How to get rid of debris and to free up space on iPhone

Have you seen ever a message stating that you can no longer take photos using your iPhone until you delete some data and free some space? While Apple will offer customers the iPhone with a storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the problem will be relevant. There are several ways to release memory and do not give up your favorite apps and cleaned the library. Colleagues from iDB have listed all.

Unfortunately, our smartphones are full of garbage, which occupies space on the drive. Trash is the temporary application files and other data that you will most likely not be useful. In this case, the debris can occupy several gigabytes on your device. Its removal is a temporary solution and in time it will appear again. However, when you really need the free space and delete apps and photos is unacceptable, you will help the following tips.

1. Perform a hard reset

Force restart helps automatically clear the device from some temporary files. It is a universal solution to many problems that can occur with your device. In order to cheer up your iPhone, press the Home button and the power button. Keep them squeezed until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

2. Delete cache in settings


Some apps allow to clean cache of their device settings, but not all. Go to settings, Basic, then in Store and iCloud, and in the tab “Storage” click to Manage. A good example of an application that allows you to delete temporary data from the settings, is Safari. Delete the data that, in your opinion, take up too much space.

3. Delete the cache in the application


Not all apps allow you to clear cache from settings, but you can try to find this feature in the application itself. You can see in the settings how much is the temporary files of the app Tweetbot, but to get rid of them you can only in the settings of the application itself.

4. Reinstall apps that gobble up space

You’ll be surprised how much space will be freed if you delete the Viber app, WhatsApp, Facebook and many others and then install them again from the App Store.

5. Start over

It is a really effective method to get rid of garbage for a long time. Just backup your device to iCloud or iTunes, and then reset settings delete content. Reset menu is located at the end of the section of the Basic settings. You will have to repeat the activation procedure in the device and restore data and settings from a backup. Before you do the reset, you should make sure that the backup is created, and the password for your Apple ID account sits firmly in your memory.

6. Use applications to clean the place

Apple would not want you to use these applications, but they can be quite handy. Try PhoneExpander or other apps that you can find on Google search.

7. Use iOS features

Apple engineers worked hard to solve the memory by adding in a few smart iOS functions and settings. Here’s a list of what you can do in an attempt to increase the amount of free memory on iPhone.

  • Disable photo stream
  • Disable the saving of original photos and videos on iPhone
  • Clear user dictionary
  • Disconnect improved VoiceOver
  • Get rid of the language system that you don’t use
  • Disable background refresh for the maximum number of applications
  • Remove or rebuild the mail account
  • Do not store photos and videovagina in Messages
  • Clean an album of recently deleted photos
  • Shoot video in full HD instead of 4K
  • Disable and re-enable Siri to clean cache function
  • Turn off unwanted apps in Spotlight
  • Sync the device with iTunes. This will remove the data apps from your device and transfer them to your computer
  • Disable iCloud sync for unnecessary data

According to the materials of iDownloadBlog

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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