How to compress photos on iPad for more space

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Oh, no. Storage is full! You want to take a picture of that awe shocking moment but can’t. This happens all the time to iPhone and iPad users as we rely on our iDevices more and more each day. Photos and videos especially can take up a ton of space on your phone. No worries though you can keep all those photos on your device while freeing up storage all through photo compression. Never having to worry again about that full storage issue in the future.

Method 1: How to compress photo library from iPad directly

Apple support a solution to move all old photos from your iOS device online to iCloud storage. These pictures will be visible in the Photos app, as smaller previews. If you tap on a picture to open it, the app will download it from iCloud, though in some cases it may already have a local copy. You should keep a fast enough connection so that it hasn’t any problems.

Go to Settings > Photos & Camera on your iPhone or iPad. And select Optimise iPhone Storage.


Method 2: How to compress photos with PhotoShrinker

This is an iOS app, it can compress photos and images on your iPhone or ipad, but it also will delete your original photos, so if you want to retrieve your original pictures, it will be very difficult. So you should be very careful before compressing photos.

Step 1. Downloaded and opened the app on your device.

Step 2. Select the photos you want to compress by tapping on them.

Step 3. Tap the bottom blue-bar to shrink photos.


Method 3: How to compress photos on iPad with iMyfone Umate

iMyfone Umate Pro or iMyfone Umate Pro for Mac can compress photos which basically means reducing the file size while still maintain the quality & photo itself locally on your device. No need to transfer your files off the device onto a computer or upload them into a cloud storage service. This means you don’t have to worry about having the right app to access your cloud photos or showcase that awesome moment to a friend. An event greater solution for those who hate having to delete precious memories in order to capture new ones. Stay worry free while having all your data on your phone or iPad. Simply compressing the data already on your device makes it easy to make room for more!

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Step 1.  Connect your iOS device to computer.

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Step 2. Select "Photos" tab, click "Backup & Compress", all your original photos will be backed up and exported to your PC firstly to remove your worry about photos' completeness.


Then all your original photos will be backed up and exported to your PC firstly to remove your worry about photos' completeness.


Step 3. Then, it will start compression to free up 75% of your iPhone photos' storage.

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Now you can see how much storage have you saved and your photos are compressed. You’ll barely notice the difference in quality when going through your camera roll however you will notice all the new storage space for your data! This tool is very easy to handle, you can finish the process of compression by one click!



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