“Other” in iPhone memory: where it comes from and how to clear it
If you have never looked at the statistics of the data saved on your iPhone or iPad, then by going to Settings → General → iPhone Storage or by opening the “Browse” menu in iTunes on your computer, you will most likely be surprised at the size of the “Other” section, which can take up several gigabytes, depending on the period of use of the operating system. What is this “Other”, and what it is eaten with. we understand further in the material.
When the first drives with a volume of more than 1 GB appeared in smartphones, as well as support for high-capacity microformat memory cards, it seemed that the problem of storing data on mobile devices was solved for decades to come, and the development of cloud services did bode well for the future. However, in practice, and at the present time, most users are still forced to economize on digital space, which is especially important for owners of iPhone and iPad with a minimum amount of internal memory.
So, if the problem of lack of space for downloading new applications or, for example, taking photos and videos in maximum quality, is urgent for you, then it will not be superfluous to regularly get rid of the contents of the “Other” section. This storage segment is permanently filled with mostly unnecessary data as the iPhone or iPad is actively used.
What is “Other” on iPhone and iPad
Until 2015, this section of the iDevice storage was filled with a huge amount of unsorted data, it was stored: all correspondence with attached attachments, calendars, reminders, notes, contacts, program data, iOS settings and much more. Therefore, if your gadget has iOS 8 or an earlier version of the operating system, then the amount of space occupied by the “Other” section can reach any size.
With the release of iOS 9, the situation has improved significantly, now the “Other” section includes:
- Data about the device and the iOS itself;
- Software updates;
- Siri voices;
- Unloaded files;
- Results of failed or interrupted synchronization;
- Originals of photos with applied filters;
How to find out the size of the “Other” section directly on iPhone or iPad
On an iOS device, open the Settings app and go to General → iPhone Storage.
Please note that the size of the “Other” section in iTunes and iOS may differ due to different criteria for sorting the media cache.
Option. erase all settings and content (factory settings)
The most aggressive method that allows you to get rid of all data on the device (including both necessary and unnecessary), while completely cleaning the gadget to the state of the operating system “from the factory”. It is hardly reasonable to perform such actions just for the sake of freeing up a few additional hundreds of megabytes of memory, but to cheer up the orderly cluttered iOS, which has been actively used for a long time without reinstalling, is quite.
It is important to understand that after completing the procedure, you will receive a “naked” gadget without previously installed applications, saved contacts, etc. At the same time, by reinstalling the applications, you will receive clean programs without additional data (for active users of instant messengers, for example, Viber or Telegram attachments alone can occupy several gigabytes in storage).
How to Delete Other Storage on Your iPhone
The settings and content are reset as follows:
Go to Settings → General → Reset → Erase Content and Settings;
Enter the password and confirm the deletion of all settings and content;
Set up iPhone as new without restoring backup.
Do I need to clear the “Other” section?
IOS has a special feature that automatically removes unnecessary data from the “Other” section if necessary (for example, if there is not enough space to download an application or other content).
In this case, only those files will be deleted from the storage that the system considers absolutely useless or renewable, and these include far from all digital garbage that is stored on your smartphone or tablet.
At the same time, Apple does not provide the user with tools for self-cleaning of the “Other” section and, moreover, prohibits third-party applications from doing this.
Therefore, the salvation of the drowning is in the hands of the drowning themselves. Below you will find several methods for cleaning the “Other” section on the iPhone and iPad of varying degrees of efficiency and labor intensity. for some it will be enough to regularly get rid of the main garbage, and someone will occasionally prefer to carry out general cleaning with dusting in all corners of the system.
How to find out the exact size of the “Other” section
As mentioned above, detailed statistics on the use of the built-in iPhone or iPad storage can be found both in the iTunes desktop client (download), and directly on the device itself.
Go to Apple Music
For some users on iPhones and iPads, music is not the place to take up the most space in apps or photos. But there is no need to manually download music to a mobile device via iTunes for a long time. Music streaming service Apple Music allows you to listen to any music directly over the Internet, without resorting to downloading songs directly to the memory of the iPhone or iPad (although there is such an opportunity).
Apple Music subscription is paid (169 rubles per month), but the first three months Apple allows you to use the service absolutely free. For this not the largest amount, you get access to tens of millions of songs, personal selections, thematic radio stations and other music content. In order to start using Apple Music, you just need to go to the “Music” application and start the registration process.
