How to Delete System Data on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to free up some space on your iPhone? One way to do this is by deleting system data. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting system data on your iPhone.

Step 1: Backup Your iPhone

Before you start deleting system data, it’s important to create a backup of your iPhone. This will ensure that you don’t lose any important data in case something goes wrong during the deletion process. Connect your iPhone to your computer and use iTunes or iCloud to create a backup.

Step 2: Update Your iPhone

In order to delete system data, it’s recommended to have the latest software version on your iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Software Update and check if there are any updates available for your device. If there are, follow the on-screen instructions to install them.

Step 3: Clear Safari Cache

To begin deleting system data, start by clearing the cache in Safari. Open Settings and scroll down until you find Safari.

Tap on it and then tap on “Clear History and Website Data”. Confirm your selection when prompted.

Step 4: Delete Unused Apps

Next, go through your apps and identify any that you no longer use or need. Press and hold the app icon until it starts shaking, then tap the “x” button that appears on the top left corner of the icon. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

Step 5: Remove Offline Reading List

If you use Safari’s offline reading list feature, it can take up valuable storage space. To delete offline reading lists, open Settings and scroll down until you find Safari.

Tap on it and then tap on “Advanced”. Finally, tap on “Offline Reading List” and select “Remove All”.

Step 6: Clear App Cache

Many apps store data in their cache, which can take up space on your iPhone. To clear app cache, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

Wait for the list of apps to load and then tap on an app that you want to clear cache for. On the app’s storage screen, you will find the option to “Offload App” or “Delete App”. Choose the appropriate option based on your preference.

Step 7: Delete Unwanted Photos and Videos

Review your photo gallery and delete any photos or videos that you no longer need. Open the Photos app, navigate to the album containing the media you want to delete, and tap on “Select”. Choose the items you want to remove and then tap on the trash can icon.

Step 8: Restart Your iPhone

Once you have completed all the steps above, it’s a good idea to restart your iPhone. This will help ensure that any remaining system data is cleared from your device’s memory.

Press and hold the power button until the slider appears, then swipe right to turn off your iPhone. After a few seconds, press and hold the power button again until you see the Apple logo.

By following these steps, you should have successfully deleted system data on your iPhone. As a result, you will have more free space available for apps, photos, videos, and other files.

Remember that deleting system data may cause some apps or features to behave differently or lose saved settings. Therefore, it’s important to carefully consider which data you choose to delete and make sure it won’t negatively impact your device usage.

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