Are you one of those iPhone owners that are always running out of storage space?
This doesn’t just apply to those with older 16GB devices either, we can offer you these six simple tricks that could help you free up some space.
1. What is using up the storage space?
It may sound obvious but to address the problem you need to establish the cause. Go to: Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage” > Manage Storage. Remove any apps that you don’t use and if you can manage without some of the games this will really help as they are one of the worst offenders!
2. Delete old messages
Do you really need to keep that message from 2 years ago from your friend asking if you want to go to the pub? You can delete all old messages by going to: Settings > Messages > Keep Messages > and then choose either “Forever” or “1 year” or “30 days”.
3. Put your photos in the iPhone Photo Library
This involves storing photos in the Cloud rather than on your device.
Go to: Settings > Photos & Camera and turning on iCloud Photo Library > Optimize iPhone Storage.
Alternatively, if you have a Google account, consider using Google Photos, which offers free unlimited storage, to manage your photos.
4. Get cheeky!
This is one that has appeared on Reddit. Go to the iTunes Store and attempt to rent a film that is a lot larger than the space you have available.
So long as you don’t have enough space you won’t be charged. If you do this a few times one after the other you can free up around 3GB of space.
5. Kill podcasts
If you are a podcast fan the chances are you have a lot and this will take up a lot of space to manage this go to: Settings > Podcasts and selecting “Limit Episodes”.
You’ll be surprised how much space this will save you.
6. Delete accidental videos and pictures
This may mean manually going through your gallery and deleting those that you don’t require but if you pop to the “Bursts” album it may be a good starting point. Anything you don’t want delete.
A restart (soft reset) can resolve issues like continuous resetting/rebooting, device crashing, freezing, won't ring or vibrate, can't make or receive calls, device locks up, and keypad doesn't respond.
A soft reset (turning the device off then back on) is similar to restarting a desktop computer and is one of the first steps in troubleshooting a device. A soft reset won't affect data on the device.
Emergency SOS in iOS 11 provides you with the ability to contact emergency services (e.g., 911) using the same button combination as a soft reset.
If you hold the Side and volume buttons for longer than 5 seconds, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services. Visit the Emergency SOS support page for more info.
Press and hold the Side button (located on the top right edge) and either Volume Button. If the phone is off or not responding, refer to soft reset for unresponsive iPhone.
When "slide to power off" appears, release buttons.
Slide the Power switch right. Allow several seconds for the device to power off.
With the device powered off, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears then release.
For older iPhones:
Press the "Sleep/Wake" button again to turn on the iPhone. If the screen remains black and you don't see the red slider, reset the phone. Press and hold both the "Sleep/Wake" and the "Home" buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds. When you see the Apple screen, release the buttons.