Delete the Mail app cache
Even if all emails and attachments are removed from the standard Mail app, it still takes up a lot of space on your iPhone or iPad. The point is in the application cache, which in some cases can grow to several gigabytes. In order to check how much space the Mail app takes on your device, just go to Settings → General → Storage and iCloud usage and click Manage in the Storage section.
You can delete the cache of the Mail application only in a special way. To do this, you need to remove the application from the device, and then install it from the App Store. This simple operation, which takes just a minute to complete, flushes the entire cache and frees up valuable storage space on your iPhone or iPad. Before deleting “Mail”, be sure to remember the details of your mail account. You will have to authorize again.
Reboot your device regularly
The easiest way to free up space on your iPhone and iPad is to reboot. It not only provides a performance boost, but also removes the iOS cache, which grows daily after almost every action you take. You can verify the benefits of reboots in iTunes. The ill-fated “Other” section, which represents all the “garbage” stored on the device, in some cases takes up several gigabytes. Rebooting, alas, does not completely clear the cache, but nevertheless reduces it.
It is recommended that you restart your iPhone or iPad at least once a week. If you use your mobile device especially actively, constantly downloading applications and working with them, then it is advisable to reboot daily.
Delete photos and videos correctly
One of the most effective ways to free up iPhone or iPad storage is to delete old or unwanted photos and videos. The process of deleting itself is very simple. you just need to go to the “Photos” application, select the photo or video that you want to delete and click on the icon with the image of the trash can. However, immediately after that, the files will still remain on the device and will take up space.
To properly completely delete photos and videos after moving them to the trash, go to the “Albums” tab, select the “Recently Deleted” album and click “Delete All”. Only after confirming the deletion will the pictures and clips disappear completely from the device.
Clear Siri cache
Siri users can free up a small amount of storage space on their iPhone or iPad by clearing the voice assistant’s cache. To do this, you just need to turn off, and then immediately turn on Siri.
Remove high quality voices
Every iPhone and iPad comes with high-quality Speak accessibility voices by default. If you do not use this function, then voices can be deleted, thereby freeing up several hundred megabytes.
To remove high quality voices go to Settings → General. Accessibility. Speech. Voices. Russian. Milena, click Change and delete the Milena (enhanced) voice.
Delete the application cache
And one more method based on deleting temporary files, this time created by applications and games. Almost every application saves the data it needs on the device for use later. And all would be fine, but the size of these temporary files can be hundreds of megabytes.
Unfortunately, there is no way to clear the application cache one time. Therefore, you will have to do everything manually. Go to Settings → General → Storage & iCloud Usage and select Manage under Storage. You will see a list of applications and games that are installed on the device. Go through the list deleting the app cache whenever possible.
Use special utilities
Third-party developers have created a huge number of utilities to clean up junk from iPhone and iPad. Many of them, for example, PhoneExpander, PhoneClean and others, really do their job, sometimes freeing up several gigabytes on Apple mobile devices. These utilities are usually very easy to use. You just need to run the program and start cleaning up temporary files.
Cleaning your computer from updates
Before you start cleaning up updates, it’s worth knowing that removing them may result in you not being able to rollback the system to a previous version, even if the updates downloaded after cleaning break the system. It is also possible that the updates you are removing have not yet been installed, so they will be downloaded again as soon as the system gains access to the Internet. Therefore, you should first restart your computer, since updates are installed during the shutdown and startup process.
Updates are being installed during shutdown
So, the downloaded updates are stored in the WinSXS folder, which has the same name in previous operating systems. Do not under any circumstances try to delete it by itself or clear the contents through the “Delete” function in the explorer. The folder contains not only updates, but also other files that are useful for the functioning of the system. Removing them will cause Windows to stop working. Cleansing is strictly recommended only in the following way:
- Expand Command Prompt as Administrator. Opening the command line as administrator
- Register and run the command Dism.exe / online / cleanup-image / AnalyzeComponentStore. The folder scanning procedure will begin, at the end of which you will receive a report on its load and a system decision telling you whether to clean it or not. See the penultimate line printed. Run the command Dism.exe / online / cleanup-image / AnalyzeComponentStore
- If the answer is yes, that is, Windows recommends cleaning the folder, run the command Dism.exe / online / cleanup-image / StartComponentCleanup. Successful completion of the procedure will correspond to the message “Operation completed successfully” displayed in the command line. Delete the contents of the WinSXS folder by running the command Dism.exe / online / cleanup-image / StartComponentCleanup
Please note that performing cleaning when the system does not recommend doing this can lead to the opposite effect: the folder will increase in size.
