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The release of iOS 11 has evoked heated discussion among iPhone users and testers. Before the release for the formal version, how to free up space for the update of iOS 11 becomes a headache for many iPhone users. Here are seven tips for you to do it properly.
7 tips to free up storage space iOS 11
Tip 1. Uninstall big unnecessary apps
Having no idea what are the storage hogs in your iPhone? When you check app sizes in the iTunes Store, you will be confused by the actual storage occupied by some apps. This is because downloads and attachment of some apps can take up much more space than the app itself.
You can check out the total space used by an app in Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. Usually apps for recreation occupy more space than those functional phone apps. If some apps eat up too much space, say a few hundred MB in your phone, and they are unnecessary at present nor will they be in the future, you can delete the apps and wipe out downloads and attachment by taping Delete App for iOS 11 updates.
Tip 2. Watch out for downloads of third-party apps
It’s necessary to watch out for downloads of all apps, especially for third-party apps. For iBooks, Newsstand, and Kindle app, the downloaded files can add up to hundreds of MB; needless to mention those social networking apps, which can store a large number of messages and more attachment of photos and videos. If you want to free up space for iOS 11 updates, then you need to manage these downloads and take precaution steps by turning off the service of automatic downloads.
For example, you can turn off Automatic Downloads of iBooks in Settings > App & iTunes Stores.
Tip 3. Check photos in photo editing apps
Photo editing apps are popular among female iPhone users and photographing fan. We know this kind of apps will add better photos in the photo library, while what we usually neglect is the original photos are still kept in iPhone as well. To release more space on iOS 11, you can delete the original photos and even some edited photos after you have shared them in social networking apps. You will be astonished by how much space this kind of photos can occupy. Turning off Save Original Photos option in photo editing apps can set you free from deleting photos manually in the future.
Tip 4. Delete unnecessary multi-media files
It’s undeniable that music and videos have become the biggest iPhone storage hogs, especially when live photos and 4K video are supported by iPhone 6S and 6S plus. Deleting useless multi-media files can release tremendous space on iOS 11. Especially live photos and 4K videos. Before you do this, do remember to upload the things you want to keep to iTunes and iCloud for backups so that when you want to get them back, just restore the backups and download the music again.
Tip 5. Manage your iMessages and notes
Tip 6. Turn off iCloud photo sharing
Sharing your photo streams with your friends and relatives when you have taken new photos for some events is convenient. However, turning on iCloud photo sharing can make your iPhone run out of storage shortly when the photo stream of other iPhone users sneak in your iPhone. The solution is not to join other people’s photo stream and remember to turn off iCloud photo sharing when you don’t need to use the function.
Tip 7. Free up space for iOS 11 by one click
Unwilling to bid farewell to your beloved photos and songs? Feel troublesome to check and change settings of apps in your iPhone? You need a one-click solution to free up space for iOS 11! iMyFone iPhone Cleaner or iMyFone iPhone Cleaner for Mac is an efficient space saver who offers you a simple and easy way to release space on iPhone by junk file clean-up, lossless photo compression and app managing. What you need to do is just one click and the program will do the rest.
The free download is available, and trial version enables you to experience once junk files clean-up, latest 5 photos’compression and once app uninstallation for free.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer
Please connect your iPhone to computer after you download and run the program on your computer. After the successful connection, you will see the Home interface of iMyFone Umate.
Step 2. Scan and analyze your iPhone space
After you click “Quick Scan” in Home Interface, the space saver will scan and analyze how much space can be released by junk file clean-up, photo compression and app managing separately.
Step 3. Reclaim more space for your iPhone
Junk File Clean-up: To clear junk files, you need to click “Clean” button to continue. You can see the list of all the junk files and they can be removed by one click by the “Clean” button. How much space saved and how much more can be released shows on the interface after the Junk File Clean-up.
Lossless Compression & mass deletion of Photos: Start the Lossless Photo Compression by clicking Compress button or Delete button on Home Interface.And all the original photos will be saved in Backup Folder automatically.
Selective App Managing: Manage your apps by clicking “Remove” on Home Interface. Browse the app list which is ranked by the space those apps take up. Mostly, the apps ranking in the bottom are seldom used. You can select multiple apps or just one according to your own requirement. Then delete them.
With the one-click space saver, you can reclaim huge space to run your iOS 11. And iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac
can release space for all the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch series! Why not have a free try to free up space on iOS 11 version now?