iPhone Storage Almost Full : Reasons and Solutions

As iPhone users, encountering the alert “iPhone storage almost full” is pretty familiar. And you may ask: "why? I don’t think I have overused it? I just have several third party apps and less than 50 songs! Why iphone says storage almost full when it's not? " Well, let us analyze the reasons and discuss the solutions to fix it.

Most Common Reasons Leading to iPhone Storage Full Error

1. Too much use traces, such as app caches, temporary files, donwload logs, user storage files and more.
2. Shoot or download too many photos and videos.
3. Install different kinds of apps for fun but leave them alone.

So in the course of using iPhone, more and more data is piled up on iPhone, visibly and invisibly. Thereupon, the iOS devices' space could become less and less. Especially for these 16GB iPhone 5s/5C/SE, iPhone 5s storage full error lead to not only can not take more photos /videos, it may even lead to black screen or iPhone freezing !

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4 Effective Tips to Fix iPhone Storage Almost Full

Tip 1. Delete Unnecessary Photos, Videos and Music

Media files like photos, videos, songs, always eat up too much iPhone space. So delete all the unwanted and useless photos, videos and music can save massaive storage for iPhone. You can delete these files in the Setting app on iPhone. Or directly remove them in the App itself.

Tip 2. Clear browser cache

If using Safari often, iPhone may be storing Web history and data which we do not need.

So check Safari browsing history and clear all the cache in the Setting app. Another solution is to change the mode into Private mode, so as to let Safari stop save histories.

Tip 3. Offload Games

Obviously, games take over much space on iPhone. Besides its own capacity, it often generates lots of data such as photos and texts, which usually waste you much storage.

So for the games that you do not play any more, just delete them. And for the games that you are playing now, you can uninstall and then reinstall them, to clear up Apps data.

Tip 4. Backup Your iPhone Data in iCloud or iTunes

Back up some rarely-used but needed photos or data to iTunes or iCloud, then delete them from iPhone to free up some space to fix iPhone storage full.
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The above solutions really do some work on iPhone storage almost full problem. However, there are some disadvantages of the above solutions.

  • Manually deleting all your unneeded data could be troublesome and time-wasting. You have to open the files one by one, or check every applications to clear.
  • You might delete some important iPhone data when you delete cache and history, as you cannot preview the content of files when delete them.
  • Backing up files to iCloud needs iCloud space which could be a little costly when over 5GB.

One Click Solution for iPhone Storage Almost Full

Is there any easy and effective method to solve the issue when iPhone keeps saying storage is almost full? Well, iMyfone Umate - one click iPhone cleaner could be the best solution!
iMyfone Umate Pro or iMyfone Umate Pro for Mac is a professionnal space cleaner for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. The powerful tool owns unique functions to release huge space for your iPhone easily. Let's have a liik at its features:

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Feature 1 Release iPhone Space by Junk File Cleaning

No need to open each app and browser, no need to search junk files in different pages/apps, and no need to worry about deleting important files, iMyfone Umate offers you an handy solution to clean all types of junk files by One-Click.

Feature 2 Reclaim iPhone Space by removing Temporary Files

Think about that how many times you use the apps each day and how much temp files are created? Still wonder why iPhone says storage almost full but its not? Maybe the reason is correctly these invisible temp files!

Now no more worries! With iMyfone Umate, they can be cleared completely! Won’t delete any important data, iMyfone Umate can clear all the temporary files generated by third-party apps.

Feature 3 Photo manage regain at least 75 % of Photo Storage

Compress photos can release 75% of your photo storage without any deletion. The compression is lossless, it won’t lead to quality loss.

And for unwanted photos you can select and mass delete them directly. What’s more, all original photos are backed up automatically on PC before compression and deletion.

Feature 4 Manage iPhone Space by Deleting Large Files

iMyfone Umate can find all the videos whose sizes are over 5MB. Users can filter these videos according to any size they set to delete. And before deletion, all the selected videos will be backed up to PC for future use.

Feature 5 Save iPhone Space by Removing Useless Apps

App manager function will scan your iPhone and list all the apps according to the space they take up, including the app itself and accompanying files.

Feature 6 Permanently Erase iOS Data for Privacy Protection

The program can erase not only current files but also deleted files, all iOS file types supported, and the erased data is 100% unrecoverable even with the most modern recovery tools.

You can remove multiple apps by once selection, or delete apps one by one after careful consideration. Just click the “Clean” and then confirm, the selected apps will be deleted easily.

With all these effective features, the peoblem of iPhone storage almost full will surely be solved! iMyfone Umate iPhone cleaner supports a wide range of iOS devices including iPhone series, iPad series, and iPod Touch series! You can free download it and have a try.

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  • stowpacked

    those darn iphones we figured you out!

  • mysteryman

    the BEST iphone space saver ever

  • kRobbie

    so good, I sent this to my mom and she was even able to understand ha!

  • Skeeter

    backup and deletion in only one click? Talk about easy!


    I just downloaded and tried it out and it works so well! Thanks so much

  • DAnderson

    that program is the best at managing my phone files

  • Yelle

    Too many tips and do not want to try all tips, the one click solution works well!

  • Tony

    I believe every people wants a easy way to fix the iPhone storage full problem. I will try the last method.

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