Digging into your Windows 10 settings, you should be able to find a list of updates located in the Control Panel. Here you can select an update and uninstall it. But you should not do this, since this list is already installed versions. Removing them will cause the system to roll back to a version that does not use this update. By uninstalling an update that has already been installed, you will no longer have an up-to-date version of Windows 10.
There is a function for removing updates, but you should not use it
Cleaning Windows after installation
If you are faced with the fact that after installing Windows 10, it takes up too much space, there are three options: files from the previous system were transferred to the new one, updates were automatically downloaded, or a backup of the previous Windows was created. In the first case, you will have to decide for yourself which files and programs should be deleted, since this is your personal data. Before deleting, it is recommended to copy potentially important files to a third-party media so as not to lose them permanently.
How to reduce its size after installing Windows 10
Before moving to Windows 10, you need to make sure that you have enough memory on your hard drive to accommodate it. After the update is completed, you may face the fact that the system takes up more than the expected volume, but there are certain reasons for this.
Deleting a backup of the previous OS
The backup created after the upgrade to Windows 10 will be automatically erased 30 days after the upgrade to the new system. If you do not want to wait and are sure that you do not want to revert to a previously used version, you can delete the copy yourself:
- Hold down the WinR combination on the keyboard to bring up the “Run” window. Enter the cleanmgr command in it and click “OK” to invoke the cleanup wizard. Run the cleanmrg command
- Select the system partition of the disk (by default, partition C), since this is where the copy is stored. Selecting the system partition of the disk
- Expand the list of system files, moving on to clean them up. Press the button “Clear system files”
- Check three items: update log files, previous installation files, and temporary files. Start the uninstallation procedure and wait for it to complete. Select three items and start deleting
- An alternative method is to run the RD / S / Q command “% SystemDrive% \ Windows.old” from a command prompt running as an administrator. But it is better to use the above method, as it allows you to delete other unnecessary files associated with the previous and new system at the same time. We execute the command RD / S / Q “% SystemDrive% \ Windows.old”
How much space will Windows 10 take
The amount of space occupied by the system depends on which bit depth is chosen. 32-bit or 64-bit. Installation ISOs are 2.4 GB for 32-bit and 5.5 GB for 64-bit. Recall that it depends on the bit depth whether the system can solve tasks in two threads or not, so focus on the number of processor cores, and not on the weight of the source file.
The installed system, according to official data from Microsoft, will occupy 16 GB if it is 32-bit, and 20 GB if it is 64-bit. Of course, the numbers are approximate and only relevant for the clean home version. Windows Professional and Enterprise editions are not much different in size, but exactly 16 or 20 GB after installation will not work anyway.
Find out what memory is spent on
In Windows 10, there is a special tool that describes in detail what the memory of a hard or SSD drive is used for. You should use it to find out why the system weighs more than expected:
- Expand System Options. Opening the system parameters
- Go to the “System” block. We open the section “System”
- Select the “Storage” sub-item. You will see several stripes corresponding to the different partitions into which the disk is partitioned. With the help of them, you can find out how much space is available at the moment. To go to a more detailed description of the section, click on one of them. Find out how busy the partitions are in the “Storage” sub-item
- The strip will be colored in different colors, each of which will correspond to a specific file type. The longer the strip, the more space this particular type of file takes up. The empty space is colored gray. Below the bar is a detailed mapping of colors and their associated file types. There is a detailed list of what the disk memory is used for.
After reviewing the above section, you can find out what elements the disk memory has decreased. Once you know this, you will have to decide what to do with the files: delete them or keep them. But in any case, do not delete any system files, this will lead to system breakdown and, possibly, its complete unusability. The only exception is the update and backup files.
Why the system takes up more space
You can face the fact that the system takes up more than the promised volume due to the transition to a new Windows through an update, rather than a clean installation. Performing a clean installation involves deleting all files on your hard or SSD drives and booting the system onto a completely empty partition. If you upgraded to Windows 10 using this method, then the only thing that could cause the system weight to be higher than provided is the downloaded updates.
