The definitive guide to clearing up space on your iPhone

We’ve all been there: you try to download an app or take a photo, and your iPhone says you don’t have enough storage.

It’s a super frustrating situation.

Luckily, there are a few easy ways you can quickly clear up space on your trusty smartphone. We’ve created¬†a¬†definitive guide to make the process as painless as possible.

To see details about your iPhone's storage, open the Settings app and navigate to 'General' and then 'Storage & iCloud Usage.'

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You'll see your used and available storage. Tap 'Manage Storage' to see a list of how much data each of your apps are using.

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The list looks like this.

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You can delete an entire app if it's taking up too much space.

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Apple's Podcasts app lets you see which episodes are downloaded to your device and how much space they take up. It might be a good idea to delete some if you're running low. To do this, just swipe left on the episode, and you'll see the option to delete it.

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You can also delete songs from the Music app.

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Messages can also take up a lot of space. You can delete each conversation manually by swiping to the left in the Messages app.

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In the Messages menu of the Settings app, select 'Keep Messages' under 'Message History.' Set it to 30 days and all messages older than that will be automatically deleted for you.

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You can also automatically delete audio and video messages, but only if the person who sent them used the record tools in the Messages app.

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You can also delete photos quickly to free up space. In Apple's Photos app, select one thumbnail and then drag your finger across the screen to highlight multiple photos/videos and trash them.

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The Gallery Doctor app deletes bad photos and duplicates from your camera roll.

In the Settings app, go to the Photos & Camera menu and make sure 'Optimise iPhone Storage' is checked. This feature will keep hi-res versions of your photos in iCloud and only download them when you need them.

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You can also just delete entire apps from your home screen by tapping and holding on their icons.

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