Hardly any of us would care to look at the storage capacity regularly; we just care about our entertainment and other cool apps and games on our iPhone. This leads to storage getting filled up, and you get the pop-up message “iPhone Storage Almost Full” when trying to do something really productive.
Some users use up their storage to such extent that they aren’t even able to open their WhatsApp. If you too are one of the victims of the said pop-up message, then we have laid down some key points that you should follow to get rid of the “Storage Almost Full on iPhone” message and also recover storage capacity on your iPhone. Just follow the recommendations below and if you have any other way, then do mention it in comments.
How to Fix “iPhone Storage Almost Full” Message
#1: Delete unwanted Apps:
This is the basic thing you’ll have to do. We all keep downloading new apps every now and then without caring for our beloved storage. As soon as our friend talks about a new exciting app, we download it. None of us give a second thought whether the app is actually useful or not. Check app on your iPhone and start uninstalling the one you don’t need. This will surely free up a lot of space on your iPhone.
#2: Delete Photos and Videos:
Photos and Videos have become an integral part of our lives, and we click hundreds and thousands of photos all the time. The problem is not with taking photos and videos; the problem starts when you take a number of photos of one single shot. That means you have identical photos in your Photos App. Head over to your Photos app and start deleting repetitive photos and videos. This will surely take a lot of time, but in the end, it is worth it.
#3: Delete and re-install Facebook App:
Facebook is loved by everyone, but it is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to consuming storage. To optimize user experience, the Facebook app creates a large amount of cache on your iPhone. Facebook app is itself huge in size. Try uninstalling the Facebook app by pressing and holding it for few seconds. When you see the app juggling, tap the “X” button to uninstall it. Just re-install it again from App Store and see how much storage you have recovered; it will surprise you.
#4: Delete Music you don’t listen:
Downloading a song is a different thing and actually listening to it is different. We rush to download latest releases but hardly listen to them. How about checking the playlist and start deleting the one you don’t listen. You can do that from the Music App on your iPhone. Remember, every song is in MB so cleaning this is very useful in recovering storage capacity.
#5: Clear Safari Cache:
I bet hardly anyone will be doing this. That’s simple because we don’t care about it. Whenever you visit any site in Safari, the site creates some cache files and other data to optimize the speed. Even if you exit the site, the data remains on your iPhone. When this data piles up, you get the “Storage Almost Full” error. To clear it, head over to Settings → Safari → Clear History and Website Data and then, check what amount of storage space your have recovered.
#6: How about deleting messages:
It is really naïve to think that messages don’t take up a lot of space. iMessages can receive multimedia, and If you have friends and family sending you pictures and videos all the time, they will certainly eat up a lot of space than you can think. It is now time for some house-cleaning. Very first thing you should do is to set preferences to keep iMessage for 15-30 days. Next, you should start opening each and every message and delete it if not needed.
Sometimes a simple restart might solve the problem if you are really lucky. But if none of the above seems to help, then try resetting your device; after taking backup. Last resort is to get in touch with Apple.