After Windows is installed, it automatically checks and downloads available updates. Updates are downloaded to the computer’s memory and stored there for some time, and only then are they erased. In addition, the system creates some backups by default in case you want to undo the installation of the latest versions by rolling back. These backups also take up disk space.
The second way to upgrade to Windows 10 is to upgrade from a previous version of the operating system. The peculiarity of this method is that almost all files and user programs are not deleted, but transferred to the new system. As a result, the hard drive is loaded not only with the bare system, but also with personal files and applications. That is, it was not Windows 10 itself that took up more space than it should have, but the elements that moved from the previous Windows.
There are two ways to upgrade to Windows 10: upgrade and clean install
But another reason for the appearance of excess weight is a backup copy of the previous Windows, created in case the user, for some reason, does not like Windows 10, and he wants to return to the previously used version. By default, the created file is stored on the system partition of the disk and is automatically deleted after 30 days, the countdown of which starts from the moment Windows 10 was installed. The backup copy can weigh several gigabytes, which greatly changes the size of the system. But you can delete it yourself, see the section “Deleting a backup copy of the previous OS”.
The Windows.old folder is stored on the system drive
Where does iPhone memory go and where to find it?
Greetings to everyone and everything! There is never a lot of free space and this can absolutely be confirmed by any owner of a 16-gigabyte version of the iPhone (the author of these lines is in your ranks!). However, the owners of other smartphones from Apple (those that have a more capacious internal storage) also probably do not want the memory in their device to disappear without a trace.
And it can really disappear even when, as it seems to you, you are not doing anything with the gadget at all. Just use it “as usual” and the space is gradually reduced. Do you think this is all fantasy and this cannot be at all? Here I, perhaps, will disappoint you very much. how can I! Let’s look at the reasons for such leaks, and also find out the most important thing. how to deal with them.?!
Very simple and straightforward. iCloud backup is not instantly restored. It seems to you that the copy has already been downloaded to the device, in fact, this is far from the case. And the recovery process can take more than one day (here, of course, it all depends on the speed of the Internet and the amount of data).
Every minute the iPhone downloads information from the “cloud” and transfers it to itself. At the same time, you will not necessarily see this data. it can be message history, cache, and other service information. Visually, all this is not visible, but nevertheless, the device is loaded onto the device and the memory is slowly decreasing.
Where does the memory disappear while using the iPhone
IPhone memory can also decrease during normal use of the phone, even if you do not download any applications, programs, take photos or shoot videos there. Where does the free space go? And here’s where:
- Messages and correspondence in various messengers. iMessage, WhatsApp, Viber, etc. Now communication is becoming more and more diverse, various multimedia information is added to the text. And where is all this stored? That’s right, in the phone’s memory. Received a couple of messages with audio-video attachments, here’s to you minus a few megabytes.
- Application and browser cache. Most programs, in the process of use, save data downloaded from the network in their memory. We scrolled through the message feed in the VK client, some data was cached and the size of the application increased slightly, which means the amount of internal memory decreased. It would seem that they did nothing, but the free space went somewhere. And so with almost any application.
- Malfunctions of various programs, which leads to their “growth” to an indecent size. Hello WhatsApp early 2016 🙂
- Sometimes, a sufficiently large volume is the so-called “diagnostic information”, which is accumulated in the device and must be transferred to iTunes during synchronization.
- IOS has a “wonderful” feature. the system independently and without warning downloads the update itself. And the size of this update can be different. from tens of megabytes to several gigabytes. And most importantly, until the new firmware is downloaded, you simply won’t see it. Everything is swinging naturally slowly and memory on the iPhone just as slowly disappears.
