I’m sure you are aware of the frustration of running out of space on you Iphone. I know I certainly do. It’s always better to have some free space on your Iphone if you want optimal performance. Although modern iPhones can come with up to 128GB storage capacity, you might run out of storage space due to various reasons. Therefore, it is highly important for every iPhone user to know some little tricks to make space on your device. Below are several of my favorites. Before you crack on with these you might want to know how to fix common iPhone problems
Get rid of space consuming apps
One of the most effective ways to make space on an iPhone is getting rid of heavy apps that consume large space yet are used rarely. You should first find out the amounts of space each app has taken (go to storage and iCloud Usage and select Manage Storage). Within a minute’s time, all the installed apps will be listed according to the amount of space they consume. If the app is rarely used and is among the heaviest, space consumers you may uninstall them and free some good space easily.
Delete Old messages
Although this tip sounds obvious, a surprising amount of iPhone users either forget or neglect to delete old messages. Deleting messages one by one can be a time consuming and annoying process. Thankfully, iPhone comes with a built in feature to delete messages on bulk-basis; Go to Settings > Messages > Message History > Keep Messages. Then select a specific time parameter, and Delete.
Use Photo stream wisely
Although a couple of images on Photo Stream don’t take up too much space on your iPhone, over time it can consume a significant amount of space. Usually these images don’t come in high-quality; but when a number of them build up these photos may become an annoying factor. To get rid of this problem, you can simply turn off the Photo Stream option. Settings > Photos & Camera > deselect My Photo Stream; it’s that simple!
Don’t keep iBooks that you don’t read
Carefully see if you have any downloaded (yet no use of anymore) iBooks on your phone and get rid of them. Don’t worry, although you delete them from your phone, those books will be securely available on your iCloud; you can download them again when needed!
“Don’t carry a library with you”
Delete unnecessary photos
Surprisingly, the vast majority of iPhones have a large numbers of photos that are of no use . These photos may include old screen-shots, failed selfies, failed images, video clips etc. Interestingly, people keep some photos for no reason at all! Moreover, options like Burst Mode may store a large number of unwanted images on your phone. Be sure to delete them and free some space.
Apart from using Photo Stream, you can backup your photos to Dropbox immediately after taking them. Dropbox allows you to access these photos via cloud no matter what type of device you use. So, be smart and use Dropbox to store your photos.
Wipe away old notes
Notes app is a widely used tool by busy individuals these days. However, over the time, people forget to clean up their unnecessary notes and it can take a considerable space. Wiping out (deleting these notes) in timely manner (weekly or bi-weekly) will help you to free some good space from the storage.
It is better to make a habit of cleaning your iPhone on regular intervals. After all, it is all about maintaining optimal performance of your iPhone.
John Nats has been author of Techigyaan for over 4 years. His passion is writing about the latest blogging tips and tricks for beginners. He also combine blogging with a passion about all things techie.