Written by By Katerina Eroshevich, CNN
At the start of every year, it seems as if there’s a new app or feature that you just have to have.
But 2018 was an especially busy year for popular apps like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Video.
Since these apps all use extremely high amounts of storage space on your iPhone , there’s a big plus-point if you are looking to free up space on your phone.
Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular apps of 2018 to see if there’s a way to boost your storage space without deleting any of your favorite music, videos or photos.
Album art for Spotify. Credit: Spotify
Spotify has launched a new feature that allows you to search for and add songs, videos and live radio stations to your Spotify library. If you want to read the lyrics, you can view the track by full album cover art.
To enable these new features, you will have to either update your app to the latest version or use an update version of the application. The update can be downloaded from the App Store.
Spotify’s database is always growing, so in the future it’s possible that certain parts of the app, including cover art, will be removed. Keep in mind that the cover art will not be saved by default, so remove it if you don’t like it.
2. Apple Music
Album art for Apple Music. Credit: Apple
With Apple Music, you can automatically add new songs and albums to your library. But there’s a catch — it’s very hard to keep on track with this feature because it’s constantly growing.
Apple Music enables you to set up a personalized timeline that shows you what songs are popular, trending or trending at a particular time on the app. It’s a great feature to keep tabs on what songs are being sung on the radio or in festivals — whenever you want to.
Apple Music is available as a subscription-only app, so it is free to download and use if you already have an iPhone.
3. Amazon Prime Video
If you’re a member of Amazon Prime Video, you’re no longer required to download all of your videos for offline viewing.
Amazon said that starting August 1 it will be offering the option to download videos to your phone or tablet using the Apple App Store and the Android Google Play Store.
If you’re not a Prime Video member, the app will prompt you to purchase or subscribe to the service to download the videos.