Your iPhone memory being full is just the worst. You keeping getting “Storage Almost Full” alerts pop up, and worst of all, it won’t let you take any more photos.
Generally, what most people do is just delete a load of photos. But that’s just as horrible. They are treasured memories – choosing which ones to get rid of is a torturous decision.
But worry no more - here are some things you can do to free up space before you have to erase those photos of your trip to Spain last year, via CBS,
Delete any apps you don’t use
Just got to Setting > Manage Storage, and you’ll get a list of all your apps, along with how much space they take up. Just get rid of the ones you never use.
We can understand why you don’t want to part with Snapchat or Tinder, but when was the last time you actually played Pokemon Go?
Clear your phone’s cache
This is a simple one – just go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data, and get rid of all that unneeded data.
Delete your old text messages
You don’t really need to keep all those old texts. You can actually set your device to delete messages after a year, or even just 30 days – just go to Setting > Messages, then change Keep Messages to the time you want.
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Try and rent a very long movie
This is a strange, sneaky tip that was discovered by someone on Reddit. Basically do this:
Just go to iTunes and search for the movie (with a bigger file size than what you have left on storage), click rent and soon you'll get the message saying you don't have enough storage and offers you to go to settings. Click that and magically you will get some storage back (probably it erases some useless data from different apps to try to download the movie).
Repeat the process 4-5 times and before you know it you recovered 1 to almost 2 Gb.
Don’t ask how it works, it’s just magic – or deleting cached data.
Sort out HDR more
HDR mode basically saves enhanced versions of your photos. But if you have Keep Normal Photos activated, it’ll save another, unedited version of the same snap, taking up precious space. So don’t do that.
Get rid of automatic updates
It is important to keep you apps and phone updated for security reasons – but if its doing it automatically, then it could be eating into your memory without you knowing. Go to Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store, and then turn off Updates.