While most iPhones come with 64GB of storage, the storage space can easily run out given that we typically use a ton of apps or photos stored on our phone. Reaching phone storage capacity can slow down your iPhone substantially and make using your iPhone cumbersome.
If you want to make more space on your iPhone, here are five tips you can use:
Remove iPhone Apps You Don’t Use
To keep unused apps from taking up space in your iPhone storage or on your home screen, use the “Offload Unused Apps” feature. With the feature on, your phone will automatically delete little-used apps whenever your storage runs low. Your information won’t be lost, however, since the data in the apps are saved. If you decide that you need an app in the future, download the app from the App Store again and the app will restore to its previous state.
Delete Songs or Podcasts You Don’t Listen To
Downloaded music can quickly accumulate loads of space in your storage. Do you have quite a few songs that you don’t listen to anymore? Go ahead and delete them! To save even more room, switch to a streaming app like Spotify or Apple Music. This way, you can listen to all the music you want and create playlists without taking up valuable storage space on your phone. Keep in mind, streaming music when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi can use a sizable amount of data.
Remove Old Messages
A simple way to free up storage on your iPhone is to go back and delete some of your old messages. If this is something you think you may forget about, you can automatically delete your message history after a set period. To do so, go to “Settings App” > “iMessages” > “Keep Messages”. You can choose to have your text messages automatically deleted after 30 days or one year.
Check Out your Photos and Videos
Pictures and videos take up a massive amount of data. By deleting duplicate images or videos in your Photos App, you can increase your storage space. Removed a bunch and still not seeing that much space? They’re likely in your “Recently Deleted” folder, which stores images for 30 days. The good news is, you can go through and clear them from this folder to free up space immediately.
If you’ve deleted duplicates and still don’t have enough free space, consider offloading the photos you love onto another service. You can store photos or videos in your iCloud account.
Clear Your Browser Cache
Another simple way to make more room in your iPhone storage is to clear your browser cache. Depending on what Internet browser you use, the exact process can vary. Generally, you’ll find it under your browsing history settings. Clearing the cache will delete leftover data from website visits, and can free up a lot of space. Doing this can also help with website behavior issues.
If the tips above don’t work and your iPhone is still unbearably slow, please book a complimentary diagnosis meeting at one of our iPhone repair Calgary, iPhone repair Burnaby, or iPhone repair Surrey locations and our technicians will be more than happy to help!