iPhone StorageSource: iMore

Whether you have an older 16GB iPhone or a brand new 256GB iPhone, getting a storage space error message sucks. When you run out of storage space, it halts your ability to enjoy the phone the way you want. Taking photos, downloading music, installing apps, and other everyday tasks on your iPhone require space.

Luckily, there are a few options that streamline the process of deleting files, apps, and other data to make it easier and faster for you to free up some storage space; here's how!

How to enable offload unused apps on your iPhone and iPad

If you haven't used an app in a long time, it's just sitting on your home screen taking up space. Obviously, you can delete apps individually at any time; however, iOS gives you the option of removing all the apps you haven't touched recently.

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  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap iPhone Storage.
  4. Tap Enable beside Offload Unused Apps.

    Enable Offload unused apps: Launch Settings, tap General, tap iPhone Storage, tap Enable beside Offload Unused Apps.Source: iMore

This will delete apps that you haven't used in quite some time; however, it will keep all your documents and data so that you won't lose anything too important.

How to disable offload unused apps on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store
  3. Tap the Offload Unused Apps On/Offswitch. When the switch goes gray, that means it's off.

    Disable offload unused apps: Launch Settings, tap iTunes $ App Store, tap the Offload Unused Apps switch. Source: iMore

How to review large attachments on iPhone and iPad

When you send and receive images, gifs, or other media through messages those create attachments that can take up a lot of memory. iOS gives you the option to review them all in one convenient place.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap iPhone Storage.

    Review large attachments on iPhone and iPad by showing Phone Storage in Settings: Launch settings, tap general, and then tap iPhone storage.Source: iMore

  4. Tap Messages. You may need to scroll down the page to see it.

  5. Tap Review Large Attachments

Review large attachments in iPhone Storage: Tap Messages and then tap Review Large Attachments.Source: iMore

From here you'll be able to see every attachment you have in your messages and will be able to delete them.

How to review and delete personal videos on iPhone and iPad

If you have any videos you've taken with the camera on your iPhone they may be taking up You can review all your videos on your iPhone in the storage settings and even delete them if you want!

  1. Launch Setting from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap iPhone Storage.
  4. Tap ** Show All**.

    Review videos in iPhone Storage: Launch Settings, tap General, Tap iPhone Storage, and then tap Show All.Source: iMore

  5. Tap Review Personal Videos.

  6. Tap the video you want to delete.

    Review personal videos in iPhone storage: Tap Review Personal Videos and then tap the video you want to delete.Source: iMore

  7. Tap the garbage can.

  8. Tap Delete From This iPhone.

    Deleting videos in iPhone Storage: Tap the garbage can and then tap delete from this iPhone.Source: iMore

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Updated May 2020: Updated f the most recent version of iOS 13.

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