You can quickly free up iPhone storage space with a simple tap.
Apple has integrated a storage optimization feature into your device iPhone Settings.
It’s easy to miss if you never explore your Settings app.
But it’s a great way to free up some space if you’re running out of space.
It’s perfect if you have a lot of photos and videos – or if you bought an iPhone with little base storage.
The feature works with iCloud Photos, a way to store your media in the cloud.
This means that they are stored primarily as a backup on Apple servers.
However, with the help of the optimize feature, you can free up the space that original-size photos were taking up on your iPhone.
Apple explains: “By default, your photos and videos are saved to your device in their original, high-resolution version.”
“That means they take up a lot of space on your iPhone and iPad.”
“With iCloud Photos, you can free up more storage space on your device while still having access to your entire collection at full resolution, anywhere.”
The setup is extremely easy.
Just go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Photos.
Now tap “Sync this iPhone” and make sure you tap it to turn on iCloud Photos if you are using iOS 15 or earlier.
Then select “Optimize iPhone Storage” to save space on your iPhone.
“When Optimize Storage is enabled, full-resolution photos and videos are stored in iCloud,” Apple said.
“And when needed, space-saving copies are stored on your device.
“And as long as you have enough storage space in iCloud, you can store as many photos and videos as you want.”
Another trick to save storage space
Another option you can try is Offload Unused Apps.
Apps can take up enormous amounts of storage space – even gigabytes in some cases.
For this reason, Apple developed a feature called Offload Unused Apps.
This will remove apps from your phone that you don’t use regularly.
And the personal content of these apps is backed up in the cloud.
So while the apps are “deleted,” none of your settings or files in the app are lost.
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The apps will then be downloaded again when you want to use them again.
To offload unused apps, simply go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and tap Enable.