How to Delete Storage on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you running out of storage space on your iPhone? Deleting unnecessary files can help free up valuable space and improve the performance of your device. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting storage on your iPhone.

Step 1: Check Storage Usage

Before you start deleting files, it’s a good idea to check how much storage space is being used on your iPhone. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings: Tap on the Settings app on your home screen.
  • Select General: Scroll down and tap on the “General” option.
  • Tap on iPhone Storage: In the General settings, select “iPhone Storage” to view the storage usage details.

Step 2: Delete Unwanted Apps

If you have apps that you no longer use or need, deleting them can free up a significant amount of storage space. To delete apps from your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Settings: Tap on the Settings app on your home screen.
  • Tap on iPhone Storage: In the General settings, select “iPhone Storage.”
  • Select an App to Delete: Under “Recommendations” or “Large Attachments,” tap on any app you want to delete.
  • Delete App: Tap on “Delete App” and confirm by tapping “Delete App” again in the pop-up window.

Step 3: Clear Safari Cache

If you use Safari as your web browser, clearing the cache can help free up some storage space. Follow these steps to clear the Safari cache:

  • Open Settings: Tap on the Settings app on your home screen.
  • Select Safari: Scroll down and tap on the “Safari” option.
  • Tap on Clear History and Website Data: In the Safari settings, select “Clear History and Website Data.”
  • Confirm Clearing: Confirm by tapping “Clear History and Data” in the pop-up window.

Step 4: Delete Unnecessary Photos and Videos

Your photo and video library can take up a significant amount of storage space. Removing unwanted photos and videos can help free up storage. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Navigate to Photos App: Tap on the Photos app on your home screen.
  • Select Albums: Tap on “Albums” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select an Album to Delete from: Choose an album that contains photos or videos you want to delete.
  • Select Items to Delete: Tap “Select” at the top right corner, then tap on each item you want to delete.
  • Delete Selected Items: Tap on the trash bin icon at the bottom right corner, then confirm by tapping “Delete [number] Items” in the pop-up window.

Step 5: Offload Unused Apps

If you don’t want to delete an app entirely but still want to free up some space, you can offload unused apps. Offloading an app removes the app itself but keeps its data intact. To offload unused apps, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Settings: Tap on the Settings app on your home screen.”
  • Select an App to Offload: Under “Recommendations” or “Large Attachments,” tap on any app you want to offload.
  • Offload App: Tap on “Offload App” and confirm by tapping “Offload App” again in the pop-up window.

Step 6: Delete Large Attachments

Your Messages app may contain large attachments such as photos, videos, or documents that are taking up unnecessary storage space. Follow these steps to delete large attachments:

  • Navigate to Settings: Tap on the Settings app on your home screen.”
  • Select Messages: Under “Recommendations,” tap on the Messages app.
  • Select Large Attachments: In the Messages settings, tap on “Review Large Attachments.”
  • Delete Attachments: Tap on the attachment you want to delete, then tap on the trash bin icon and confirm by tapping “Delete Message” in the pop-up window.

By following these steps, you can effectively delete storage on your iPhone and optimize its performance. Remember to regularly review and delete unnecessary files to keep your device running smoothly!

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