How Much Space Does iOS 10 take Up?

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Every update on iOS is worth downloading and installing because of the assurance that there is something new and interesting. Just as iOS 9.3 came with so many mind-blowing features, so is iOS 10. However, before upgrading to iOS 10, we should make one thing clear: how much space does iOS 10 take up?

If you’re an ardent iPhone user who uses their device heavily for activities such as to listen to podcast, play heavy games, take photos regularly, then you may have encounted the much dreaded “Not Enough Storage” prompt. This article will show you stress-free ways to free up huge space on your iOS 10 device.

Part 1: How Much Storage Do I Need for iOS 10?

It is not certain how much storage space one have to possess in his iOS device before installing iOS 10. However, the update shows 1.7GB size and would require about 1.5GB of temporal space in order to completely install the iOS.

Hence, you are expected to have at least 4GB of storage space before upgrading. You can follow some convenient guides to create higher memory space on your iPhone, in order to have enough storage space for this upgrade.

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Part 2: Free Way to Get Enough Space Required for iOS 10!

If you’re an ardent iPhone user who uses their device heavily for activities such as to listen to podcast, play heavy games, take photos regularly, then you may have encounted the much dreaded “Not Enough Storage” prompt. Now, to get enough storage for upgrading to iOS 10, let's check what can be done to free up your iDevice. Firstly, we should know what can be optimized on your iPhone.

1Files & Data Which Should be Cleaned up from iPhone

  1. Junk Files: App Caches/Cookies, Crash Logs, Corrupted files: These redundant files accumulate at a very rapid pace, and will damage the performance of your device and reduce the effectiveness. Too many such files can even lead to iPhone stuck and App crash, so we should firstly delete these files.
  2. Deleted Files: The deleted files still exist on your iPhone even though they are invisible. These useless files also eat up your storage. And if you have deleted some sensitive files, such files can be recovered easily by data recovery software, that may lead to privacy leak.
  3. Hundreds of Photos: Pictures can pileup to become very huge and too big. If not well managed, you will start having low storage space issues and slow iOS performance.
  4. Known & Unknown Videos:iPhone 4K videos have a really big size, even a short video of 1 minute can occupy 300MB storage. If you have hundreds of videos, they could eat up huge space.

2How to Get Enough iOS 10 Required Space

1. Free Way to Clear up Junk & Temporary Files, App Caches, Corrupted files

In general, junk files or app caches are hidden and invisible, so to remove all them, we need the help of iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac – a powerful iOS cache cleaner who is special at deleting such files for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Just free download the trial version, it provides the FREE function of removing iOS junk files, including all App caches and corrupted files.

To use it, you just need to connect your device, then scan your device and click on “Clean” at last.

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2. Find out All Delete Files

I say “permanently erase” because deleted files can still be recovered by recovery software. But if you erase data with Umate Pro, then the erased data is 100% unrecoverable, even the most modern recovery software cannot recovery them. You can try the “Erase Deleted Files” function of Umate Pro, it will scan you iPhone and find out your deleted records for free.

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This option is especially suitable for those who often share their iPhone with friends / family members, or plan to send your iPhone to repair. As for some sensitive data, like bank account and passwords, private chat history/messages, personal photos/videos etc, we may not want anyone else get access to them. So the best way is to permanently erase all them before giving your iPhone to others.

3. Backup photos / Videos to iCloud

To deal with the large size photos and videos, you can choose to back up the original files to iCloud, then delete all them from your iPhone and you'll get huge storage back.

However, for the invisible photos and videos, you should still turn to iMyFone Umate Pro, it can detect and list all large files over 5MB on your iOS Device, you can preview and decide to delete them or ignore them.

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Umate also provides the option of compressing photos, you can compress photos to reclaim 75% of your photo space, and you’ll have an auto back up for your original photos on your PC.


Part 3: 3 Little Tricks to Optimize iOS 10 Storage Space

If you’re still struggling for space on your iOS 10 devices, then this part of the article is for you. These are three simple tricks you can follow to recover more storage space:

1. Delete & Reinstall Yyour Social Media Apps

Social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Snapchat and the likes are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to storage space clogging. They utilize a lot of caching to provide the user experience. Deleting them will clear all the files associated with the app.

2. Turn of automatic download on Whatsapp

Turn off automatic downloads from your Whatsapp by going to the settings in the Whatsapp app > “Data and Storage Usage” > turn off auto-download for video, music, and photos. You’ll be amazed how much space you’ll be saving with this little act.

3. Delete Old messages

You’ll be surprised the amount of dross stuck in your message app especially from old messages you probably will never need again. To delete old messages from your device without deleting them one after the other by doing this: Settings > Messages > Message History > Keep Messages > select 30 days. Tap “Delete” on the prompt to delete all messags and file attachment older than 30 days.

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