OurSpace for almost everything: photos, games, films, music libraries and much more. But that also means you can run out of storage space pretty quickly. Apple has increased the iPhone’s default storage option to 128GB instead of 64GB with the , which certainly helps. But if that’s not enough, there are a few tweaks you can make to get more out of your iPhone’s storage.
The best way to save local storage space is to invest in itlike Apple’s iCloud, , Box or Dropbox to offload some of your files. But there are also certain settings you can change to ensure you’re making full use of your iPhone’s storage capacity. When starts, your iPhone will also be able to detect duplicate photos, which should make it easier to keep your picture library lean and organized.
Learn more about how to free up space on your iPhone below.
First, see what’s taking up the most space on your iPhone
To maximize yourmemory, you need to know what is occupied first of all. Take a look at what’s eating up your storage space so you know where to start. begin settingsbeat General and scroll down to iPhone storage. Select this option to see a breakdown of the types of files and media that are taking up space on your iPhone. could also give some recommendations on how to free up disk space, such as: B. Checking videos stored on your device as shown below.
Make sure your iPhone optimizes photo storage
are among the biggest culprits when it comes to eating up storage space on your iPhone. But the Menu has an option that allows your device to save smaller photo files locally when your device is low on storage instead of the original versions. These full-resolution photos and videos are stored in instead , and you can download them as needed. To ensure this feature is enabled, first open the settings apartment Then scroll down to photos and make sure there is a blue check mark next to it Optimize iPhone storage Possibility.
Save photos and videos to a cloud service instead of your device
The best way to free up disk spaceis removing files that you don’t need to store on your device. But that doesn’t mean you have to downsize your photo library. Instead, try storing them in it like Google Photos and not on your device. It’s a quick way to free up a lot of storage space without having to part with old memories.
However, before deleting anything, make sure the photos you want to save have been backed up or transferred. If your photos and videos are not backed up to another service like Google Photos, Dropbox, Box or OneDrive before deleting, they will be permanently deleted. This walks you through how to copy your entire iCloud photo library to Google Photos, but note that the .
You may be wondering why you need to use a separate cloud service when your photos are already stored in iCloud. That’s because deleting your photos from your iPhone also deletes them from iCloud, so you should use a different service if you plan to delete pictures from your device.
Delete apps you no longer use
Another great way to erase your iPhone is to get rid of itYou no longer use. If you don’t know where to start, check out which apps you haven’t used in a while. open yours settings Menu, tap General and go to iPhone storage. You’ll see a list of your apps along with the storage each app is taking up and when you last used them. Scroll through the list and try deleting apps that you haven’t used in a while.
Unload apps that you don’t use all the time
If you don’t want to, you can swap it out instead. Offloading allows you to keep the documents and data associated with this app, so you can always reinstall it and quickly pick up right where you left off. Navigate back to the above list by opening settingsto press General and choose iPhone storage. Tap and select any app in the list Download the app. You can also set yours to do this automatically by opening settingstap the app store option and make sure that the Unload unused apps Switch is on.
Automatically delete old messages
It is not just, videos and apps that may be cluttering up your iPhone’s storage. get rid of old can also be helpful. You can set your iPhone to automatically erase yours history through opening settingsSelect Messages and tap the keep messages option below message history. From there, choose whether you want your iPhone to save text messages for 30 days, a year, or forever.
Delete videos and music from apps
You probably have videos andStored offline in multiple apps on your phone, and luckily there’s an easy way to find and delete these files. begin settingsSelect General and select iPhone storage. Look for an app you downloaded offline content from, e.g. e.g.Netflix. You will then see storage information about the app, e.g. B. their size and buttons for deleting or swapping.
If you downloaded offline, you will also see a section for this content under the Delete App button. Place your finger on a downloaded video and swipe all the way to the left side of the screen to delete it.
Clear your web browser’s cache
You can always try to clean yoursCache if you’re really looking for storage space, although deleting apps and media makes a much bigger difference. But this might help you bit of a speed boost when browsing the web, so it’s worth a try if you’re low on disk space and experiencing sluggish browser performance. However, keep in mind that this will log you out of websites you have logged into.
Open settingsSelect safari and type Clear history and website data.
if you useTap the three dots at the bottom of the screen and select story and type Clear browser data. There should be a checkmark next to three categories: Browser history, Cookies, Site Data and Cached images and files. If you only want to clear browsing data for a specific period of time, tap Period of time option at the top of the screen before you hit Clear browser data at the bottom.
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