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Storage space on any mobile device is precious, and running low on memory can be quite annoying, especially on iPhone, where there is no option to further expand it through a microSD card.

Lack of storage space can feel quite limiting, more so when you wish to store more media or install apps.

Here are a few easy tips and tricks that will help free up precious storage on your iPhone with ease.

Stop Storing Text Messages

Did you know that your text messages are stored by default on iOS 9? This invariably takes up plenty of precious memory. To resolve this unnecessary consumption of memory, do the following:

Step 1: Navigate to Settings Messages Keep Messages.

Step 2: You will espy the options where you can keep the text messages natively on your iPhone for 30 days, a year or forever.

Step 3: Click on the 30 days option. A prompt to delete all messages that are more than 30 days old will appear. Delete the same.

You now have sufficient space for new apps!

Clear Cache

Clearing your history and website data is another easy way to save space on your iPhone. Simply go to Settings Safari browser and then the Clear History and Website Data option. Click on the same and you have saved some precious space on your handset by removing the cookies, browsing data and history!

This process basically deletes the temporary files and clears the cache as well.

Optimize Camera Roll

Optimizing your camera roll will help free up some space on your iPhone. Doing this makes the format of the stored photos on your iPhone smaller. The full-resolution pictures are stored in iCloud.

To do so, go to Settings iCloud Photos Optimize iPhone Storage. Remember, the Photos option appears only when the iCloud Photo Library is switched on.

Bonus Tip

Hold down the home and power button together (similar to what you do for reboot) for 10 seconds. The Apple logo will appear. This would clear the cache memory and RAM.

How To Manage Storage

To find out the amount of storage space you’re using, navigate to Settings General Storage iCloud Usage.

The figure that is shown below Storage — not iCloud — is categorized as Used, Available and Manage Storage. Used is the amount of space you have used up locally. Available is the space remaining.

Click on the Manage Storage option. You will see a list of apps get populated, which are ranked from the biggest to the smallest. On this list, check for apps that are not useful and delete them. This will also free up storage space.

You can also review the available memory by navigating to Settings General About. Scroll down to Available.

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