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How to Get More Space on Your iPhone

Scene 1: When you are using your iPhone, there is a message pops up to tell you that your iPhone storage almost full and you can manage your storage in settings.

Scene 2: When the new iOS 9 is released and you are happy to decide to do the upgrade, then your iPhone prompt that there is not enough space in your iPhone and you need to make room for the update.

Scene 3: .......

If you are a 16 GB iPhone users, do you come across the situations that listed above and are you annoyed that limitation of your iPhone storage? Actually, running out of space on your iPhone is extremely frustrating. But now, you do not need to worry any more. With below ways to free up storage on iPhone, you could get more space on your iPhone. Let’s take a look at these ways of save more storage on iPhone.

Delete useless apps

Delete apps that you don’t need is the most obvious and straightforward way to get more space on your iPhone. If there are some apps that you rarely use or have replaced with something better. You could free up as much as 500MB if you delete few apps.

To delete the app on your iPhone, just tap on the icon for a while until there is the fork on the left corner of the app. That means you’re in Edit Mode. Just tap on the fork to delete these apps you do not need.


Use Dropbox for storing photos

Photo is one of the types which occupy the space of your iPhone most. It is better for you to backup your iPhone photos to other service and deleted them from time to time. As iCloud have the storage limitation, you could use the camera upload feature in Dropbox to have captured images copied direcly from the iPhone to Dropbox.


Turn off Photo Stream

If you have Photo Stream turned on you will see photos you have taken on your iPhone or iPad, and those you have uploaded to your Mac from camera. These images aren’t full res, but are still likely to take up a lot of space on your iPhone. Turn off this function could get more space on iPhone.

To turn off Photo Stream, go to Settings> Photo & Camera to deselect My Photo Stream. This will delete your Photo Stream from your iPhone as will as the photos in your Photo Strem.


Do not use HDR in Photo

Your iPhone can use an HDR mode to capture better photos when the image would includ bright lights and shadow. You can choose for your iPhone to keep the normal photo. However, in the newer generation iPhones, HDR works well enough for you to be confident that the image you take will be better than it would be without HDR.

Go to Settings> Photos & Camera to deselect Keep Normal Photo. Then your iPhone will not keep the normal photos.

Automatically Delete messages

With iOS 8, you can automatically delete older messages. If you like going back through old messages, don’t go this route. But do you really need those conversations after a year? This option is much easier than manually deleting old threads.

Go to Settings> Messages. Select 30 days or 1 year under keep messages.

You can also adjust how long your video and audio messages are stored. You can set them to expire after two minutes or never.



Follow these tips, you could save more storage space on your iPhone. If you still need more space, may be change a larger storage iPhone is a good choice.

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