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Use iOS 7.1 beta 3 to delete unwanted OTA updates and save yourself a cool 1GB

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Use iOS 7.1 beta 3 to delete unwanted OTA updates and save yourself a cool 1GB
How would you like to recover 1GB of storage space on your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad? You might not need the extra storage now, but you will probably be happy to know that it is there if you need it. To recover the extra storage, what you are doing is deleting unwanted OTA updates. It might seem hard to believe, but the first OTA update for iOS came with an update in November 2011 to fix a battery problem on iOS 5.0.1.

But we digress. With iOS 7.1 beta 3, iPhone and iPad users have the ability to remove OTA updates that are collecting dust in your device. To delete those unwanted files, open the Settings application on your home screen. Tap on General > Usage. Look for Storage and tap on iOS 7.1 beta 3. Then, tap on Delete Update and you are finished. You just opened up about 1GB of storage space.

Keep in mind that this is available on a beta version of iOS and the feature might not make it to the final version of  iOS 7.1. 

Open up 1GB of additional storage deleting unwanted OTA updates with iOS 7.1 beta 3

Open up 1GB of additional storage deleting unwanted OTA updates with iOS 7.1 beta 3


source: RedmondPie

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posted on 13 Jan 2014, 20:58 1

1. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


Hmm 1 GB less.. Cool.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 20:58 5

2. mr.techdude (Posts: 542; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Apple, dat is all :)

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 22:27

5. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


no....

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 21:10 5

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7698; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Kudos to Apple. This is what I did with my S3 when it was running KitKat. :)

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 21:15 2

4. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


That's cool..

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 23:11

6. Brewski (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


This would only apply to devices that upgraded to iOS 7, not ones that came from the factory with it pre-installed. There would be no updates to these devices large enough for 1 gb.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 02:34

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2553; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You mean they just sat there and took up space from the user?

Hahaha.

posted on 14 Jan 2014, 11:01

8. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1570; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Noooooo, Apple wouldn't do that ;)

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