There are times when our phone storage is not always ideal, and rather than purchasing a new one, we would want to use as much as possible with what we have. Well, if you don’t have the budget to buy a high storage phone or expand your memory, you can still clear the trash stored in your phone.
Your iPhone maybe holding up a lot of data, including text messages, photos, browsing history, etc, and finding which of these is taking up the most space may seem to be a challenge. Well, its not. Finding what’s using the most space can be easy by following the steps below. And once you identify what’s taking most of the space, deleting the unnecessary and the unwanted shouldn’t take much time either.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage to view how many GB you have available. Tap into “Manage Storage” and it will show you a lot of apps that are occupying your phone memory.
- Connect your phone to your Mac or PC, and open iTunes to click on the phone icon and view storage broken down by Apps, TV Show, Music, Movies, Photos, and other.
- Vew details of each, by hovering the mouse over it. “Other” represents settings, calendar events, notes, browser cache, email, and email attachments.
- Back up all the items on the phone. Connect the iPhone to your computer, and in the Summary section under the phone icon, click on Restore iPhone. This returns the iPhone back to factory settings.
Here’s what you can delete:
- Get rid of unwanted, unclear photos, or sometimes even duplications.
- Text messages
- Call history
- Safari browsing history (Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data)
- Unused/outdated/redundant contacts
- Turn off app notifications
- Delete and reinstall email account to get rid of attachments cache
- Unused apps
- Completed reminders
- Reduce locally stored music for “offline” listening in music streaming apps. Go to Setting>Music>Downloaded Music and delete.
- Delete Siri voices by going to Settings>General>Accessibility>VoiceOver>Speech.