In the past few days, you’ve bought an iPhone and, having all the fun of it, you’ve started downloading apps to more and more, adding music to offline, movies and more. Unfortunately, the result is that the storage space of the device is saturated and now you do not even have enough to take some photos. Well, given the situation, it seems obvious to me that you have to worry about “getting rid of” the memory of the “melafonino” leaving us just what you think you really need.
How do you say? Have you ever thought about it but being inexperienced about the Apple home smartphone world would you like to receive some straightforward tips on how to do it? Well, then I would just say that you’ve come to the right place at the right time. With this article of today I want to illustrate how to free iPhone memory and believe me it is much simpler than what you can think of. Following the suggestions I’m going to provide you will be able to earn more free memory on your Apple mobile phone while at the same time without having to say goodbye to the data you have collected and, most importantly, without messing up.
Then? What would you say to finally put the chatter aside and start focusing on what to do? Yes? Great! So be comfortable, grab your iPhone and start focusing on reading this tutorial entirely dedicated to the subject. I am sure that you will eventually be happy and satisfied with what you learned and that even if you need to, you will be prepared to provide useful advice to all your friends in need of receiving similar comparisons. We bet?
Uninstall more “bulky apps”
The first as well as the simplest system to free iPhone’s memory is surely to go away from removing all potentially unavailable applications installed on the device and occupying excessive space on the iPhone.
To find out which apps are occupying more space on your iPhone, you need to access the home screen of the device, press the Settings icon (the shifter ), tap on Generals, and then on the iPhone Free Space entry . If you’re using a device with an iOS version installed earlier than 11 you should instead go to Settings> General> Device and iCloud Space , and then Manage Space , under Device Space .
Now, you should be in front of a screen with a list of all apps installed on your iPhone. To delete those that occupy more space and at the same time feel unnecessary, select the name and click on the Delete app button on the open screen. To find out more about apps that are not really useful, you can consider the last opened date under the name of each of them. In theory, those less useful are also the ones you use less and that you have opened less recently.
Keep in mind that doing so just as I’ve just indicated the selected apps and the related documents and data will be completely removed from the device. However, if for any reason you prefer to remove the app while leaving the files and related info intact, and if you have a device with iOS 11 or later installed, you can click on Uninstall app that, unlike the above command, to free up the space occupied by the apps on your iDevice, however, retain their documents and data. So if you choose this option, if I need to re-install the deleted applications, all your data will be retrieved.
Starting from the assumption that, as an old saying goes, preventing it is better to cure and consider also the fact that removing “uselessly” all useless and bulky apps can become overwhelming, very sleepy, you can simplify and automate the execution of this Applying to the automatic removal of apps (available only from iOS 11 onwards). This is a feature that, as easily deductible, goes into action by itself by going to remove the less used apps without, however, erasing data and documents.
To enable it, just tap the Enable button next to ” Remove apps” that you do not use , always in the Settings> General> Free iPhone section . The same functionality can also be activated by tapping the iTunes Store and App Store item in the iOS Settings section and then turning ON the switch that you find at the Remove App Not Appearing screen.
Delete application data
You probably did not know it, but you have to know that some apps, such as Safari, Facebook, and wallpaper downloads , include cache and temporary files that inevitably occupy a large amount of space storage on the device. As a result, removing (when possible) such data can be useful, rather more to free the iPhone’s memory.
But how do you do this to delete the data in question? I’ll explain it right away! As far as Safari is concerned, go to the iOS Settings section , tap the Safari entry next to the screen that opens and then click Clear Web Site and History data twice.
In doing so, however, keep in mind that not only the Safari cache, but also the list of Internet sites that you have recently opened. Another important thing to consider is the fact that browsing will not be deleted only from your mobile phone but also on other devices that may be linked to your iCloud account (eg Mac and iPad).
Navigation data and history aside, even the offline read list (ie the links that are saved in the app reading list) of the famous Apple home browser can go to occupy valuable space on the device in utterly useless . As a result, I recommend, from time to time, to maintain a healthy cleanliness.
To do this, go to Settings , tap on Generals, and then click on Free iPhone Space . However, if you have an older iOS version on your device installed on 11, you should instead go to Settings> General> Device and iCloud Space and press the Manage Space option that is located under Device Space .
Next and in both cases choose Safari from the list of applications installed on the device. After clicking on the Edit button in the upper right part of the screen that is open, click on the “-” (lesser symbol) that appears next to the Non-Read Listing list and tap on the Delete button that appears to appear to the right.
