All the iPhones come with limited storage capacity. Most of the people either buy 32 GB version or 64 GB version. More than 5-10 GB of this storage is already reserved for iOS. This gives us very little space to store our documents. Thus, many people get irritated because of less storage. You will receive low storage space notification in every 2-3 days which can be very annoying.
You can delete useless data and documents, but it can be very time-consuming. Although there are some simple ways through which you can delete documents in iPhone. We have found very simple solutions for this common problem.
A lot of space on your iPhone is taken up Documents and Data. You might be deleting your media files but still won’t have enough space in your iPhone due to these files. First, you must understand what these files are. Also, why are they taking so much of your iPhone storage space?
Documents and Data are nothing but browser history, logs, cache files, cookies and database files. There can be several other files like media backup files. All these files are automatically generated by the apps you are using. These files consume a lot of space in your iPhone.
Also, these files are not important for your iPhone. Even if you delete them nothing will happen to your iPhone. These files can be generated again by apps if they need them. So it’s better to clean these files from time to time. You will never run out of space in your iPhone if you delete these files from time to time.
You might be thinking why these documents are stored in your iPhone. These cache files are used for fast access to apps. But, these files are not important for your iPhone. You can delete these files without any worries. If you don’t delete these files then they will pile up. Thus, they can eat a lot of your storage space and make your device slower.
You should know what types of files are not important. It can be tough to find these useless files and delete them. There are mainly two kinds of documents on your iPhone.
1. Documents which are stored in your iCloud.
2. Documents which are automatically generated by apps. These files are mostly cache files which you can delete.
You might be thinking that apps take only a few MB of space. But, their cache files can take up a lot of space. They also generate many useless files like logs, backup, media backup, and cache. These files are not important for you but still, they are eating a lot of space. If you don’t delete these files then they will pile up with time taking more space.
Now, we will discuss how to delete these documents and data from your iPhone Storage.
You can easily check how much storage space is every app consuming in your iPhone. First, you should check how much space is every app consuming. After that, you can decide which app data should be deleted. You can delete data of those apps which are either consuming the most or of no use to you.
iOS also has a special feature. You can delete unused applications without deleting their backup date. This allows you to restore all the data when you are reinstalling that application. You can use this feature to clear out a lot of data without deleting the backup. In case you think that the app is completely useless, then you can delete the whole app with its document and data. This will release all the memory which that app was taking which you can use for another purpose.
You must remove all the stored documents from iCloud, even if you don’t want to completely remove an application.
Now, we will tell you how to delete these documents and data from iPhone. This process will delete all the data from your iCloud and all its associated applications. Also, once you have started this process it can’t be stopped. You can follow below steps to remove all the data from iCloud.
• First, open the Setting app on your iPhone.
• Now click on “Storage”.
• Find “iCloud” in Storage menu.
• Now, click on the apps whose data you want to delete.
• All the data of that app will be deleted from iCloud.
This is a very efficient way to manage space in your iPhone. You can easily increase your storage space by deleting Documents and Date on your iPhone. Now, we will tell you about how to delete specific documents which can consume a lot of your iPhone data.
All the purchases you do on iTunes are part of the media section of your storage space. You can check them under Audio/video section in your iPhone storage. They usually take less space, but their thumbnails can take a lot of space. These files are stored under “Data and Documents” section. Thus, they are not important and you should get rid of them.
There can be many other related cache files which can take up a lot of space. In some cases, a song cache file may take more space than the song itself. It is very easy to remove these files. First, delete all the songs from your iPhone. After that, re-sync them using PC or Mac. After deleting all the media files from your iPhone, a lot of space will get freed as cache files will get deleted also. You can easily re-sync the media only which will be free from cache files.
If you are using “Email” app of iPhone, then it is taking a lot of space in your iPhone because of cache files. iPhone makes sure that you can open any email instantly. Thus, they make separate cache files for every E-mail. If the E-mail has attachments then it will take up even more of your storage space.
You can easily delete these older emails. Thus, clearing a lot of storage space which you can use to store media. Just follow below steps to remove old emails.
• Open Setting app.
• Click on “Accounts” option.
• Now select “Email” and click on “Delete account”.
• Now, re-link your Email ID with your iPhone.
Some apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram and Safari create a lot of useless cache files. These cache files are not important for you. You can easily go to these Apps and clear this cache files. All of the apps allow its users to delete these cache files.
iMessage is one of the best messaging service provided by Apple. But, it can take a lot of space also. If you use iMessage, then there are high chances that iMessage has consumed a lot of storage space. You can easily see how much space GIFs, photos and media have taken up in your storage. You can delete the files you don’t need. Follow below steps to delete media from iMessage.
• Open settings app.
• Tap on “General”.
• Now, open “iPhone Storage”.
• Now, tap on “iMessage” and click on “Documents and Data”.
• Now you can select Gif, video or audio.
• Click on the edit button after selecting one of the options.
• Now, click on the trash button to delete things you don’t need.
Voicemail also consumes a lot of storage space in your iPhone. You can delete useless voicemail from “Document and Data” section. If you don’t delete these voicemails then they will pile up. Thus, they will take a lot of storage space in your iPhone. Follow below steps to delete voicemail from your iPhone.
• First, open Phone App.
• Now, select Voicemail.
• Now, tap on the Voicemail you want to delete.
• You can swipe right or left to reveal delete button also.
If you want to delete multiple Voicemails then follow below steps.
• First, open Phone App again.
• Now, select Voicemail.
• Now, click on “Edit” option.
• You can select all the voicemails you want to delete.
• Click on delete after selecting them.
You can also clear data of Apps from time to time. Apps like Twitter, Facebook, Safari, Instagram, and Snapchat let you delete cache easily. You can clear out cache of these apps. Thus, you can clear a lot of storage space in your iPhone.
All these methods can take up a lot of time. As you have to delete all these files manually. You might be wondering if there is some way to automate this process?
You can easily automate this process by using certain third-party apps. One of the most popular apps for this purpose is CCleaner. This app will delete all the cache and thumbnail files automatically. If you don’t have time to delete all these files manually, then you can try these apps.
You can also find many more apps like CCleaner on App Store. It is better to use these tools to clear up your cache. As they know what file is important and what file is not important. Sometimes users end up deleting important iOS files manually which brick their device. So, it is better if you use automated apps.