Having little to no memory space at all on your cellphone can be a headache for someone who stores almost all data into their mobile phone. If your smartphone has reached capacity, you’re left feeling helpless and not knowing what to do. Unfortunately, the iPhone is almost always the one mobile phone model with very limited memory space. Fellow iPhone users, if this has happened to you then worry not! I’ve gathered some tips and tricks on how to free up some space on your trusty iPhone.
Find The Apps That Take Up The Most Space
Over the months and years you’ve had your iPhone, it has accumulated a lot of data, some of which are unnecessary. You may even have downloaded apps you never use.
The first step is to find the culprit.
You can see that from Settings > General > Storage
Once you’re able to see which application is the cause of your full memory then you can do the next painful step: Delete.In the sample photo to the right, you can see that music alone is taking up 1.5GB of space already. If your iPhone’s memory is only up to 16GB then you know that this is already a big chunk of space used. The best way to address this is to allot some time to sit yourself down in front of your iTunes and delete songs you never listen to anymore. This may be limiting but once you click on Sync and see the amount of space freed then you’ll feel even better.
In the sample photo to the right, you can see that music alone is taking up 1.5GB of space already. If your iPhone’s memory is only up to 16GB then you know that this is already a big chunk of space used. The best way to address this is to allot some time to sit yourself down in front of your iTunes and delete songs you never listen to anymore. This may be limiting but once you click on Sync and see the amount of space freed then you’ll feel even better.
If you use an app everyday but its documents and data size is too high, you can delete and reinstall the app so that all the cached data is cleared. This is needed for Social Media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Social Media apps store a lot of cache so it’s best to delete and reinstall them once in a while. Not only will it create more space, it will speed up your iPhone as well!
Check Your Settings
Almost always, there are items in our settings that cause our phones to store more information than what we need. An example of this is our settings for Messages. The factory settings of your iPhone are set to keep messages forever. Make sure to disable this setting.
Another setting you should watch out for is your iPhone’s camera settings. If you use your phone’s HDR mode or Instagram, you probably noticed that your phone automatically saves two photos: the original shot and the HDR or Instagram filtered shot. This can easily be disabled. Doing so will not only save you space but it will make your phone’s gallery look more clean rather than seeing two photos of the same shot.
Cache, cache, cache
Similar to the browser on your computer, your phone’s browser also stores cache, passwords, history and website data. If you use your phone often to access the Internet then it’s important to clear your browser’s history and website data.
This can be accessed from Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data
If these three tips still doesn’t do the trick then you need reinforcement in the form of a 3rd party app that will help delete junk files. An example of this PhoneClean, all you need to do is download the software on your computer, connect your phone and let the application do its thing. It might take some time but with a little patience, you’ll finally get that extra space for more photos and videos on your phone.
Are you an iPhone user with more tricks to share regarding memory space? Sound off in the comments section and help your fellow iPhone users. We look forward to hearing from you! iPhone problems such as battery issues or phone dropped in water? Worry no more and invest in gadget insurance. Guarantees repair or replacement in under 5 days! You just saved yourself from extra cost and the headache of having to deal with customer support. Invest in gadget insurance today!
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