How to free up space on your iPhone or iPad easily

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.

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<p>To know the available storage we will access Settings> General> Storage and iCloud and there we will be indicated (5.8GB in our example). <strong>If we want to free up more space we will have to look for something very heavy, and nothing better than a movie like “The Godfather”,</strong> of more than 8GB in size. We go to iTunes and click on rent the movie. Quiet because having no space will not produce the download or therefore you will be charged the rental price. We will see the message that you see on the screen and that tells us that there is not enough space so it cannot be downloaded.</p>
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If we now go to the springboard of our iPhone or iPad we will see that some application icons appear overshadowed, with the text "Cleaning …" just below them. After a few seconds, if we access the settings again to see the available space we will see that surprisingly we have more space, depending on the “garbage” we had stored. In our example we have been released almost 5GB for "magic art".

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