5 Simple Tricks to Free Up Your iPhone Storage

1. Delete Apps you Don’t Need:

Let’s start at an obvious and simple topic. If you have no need for an app on your phone, delete it. You can always download it again at a later time as needed.

Step 1:

Tap and hold your finger on any icon until you see the apps wiggling on screen.


Step 2:

Click the “X” in the top left corner of the app you no longer need.

2. Find Out What Apps are Taking Up the Most Space:


Some apps take up more space than others. When considering the first topic, it’s good to know exactly how much space you’re freeing up on your phone. Within your general settings, you can actually see what apps are taking up the most space and delete the apps you no longer need.


Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage and then just tap where is says Manage Storage. To delete an app from this screen, click on the app and the next screen will give you the option to Delete App.


3. Fix Your Text Message Storage:

Texting is fine, but, do you really need to save all of those conversations?


Settings > Messages > Keep Messages and then select either 30 days or 1 year because nothing lasts forever… not even text messages.


4. Clear Browser Cache:

If you’re using Safari to browse the internet on your phone, you can free up space by clearing the Browser Cache.


Settings > Safari > then click Clear History and Website Data

If you use Safari often, your iPhone may be storing Web history and data that you simply do not need. To clear Safari’s browser cache, open up the Settings app and tap Safari. Scroll down and click Clear History and Website Data.

5. Purge Offline Data:

This is one of those things you would never even know your iPhone stores, so why need it?

Settings > General > Storage and iCloud Usage > Manage Storage > scroll until you find Safari. Where it says Offline Reading List, swipe left and click the red box that says Delete.

Doing this will not delete individual items from your reading list.

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