Nothing can be so devastating like having to deal with a sluggish iPhone. If you are already upgraded to the latest iPhone 14, you should be able to enjoy a good deal of available storage space and good speed. In this article, we will show you how to free up space without losing data.
Tip 1: Analyze Your Storage usage
The first step is to have a proper understanding of how your iPhone storage is currently being used up. Visit the settings section of your iPhone and navigate to “General” and choose “iPhone Storage.”
You should be able to access the details of how your storage is currently being used, check the photos and apps among other files consuming most of your storage.
Tip 2: Offload Apps you do not Use
Unused apps can really consume valuable space on your iPhone. To quickly fix this, go to settings, then general, and finally iPhone storage. This should provide you with the details of each app and the amount of space they are individually consuming. With this information, quickly decide which apps are worth offloading to effectively clean iPhone storage for more space. In addition, the information will guide you on which tracks are worth retaining for longer.
Delete the apps you do not need by holding the icon down on the screen and applying the manual delete. Follow this up by deleting app data, backups and cache.
If you have any strange feeling that you might need an app later, however it is consuming too much space on your iPhone, you can offload it instead. This way, you will be able to delete the app but retain its content so that you can start over from where you stopped when you reinstall the app.
However, offloading an app and retaining its content may not really free up space on your iPhone 14. You should however decide which option gives you the best deal with storage space.
Tip 3: Clear Safari Cache and Offline Reading List
Usually, Safari will accumulate cache and other offline reading data. If you feel this takes up considerable amount of iPhone 14 storage, you can clear it by:
- Opening settings and tapping on “Safari”
- Choosing “clear history and website data”
- Confirming your choice by tapping “Clear history and data”
This will remove all the temporary data and free up space on your iPhone.
Tip 4: Clean up Photos App
If you own iPhone 14, you most likely use it to take photos on a daily basis. But do you really need all that gallery of photos taking up your iPhone storage space? You may need to reexamine your gallery and choose which photos to keep and which ones to delete. Cleaning up the photo’s app is the other quick fix when freeing up space on iPhone 14.
Select the photos you do not need and delete them manually from your gallery. Once you do this, follow them to the “Recently Deleted” folder and delete them from there too.
If you have a large mass of photos, you do not want to lose, you can still free up space by sending them to cloud storage and deleting them from local storage. However, do not do this with iCloud as you will end up losing all your photos. Instead, you could send them to Google Photos or drive storage.
Tip 5: Remove unwanted Music
Music forms part of our daily living. However, there could just be too much music in your storage. By removing unwanted music and videos from your storage, you will be able to regain control of your iPhone 14’s storage space.
To clean iPhone storage, open the settings tab, go to general tab, and then iPhone Storage. Select Music then find a summary of all your songs and albums through the button area.
You can delete tracks and albums by swiping left or use the Edit function so as to delete multiple albums and tracks at once. To target downloaded music, open the music app, navigate to the library and tap Downloaded music. Press on any album and delete from the library or press each song and hit the remove option available on the pop-up menu. Still, you may want to use a storage cleaner app to clear unwanted audio from your iPhone.
Tip 6: Compress Large Videos and Photos
Other than having clutter caused by too much music, videos and photos which you could have fixed with tip 5, you could also be having too large videos and photos in your storage.
For instance, if you download videos with 4K video and HDR photos, you could be having too large files to deal with. While these videos and photos could be the top quality you can get, they can be too large to store in iPhone 14.
To fix storage by compressing videos and photos, go to settings, photos, then optimize Phone Storage. By doing this, all the videos and photos will be saved in Apple HEIC format as opposed to JPG. Of course, you can convert these files back to JPG if you so wish. For video, you can do this by going to settings then camera and changing the format under record video and record slo-mo. Otherwise, use a third-party app such as video compress to resize the videos that are already downloaded on your phone.
Tip 7: iPhone Cleaner Apps
You might already be using some apps designed to clean your iPhone. Using iPhone cleaner apps for a speedier device is an easier way to free up iPhone 14 storage space when you want to keep this task automated. You just need to install the app, launch it, and select media files and documents you no longer need then choose clear to delete them.
Q. Will offloading an app delete its data?
A. No. This only removes the app but keeps its data.
Q. How often should Safari cache and offline reading list be cleared?
A. It is recommended that you clear the offline reading list and Safari cache periodically to improve your browsing experience.