How to Optimize Your iPhone Storage Through iCloud

When you receive this kind of message on your iPhone, “Storage Almost Full” – What you should do next is to optimize your iPhone storage to fix that issue. Everyone is aware of how insufficient space on your iPhone storage can be so annoying.

5 Tips on How to Optimize iPhone Storage

Therefore, in this article, we have come up with the best 5 tips on how to optimize your iPhone storage and get rid of that annoying pop-up message.

How to Optimize your iPhone Storage; 5 Tips 

1. Offload Unused Apps

Offloading apps on your iPhone will help you to free up the storage space used by the app. However, the app’s data & documents will still be saved on your iPhone. Hence, here are the steps on how to offload an app on your iPhone.

Steps;

  • Open your iPhone Settings
  • Scroll down and go to “General”
  • Next, enter “iPhone Storage”
  • Look for the app you want to offload and tap on it
  • Lastly, tap on the Offload appĀ 

By following the steps above, you will now have more space available on your iPhone from offloading apps you no longer use. However, offloading apps from your iPhone will just free up the storage used by the app. Thus, your data will be saved on your iPhone.

2. Delete your Unused Apps

Another way of optimizing your iPhone storage is to permanently delete apps that you are no longer using. To do that follow the steps below.

Steps;

  • Go to your Settings app
  • Scroll down and go to “General”
  • Next, enter “iPhone Storage”
  • Look for the app you want to delete and tap on it
  • Then, tap on Delete App

Once you have completed the steps above, the selected app will be permanently deleted from your iPhone thereby increasing the storage space.

3. Turn ON “Optimize iPhone Storage” in your iCloud Photos

This method is so far the best way of optimizing your iPhone storage. It has been tested that it largely reduces storage space from your iPhone.This method basically requires you to upload all your photos to your iCloud storage. Thus, check out the steps below on how to turn on optimize iPhone storage for your iCloud photos.

Steps;

  • Open your iPhone Settings
  • Tap on the “search bar”
  • Search for iCloud
  • Now, tap on Photos
  • Make sure you toggle on the Sync this iPhone button
  • Next, tap on Optimize iPhone Storage. (Make sure the blue tick appears beside it)

After going through the steps above, you will now allow your photos to sync to your iCloud storage.

4. Delete your Downloaded Music

Many of us always insist on downloading music to our devices which is not necessary. This is because downloading over 100 songs can affect our iPhone storage space.

Therefore, the best thing to do is to delete the songs from your downloads. Next time you should just stream your music online rather than downloading it to consume space on your iPhone.

Steps;

  • Open your Settings app
  • Tap on General
  • Go to iPhone storage
  • Tap on the Music app
  • Next, tap on the EDIT blue button
  • Tap on the red minus button under All Songs
  • Lastly, tap on the Delete button to permanently delete all your music (songs)

Once, you follow these steps above, you will be able to permanently delete any song from your Apple Music app.  Thus, this process will help to increase the storage capacity of your iPhone.

5. Clear All your Browser’s History & Data

Clearing your browser history will also help to reduce your iPhone storage space. Hence, check out the following steps on how to clear your browser’s history on your iPhone.

Steps;

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap on the “search bar”, search for Safari and enter it
  • Scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website Data
  • Then, tap on Clear History and Data again to confirm

NOTE: After following all the instructions above on the tips on how to optimize your iPhone storage, it is important that you restart your iPhone immediately to show the effects of the storage optimization. Also, when you are syncing your photos especially, you should do that overnight while your iPhone is charging.

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