HAVING full iPhone storage can lead to a range of issues, including not being able to update your iOS and not having room for any more photos.
One solution to this is deleting apps you don’t need but are taking up a lot of space on your phone.
Deleting or ‘Offloading’ apps is a great way to get extra storage space Credit: The Sun / Apple
First you’ll need to open Settings and then click “General”.
Once there you should open the “iPhone Storage” section.
At the top you’ll see a brief overview of what is taking up the most storage on your iPhone and how much room you’ve got left.
If you scroll down you’ll see a list of all your apps.
It’s easy to find rarely-used apps that are clogging up your iPhone storageCredit: The Sun / Apple
They’re ordered by how much space they’re taking up.
Messaging apps like WhatsApp will be at the very top if user send a lot of files and have a lot of chats saved.
If you click on an app you’ll be able to see how much space it takes up on its own and how much space the documents and data you’ve got stored on it is taking up.
The best things to do is look for apps you don’t use and delete them.
Simply click on your app of choice and then click delete.
You can also do this via the home screen by holding your finger down on the app you want to delete until it starts shaking.
Then simply click the “X” next to it and confirm the deletion.
If you go back to the “iPhone Storage” section you can also select to “Offload” apps.
This temporarily disables an app without deleting it and will give you a bit more storage space.
The app will remain on your home screen but you will have to tap and download it again when you want to start using it.
Just make sure you’ve got enough storage space to get it back when the time comes.
iPhone tricks to try today
Here are some of the best…
- Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
- Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
- Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
- Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
- Check if you’re due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you’re down to 80% capacity. If you’re below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
- Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
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