Snapchat is a mobile and multimedia mobile messaging application that promotes all forms of file sharing such as video, photo, and text sharing among users with common boundaries, it currently the most popular social media platform on the globe. However, many iPhone users are complaining about Snapchat storage issues: the level of iPhone storage space occupied by Snapchat app.
Why is Snapchat Using So Much Storage on My iOS 11 iPhone?
Snapchat storage on iPhone is much bigger than the app size. Snapchat accumulates several cached contents, caches, cookies, corrupted files, and other needless and useless files on users' storage space as users keep utilizing its messaging features to communicate on their iDevices.
4 Ways to Clear up iPhone Snapchat Storage
To recover iPhone storage space occupied by Snapchat app's crash logs, cached contents, corrupted files, photos, videos, texts, and other useless files, the following are 4 effective ways.
1 Remove Snapchat Junk Files for FREE - iOS 11 Supported
iMyFone Umate Pro / iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac is the app that does it all when it comes to reclaiming your iPhone storage. If you are an iOS user, you must download and install this supper and popular cleaning app that optimizes iDevice speed and performance, helps to clean up junk files generated by Snapchat. Clear up all iPhone junk files is a totally free function, you won’t need to pay for it.
To make your lagging iPhone function like a brand new device using iMyFone Umate Pro, you should follow these steps:
- Step 1: Download, install and launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer, then connect your iPhone to your PC to start the process.
- Step 2: Select the "1-Click Cleanup" option from the startup menu, and click on "Quick Scan" for a full space saving analysis.
- Step 3: Click on "Clean" button for junk files to clear up all iPhone junk files (Snapchat junk files are included).
After cleaning your Snapchat storage, you will see how much storage space has been released and how much space you can release by using other functions.
2 Compress Snapchat Photos or Backup & Delete Them
If you are not comfortable with deleting your Snapchat photos in order to recover storage space used up by Snapchat app, you can use iMyFone Umate Pro to compress such photo. Umate Pro can compress Snapchat Photos, which means that your picture quality will not change but the file size will be compressed to 25% of the original photo.
In addition, the program also provides the option of “Backup & Delete photos” in order to recover Snapchat storage space. You’ll be able to mass delete all iPhone photos in 1-click.
All original photos will be backed up on PC before deletion and compression.
3 Delete Snapchat Conversation
Snapchat messages are supposed to be self-destructive, hence, they get to delete automatically after a short period. However, there are instances where Snapchat message may be taking too long to delete, and you may need to delete such message from your Snapchat app to free up Snapchat storage.
Note that deleting your Snapchat conversation would not delete wrong messages you have sent to your Snapchat contacts, the only way to delete such messages is to delete your Snapchat account.
4 Uninstall and reinstall Snapchat
Uninstalling and reinstalling your Snapchat app is a good way to clear all the caches files, app logs, corrupted files and junk files your Snapchat app has accumulated on your iPhone over the course of using it. However, this option does not eliminate every junk file accumulated by Snapchat app, but it can reclaim a good amount of your Snapchat storage.
Is Snapchat Really Safe? Will Snapchat lead to Privacy Leak?
It is on record that over 4 million Snapchat users' privacy and personal data have been bleached or leaked since the inception of Snapchat. Most of these security bleaches were not targeted on the Snapchat server; they were hacked from user's smart phones. In addition, most of the images that were leaked were assumed to have self-destructed. This brings us back to the fact that Snapchat app saves most images as junk and cached files, and these must be totally eliminated. Here are the steps to completely erase all iPhone Snapchat data:
Step 1: After download iMyFone Umate Pro, please connect your iOS device to computer via cable. If this is the first time you connect to the computer, you need to Trust the computer firstly.
Step 2:Choose Erase All Data tab, Click “Erase” button and then in the next window you will be asked to type "delete" into the box to confirm.
Step 3: Type "delete" into the box to confirm, of course if you want to change the security level, you can click the link to change the level. Please read security level settings carefully.
Step 4: After you manually type 'delete' into the box to confirm your action, Click Erase Now button to erase all data on your device.
The Importance of Erasing Private Data on iPhone
We have already buttressed the importance of deleting private data on iPhone with several instances, let now look at the importance of erasing private data.
- Clean iPhone Photo Caches: When running a messaging app like Snapchat on iPhone, it would produce photo caches, even if you delete photo messages from your Snapchat. However, using iMyFone Umate Pro would erase all these files permanently.
- Erase iPhone Deleted Files: With advanced analysis technologies, even your previously delete files can be discovered and completely erased permanently by Umate Pro.