How to Clear Up Space on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you find yourself constantly running out of space on your iPhone? With all the photos, videos, apps, and documents we accumulate over time, it’s no wonder our devices can quickly fill up.

But fear not! In this article, we will show you some simple yet effective ways to clear up space on your iPhone.

1. Delete Unnecessary Apps

If you’ve had your iPhone for a while, chances are you have apps that you no longer use.

These unused apps can take up valuable storage space. To delete them:

  • Step 1: Tap and hold the app icon on your home screen until it starts jiggling.
  • Step 2: Tap the “x” button that appears on the top-left corner of the app icon.
  • Step 3: Confirm the deletion by selecting “Delete” when prompted.

2. Clear Safari Cache

Safari stores data such as images and website files to load pages faster when revisited.

However, this cache can accumulate over time and take up a significant amount of space. To clear Safari cache:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap “Safari”.
  • Step 3: Tap “Clear History and Website Data”.

3. Offload Unused Apps

If you don’t want to completely delete an app but still want to free up space, you can offload unused apps.

This option removes the app but keeps its documents and data. To offload apps:

  • Step 1: Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Tap “General” and then “iPhone Storage”.
  • Step 3: Scroll through the list of apps and tap the app you want to offload.
  • Step 4: Tap “Offload App”.

4. Manage Photo and Video Storage

The photos and videos we capture can quickly eat up storage space. Here are some ways to manage your media storage:

a) Optimize Photo Storage

If you have iCloud Photos enabled, you can optimize your device storage by storing full-resolution photos in iCloud while keeping device-optimized versions on your iPhone. To enable this feature:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Tap “Photos”.
  • Step 3: Toggle on “Optimize iPhone Storage”.

b) Delete Unwanted Photos and Videos

To remove unnecessary photos and videos from your iPhone’s Camera Roll:

  • i) Open the Photos app.
  • Note: You can select multiple items by tapping “Select” in the top-right corner and then tapping on each item.
  • ii)Tap the trash can icon to delete the selected items.
  • Note: Deleted items will be moved to the “Recently Deleted” album, where they will be permanently deleted after 30 days.

5. Delete Offline Music

If you use Apple Music or have songs downloaded for offline listening, these tracks can take up a significant amount of space. To delete offline music:

  • Step 1: Open the Music app.
  • Step 2: Find the song or album you want to remove.
  • Step 3: Swipe left on the item and tap “Delete”.

By following these steps, you should be able to free up a considerable amount of space on your iPhone. Remember to regularly maintain your device and keep an eye on what’s taking up unnecessary storage. Enjoy your newfound space!

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