“Thanks” to all this, a situation may occur when not a single program or game is installed, and there is no free space left. Is it possible to fight this? Of course! And now I’ll tell you how
Memory loss after iOS update or restore
Apple consistently releases firmware that makes our life better 🙂 But, unfortunately, it is not always possible to update by direct installation of new software (here is an article about iOS 14. there are a lot of comments with problems), and you have to “roll” the firmware through iPhone recovery We recovered, put an iCloud backup, go to the storage usage statistics and see how precious megabytes are leaking by the minute
How to fight
You can just turn off iCloud in the settings, but is it worth doing? It is important to wait until everything is loaded to the end and then the place will stop disappearing anyhow. The truth is not always, and here’s why
How to prevent memory loss on iPhone
Here are some tips to help not only free up memory, but also make it stop wasting on its own:
- First of all, go to “Settings. General. Storage and iCloud. Manage”. We analyze the situation and see which games and programs take up a lot of space. For example, in the screenshots below, it has grown too much. Click on it and see that “Documents and Data” takes up as much as 249 megabytes. This is the cache that I talked about just above. To get rid of it, just reinstall the program itself.
- Update everything you can. This refers to the installed applications. There was such a problem with one of the versions of WhatsApp, when this communication tool itself grew to incredible proportions. Where is the guarantee that other programs will not behave the same?
- In the memory of the iPhone there is such a “wonderful” section “Other”, which tends to grow, thereby eating away free memory. But we know how to deal with it (here it is written about the excellent PhoneClean program).
- Connect your device to iTunes to transfer diagnostic information from device to computer.
- If you want the iOS update not to download automatically, eat up precious gigabytes, and even remove it altogether, you should do this.
- Don’t forget about the “deleted” folder in photos and videos. Media files, before being completely erased from the iPhone, are stored in it and still take up space.
- You should carefully consider highly specialized programs that allow you to download videos and music from the Internet. The fact is that even if they are deleted, the files they downloaded may remain on the device. Therefore, always first delete the downloaded files, and only then the program itself.
As you can see, it is not necessary to say that the iPhone independently reduces the internal memory (well except that automatic download of an iOS update is more or less suitable for this definition). There are quite objective reasons for all these “leaks” and they are easy enough to fix. all that remains is not to be lazy and try absolutely all the options that are listed in this manual.
Cleaning the disk from unnecessary data (information garbage)
Disk cleanup is a very important element in the cleaning and optimization processes of the operating system. It may seem to some that the size of free space on the system disk is not so important, but in fact it is not.
For optimal performance, Windows requires a sufficient amount of free space so that the system and programs can place the data they need to run on it. This is usually a main memory dump, temporary program files, and other data. When there is not enough free space, the system begins to save space, reducing performance.
Despite the fact that Windows and programs are constantly improving and improving, free space on the system disk decreases day by day, from update to update. As a result, a disk cleanup is required, which will remove all unnecessary files and folders, thereby freeing up useful disk space.
Below you will learn about the most effective methods for cleaning disks, as well as how to prevent cluttering of disks with unnecessary data.
Automatic disk cleaning from unnecessary files
During the operation of the operating system and the operation of applications, the system disk becomes overgrown with a huge number of unnecessary files and folders, and free disk space is reduced. And this can lead to a decrease in the performance of the computer. To avoid this, you need to carry out measures to clean up disk space, which, among other things, include cleaning disks with automatic tools.
How to remove old drivers in Windows
If you work with Windows long enough and in a timely manner install the updates that it offers from time to time, then you probably have outdated drivers on your system that have been replaced by more modern new versions. They are no longer needed by the operating system and can be removed. But how to do that?
How to properly empty the Trash and why you shouldn’t do it right after deleting files
As practice has shown, quite a few users empty the Trash immediately after they have deleted something in it. This is wrong and should not be done that way. Here’s how to best clean your Trash safely.
Free hard disk space. how much is needed for normal operation of Windows
How much hard disk space is required for the Windows operating system to function properly? There are many answers to this question on the web, but we recommend keeping at least 1/4 or at least 1/5 of your disk free. And there are several reasons for this.
How to effectively free up a lot of storage space on your computer
Automated space cleaning utilities do their job well and only require the user to press a single button (in most cases). But the overall cleaning efficiency in these cases can be low. Much more space can be freed up manually using the Files Inspector.
How to uninstall previous / old version of Windows
If you update your Windows in time and switch to new versions without using a fresh installation (deleting the previous version when installing a new one), then you probably have a previous version of Windows on your computer, which is stored as a backup and can take up a lot of disk space. And if you do not plan to roll back to the previous version, then it is better to delete this giant copy.
