5 Simple ways to make room for iOS 8 or iOS 9

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Seeing iPhone storage full is a very depressing and highly annoying moment. It is very irritating to see “out of memory” message every time you try to download a new song. Especially if you’re planning to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS 9 or iOS 8 system, you may be in for a shock. Although the update files themselves take up less than 1GB of space, the total software needs between 2GB and 4GB of storage to complete the install, depending on how up-to-date the device is.

This means that if you don’t have enough space on your device, you may need to try some ways to get rid of photos, videos, files and apps just to make room.

How to make room for iOS 8 or iOS 9?

 

Tip 1 Download and install iOS 8 or iOs 9 using iTunes

For many people, updating using iTunes is the quickest, fastest way to get iOS 8 or iOS 9. Rather than use Software Update to wirelessly(OTA) download and install latest iOS, you can connect your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC via USB cable and update using iTunes. Because using this way, the download file goes onto your computer, not onto your iPhone or iPad, so you don't need much space.

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Tip 2 Don't store texts forever

Text messages on iPhone are saved forever unless you decide to manually delete them. If manual deletion of texts is not your thing and extremely boring, change its default setting so that it saves and keeps every text for a shorter time period. You can do the following:

  • Open Settings > Messages.
  • Scroll down to the section labelled MESSAGE HISTORY.
  • Tap Keep Messages.
  • Choose either 30 days or 1 Year.

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Tip 3 Remove iBooks you are not reading

iBooks are fun and educating. It is a great way to save time and money to purchase an iBook and start reading.

However, once we have finished reading a book, storing it on the device is a little futile (since you can download the book again if you want) Delete the iBooks you don't read to stop seeing the iPhone storage almost full.

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Tip 4 Clear your browser cache and history

Your browser cache stores a lot of temporary files and data to enhance your browsing experience. These files usually don't take much storage but if kept the same way for a long time, they can start using a considerable amount of space.

Clear your browser cache and history regularly to tackle the storage problems and protect privacy.

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Tip 5 Make room for iOS 8 or iOS 9 with one click

The above ways are very conventional. If you want to use a safe and quick way to make room for latest iOS, iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac is your best choice. With unique and advanced technique, the space saver can release tremendous space by just one click. Following is its amazing features.

1. Comprehensive and Thorough Space-Saving Analysis. Many advanced analyzing technologies are used in it.
2. Clean up junk files on iPhone by One-Click.
3. Hugely release iPhone storage by clearing temporary files.
4. Perform lossless photo compression and backup to free up iPhone space.
5. Back up and then delete large files to save space by just one click.
6. One click to manage and remove unused apps.

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