5 Free Ways to Free Up Space on iPhone

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Myra Updated on Jun 19, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Want to take some photos, but your iPhone reminds you that there's no enough storage? Want to download some videos on your iPhone, but it tells you the download is suspended because of the shortage of iPhone capacity? Or it takes a while to run an App because the iPhone storage is almost full? Then you know it's time to free up space on your iPhone. This blog is written to cover 5 solutions to increase space on your iPhone by managing the photos, videos, songs and Apps on your iPhone, no matter it's earlier iPhone 4s, the latest iPhone 7 or any model between them.

If you want to get more space on your iPhone, you may wonder "What data takes the most of my iPhone storage?". Here are the steps for you to access to the current storage of your iPhone.

1. Open "Settings" and go to "General".

2. Check "Storage & iCloud Storage".

3. Tap on "Manage Storage" and you will know the occupiers of your iPhone space.

Of course, you can delete the data you don't want directly by going to "Storage Setting" after "Manage Storage". But to remove them selectively and safely, I recommend you to use the following ways to delete data according to there type.

Tip 1: Free up iPhone storage by backing up iPhone to PC

When it comes to freeing up iPhone space, one of the ways to make it without data loss is to back up your iPhone to your PC and then remove the content from your device. Once you have a backup of your iPhone data on your computer, you can freely delete the items on your iPhone without worrying about losing data completely. A useful tool that can help you back up your iPhone quickly is MobiMover Free, a powerful iPhone data transfer tool. With MobiMover, you can transfer your iPhone content to PC with its one-click feature, which is quite fast and easy. What's more important is that you can use MobiMover for completely free. Follow the steps below to learn how to make it.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7/8/10 with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and go to the main screen to choose iDevice to PC to back up iPhone files in one click.

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Step 2: You can use MobiMover to back up iPhone photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more as the image shows below. You can transfer these all at one time or respectively export a specified data type.

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Step 3: Except for the flexibility to choose data to back up, MobiMover also supports you to customize the storage path for iPhone backup. You can click the Folder icon under the computer symbol to make it done.

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Step 4: After all the steps above, click Transfer to back up iPhone files to your PC right now. MobiMover will copy the iPhone files in a readable and accessible way so you can view, edit, or delete the data based on your own need.

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With MobiMover, you can not only transfer data from iPhone/iPad to PC, but also transfer data between iOS devices like transferring photos from iPhone to iPhone. Have a try with MobiMover and you will manage your iPhone/iPad content better and easier.

Tip 2: Free up iPhone space by deleting photos and videos

If the photos were taken directly from your iPhone, you can remove them by following steps:

1. Open "Photos" App and choose "Select".

2. Select the photos and videos you want to get rid of.

3. Tap on Trash icon to delete them.

Free up iPhone space - delete photos/videos

If the photos and videos are synced from your iTunes, you have to remove them from iTunes rather than through "Photos" App.

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and run "iTunes" on the latter.

2. Choose your iPhone icon on the left.

3. If you want to remove all synced photos/videos, uncheck "Sync Photos". If you just want to get rid of some of them, choose "Sync Photos" and tap on "Select Albums" and then deselect the photos/videos you intend to delete.

Free up iPhone space - remove photos from iTunes

In stead of removing the photos you may find important from your device directly, you can transfer your iPhone photos to computer to make a backup first in case of future use. Except for photos and video, music always take much space on your iPhone right? Tip 3 is for dealing with music.

Tip 3: Free up space on iPhone by removing songs

If you intend to delete small amount of songs, follow the next steps.

1. Open "Music" App and click on "Songs".

2. Find the target song and swipe to right.

3. Choose "Delete".

If you intend to remove all the music, there's a another method for you.

1. Open "Settings" App and go to "General".

2. Tap on "Storage & iCloud Storage" and then click on "Manage storage".

3. Choose "Music" and click on "Edit".

4. Select the songs you want to remove and tap on "Delete".

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You can also delete songs by removing music albums from iPhone.

You may seldom pay attention to how the Apps eat up your iPhone storage. But they can occupy your iPhone space to some degree. It's necessary to manage them to make more space on your device.

Tip 4: Free up iPhone space by deleting Apps

If you want to remove Apps directly, here is the way.

1. Click and hold the App icon until it wiggles.

2. Click the "x" to delete the App.

Free up iPhone space - delete Apps

Or you can go to the next step:

1. Go to "Settings" App and choose "General".

2. Check "Storage & iCloud Storage" and click "Manage Storage".

3. Check the Apps and the space it takes and tap on the name of the App you want to delete. Choose "Delete App" to remove it.

The space taken by messages grows increasingly, always unnoticed. With the time goes on, messages could be a big occupier of your iPhone storage. Tip 4 shows you how to manage them.

Tip 5: Free up iPhone space by removing Text Messages.

1. Launch "Messages" App.

2. Click on "Edit".

3. Select the messages you don't want anymore then choose "Delete".

After following this guide, hope you'll go on a happier journey with a lighter and faster iPhone.