As far as Facebook is concerned, unfortunately there is no dedicated cache file deletion feature, so removing them from the device requires a practically unhelpful procedure, but it does not rain on it: Remove and and reinstall the app. To remove the app just press and hold on its icon until it starts to “dance”, tap the “x” you see appears in the top right of the last one and then press the button Delete in response to the alert you see on screen.
The same argument applies to all other apps on the iPhone that tend to accumulate a larger amount of temporary files. The only exception is apps that incorporate a special feature, such as peer downloading new backgrounds for the device, where, in fact, there is usually a button to delete the cache or in any case to limit it to a number of MB.
Another thing that I invite you to do to release as much space as possible on your iPhone by removing app usage data is to take advantage of thefeature , which, in fact, allows you to delete the useless files that are present in your iPhone, internal applications. Many applications, such as download managers, tend to accumulate files that are copied to the iPhone’s memory or download from the Internet, which are then forgotten to remove and which, as easily perceived, occupy space on the iDevice.
To use this feature, connect the iPhone to your computer using the Lightning / Dock cable, wait a few moments to start iTunes (if this does not happen automatically, you start the application manually with its icon), click ‘ icon of the iPhone you see appears in the top left of the program window and select the File Sharing from the sidebar. Then click on the icons of all the apps in it and when you find the unnecessary files to delete on the right side of the iTunes, click their icons and press the Delete key or the spacebar on your computer keyboard to delete them right away. Very easy!
Manage multimedia items to free iPhone memory
Let’s now go to managing media files. Even photo, music and video should occupy considerable space on the device by limiting memory. Always keep up with removing the most useful elements and the best system to gain space on iPhone, there are also “tricks” that can allow you to continue to have your files without erasing them altogether. Let’s analyze the question more in detail.
Photo and video
To delete them, open the iOS Photo app, select the Album tab , then go to All Photos, and tap the Select button on the top right. Then select the items you want to delete and tap the basket icon at the bottom right. Done!
Then remember to go to the Recently deleted album (which, in fact, encloses all recently deleted files and allows you to restore them in case of accidental deletions) of the Photos app and also deletes files from there.
Another system that I suggest you consider to free the iPhone memory is to enable iCloud Photo Library and to take advantage of the space optimization feature. This is a free Apple brand service that automatically stores photos and videos made with iDevice online and keeps on the smartphone only optimized versions of those (high quality ones can be downloaded to the need). You can enable it by going to Settings> Photos and bringing the switch to the iCloud Photo Library entry ON .
As far as music is concerned, if you’ve copied the iTunes library on your iPhone, I suggest you review the settings so that only the songs that really interest you will be transferred to your smartphone.
You can still save space by subscribing to a music streaming service , such as Apple Music, which, as easily deductible, is perfectly integrated with company products, in fact, a solution made in Apple. In this way you will blur your multimedia library on your iPhone with the ability to have everything at the reach of the cloud.
Other useful directions to free iPhone memory
Considering that the space available on the iPhone may still not be enough (also because unlike other smartphones in the competition is not a device with expandable memory), relying on one or more cloud storage services can surely be great help keep your files intact, without however affecting the capacity of your device. Do not you have the slightest idea of what these cloud storage services are, or do not you know what to trust? So just look at the list I’ve prepared for you and find it below to get you ideas straight away.
- iCloud Drive – This is the cloud storage service made available by Apple itself. It is therefore included on all iPhones. The base plan is free and offers 5 GB of space, but you can go to 50GB of paid space plans at 0.99 euro per month, from 200 GB of space to 2.99 euro per month and 2 TB space at 9.99 euro / month if needed. It’s great to store app data data on iOS and to use the services mentioned above.
- Google Drive – This is the cloud storage service made available by Google through which you can store all sorts of files. A dedicated app is available for iPhone.
- Dropbox – A well-known cloud storage service that can be used by almost any device, iPhone included (in the form of a dedicated app). It does offer 2GB of space (which may eventually be increased by inviting other friends to Dropbox and participating in various promotions).
- OneDrive – It’s Microsoft’s cloud storage service. From iPhone is accessible through the dedicated app. The basic plan is free of charge and offers 5 GB of storage space.
Finally, let me know if you choose to use one or more of the above services for archiving in your clue you can easily manage it from your iPhone by taking advantage of the File app , including “Standard” from iOS 11. It is an application that, as easily deducible from its name, allows you to manage all files physically on your device as well as access those stored on your network from a single, convenient location. In order to use it, however, you will still have to download on your iPhone the original service app’s app but for your convenience you can then organize all of your documents from File without having to open every single application every time.