How to Make Space on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to make space on your iPhone! If you find yourself running out of storage and need to clear up some space, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll guide you through various methods to free up storage on your iPhone.

1. Delete Unnecessary Apps

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

  • Step 1: Tap and hold the app icon on your home screen until all the icons start jiggling.
  • Step 2: Tap the small “x” icon that appears on the top-left corner of the app you want to delete.
  • Step 3: Confirm the deletion by tapping “Delete” when prompted.

2. Clear Cache and Temporary Files

Your iPhone stores cache and temporary files from various apps, which can take up a significant amount of storage over time. To clear these files:

  • Step 1: Open Settings and tap on “General”.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and select “iPhone Storage”.
  • Step 3: Wait for a few seconds until it loads all the apps and their storage usage.
  • Step 4: Tap on any app listed under “Recommendations” or “Large Attachments” to clear its cache or delete unnecessary files.

3. Offload Unused Apps

If you have apps that you rarely use but still want to keep, you can offload them.

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

  • Step 1: Open Settings and tap on “General”.
  • Step 3: Tap on the app you want to offload under “Recommendations” or “Large Attachments”.
  • Step 4: Tap “Offload App” and confirm.

4. Manage Photos and Videos

Photos and videos can quickly consume a large amount of storage space on your iPhone. Here are some tips to manage them efficiently:

  • Delete Unwanted Photos/Videos: Go through your Camera Roll and delete any unnecessary photos or videos.
  • Enable iCloud Photo Library: Use iCloud Photo Library to store your photos and videos in the cloud, freeing up space on your device.
  • Optimize iPhone Storage: Enable the “Optimize iPhone Storage” option in Settings > Photos so that full-resolution versions are stored in iCloud while smaller versions are kept on your device.

5. Review and Delete Large Files

You can identify large files that are taking up significant space on your iPhone by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Open Settings and tap on “General”.
  • Step 4: Look for the “Documents & Data” section and tap on any app listed there to view and delete large files.


By following these methods, you can easily make space on your iPhone. Remember to regularly review and manage your storage to keep your device running smoothly. Now go ahead, declutter your iPhone, and enjoy the extra space!

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