Everybody loves their iPhones, however, one of the greatest challenge everybody encounters every day is making most of the available storage space on the phone. The apps and processes running in the background of the iPhones may be choking the smartphones memory. We have some useful tips for managing the space available on your iPhone and for getting the most out of every last available space on the phone.
- Deleting unwanted apps
This tip is the obvious and most easily do-able tip. There are bound to be apps you downloaded and used only once or you have something better than that. The benefit of deleting such apps is that you can free space up to 500MB with very little effort. To do this, go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > Tap and delete unwanted apps
- Disable photo stream to free up storage
Photo stream on your iPhone can automatically sync the last 1000 photos to all your iCloud devices when connected to Wi-Fi, which means these photos could take up easily 1GB of your phone space. To do this, go to Setting > Photos & Camera > Toggle off My Photo Stream on your iPhone or iPad to free up more space.
- Use the cloud
Moving files to the cloud is a useful way of freeing storage space locally on your iPhone. You can do this by enabling iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone or iPad, you can immediately free some space. Two important things to keep in mind is that there must be enough iCloud storage space and photos that are streamed can’t be viewed offline. If you want to enable iCloud Photo Library on your phone, go to Settings > Photos & Camera > Turn on the option for iCloud Photo Library > Select Optimize iPhone/iPad Storage
- Uninstall and reinstall storage bloated apps
Over time, certain apps tend to become bloated because they store data locally or cache things for faster performance. A common app that faces this problem is Facebook app. We suggest you constantly check your storage usage to make sure you uninstall and reinstall. This will help to get rid of all the cached data and in turn offer free storage space.
In order to check for such bloated apps, go to Settings>General>Storage & iCloud usage > Manage storage. You will be able to see how much space each app is taking up and thus you can manage the apps.
- Delete old message threads
Text messages and iMessage generally take up a large amount of space and if it isn’t cleared out they generally take up gigs of space on your phone. Also, these messages generally include videos and photos also. Our suggestion is to save what is absolutely required and delete the rest of the unwanted messages.
- Clear Safari Cache
Safari stores data to cut down time spent accessing frequently visited sites. This results in building cache quite a bit over time. You can free up some space on your iPhone by deleting your Safari internet cache. In order to do this go to Settings > Safari > Clear history and website data. After this restart your iPhone and you will see that a lot of space on your phone has been freed.