Running out of iPhone storage? Clever trick instantly frees up LOADS of space

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YOUR iPhone might be low on space – but it doesn't have to be.

There's a clever way to quickly free up storage space so you can keep more photos on your iPhone.

If you've had an iPhone for a while, there's a good chance that you've had storage issues.

We install more apps, save increasing numbers of photos, and save music for offline listening.

And as file sizes grow – with movies now commonly in 4K, for instance – it's easy to run out of space.

Thankfully there's an option to quickly free up storage.

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.

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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 it could be even more for you.

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.

You can also use the list of storage-clogging apps on this page to work out which apps are worth manually deleting.

There's every chance an app or game that you don't love is taking up a lot of space.

Or there may be another app that's taking up lots of space too.

For instance, Apple Music or Spotify could be storing significant numbers of songs – taking up storage space.

So consider emptying that cache of songs to free up some space.

It may be the same story for apps like Podcasts or WhatsApp, which may be light apps – but contain lots of optional downloaded media.

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