How to Free Up Storage on iPhone in Three Simple Ways

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Daisy Updated on Nov 27, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

With the new operating system iOS 11, you're allowed to remove all the apps that you haven't used in a long time. These apps are just sitting on your iPhone and eat up your space but you don't need them anymore.

1. Click Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap General > iPhone Storage

3. Tap to enable Offload Unused Apps

In this way, all the apps that you haven't used for a long time will be removed from your iPhone automatically.

How to delete media files on your iPhone

The media files like music and videos usually take up the most space on our iPhone. If you have downloaded a lot of music on your iPhone, you probably have to review and delete some of them from your iPhone to free up more storage.

1. Click Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap General > iPhone Storage.

3. Find Music and tap to see all the songs that saved on your iPhone.

You can choose to delete some of the music files you don't want to free up storage on iPhone.

Backup iPhone before deleting files on your iPhone

You can hardly get files back if you have deleted a file mistakenly without any backup on your iPhone. So it is recommended to backup your iPhone before you plan to delete some files to free up storage. EaseUS MobiMover Free is the best free iPhone data backup software that enables users to backup notes, music, messages, photos, and more to computer. Here is what you can do with MobiMover:

Transfer files between two iOS devices: You can choose to sync all content or copy a specific category from one iOS device to another.

Copy data between an iOS device and computer: No matter you want to put music to iPhone or save iPhone text messages to computer, you can get it done using MobiMover.

Manage iDevice content: By deleting/editing the existing files on your iPhone or adding new items to your device, you can easily manage your iDevice content from computer.

Download videos from websites: With the video download feature, you can download videos from Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, Dailymotion, and other popular video sites.

Let's see how it works.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows OS or Mac OS with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen when it pops up. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to the "Phone to PC" mode. Move your mouse to the right pane and click "Next" to continue.

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up all the supportable data, such as photos, videos, messages, contacts and more. You can set the destination for saving iPhone backup file on your computer. If you don't do any change, MobiMover will save the data to your desktop. Once choose the files and set the location, click "Transfer" to back up iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud

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Step 3. Wait for a while and let the software finish data transfer. Please don't disconnect the device while transferring. When the process ends, you can view, edit or remove the copied files as you need. 

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After the backup process completes, you can now view iPhone backup data on your computer and then delete the unused files on your iOS device to free up storage on iPhone and not have to worry about the data loss.