clinically termed "FOMO," or "fear of missing out." When you get free of the phone, you usually get free of the FOMO, and it is the GOAT (not explaining this one). We have a God who tells us to be not afraid, and He is sovereign. We can choose to be at peace right where He has us with the people He has given us, and it is an easier choice without a daily stream of comparisons. When you flee from the phone, beautiful things like contentment and peace can come to dwell. It is a turn from the surreal to the real. When you flee the phone, you stop fleeing life and thought in all its reality.

It is work to put your phone down, to walk outside, to pick up a book or to have a hard conversation. But as we've all experienced, tasted, and seen, the rule in the life is that anything worth having takes work. And communication on a phone pales to the vibrancy of in-depth, face-to-face conversation with another person. Our brains weren't made to relate to people in the form of pixels on a screen! But we are addicted, and it pulls us in, the ol' easy click and scroll, the FOMO.

So, whenever I was robbed of my tech, I was so blessed. The gadget that I thought I needed did not even cross my mind. The addiction that pulled, the ease that beckoned me to spend each spare moment entertaining myself, they vanished.

Because of this newfound freedom, all of the camp staff were able to create deep friendships and to be blessed by serving one another. Minutes we would have spent with a screen were spent sharing testimonies, playing games, and helping others out in their various jobs around camp. We noticed each sunset and took the time to stare at them from our rocking chairs (it was the dream). Technology creates a lot of noise in your head, a sort of constant hum so that your brain is always running, always busy. Without it, we were given time to think and process. I grew more thoughtful and at peace. With that extra time, I found myself scheming about how I could serve those around me.

On top of all this, I think that tech is dangerous in that it makes us self-focused, it makes it so easy to compare, at least that was my experience. A phone is your own, and it is a reflection of you, a mini-you, and you primarily use social media to promote yourself, to create an online version of you. We may scroll through pictures of other people, but we too often are thinking of and comparing ourselves to those other people.

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