How to clear up space on your iPhone when you’re running out of storage

Our iPhones are so much more. We use them for work, socialising, ordering groceries, transportation, managing money, and even our health. With so many uses, it’s simple to rapidly exhaust the phone’s storage, causing havoc. Don’t panic. You don’t have to erase every picture or update your phone if you’re close to running out of space. We’ll show you nine simple ways to make room, several of which are free.

How to clear up space on your iPhone when you’re running out of storage

FIRST, FIGURE OUT WHAT’S EATING UP YOUR STORAGE

Go to Settings, General, then iPhone Storage to see what’s using up the most space on your iPhone. There’s a handy overview of the files, media, and programmes using up space so you can start eliminating them. Delete at least 2GB of storage to make room for additional applications and photographs.

BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS WITH A CLOUD STORAGE SERVICE

Photos and movies can quickly use a large portion of your storage space. If you don’t want to erase them, back them up to a cloud service like Apple’s iCloud (you can learn exactly how to do that here). So you may securely keep copies of your memories before erasing them from your iPhone.

While the first 5GB of iCloud storage is free, the next 50GB costs 99 cents per month. If you need more room, you can read about alternative, more costly options here.

After deleting the photographs, keep in mind that any Apple Store photos removed in the last 30 days are still in the Recently Deleted folder in your Photos app, so delete these as well. To do so, go to the Albums tab and search for Recently Deleted. Tap the top right Select button and select Delete All.

You may also set up your iPhone to save smaller photographs and save the originals on iCloud to save space. To enable this feature, go to Photos in Settings and select the box next to Optimize iPhone Storage.

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