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?
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.
Part 2: Does iOS 10 Really Offer More Storage Capacity To Users?
How much storage dose iOS 10 take? iOS 10 occupies the least storage space when compared with the previous iOS 9 and 8, it is of notice that after installing iOS 10, your iPhone's available memory space increases by over 8%.
This implies that users of 16GB iPhone will have an extra 1 GB free storage space after installing iOS 10. Hence, users are utilizing this new iOS to create larger storage space on their iDevices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. This was first noticed by a Reddit user who posted the following picture on his Sub-Reddit after installing iOS 10.
As we have mentions above, we now know how much memory dose iOS 10 take, and that iOS 10 will increase the storage capacity of iDevices, even though the reason behind this increment is yet to be ascertained.
Part 3: Free Way to Get Enough Space Required for iOS 10!
iPhone is a storage hog, and because of the limitation on the use of external memory, you cannot expand your iDevice storage space. Now, if you have not enough storage for upgrading to iOS 10, there is still one thing you can do in other not to run out of storage space: optimize iOS storage space.
To be able to meet iOS 10 space requirements, you are obliged to understand and ascertain which files and applications occupy the largest chunk of your iPhone storage and find a convenient way to optimize it. On a conventional level, let us discourse what should be optimized on your iPhone.
1Files & Data Which Should be Cleaned up from iPhone
- Junk & Temporary Files, App Caches, 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.
- Deleted Files: The deleted files will still exist on your iPhone before having been totally overwritten. These useless files also eat up your storage though they are invisible. And if you have deleted some sensitive files, they can even be recovered by data recovery software as they still exist on your iPhone, that may lead to privacy leak.
- Hundreds of Photos: Taking pictures with iPhone is fun and is convenient to help you keep your beautiful memories. But these 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.
- Known & Unknown Videos： For visible videos in your iPhone camera, it's easy to delete them. But what about these “Unknown” videos downloaded long time ago or send by friends via WeChat / WhatsApp / Skype? Maybe you have already totally forgotten these videos, but as the time goes, 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 & temporary 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 on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Just free download the trial version, it provides the free function of removing iOS junk and temporary 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.
2. Find out All Delete Files
I say “permanently erase” because normal 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.
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.
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.