A large number of photos and pictures have been uploaded or sent
The application itself is 60 MB, to which you need to add data and cache. The cache can grow in size, so it is important to flush it occasionally. To create storage space on your iPhone, it’s worth asking yourself if there are apps you no longer need. If there are many large games on the device, you can delete them, but soon you will still have to start cleaning the messenger from pictures.
You can delete some old photos or transfer them, for example, to a computer or cloud service. However, it’s wise to make a backup via iTunes or iCloud first (in case something goes wrong when moving photos). Backups often also sync temporary storage and free up space on the iPhone.
If you are using the iCloud Photo Library, you can also use the Optimize Storage option. Since the photos are stored in Icloud, the original will no longer be on the device itself. Pictures can be viewed at any time, but they will be downloaded via an internet connection.
Downloaded and saved a lot of music, files or videos
You can also store documents and files online so you don’t have to store them on the device itself. To do this, you need to use cloud services such as Dropbox or iCloud. If you listen to a lot of music on your device, you can subscribe to streaming. For example, choose Spotify or Apple Music, which also saves storage space.
Besides storage on iPhone, iCloud storage can also be full. By default, the user has 5 GB of memory. You can manage the amount of iCloud storage on your iPhone itself and purchase additional iCloud storage. For a fixed amount per month, you can, for example, increase your storage to 200 GB or even 1 TB.
Media autoload enabled
The application has such a function as “media autoloading”. If the interlocutor sends a gif, video or picture, Telegram downloads them to memory. This is only useful when there is free space on the smartphone. Besides, autoloading wastes traffic. The user can choose what content to download, and you can also set a limit on the file size. If desired, autoload can be easily turned off.
Why Telegram takes up a lot of space in the iPhone memory and what to do, setting
Over time, whatever the user sends and receives on social media eventually takes up space on the mobile device. People are happy to clog the memory of iPhones and iPads with games, videos, music and photos. And then suddenly the very moment comes when the system informs the user about the lack of free space. If Telegram takes up a lot of memory on the iPhone, there may be several reasons for this.
Long storage period for downloaded files is set
Telegram options allow you to set how long to store multimedia on your mobile phone, as well as clear the application cache. Neither of these two options delete photos or videos that are still available in the app’s cloud (they are re-uploaded if the user reverts to sent messages).
You can choose from 3 days to unlimited (default option) and define that photos and videos older than specified here will be deleted from the mobile phone to free up storage.
How To Delete System Storage On iPhone! (2020)
Thus, if the user sets the option for 1 week, the photos received more than a week ago will be deleted from the mobile phone, but they will still be available in the Telegram cloud. When the user returns to the chat, the photos will be reloaded and not lost.
Does your iPhone take up a lot of space? Reducing the size of the system storage
If you’ve opened your iPhone or iPad’s Storage, you’ve noticed that the “system” on your iPhone takes up a lot of space. What to do? If you have a lot of free memory, this is unlikely to bother you. However, if your system weighs 16 GB out of 32 available, then something needs to be addressed. Otherwise, soon you will run out of space for games, applications, photos, etc.
Below we will discuss why the system in the iPhone takes up a lot of space, and how to reduce the size of the system.
What is stored in the “system”?
The “system” item in the repository has a literal meaning. The system includes the iOS operating system itself, including all system functions, system applications, and other components. It also includes cache, temporary files, etc.
There is another way to reduce the size of the system storage, but this is not for everyone. To do this, you need to reset the device, reinstall iOS and recover from a backup. We do not recommend using it unless absolutely necessary.
How to check system size in iOS
First, you need to make sure that the system really takes up a lot of space on your device. For this.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and select General.
- Select iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
- Wait for the storage size to be calculated, then scroll down to the System section. The size of the system will be indicated there.
The system can weigh in different ways: sometimes 7 GB, and sometimes all 10, 15 or even 25 GB. The system often takes up most of the device’s memory.
Now let’s talk about how to reduce system size on iPhone or iPad.
How to reduce the size of system storage
You will need your device, a computer with iTunes, and a USB cable to connect to your computer. If you have it all, the rest is very simple.
- Launch iTunes on your computer.
- Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer.
- Unlock your iPhone or iPad with a passcode. If this is the first time you connect a device to a computer, you will need to start “trusting”.
- Leave your iPhone or iPad connected to a computer with iTunes open for a few minutes. You don’t need to do anything.
- Open the Settings app, select General, go to Storage and scroll down to System again. System size should be smaller (in most cases).
