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You’re making a HUGE iPhone error — and it only takes seconds to fix

IF you have an iPhone, you are almost certainly wasting a lot of storage space.

This is bad news, as too much storage space can prove costly.

Consider tidying up your iPhone—there's probably a lot of space to save

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Consider tidying up your iPhone—there’s probably a lot of space to savePhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

You may want to pay for more cloud backup storage, upgrade your iPhone model with more storage, or delete precious photos.

But there are very simple ways to free up disk space quickly.

A clever hack is called Offload Unused Apps and it appears in your iPhone the settings.

The feature removes apps from your phone 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 file applications.

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

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

“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 38.17GB 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”.

There is one more Apple trick built into the iPhone, which can also free up some space.

It’s called Verify Downloaded Videos.

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.

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