iPhone storage full? Here’s how to clear hidden “Other” storage

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Is your iPhone running out of storage space? Lots of things could occupy valuable real estate from streaming images, videos, and downloads. Tap or click here to learn how to permanently clean your contacts.

However, sometimes you don’t understand why your iPhone is running out of space. These storage issues could stem from the other little-known categories.

Other relatively large and diverse categories are difficult to identify or describe for most. They mainly consist of system caches, logs, Siri voices and updates. Either way, there are plenty of ways to prevent them from taking up too much space on your phone.

Common Ways to Narrow Your Other List Content

1. Clear your Safari caches

Although there is no proper way to completely eliminate other data, you can at least try to reduce its amount. One way to free up space is to clear your Safari browser cache. Here’s how:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Safari.
  • Click on Clear history and website data.
  • Click on Clear history and website data again to confirm.

It works because data is automatically stored on your phone associated with a site every time you open a new webpage. Clearing cache means clearing data, which frees up space.

2. Change message settings

The Messages application is automatically configured to keep your text messages for an indefinite period. Although it may seem efficient at first glance, texts can take up tons of space. Luckily, there’s a way for you to free up some space for that. Here’s how:

  • Open Settings.
  • Select posts.
  • Under the Message history section, click Save messages.
  • Choose how long you want to keep messages. You can choose 30 days, 1 year Where Still. Select 30 days to free up space more frequently.

3. Offload apps

Offloading an app means you choose to keep the app data even after you delete the app from your phone. You can do this if you change your mind and want to come back to the app later.

For example, you can remove Google Maps (because it takes up a lot of space) but keep that app’s data. Here’s how to offload apps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Select General.
  • Click on iPhone Storage.
  • Scroll down to the apps section and select an app to offload. Click on the app and select Download the app.
  • Click on Download the app again to confirm.

4. Clever application trick

If you don’t want to permanently delete an app, you can always reduce the storage space needed. For example, the Facebook app stores tons of data. From photos to videos and everything else on your timeline, Facebook takes up a lot of space.

Deleting the Facebook app is a clever way to recover valuable real estate. Then reinstall the app and log into your account. The app will look and work like it always has, but it’ll get a fresh start and won’t take up all that space. You can do this with any app on your iPhone. To remove an app, follow these steps:

  • Touch and hold the app you want to remove.
  • Faucet Delete app.
  • Faucet Delete appthen touch Wipe off to confirm.

REMARK: Some built-in Apple apps cannot be removed from your device, so you may not see the option to remove an app.

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