- Disconnect your iPhone or iPad from your computer and enjoy the freed up memory.
Why this method works is unclear. Most likely, when you connect your device to a computer with iTunes, the cache and temporary files in iOS are cleared. Perhaps this is done to prepare for backing up the device.
We managed to free up a lot of memory by connecting the iPhone to the computer. The result will be different on different devices. There are no guarantees that the method will work for you too. Nevertheless, it is still worth a try.
How to Save iOS Memory?
IPhone and iPad owners often complain that their device is low on memory. This is especially true for models with a capacity of 16 GB or 32 GB. Even owners of devices with large capacities often run out of free memory.
We hope you managed to free at least some memory on your device.!
Telegram takes up a lot of memory on the iPhone due to the large number of files?
Most likely, it became clear to you that in addition to photos, you can save any information on the Internet, this also applies to file documents. This saves you the trouble of saving them on your device. As already mentioned, Dropbox or iCloud cloud drives are used for this. Are you a music lover? In this case, you need to subscribe to services like Spotify or Apple Music. This will allow you to save a decent amount of space for the safety of your music files.
Of course, the capacity of the cloud drive can also overflow. On iCloud, the user can save up to 5 GB of information. But, you can manage this drive from the iPhone itself. Also, it is possible to increase its volume by purchasing a different tariff. You can get up to 200 Gb or 1 Tb capacity.
You have uploaded or sent a decent number of photos from the video
This messenger itself takes about 60 Mb of the phone’s capacity, and the cache is added to them. Over time, the cache only grows. Hence, it is very important to deal with cleaning the phone. First of all, to save information on the iPhone, you need to check if unnecessary programs are installed on it. For example, when a decent number of games with a large capacity are installed on your device, then it is better to delete most of them.
Better to remove a photo you took a long time ago. Although, it is recommended not just to delete the photo, but to transfer it to the cloud, or PC. Many people recommend that you first back up your data using iTunes or iCloud (sometimes something goes wrong when you move images). Making backups also syncs temporary data and frees up space on iPhone.
When you use iCloud Photo Library, people are also using data preservation optimization. Since the photos are saved in iCloud, the original image will then disappear from the device, moving to this resource. At the same time, you can view the photos whenever you want, as they will be uploaded on the Internet.
Telegram takes up a lot of space on the iPhone what to do how to clean up junk from your phone?
Telegram takes up a lot of space on the iPhone, what should I do? Over time, all the information that a person uses in the messenger (various letters, postcards, videos) increasingly clutters up your iPhone. Users are actively cluttering the iPhone with a variety of clips, songs, photos, games. As a result, the OS notifies the owner of the phone that the free space on the phone is occupied. The same thing happens with the Telegram messenger. If his files took up a lot of the phone’s capacity, then this can happen due to a number of reasons.
In this messenger, there is an option called “Media autoload”. When your partner sends you a Gif image, this messenger will download it to the phone’s memory. This action is appropriate if there is free space on the phone. Also, traffic decreases through autoloading. The subscriber has the option to choose which information to download. In addition, you can set a certain limit on the size of the downloaded item. If you do not need autoloading, then you can simply disable it.
The time for saving uploaded files is set to “Always
Telegram functions make it possible to set the storage time for pictures and videos on the iPhone. In addition, it does not forget to clear the cache of this messenger. Interestingly, these features do not completely remove multimedia content. This information will remain available on the cloud drive (they will be uploaded again if you decide to view them again).
You can select the days of keeping the content, from three days, to the “Always” mark (default function) and set that images from videos that cross the specified line are deleted from the smartphone to free up the internal disk.
Therefore, when the subscriber ticks “One week”, the photos from the video that were received earlier than a week ago will be deleted from the iPhone, but the media files will be saved on the Telegram cloud drive. If a person wants to return to the chat, then the photos will be uploaded again, and not lost.
Conclusion: what to do if Telegram takes up a lot of space on the iPhone, it is now clear to you. Let’s hope you find this information useful. Success!
The most drastic way is to factory reset the phone or format the memory.
Resetting to factory settings is the most effective way, but when choosing it, you should be prepared for the fact that all data on the smartphone will be completely deleted.
Using this method is advisable if other options do not help free up space on the smartphone.
To return the smartphone to factory settings, follow a simple sequence of steps.
