Capacity is a never-ending issue on phones. If you own a phone that only has 8 or 16 GB of memory, you know the struggle is real. If your phone does not have a slot for SD card, you will someday find no place for your new pictures or videos. Before trying to delete things randomly, there are many methods to spare a little space. Take this iPhone for example.
Saving to cloud
You can use several cloud-computing services out there to expand your phone memory. iCloud, Google Drive, Drop Box or Microsoft One Drive are all offer an ideal amount of online space for free users. You can purchase for more space if you wish. These services also enable automatic upload from your phone. So you can choose to delete the original data after making a copy to your online storages.
Before you start erasing anything from your phone, do not forget to backup. Apple devices’ users are recommended to backup via iTunes, through their computer. There is also an option to remove junks from your iPhone.
For regular users, photos take up a huge amount of memory. But you will not want to get rid of them all at a time. Let start with ones that are not in your Photo app. They can be photos people sent to you in their messages, via MMS or iMessage. Go to the app, tap on message thread and then tap Details. Scroll down to see the received attachments. Then, choose the picture or other kind of attachments that you want to erase or keep.
Apps are various for space it requires. There are some apps you may use regularly, there are some you may not, especially games that you already bored with. So let delete the apps that use have not clicked on for a long time. When you want, you can come back to iTunes to reinstall them.
Podcasts and Videos
Also, if you are not interested in some podcast or video channels as before, unsubscribe them and delete the downloaded data. These subscriptions feature automatic download that synchronize gigabytes of data to your phone, including ones that you never notice. You have the right to download them back again, too.
Texts and Messages
By default, your messages are set to be kept forever. It is not big problem when they are all texts, but photos or voice message may fill your phone memory soon enough. So go to Settings and adjust to Keep Messages for 30 Days of 1 year.
Apps like WhatsApp or Viber may also take up space for the attachments. Go to the app and read the instructions to delete things you want.
Your web browsers like Safari of Chrome have cache to save browsing data, which let you access to visited pages faster. Let clean them on a regular basis so the browsers will not take up so much space. You can choose too keep your saved passwords and favorites pages, just delete cache and histories.
Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Stuff you synchronized or added to Mail, Contacts, Calendar app should also be cleared from the phone. You can set the phone to automatically delete old data or choose to delete them manually. Just keep things that you need, others may be saved to other places or devices.