How to Get More Space on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you constantly running out of space on your iPhone? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

With the increasing number of apps, photos, and videos we store on our devices, it’s easy to fill up the available storage quickly. In this tutorial, we will explore some effective ways to get more space on your iPhone.

1. Delete Unnecessary Apps

One of the easiest ways to free up space on your iPhone is by deleting apps that you no longer use. To do this:

  • Step 1: Tap and hold any app icon on your home screen until the icons start jiggling.
  • Step 2: Tap the “X” icon that appears on the top left corner of the app you want to delete.
  • Step 3: Confirm the deletion by tapping “Delete” in the pop-up window.

2. Clear Cache and Temporary Files

Your iPhone stores cache files and temporary data from apps, which can take up a significant amount of storage over time.

Follow these steps to clear them:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings and tap General.
  • Step 2: Select “iPhone Storage” or “Storage & iCloud Usage”.
  • Step 3: Tap “Manage Storage” and wait for the list of apps to load.
  • Step 4: Choose an app and tap “Offload App” or “Delete App”. This will remove both the app and its associated data.

3. Optimize Photos and Videos

Photos and videos can quickly consume a large portion of your iPhone’s storage.

Try these methods to optimize your media files:

  • Step 1: Enable iCloud Photos by going to Settings, tapping your name, and selecting “iCloud”. Toggle on “Photos”. This will automatically upload your photos and videos to iCloud, freeing up space on your device.
  • Step 2: Use third-party apps or the built-in Photos app to compress or resize images and videos without compromising much on quality.

4. Offload Unused Apps

If you don’t want to delete apps completely but still need more space, you can offload them.

Offloading removes the app from your device while keeping its documents and data intact. To offload an app:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings and tap General.
  • Step 4: Choose an app that you want to offload, then tap “Offload App”.

5. Delete Messages and Attachments

Your Messages app may be storing a significant amount of data in the form of conversations, photos, videos, and attachments. Here’s how you can delete them:

  • Step 1: Open the Messages app.
  • Step 2: Swipe right to left on a conversation or thread you want to delete.
  • Step 3: Tap “Delete” to remove the entire conversation.

6. Store Data in the Cloud

If you have a limited amount of storage on your iPhone, consider storing your data in the cloud. Services like iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox offer free storage options that can help you free up space on your device without losing important files.


By following these tips, you can easily reclaim valuable storage space on your iPhone. Remember to periodically review your apps, media files, and messages to ensure that only essential items are taking up space on your device. Enjoy your newfound space!

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