“Apple’s laptops rely on flash storage, and prices really shoot up if you want more local storage (the actual storage in your computer) — if the model you want offers an upgrade in the first place,” Roman Loyola writes for Macworld.

“The new Optimized Storage feature in macOS Sierra is designed to help free up precious storage space on your Mac,” Loyola writes. “Optimized Storage requires iCloud, Apple’s online service.”

“Apple provides 5GB of free iCloud Drive storage per Apple ID, so you may want more to take full advantage of Optimized Storage,” Loyola writes. “iCloud storage pricing as as follows: 5GB for free; 50GB for $1 per month; 200GB for $3 per month; 1TB for $10 per month.”

Full instructions on how to use Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra here.

MacDailyNews Take: If we only had a nickel for every time we’ve emptied the Trash on our parents’ Macs.

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