Images, audio, video, whatsapp content, applications take up a ton of storage space in iPhone device. So after some time iPhone shows the storage full notification. People generally start deleting apps in this situation forcefully to deal with emergency photo, video and document storage. But actually we don’t need to delete any useful contents and apps. If it is unusable only then we should delete it otherwise we have lots of settings to solve this problem. You can free smart phone memory using different methods which I already described in my previous article.
- Delete unnecessary and unimportant files
Delete unnecessary and unimportant messages, audio, video, application and other stuffs which we keep in our iPhone but don’t use it. You can easily delete audio, video files as other phone. iPhone generally keeps safe all the past messages that you need to delete.
To stop your phone from saving texts forever
Go in Settings> Messages> Message History> Keep Messages>change Forever to 30 Days or 1 Year. A pop-up will ask you if you want to delete older messages; tap Delete to proceed.
For the application uninstall you need to go in Settings> General> Usage> Manage Storage and uninstall the apps.
- Don’t double-save photos
iPhone’s camera is very good and HDR mode give you pretty good photo quality even in low light. But it will save both an HDR version of the photo and a version without this feature.
To stop double-saving HDR photos, open the Settings >Photos & Camera> uncheck the toggle next to Keep Normal Photo.
- Stop Using My Photo Stream
The photos in your Photo Stream take up spaces which are not original photos, because they’re uploaded to your device at a “device-optimized resolution,” according to Apple system. You don’t need these photos, till it duplicates of photos that are already on your device.
To turn Photo Stream off, open the Settings> Photos & Camera> toggle off Upload to My Photo Stream.
The photos in your Photo Stream will be deleted from your iPhone, but they will remain on any other devices like computer for which you have Photo Stream turned on. They’ll also remain on your iCloud account for 30 days from the date they were uploaded.
- Clear your browser cache
If you often use Safari or chrome to visit various websites on your iPhone and iPad, the histories or Cookies will be saved into your iPhone/iPad that you may simply do not need.
For Safari Browser – open the Settings> Safari> Clear History and Website Data.
For Chrome Browser – open the Chrome> tap the triple-dot button in the top right> History> Clear Browsing Data.
- Download and install Google Photos
Google photos stores all of your photos online, for free lifetime. That’s right, there’s no memory cap, just store high-resolution versions of the photos and then uploads them all when you’re connected to WiFi.
Go into settings of the Google Photos app > tap “Free Up Space”.
The app will automatically delete all of the duplicate photos stored the phone while they’re all backed up online.
- Remove Old Podcasts and Voicemails on iPhone or iPad
Similar to music, you might also have a number of podcasts downloaded to your iPhone. Unlike music, it’s doubtful you’ll return to a podcast for repeated listening. If you use the stock Podcasts app, it’s easy to remove your download.
Head back to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage>Podcasts.
- Back Up Photos to Dropbox or Google+
If you store lots of photos in your iPhone or iPad then you can backup them to iCloud or iTunes to free up space, using Dropbox or Google + to store the photos is a great way.
To backup photos to Dropbox or Google +, all you need is to sign up accounts and then you can backup unlimited photos to them automatically.
- Delete your reading list
Safari’s offline reading list can take up unnecessary space saving web pages for you to read when you have no internet connection.
To clear Safari’s offline reading list, open up the Settings app and go to General > Storage & iCloud Usage. Under Storage, tap Manage Storage > Safari.
Swipe left over the words Offline Reading List and tap Delete to clear the cache. Doing this will not delete individual items from your reading list: To do that, open the Safari app, go to your Reading List and swipe left over items you want to delete.
- Delete the app which covers more space and re-download it
Check the application information. Some application are not store much mega bytes but when we start it, it stores all the file or data which we use through those application, as a result this the size of app will increases. To solve this problem we just need to uninstall the app and download it again.
- Using PhoneClean to Clear iPhone iPad Space
PhoneClean helps you to clear up your devices space. It aims to remove all type of junk files from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to free up more space and also allows you to delete all unwanted files and data to get more available storage on your device. More than anything, it will make a backup of iPhone automatically before performing any cleaning work so that you can easily get them back in case of mistaken deletion.
PhoneClean not only allows you to clear storage on your devices, but also can help you restore your iPhone in a safe & reliable way.