After iOS 14 and ipadOS 14 released by Apple, large numbers of iOS users cannot wait to upgrading their devices to the new versions. However, the most Common iOS 14 Problems they always encounter is "Insufficient Storage to Download" on their iPhone and iPad, which makes them hunt for solutions to free up space completely.
In this article, we will give you several methods to free up space on your iPhone and iPad. First, check the storage you have used, and to do this, go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage. The figures displayed under Storage (not iCloud) reflect the amount of space used locally and the amount still available. Then click Manage Storage > Storage Settings, delete the big offenders you no longer needed. After these, continue to check this how-to tutorial to get several solutions to free up space on your iPhone or iPad with no barriers.
1. Delete and Reinstall Apps To Free Up Storage
Whether if you find out that you always have some rarely used apps on your iPhone or iPad? Actually, these apps will take up some space on your devices, which may also produce junk files and useless data. So, deleting the useless or unwanted apps is a nice way to free up storage on your iPhone or iPad.
To figure out which apps are eating iPhone or iPad disk space, go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage. You can view a long list of apps. Those most frequently used apps caches a lot of data invisibly, in order to free up space, you can delete the apps which take up large storage and then reinstall them.
2. Remove Unwanted Media Files on your iPhone or iPad
Playing music on an iPhone or iPad is a common phenomenon in daily life, especially for the music enthusiasts who may download thousands of songs on their devices. This means much space on the iPhone or iPad will be filled with the music. To free up more storage on your iPhone or iPad, deleting the unwanted songs is a great idea. You can do this by following the ways bellow:
Delete a Specific Song: Open Music App on your iPhone or iPad > Tap the Songs button > Scroll the song you want to delete > Swipe to right > Click Delete to delete the chosen song.
Delete All Music (Suits for iDevices in iOS 9 or latter): Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usages > Manage Storage > Music > Tap on edit on upper right > Tap on the red minus icon next to All Songs > Tap on Delete.
3. Remove Old Podcasts and Voicemails on iPhone or iPad
Do you like listening the podcasts or voicemails from your iPhone or iPad more than twice times? Normally, you may not do like this. If you have a 30 minutes podcast on your iPhone or iPad, it will occupy 25MB space. If you have dozens of podcasts or voicemails on your 16 GB iPhone 6 or 16 GB iPad Air, or the storage almost full. So, deleting podcasts from iPhone to clean up space on your devices is necessary.
4. Clear Safari Cookies and Data on iPhone or iPad
If you often use Safari to visit various websites on your iPhone and iPad, the Safari histories or Cookies will be saved into your iPhone/iPad that you may simply do not need. As time goes by, it will possibly taken up sizable space on your devices. To clear up space on your iPhone/iPad, you can do like this:
Go to Settings > Safari > Tap on Clear History and Website Data > Clear History and Data from your iPhone/iPad to free up space.
5. Delete old iMessages on iPhone or iPad
iMessages on your iPhone is so convenient that you can send including text messages, videos, photos for free only under a stable Wi-Fi connection. However, while sending and receiving countless iMessages with videos and photos on your iPhone or iPad, it will eat up sizable space if you delete timely.
So you can delete the old or useless iMessages on your iPhone and iPad to free up space: go to Messages App > Delete iMessages by sliding left on a thread and tapping Delete.