Free way to Clean junk files on iPhone

For iOS 10/11 users, especially 16GB and 32GB iPhone, getting stuck or running out of space is common. If small-storage iPhone clusters with much junk files, its performance will be affected. There are many third-party programs claiming to clean iOS junk files but most of them are not free. How to clean iPhone junk files easily without any cost? Please read on the article and get two methods to clean junk files for totally free.

Method 1. Clean Junk Files Directly from iPhone

iPhone junk files, including temporary and corrupted files, caches, cookies, crash logs generated by third-party apps, can pile up to an astonishing amount and slow down the speed of your iPhone hugely. To delete junk files on iPhone, the first step is to find all the junk files by checking each application. Not all the applications are with the totally same path, but most of them are in common. Here we take YouTube app as an example.

Open the app, tap on the Menu button, which is three dots ranking vertically on the upper right corner; then select the Settings. Under PRIVACY, tap on Clear watch history and Clear search history respectively to clean all the cache generated during past using time.

It will goes the similar routine: Settings > Clear History as for other applications.

Clear YouTube History

This method could be a little troublesome as you need to open each app one by one to find the junk files and clean iPhone. Moreover, some hidden junks (like temporary files) cannot be cleaned.

Method 2. Clean iPhone Junk Files from PC/Mac (iOS 11 Supported)

Tired of cleaning up junk files on iPhone manually? iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac, a professional iPhone cleaner would be the best choice for you with smart scan and one-click cleaning functions. It provides the free function of clear up junk & temporary files. Yeah, totally free!

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iMyFone is trusted by thousands of users (every year) and reported by well-known media around the world.

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Step 1: Quick and Complete Space-saving Analysis

iMyFone Umate Pro owns the particular technologies for complete space analysis. No matter which types the junk files are, the software can scan and search them on your iPhone quickly by clicking “Quick Scan” from "1-Click Free Up Space" tab.

Home Interface and Quick Scan

Step 2: One-click Cleaning Removes Junk Files Easily

The One-click Cleaning function of iMyFone Umate Pro can remove junk files by the true One Click. As soon as you click the Clean button, all the junks can be deleted in few minutes, which saves much energy and time for you.

List of All the Junk Files

And to ensure the safety of your important data, User Storage Files like photos and videos will be automatically backed up to your PC before deletion.

Key-Features of iMyFone Umate Pro

  • Clear up junk & temporary files for free - delete 30+ useless files, like app caches/cookies/temp files/crash logs, downloaded temp files, user storage files and corrupted files etc.
  • Manage media files - compress & delete photos, bulk delete videos. And all original photos and videos will be backed up before deletion and compression.
  • Mass remove multiple Apps - give you the option to preview all Apps installed in your iPhone, then selectively delete them by 1-click.
  • Erase deleted files - find and permanently erase previously deleted files to avoid privacy leakage.
  • Erase private files - permanently erase all kinds of personal iPhone files, 100% unrecoverable! All chat history, messages, photos, videos, contacts, Safari history included.

With iMyFone Umate Pro, to clean junk files can be achieved easily and freely. What are you waiting for? Just get it right now!


If you want to clear up or delete music on your iPhone, please try this iPhone music transfer (iOS 11 Supported), which can freely transfer iPhone music between iPhone and iTunes/PC, as well as delete and export iPhone music.

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