Free up space on iPhone

Having an iPhone is an advantage in itself, but I’m always short on storage space, it’s like every now and then I have to delete apps from the iPhone to get more space, to me even 128 GB seems a bit less. One thing I’ve learned from it is that we should always keep track of our storage space. But luckily I found a way to keep an eye on my storage space and also clean it up. Look no further as I am here to guide you through freeing up space on your iPhone.

Check your storage space on your iPhone:

Your iPhone may have items you don’t need. Since they take up a lot of precious space, it is critical to find out what they are. Here’s how to monitor and manage iPhone storage:

  1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  2. A color-coded bar at the top shows how much space you have left, how much has been used up and what it is taking up. The most popular categories are often Photos and Apps; however, this will depend on your usage.
  3. Below is a list of your applications, arranged by how much space they require. You can touch any app to see how much of that space is taken up by the app and how much is taken up by the app’s documents and data.

Why do you need to free up space on your iPhone?

Apple has come a long way in helping their consumers with iCloud storage issues, but for many, this is still not enough. Your iPhone’s applications, photos, and even text messages can take up a lot of space over time. When your iPhone is full, it may slow down or have other issues.

How to free up space on iPhone:

Clear Safari Cache

  1. Go to Settings > Safari.
  2. Find Clear History and Website Data and click on it.

Clear app data:

  1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  2. Select an app from the list at the top. This is often a social networking app like Facebook or Snapchat, or Instagram app etc.
  3. Select Remove App.
  4. Reinstall the app from the App Store.

To clear message data:

  1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  2. Scroll down to Messages.
  3. Top conversations, photos, GIFs and stickers and others are displayed. Tap the category with the most space. (Keep in mind that you’re deleting entire Top Conversations threads, not just attachments. Stick to Photos and other stuff if you don’t want to.)
  4. Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  5. Mark all attachments you want to delete.
  6. Select the trash can icon.

By default, your iPhone stores all the texts you send and receive. It can be useful, but not so much if you’re running out of storage space.

  1. Go to Settings > Messaging.
  2. Tap Keep Messages after scrolling to Message History.
  3. Forever can be changed to 30 days or a year.
  4. A pop-up box will appear asking if you want to delete previous texts; touch Delete to continue.

Apps have become increasingly popular in recent years. So, deleting applications that you haven’t used in a while can free up a lot of space on your iPhone.

  1. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to remove applications from your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down, choose an app and press the Remove app/offload button.

Tap Enable to upload your photos to your iCloud storage so they’re no longer stored on your smartphone, but you can still access them on all your Apple devices.

Tap Empty to permanently erase recently deleted photos. When you delete photos and videos, they are moved to a recently deleted album for 30 days. After 30 days, they are automatically and permanently destroyed. You can free this space by emptying this album before the 30-day time limit expires.

Tap this item to see a collection of your most important videos, sorted by size. Tap Edit, then choose the movies you want to delete. Finally, press the Delete button.

If you follow all these above-given methods, you have definitely freed up a lot of space on your iPhone. If you have any method other than the one mentioned above, please let us know in the comment section below.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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