There is no better feeling than a newly released mobile phone or restored to factory settings. It is much more fluid and fast, because it has no stored files or unnecessary waste that are causing it to slow down over time. The iPhone is no exception. Waste junk files in terminal storage not only undermine free space, but also make it go much slower.
If you have ever looked for what occupies the storage space on your iPhone, you may have run into the "Other" section. This is viewed from Settings, General, iPhone Storage. This section is in a graphic bar next to Photos, Applications, Messages, Mail. All of them represent the space that is occupied in each section of the device. That's right, while the others are clear, Most users find it difficult to understand what other data is on their iPhone. In fact, some see how this section occupies a rather prominent space (not my case), which makes them doubt about what to do to solve.
What is "Other" in iPhone storage and how to remove space
According to Apple, the ?Other? category includes the following data:
- Device settings
- Voices of Siri
- VoiceOver data
- System files
- Files of the cache
Once we know this, the big question is: what can we do to eliminate the space occupied in this section? Usually, most of the ?other? space on an iPhone is starred by cache memory. This is created when you watch videos, listen to podcasts, play games and use any application. Some applications offer the option to clear the cache manually in the configuration. If this is not the case, something that happens in the majority, it is best to delete the app and reinstall it. We explain how.
Go back to Settings, General, iPhone Storage and check which are the applications you have installed that take up more space. They appear in order from highest to lowest.
Click on a specific application to check the space it occupies and its usage data. We recommend that if the documents and data occupy more than 500 MB, as is the case with WhatsApp, select Delete app and confirm the action.
Finally, you just have to reinstall the app from the App Store to have it back in your possession. Note that if it was not free, the App Store will not charge you for it again.
Do a full restart
You should also know that iOS is designed in such a way that it can clear the cache itself. Performing a frequent restart of the iPhone or iPad will not only increase performance, but also erase the system cache. In addition to the usual restart, A full reset help free memory on iPhone from unnecessary temporary files. To do this, press and hold the power and start buttons for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears on the device screen.
Also, some applications that work with online content store items in the device memory. An example is Google Maps, or any other navigation application that allows you to save a map of a certain area in the device memory. Most likely, some maps were downloaded long ago and not used today. By eliminating them, you can release several hundred megabytes of the ?Other? category.
Finally, iCloud, Apple's cloud storage system, saves files stored in the cloud to speed up access to them. Therefore, if you use it, disable the service in the Settings menu. Go to Settings and click on your profile, located at the top of the panel. Then open iCloud and go to the bottom until you find your session closed. Click here After this, the iCloud data for the programs will not be stored on your device.
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