Running out of storage space in the phone is one of the annoying things that we really face, it is very frustrating when trying to download and install a new application or game, or take pictures, and then you are surprised by the message of not enough space. in the normal way. As for Android phones, most of them support external storage cards, but the problem with iPhone phones? Here are some ways to free up space to store new data.
Before starting to review the different ways in which you can save space on an iPhone, you should get an idea of what is consuming the most space. What you have to do is open “Settings”, then click “General”, then click “iPhone Storage” to view a complete storage analysis.
Once the process of analyzing the used and remaining space is finished, a colored chart will appear at the top showing what is taking up the phone’s space. Scroll down, and you’ll see a list of installed apps, listed according to how much space they take up, thus getting a general idea of your phone’s limited storage consumption.
Now we will look at some ways to reduce this space consumed.
1- Use the empty apps feature
Deleting unused apps is the best way to save storage space, but deleting an app on iPhone removes it completely from the phone, including user data.
Therefore, Apple has created a very cool solution that saves the space taken up by unnecessary applications, and the user can download these applications again and continue working from where they left off. We mean here the ’empty apps’ feature. When used, the phone will free up storage space occupied by the app.
To take advantage of this feature, what you have to do is go to “Settings”, then “General”, then “iPhone Storage”, then choose any application that you do not use often, then press the “Offload App” button and confirm the action. This way, the app is deleted and documents and data related to it are left on the phone.
When you return to the main screen, you will find the application icon is still present, but there is a “cloud” icon next to the name, so press it to download the application and reuse it as if you had not deleted it at all. Repeat this process for all apps that you don’t use but need.
2- Activate the iCloud Photos feature
Apple ID offers you 5 GB of cloud storage for free via iCloud, so why not use this space to store your photos? You can do this via the iCloud Photos feature so that the library can be accessed anytime from any device via iCloud.com/photos.
Once you activate this feature for the first time, all photos stored on the phone will be uploaded to the iCloud service that is consuming capacity from the internet package. If you do not find a problem with that, go to Settings, then click on the account name at the top, then press “iCloud” and then click on “Photos” to activate the “iCloud photos” option, and you have to wait a little while until the photos are uploaded. And videos are automatically transferred to iCloud.
But even if all the photos are stored in iCloud, the phone will still keep on the primary storage, and the space occupied by the photos will not be saved. To save space, just select the option “Optimize iPhone Storage”.
This option will keep the original copy of the photos and videos in iCloud while keeping a compact and compact version on the phone itself.
3- Delete and reinstall applications
With the daily use of some apps installed on the iPhone, the space they occupy increases due to storing more temporary data to make the usage faster and faster every time these applications are run.
Unfortunately, there is no option to delete the temporary data of the installed applications except for the way to delete the application and reinstall it from the store again. This will get rid of all cached data, freeing up storage space.
4- Delete the temporary memory of chat applications
Chat applications also store temporary data with every use, and this data begins when viewing photos, videos, and even stickers. Thus, after a long period of using this app, it swells dramatically to occupy gigabytes of iPhone space as well.
It is preferable from time to time to get rid of this temporary data and empty the cache memory to save space, and this matter does not require deleting and reinstalling the application, rather it is possible to empty the memory of the application itself. For example, in the “Telegram” application, after launching it, go to the “Settings” tab, then go to the “Storage and Data” section and click on “Storage usage” and when you scroll down, you will see the space occupied by the temporary memory. To free up this space, press “Clear Telegram Cache” and the temporary data will be deleted.
5- Delete cache in browsers
Browsers also store temporary data on a continuous basis, which leads to the browser consuming more storage space over time. The solution is, as usual, to delete the cache data from the browser.
If you are using Safari as the primary browser on the iPhone, you can delete the cache by opening “Settings”, going to Safari, then clicking on the “Clear History and Website Data” option, then confirming the action.