6 ways to expand storage on your iPhone 6

4. Mophie Space Pack: a new storage odyssey

Even though the name sounds futuristic, the concept is quite simple. The Space Pack integrates a solid state drive into Mophie's battery charging case - it's a fancy way of saying there's integrated storage inside a Mophie Juice Pack.

Mophie Space Pack

These drives connect to the iPhone 6 via the Lightning port, so it's similar to the Lightning drives. Users can manage their files via the free Space app to access or move files to the Space Pack to free up the internal storage on the iPhone 6.

The Space Pack is available for preorder at this time, with capacities ranging from 32GB ($149, £100, AU$190) to 128GB ($299, £200, AU$381). At the 32GB price, you're essentially paying $49 (£32, AU$62) for the storage because the Juice Pack itself costs $100 (£66, AU$127).

5. Take your storage up, up and away

Given how ubiquitous mobile broadband connections are today, the cloud may be the easiest way to backup, store and manage files. Unlike hardware solutions, using the cloud doesn't require you to attach a drive into your phone's Lightning port or connect to the device's adhoc Wi-Fi network, and the cloud experience is like using any other app on your iPhone.

For photos, Flickr advertises 1TB of free cloud storage. Given that the iPhone is one of the most popular photo capture tools on the market, this should be plenty of space to archive and view your entire photo collection. That amount of storage, according to Flickr, is the equivalent of 500,000 photos.

Flickr Mobile app

Business users who rely on a mixed assortment of files - including photos, videos, documents, PDFs and more - can rely on any number of popular services such as Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and more. If your job uses Google Apps or Office 365, you already have a basic OneDrive or Google Drive account, and all you need to do is download the appropriate app(s).

Apple's own iCloud is a good option as well. For users staying within the Apple ecosystem, iDrive provides integration with the Photos app as well as productivity titles like Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.


With cloud-based solutions, you will be accessing the internet over a Wi-Fi connection or a 3G or 4G network. If you're on a mobile broadband connection, you'll be using data on your phone plan, so be sure to budget in how much data access you'll need in addition to your cloud storage subscription plan.

The downside to relying on a third-party to host your files is that you're entrusting them with security and reliability. Depending on your business, you may not want to store sensitive or mission critical information on the cloud in case of a breach or if the cloud temporarily goes down.