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I’m an iPhone Expert – Instantly clear your storage with just a single click

YOUR iPhone may be running out of storage if you’ve had it for a while – but there’s an easy fix.

Apple has built in special features that can quickly free up disk space.

Large amounts of your iPhone storage may be wasted

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Large amounts of your iPhone storage may be wastedPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

There is one button in particular that you should use.

It’s called Offload Unused Apps and it does what it says on the tin.

The feature removes apps from your iPhone that you don’t use regularly.

But it backs up the personal content of those apps to the cloud.

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

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

“Automatically offload unused apps when storage space is low,” advises Apple.

“Your documents and data will be saved.”

Apple only offloads apps you don’t use often.

When The Sun tested the feature, it released a whopping 42.68GB of data.

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

Many newer iPhone models come standard with 64GB of storage.

So freeing up that much memory is a significant amount.

Just go to “Settings” > “General” > “iPhone Storage” and then tap “Turn on when swapping unused apps”.

That’s not all

You can also use another feature called Check Downloaded Videos in this part of your settings.

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

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

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

It gives you an estimate of how much space you could free up.

You can then go into the setting and see how much space individual videos are taking up and then delete the ones you don’t want to keep.

Check your downloaded videos as soon as possible to free up some space

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Check your downloaded videos as soon as possible to free up some spacePhoto credit: Apple/The Sun
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