There are no good times for 16GB devices that Apple is still trying to sell us: applications that take up more and more space, HD movies, 4K videos … Even the devices with the greatest capacity are sometimes seen with almost full space. Many of the data that is stored on our device are “garbage” that the system automatically deletes when you need it, but sometimes we would like to be able to perform this cleaning ourselves. We will explain how to do it with a very simple trick.
On any device, storage is limited and does not appear out of the blue, but there are essential data that cannot be deleted, and others that are completely expendable. Temporary files of the system or of the applications that are saved to be able to access them more quickly without having to wait for them to be downloaded from the internet, but that when the time comes they can be deleted if the system considers it appropriate. In iOS we do not have a tool that allows us to do it manually, but it is the system itself that does it when it deems it necessary. But we can cause him to do it: making him think we need more space. How do we do that? Well, downloading something that exceeds our available storage.