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iPhone is Full? Top 6 Tricks to Free up Storage Space on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Nov. 17, 2015 04:13 pm / Posted by Serena Kelly to iPhone Care - Follow @Serena Kelly

Storage almost Full message keeps appearing on your 16 GB iPhone? iPhone is full of junk files you don’t need? Camera won’t take photos because there is not enough available storage? After long time of use, you may suddenly find your iOS device is out of storage. If you have the storage problems, it’s time to do some spring-cleaning work and free up space on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch now.

In this article, we list the top 6 proven tricks to help you clean up and maximum the little space on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Top 1: Set Messages to Auto-Delete
Top 2: Delete Videos You Don’t Watch
Top 3: Don't Double-Save Photos
Top 4: Clear Out Newsstand and Old Podcasts
Top 5: Delete Unused Apps and Data
Top 6: Remove Junk Files, Cashes, the “Other” Data and all Unnecessary Files

Top1: Set Messages to Auto-Delete

By default, your iPhone stores all of the text messages you send and receive forever. The Message history will take up gigabytes of space, especially if you send or receive a lot of photos via text. Setting messages to auto -delete will save lots of space on your device.

Note: Before you set message to auto delete, backup all your important messages first. Some iOS data transfer tool such as iPhone Care Pro for Mac can help you.

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Top2: Delete Videos You Don't Watch

Videos -a large space invader will eat up lots of storage space on your device. Think twice if these videos, movies or TV show you loaded onto your iPhone or iPad are really you need. If they are not, head over to the Videos app, tap Edit on the top left, and tap the red Delete button next to the video.

Top3: Don't Double-Save Photos

Only save HDR photos! iPhone allows its users to take HDR images but when you take an HDR image the original non-HDR image is also saved by default. Hence, two images are saved on your device taking up lots of space.

To disable saving the original image go to Settings>Photos & Cameras and toggle the “Keep Normal Photo” switch to off.

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Top 4: Clear Out Newsstand and Old Podcasts

Newsstand is Apple’s dedicated folder that contains all your digital magazine subscriptions. Most Newsstand publications only the most recent two or three issues to your device, but some go overboard and save everything forever. Clear them out individually or delete the entire publication if you don't read it often enough.

Another thing is podcasts. Noted that iOS automatically deletes podcasts you've listened to the entire one. Open up the Podcasts app and quickly delete the podcasts you listened parts of them, you will reclaim a great amount of storage space on your device.

Top 5: Delete Unused Apps and Data

Unused apps especially large game apps can take up more them 1 GB of space on your device. You can check out which apps are using the most space by opening the Settings and going to General > Usage > Manage Data. If you have some apps that haven’t used for a long time, go ahead and delete them.

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Top 6: Remove Junk Files, Cashes, the “Other” Data and all Unnecessary Files

Connecting to iTunes, you’ll find the Other data shown in iTunes occupy a lot of space on your iPhone. The Other data includes iOS operating system and all kinds of junks files like Safari cookies, private search history, email caches/temporary data, app cookies, app crash logs, photo caches, iTunes Radio caches and other junk files, etc.
Removing those junk files, you will reclaim a large amount of storage space on your device. Here we recommend iPhone Care Pro for Mac, an iOS system cleaner, helps you to slim down your iDevice and get more storage on your iOS device by removing junk files.

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Those 6 tricks are proved to maximize the little space you have left on your iOS device and especially work to free up space on 16 GB iPhone, iPad. Pick and choose what works best for you.

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