Tips for Managing storage space on iPhone
Storage capacity of the iPhone has risen over the years, but it’s still small by computer standards. Filling up an iPhone takes no time at all, especially with the video and music that you can so easily download from the iTunes Store.
It’s not just the things like photos and videos that fill up the storage on your iPhone anymore though. As apps get more and more complex and do more and more, they balloon in size. It’s entirely possible to fill up even a 64GB iPhone just with apps. It’s twice as easy to fill up a 32GB iPhone too. This would leave you no space for music, videos or any of the other fun stuff.
Thankfully, iOS5 will now let you see exactly which applications are taking up the most space. This is great if you are running low on storage and need to dump some apps you don’t need or use. Remember that you can always re-download any of your apps. Deleting apps to make temporary space is perfectly plausible now and easily done.
The ability to back up your iPhone to iCloud is great for your phone security and this storage can also be managed right on your iPhone. See how much of your allowance you are using and buy more space if you need it, all directly on the iPhone itself.
Managing your precious storage space might seem a bit dull, compared to all the other exciting things you could be doing on your iPhone, but you can do it easily by following this article.
1. Set app size: Go to settings app and tap on general then usage. Here you’ll see a list of the top ten space eating apps. You’ll also see the storage state of your iCloud subscription.
2. See all apps: If you want to see the space taken up by all the apps on your iPhone tap on ‘Show all Apps’ and the list will expand, the more apps you have, longer this might take.
3. More app data: The actual size of an app isn’t the only storage room it takes up; some apps have documents and data that take up space. Tap on an app to see how much extra space it takes.
4. Delete an app: If you don’t use an app anymore and it’s taking up space, or you just want to temporarily free up some space, tap on the app then tap on Delete App.
5. iCloud Storage: Your iCloud account includes 5GB of free space. You can review how much space you’re using on your phone. Tap on settings then iCloud and storage and Backup.
6. iCloud Backup: You can back up your iPhone to the iCloud; simply turn iCloud backup on. Remember that your computer will no longer back up your iPhone when connected to iTunes.
7. Space required: If you need more storage space on the iCloud server you can always purchase up to 50 GB a year from Apple. It’s £70 for 50Gb and £28 for 20GB.
8. iCloud in detail: You can easily see what’s eating up all the data on your iCloud service by go to settings, iCloud, storage and backup then manage storage.
NOTE: Music app: Not all of the apps and associated data can be removed; it’s impossible to delete your Music app and songs, for example. This is good as the last thing you’d want to do is to accidentally delete all of your music.