iPhone storage full – how to free up space in seconds with three clever hacks

IF your iPhone storage is full, don't panic – there are ways to fix it.

You're probably wasting loads of space without even realising, so here are three tricks to free up some storage

Delete downloaded content

If you're a regular music or podcast listener, or Netflix binge-watcher, you will likely have lots of downloaded content.

This is media that has been downloaded for offline viewing.

In some apps, this process is automatic.

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For instance, podcast followers may have huge amounts of audio saved – and you may never listen to it.

You can check which of your apps are using up lots of space in Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

If you see a media app is using lots of storage, go in and look for downloaded content.

Then begin deleting it to free up some serious space.

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Offload unused apps

There's a clever hack built into iOS that lets you free up space very quickly.

It's called Offload Unused Apps, and it appears in your iPhone settings.

The feature removes apps from your phone that you don't use regularly.

But it backs up the personal contents of those apps on the cloud.

That means you won't lose any of your settings or files in the apps.

But the physical apps will be removed until you want to use them again.

"Automatically offload unused apps when you're low on storage," Apple advises.

"Your documents and data will be saved."

Apple will only offload apps that you don't often use.

When The Sun tested the feature, it freed up an incredible 38.17GB of data.

And this iPhone trick could unlock even more on your own device.

Many recent iPhone models have shipped with 64GB of storage as standard.

So freeing up that much storage is a significant amount.

Simply go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and then tap Enable on Offload Unused apps.

Review your videos

There's a third Apple trick built into the iPhone that can also clear some space.

It's called Review Downloaded Videos.

This is an automatic feature that collects videos you've downloaded to your iPhone.

Videos take up much more space than photos, and can easily gobble gigabytes of storage.

Go into Settings > General > iPhone Storage and look for the option to Review Downloaded Videos.

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It will give you an estimate of how much space you could clear.

You can then go into the setting and see how much space individual videos are using, and then deleting the ones you don't want to keep.

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