- In the settings go to the option “Reset and restore”.
- In some versions of the platform, there may be two options: full formatting or reset with data saving. Choosing the first option.
- The launch is performed by clicking on the corresponding button and waiting for the end of the deletion.
There are many ways to free memory, as well as reasons why it fills up. To effectively clean a space, you first need to correctly establish the reason for its filling. If you need to store a lot of information on the device, then it is recommended to purchase a memory card with the maximum allowed size.
How to clean your phone properly
Lack of phone memory is the most common problem faced by users. The problem will be reported by the system message “Memory full”. Most often, there is really no space, but sometimes there is enough, and the message still appears. The appearance of a message leads to automatic blocking of downloads, saving, and so on.
The simplest solution to the problem is to free up memory by deleting unnecessary information or changing settings.
Clearing the cache
In addition to removing unnecessary files, you need to regularly clean the cache. There are several ways to complete this procedure. You can free up space through the settings of the device itself.
Clearing the cache memory can be done using the special Recovery procedure. A similar method is possible on those gadgets that have a recovery mode. Initially, the phone is turned off, then the System Recovery mode is started. In the menu that appears, select the item Wire cache partition. After the end of the procedure, free space should appear on the device.
What to do if the phone memory is full?
Filling up the phone memory is a common problem when using mobile gadgets. Situations are not uncommon when no files or large applications are saved, but access is still not available. There is no single solution to the problem; in order to correct the situation, you need to find the cause, and then eliminate it.
Thumbnails folder cleaning
While viewing pictures and photos in the gallery, the system creates thumbnails (snaps) of images. They help increase your browsing speed. The benefits of such files are minimal, and they take up a lot of space. When the memory is full, the.thumbnails folder is cleaned, in which the thumbnails are stored.
- The smartphone is connected to the computer using a USB cable.
- DCIM is found in the folder list.
- Daddy is in it.
- All contents in it are selected with the CtrlA keyboard shortcut and deleted.
Sometimes the folder can contain 1-2 GB of information. Sometimes deleting information in this folder will even help get rid of the freeze. Therefore, it is advisable to delete temporary files with a frequency of once every 1-3 weeks.
You can block the creation of temporary sketches. To do this, the.thumbnails folder is deleted through the computer, and a text file with the same name is created on the hard disk. The new document is copied to the DCIM folder. Since the directory with this name will be on the smartphone, the system will not be able to create a folder and save sketches there.
Reasons for filling up memory
There are many factors that affect the amount of free space. The problem is especially noticeable with prolonged use of the gadget.
The owner of modern phones must be prepared for the fact that not all memory is available to him. About 2-3 GB is required for the system for normal stable operation of the system.
If the phone reports that there is not enough free space, while the memory card is empty, the filling could occur at the following moments.
- The system for work takes place for the necessary components.
- After installation, custom programs take up space and allocate free space to their work and temporary files.
- Very often, when you uninstall applications, the cache of this program remains. It occupies a large volume, but at the same time it is not visible.
- If you do not make settings when purchasing a phone, then automatically all video and photo information captured by the user will be saved in the internal memory. It is better to use a removable flash drive for such purposes.
- If viruses appear on the phone, then there is a high probability that they have taken up precious space.
When installing new programs, the phone displays a message about the lack of space and the need to remove unnecessary software. The real problem is the moment when there is nothing to delete and there is not enough memory space. An urgent need to look for a solution.
Programs for the iPhone platform
For devices on the iPhone platform, there is a list of applications that can be used to clear device memory.
- Magic Phone CleanerScanner. An effective way to remove unnecessary information from a gadget. Offers work in several directions: automatic cache deletion, photo scanning for duplicates, cleaning old emails.
- Phone Cleaner: Clean Storage. The utility has a narrow functionality. It is capable of one-time deletion of unnecessary information, and is also focused on finding large files.
- Cleaner. An excellent scanner that will find duplicates in memory, clear the cache, offer to clear history and delete unused contacts. It will not be possible to free up too much space, but it will be possible to organize the space correctly, to avoid duplicates from the first use.
Each utility has its own functionality, depending on the reason, the product is selected.
Special programs for clearing memory
There are many special utilities that can help you remove unnecessary information, but offer a complete analysis of the occupied space. Most of them are free and freely available.