How to Delete Trash on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of clutter on your iPhone? Do you want to learn how to delete trash and free up some valuable storage space?

Look no further, because in this article, we will guide you through the process step by step. So, let’s get started!

Deleting Trash on iPhone

Just like any other device, your iPhone accumulates unnecessary files over time. These files can include old photos, videos, documents, app caches, and more. Deleting these unwanted files is essential to keep your device running smoothly and efficiently.

Step 1: Clearing Photos Trash

The Photos app on your iPhone has a built-in feature called “Recently Deleted” that serves as a safety net before permanently deleting your photos. Follow these simple steps to clear the trash within the Photos app:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the “Albums” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to find and tap on the “Recently Deleted” album.
  4. Select the photos you want to delete permanently.
  5. Tapping on the “Delete” button will remove them from both the album and trash.

Step 2: Clearing App Caches and Data

Your iPhone stores temporary data for apps that can accumulate over time. Follow these steps to clear app caches and data:

  1. Navigate to your iPhone’s “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the “General” option.
  3. Select “iPhone Storage” or “Storage & iCloud Usage”, depending on your iOS version.
  4. Tapping on an app will provide you with the option to “Offload App”, which removes the app but keeps its documents and data, or to “Delete App”, which removes both the app and its data.

Step 3: Clearing Safari History and Website Data

If you use Safari as your default web browser, it’s important to regularly clear your browsing history and website data. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the iPhone’s “Settings”.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the “Safari” option.
  3. Select “Clear History and Website Data.”


You have successfully learned how to delete trash on your iPhone. By regularly performing these steps, you can keep your device clean, organized, and running smoothly. Remember that deleting unnecessary files not only frees up storage space but also enhances overall performance.

We hope this article has been helpful to you. Happy decluttering!

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