Guide for Releasing Massive Space for iOS Devices on Mac

iMyFone Umate for Mac cleans and optimizes your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

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How do you operate this iPhone Space Saver for Mac to release storage for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch? Will it be too difficult to handle? Just follow the guide and make a great change to your iOS devices.

Connect and Scan your iDevice

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your Mac.

Download and run the iMyFone Umate for Mac on your Mac. Connect your iOS device via a cable; the original cable will be best.

Connect Your iPhone


Then, the iPhone cleaner will show its home interface and be ready to work.

Umate Home interface


Step 2. Scan and analyze your iDevice.

Click "Quick Scan" to list space which can be saved by junk files clean-up, temporary files clearing, photo compression, large files deletion and selective app uninstallation. I would suggest completely removing this

scan your idevice


There are two releasing patterns you can choose to clean iPhone space. First, all the space-releasing procedures can be done in the space saver's home interface. Or, they can be done individually in each tab according to their different functions.

Note:Please keep your device connected with your Mac during the whole process to ensure the program operates properly.

1. Release Storage Space via Home Interface

You can operate all the space-releasing procedures on the home interface with just a few easy steps. As to the five powerful functions, you can start with any one you prefer. We will begin with the junk files.

1.1 Clean up junk files

Click the "Clean" button beside the category of "Junk Files" and it will start to work. Just wait a few seconds and the iPhone cleaner will list all the junk files. The button "Clean" on the lower right corner will start the clean-up work (for now, junk files generated by third-party apps can be removed on iDevices with iOS 8.2 and below only).

Click "Clean" and it will work. Just wait a few seconds and the iPhone cleaner will list all the junk files. The button "Clean" on the lower right corner will start the clean-up work (for now, junk files generated by third-party apps can be removed on iDevices with iOS 8.2 and below only).

clearing junk files


After clean-up, the software will show the data reclaimed by cleaning.

1.2 Erase temporary files

Next, let's move on to temporary files clearance as the sequence shows on the interface.

delete temp files


Click "Clean" and the iPhone cleaner for Mac will clear up all the temporary files on your iPhone. The function might take some time and iMyFone Umate for Mac will show the needed time for you.

temp files clear


1.3 Compress photos losslessly or backup and delete the photos

Function 1: Compress photos losslessly

Instead of ruining your photos, the photos after compression won't show any difference when you share them on SNS. Now you can see the photo looks almost the same as the original one but the storage they occupy is much smaller.

manage photos


Then click "Backup & Compress" and your original photos will be backed up and exported to your Mac firstly to reassure you.

compress photos


Approximately, 75% of your photo storage will be freed up.

clear photos' storage


After compression, the program will show you how much photo storage has already been reclaimed. Now, you won't be troubled any more with no space to save all your favorite pictures.

free up space


Note: You can click "Open Backup Folder" to check your original photos.

Function 2: Backup and delete the photos

If there are too many photos, you can also delete any unwanted photos.

Go to the category of "Photos ", and click "Backup & Delete".The photo previews are arranged according to date so you can select unwanted photos and click "Start " to delete them.

delete photos


1.4 Delete large files

The next procedure on home interface is to delete large files. Click "Clean" and the Mac iPhone cleaner will find all the videos over 5MB on your iPhone. You can filter out these large files according to their sizes. Click "Back up & Delete" and all the selected files will be backed up to your Mac and then be deleted.

delete large files


1.5 Remove unused apps

The last part is to remove apps selectively. iMyFone Umate for Mac will list all the apps according to the space they take up, including the size of the app itself and the downloaded files. Select and delete those unnecessary apps for freeing up more storage space.

select apps


delete apps


After uninstallation, iMyfone Umate for Mac will show you how much space has been reclaimed. Do you want to delete more? Click "Continue" to repeat the uninstallation.

uninstall apps


If all the unnecessary apps are already deleted, click "Done" to go back to the home interface and check out the total amount of space released by all your operations.

app deletion finish


The surprises of the remarkable iMyFone Umate for Mac is not yet over. It also offers another pattern to give you more freedom to manage the space on your iOS device.

2. Release Storage Space in Each Tab

If you want to clean some parts of your iPhone storage and omit some, iMyFone Umate for Mac offers another pattern to satisfy your demand. You can operate the space-releasing procedures in different function tabs below "Home" tab: Clean Junk Files, Clear Temp Files, Compress Photos, Delete Large Files and Remove Unused Apps. Similarly start from any tab as you prefer.

Start from Junk Files tab.

junk files tab


Start from Temporary Files tab.

temp files tab


Start from Photos tab.

photo tab


Start from Large Files tab.

large fils tab


Start from Apps tab.

apps tab


The five functions all start from the button "Scan" and the specific operations are almost the same with those in the home tab except that they're completed individually.

Now iMyFone Umate for Mac has optimized your iDevices. You can show off the result on Twitter or Facebook and enjoy your iOS devices with more space and better performance!

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