How to Free Up Space on iPhone
[Last Updated: Dec. 08, 2015 ]
The days are getting longer and warmer, this means it is time to start doing some spring-cleaning work to remove all the junks you have built out over the winter. Traditionally, the honey-do list of spring-cleaning is limited to getting junk out of the garage, and getting the cobwebs off the house. This year, you can consider adding cleaning your iOS devices and Mac computer into to-do list – it's worth the extra work.
You may have encountered that when you are trying to record the birthday party of your best friends with your iPhone only to get an "out of memory" message. Or when you are trying to download the latest iOS 8 only to find that there isn't enough room on your iPhone for it requires at least 5GB free space. Or you find the screens of your iPhone are up to 6 or more. All of them show that you should do some spring-cleaning work and get some way to free up space on your iPhone.
Here in this guide we list you several methods to free up space on iPhone to get more available storage and make your iPhone run faster. If you are not quite sure about how much storage space left on your iPhone, you can: Go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage (for iOS 8), or go to Settings > General > Usage (for iOS 7 and earlier). And then follow us to free up space on your iPhone to get more available storage!
Part 1: Kill Unwanted Apps to Free Up Space on iPhone
Kill Unwanted Apps to Free Up Space on iPhone
If you are the one whose iPhone has 6 or more screens, there is no doubt that sometimes come across apps you don't even remember downloading. Why not trash these unnecessary Apps?
To delete an app on from the home screen: tap and hold the app icon and waiting for it to wiggle. Then tap the "X" that appears in the upper right corner of the icon.
Or you can: Go to settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage (iOS 8). Now check the app that takes up your limited space but you don't need, and tap its name, then tap the "Delete App" button on the next screen.
Part 2: Manage Your Photos and Videos Better to Free Up Space on iPhone
Manage Your Photos and Videos Better to Free Up Space on iPhone
With the built-in iSight camera, people are very fond of taking pictures and shooting videos with their handy iPhone instead of cameras, especially the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus users. Go to the Camera Roll on your iPhone, and look through it and you might find that there are some photos or videos that are taken by accidental, and you might don't want to keep them any more. Find out and delete them from your iPhone.
To get more available storage on iPhone, you also can delete all the photos and videos from your iPhone. Absolutely, you'd better make sure that you have backed up all of them to computer before deleting them. Here are two guides fore you, they will teach you to transfer all the photos (including Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, etc) and videos (including videos taken by iPhone, purchased videos or download videos) from iPhone to computer:
Part 3: Delete Unwanted Songs to Free Up Storage on iPhone
Delete Music from iPhone to Get More Available on iPhone
If you are music enthusiast, there is no doubt that the music on your iPhone also takes much space on your iPhone. So it is also a great idea to delete songs from iPhone to get more free space. Here we offer you several ways to delete music from iPhone as followed:
1 Delete a Specific Song: Open Music App > Tap the Songs button > Scroll the song you want to delete > Swipe to right > Click Delete to delete the chosen song.
2 Delete All Music (Suits for iDevices in iOS 8): Go to Settings > General > Usages > Manage Storage > Music > Tap on edit on upper right > Tap on the red minus icon next to All Songs > Tap on Delete.
Important Note: The methods above are suit for those who have the copies of songs on their computer. If you don't have any copy on your computer, you can use AnyTrans to transfer music from iPhone to computer firstly for backup and then delete them from your device.
Part 4: Delete Text Messages from Your iPhone to Free Up Storage
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Normally, most of us are not used to delete useless messages from our iPhone immediately after reading them, this makes the messages also may occupy much space on our iPhone. Here offer you several ways to deleted messages from iPhone, including text messages, MMS messages, iMessages and message attachments.
1 Delete a specific message: Open Messages App > Scroll down to find the messages you want to remove > Swipe to right > Tap on Delete to remove this chosen messages.
2 Delete multiple messages: Run Messages App > Tap on Edit button on the top-left > Select the messages you want to delete.
3 Delete All Old Messages: Go to Settings > Messages > Scroll down to Messages History > Choose to delete all messages older than 30 days, or all messages older a year old. By the way, this method is only suit for those iDevices working with iOS 8.
4 Delete text messages from iPhone permanently: If you find there is a Saved Messages on your iPhone, and it takes up several GB space, you can read this iMobie guide to delete saved messages from iPhone permanently.
Part 5: Remove Junk Files to Make Your iPhone's Other Smaller
Free Up Space on iPhone by Removing All Kinds of Junk Files with PhoneClean
When connecting your iPhone to computer, you must have noticed, the Other data shown in iTunes occupy a lot of space on your iPhone. You might be wondering what is the mysterious Other on your iPhone , in short, the Other on your iPhone includes iOS operating system and all kinds of junks files like Safari cookies, email temporary data, caches, temp files generated by App and iTunes syncs, etc. So the question is how to remove these junk files from iPhone to make Other smaller?
To help you free up space on iPhone and get more available storage by making the Other Smaller, we recommend you a third-party app named PhoneClean, which aims to remove all kinds of junk files from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to make the Other smaller, and it also allows you to delete all unwanted files and data to get more available space on your iDevice. More than anything, it will back up automatically before performing any cleaning work so that you can easily get them back in case of mistaken deletion.
The methods above are the most commonly used ways to free up space on iPhone. You can perform all of them on your device to get more available storage. When doing spring-cleaning work, you shouldn't forget to speed up your Mac and free up more space on its disk. Know more about spring cleaning tips for iDevices and Mac computers, please read this guide - iMobie Spring Cleaning Tips for Apple.
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