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How to Free Up Storage on iPhone (5 Best Tricks)

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There are many ways to Free Up Storage on the iPhone, but the issue affects everyone at some point.

If you can afford it, we recommend getting an iPhone with unique storage space. If you can’t afford it or are always running out of room, there’s still hope. Here are a few brand-new techniques How to Free Up Storage on iPhone.

How to Free Up Storage on iPhone

Some of the most fundamental strategies for freeing up space on your iPhone have already been discussed. So, before you try any of these new tactics, go back and try some of the old ones, such as removing duplicate photographs and screenshots, backing up photos and videos in the cloud with services like Google Photos, or employing this bizarre iTunes rental hack. If none of those methods are successful, try the following:

1. Shoot in High Efficiency

If you have iOS 11 installed on your iPhone 7 or newer. In that case, Apple offers a unique “High Efficiency” compression standard that saves photographs in HEIF (High-Efficiency Image Format) instead of JPEG and films in HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) instead of H.264 (.mov).

HEIF, according to Apple, allows you to save twice as many photos as JPEG. HEIF photos resulted in file sizes that were up to 80% less in other studies.

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If you’re not sure if High-Efficiency formats are enabled or if you accidentally disabled them, go to Settings > Camera > Formats > and select “High Efficiency” rather than “Most Compatible.”

One disadvantage of High-Efficiency formatting is that all devices do not support it. You’ll need to convert them to JPEG and H.264 formats if you want to view and share them on other devices. Fortunately, apps and online conversion tools have been developed specifically for this purpose.

2. Delete photos and videos in Messages

Do you send a lot of photos or movies using Messages? So, what exactly is this? They’re taking up space on your phone, most likely as duplicates of photographs you’ve previously saved in the Photos app.

To see the photo or video, you’ll have to go into each conversation individually and long-press on it. Select each image (you may need to scroll up a long way to see all of the older ones), tap the garbage can icon in the lower-left corner of the menu box window that appears, then tap “More…” on the menu box window that appears. Click “Delete Message” to confirm, and they’ll be gone.

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If you’re running iOS 11, there’s a more efficient approach to removing these attachments that don’t need much manual labor. Select “Review Large Attachments” from the drop-down box in Settings > General > iPhone Storage. You’ll now be able to see a list of all the attachments you’ve sent using Messages. By tapping “Edit,” you may choose all the ones you want to delete, and you’re done.

Also, if you have many Animoji on your iPhone X, you should erase the ones you don’t use. You don’t want many video files taking up space on your phone, so they’re received and saved as video files.

3. Set messages to automatically delete

The best aspect of Snapchat is that every message you send there is deleted as soon as it is opened, so you’ll never run out of space on your phone. That isn’t the case unless you set Messages to expire.

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While messages will not be removed immediately, you can set an expiration date for them to be automatically deleted after 30 days or a year. To set the time, go to Settings > Messages and tap “Keep Messages” under “Message History.”

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But why stop with having texts automatically removed? Audio Messages, which may also be found on the Messages settings page, are the same. Instead of never, set the Audio Messages expiration time to two minutes.

4. Offload unused apps

“Offload Unused Apps” is another handy storage-saving feature in iOS 11. Turn on the option by pressing “Enable” in Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

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When your iPhone’s storage is low, it will delete useless apps automatically once it is switched on. As a result, you’ll be able to delete any games or apps that you don’t use very often.

The data in the apps will be kept, and reinstalling these auto-removed apps would restore them to their previous state as if they had never been erased.

Read More: iPhone Storage is Full? (7 Must Things to Delete First )

5. Delete cached app data

To make them load faster, specific programs, such as Twitter, cache a lot of data. However, all of this caching may consume a significant amount of space.

Consider the “Media storage” section of the Twitter app, which stores various items such as images, GIFs, and Vines. You’ll be able to free up a lot of space if you delete these files.

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Make sure you’re using the most recent version of Twitter, then tap your profile symbol. “Settings and privacy” is the first option, followed by “Data usage.” Then select “Media storage” and “Clear media storage” from the drop-down menus. If the “Web Storage” setting is also indicating heavy, do the same.

With this method, we’ve been able to clear up to 1GB of storage. Check your apps for a comparable setting, and be sure to be clear, precise, clear!

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