Quickly free-up storage space on your iPhone with these simple tricks

Quickly free-up storage space on your iPhone with these simple tricks
So the Apple iPhone doesn't feature a microSD Slot. This means that if your iPhone comes with just 16GB of native storage, you have to be pretty judicious about the things you store on your handset. But no matter how careful you are, there are some things that are clogging up your iPhone. The good news is that there are a few tricks you can do to quickly open up storage space.

In iOS 9, your text messages are stored on your phone forever by default. Considering how much you text, this could be consuming a lot of memory. So here is how we take care of this issue. Go to Settings > Messages > Keep Messages. You then have the option of keeping your texts natively on your device for 30 days, 1 year, or forever. Click on 30 days and you will be prompted to delete all current messages over 30 days old. Agree to that, and you might have opened up enough space for some new apps!

Another way to save space is to go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. This is pretty self-explanatory. And you can also open up some room by optimizing your camera roll. This keeps photos stored on your device in a smaller format, with the full resolution pictures stored in iCloud for easy retrieval.

One last tip; if you hold down the power and home buttons together for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears, you will have cleaned RAM and Cache memory. And we would be remiss if we didn't remind you that you can review how much memory is available to you by going to Settings > General > About. Scroll down to Available to see how much space you have to work with.


source: AppleInsider

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20 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1608; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Adding an SD card slot might not be the best solution, but it would be the most flexible solution.

3. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

it might not be the best solution for Apple profit wise, but it would be amazing and simple for users.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 6110; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

edit.

20. Julie2588

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 07, 2016

Simple? I don't think so~. I use a software, installed on my computer to clean my iphone everyday. It cleans junk files, temporary files, and manage apps. You don't need to do everything by yourself. The software helps clean my iphone and reclaim space automatically. Take it here if you want. imyfone.com/iphone-space-saver/

11. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You know you didn't get the best out of your money when you keep having small annoying problems from an expensive device. 2016 and bluetooth to android still don't work. Performance and overall functionwise, windows phone can beat iphones anytime.

12. ken6688

Posts: 13; Member since: May 24, 2013

Many apps are just not allowed to store at external memory.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Quickly add storage space to your smartphone with this simple trick ---> don't get an iPhone I mean its all good that you're trying to help, but while Apple is playing this game of chicken with its horde of iFans, the above is really the only solution that will actually produce results for the better one way or another.

8. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

16GB without SD card support totally disaster.

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 6110; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe on Android phones, on iPhone 16 GB is more than enough for smart(phone) usage.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Its just sad.. poor 16GB overpriced phone user :-/

5. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This doesnt add storage. It clears it. A bit misleading.

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Yeah, I thought they have some kind of special case that would add storage by connecting using the lighting port

7. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

There are drives for stuff like that.

9. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I thought they mention about changing the storage chip from the phone, LOL.

10. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

People with expensive flagship phones still get storage problems in 2016? What's going on in the techworld? I'm confused.

13. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... SINCERELY, I WOULDN'T SEE ANY REASON TO PAY A WHOOPING 160 THOUSAND NAIRA TO BUY THE BASE STORAGE IPHONE OF 16GB THAT'S NOT EXPANDABLE! EXCEPT IF I RUN MAD THOUGH! I CAN'T BUY ANY PHONE WITHOUT AN EXPANDABLE MEMORY IF THE INTERNAL MEMORY IS LESS THAN 64GB...

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 6110; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

There are 128 GB variants for those that want more space.

17. slvnofrr

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

And you will pay a extra 200$ for

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 6110; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm fine with the base model (I actually have extra space), besides that, why should I pay 200 euro for 128 Gb when I can pay 72 euro (in 2 years) for 200 Gb in the cloud?

19. Julie2588

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 07, 2016

I see makeuseof also recommend a software recently, iMyfone Umate. imyfone.com/iphone-space-saver/. It helps reclaim iphone storage, everything is done automatically. Nothing is done manually. It's so awesome. I like it because I just install it on my computer and can use it on a daily basis. You may search the site to get the software. No need to thank me. :D :D

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