With all the advancements and conveniences brought on by modern technology, it’s hard not to love your iPhone. Yet, one of the disadvantages to having access to so many apps, songs, photos, and videos is that you’re (most likely) constantly running out of space.

It’s as if every time you want to record an important video or snap an adorable photo of your kids, you receive the inevitable message that claims there’s not enough available storage. Pssh!

Luckily, there’s a simple way to create more gigabytes of space—all without deleting any of your precious files!

There’s no denying that technology has made gigantic leaps over the past decade or so. With the introduction of smartphones, people now have access to all facets of their life at the tips of their fingers.

Yet, for as convenient and incredibly helpful as having access to applications, songs, photos, and videos can be, there’s always a downside. In this case, it’s running out of available space on your mobile device. Been there, done that!

When you regularly run out of space on your iPhone, it can be incredibly aggravating and tempting to just spring for a new smartphone. But it’s important to know that there’s an easy fix that will save you a trip to the phone store… 


This incredibly useful trick works as long as you have a few megabytes of space left on your iPhone. You can make sure you have at least some free storage to utilize by going into your settings, then tapping “General,” and finally, opening your “Storage & iCloud Usage.”

For the next step, you’ll open up the iTunes application. Locate the longest movie you can find—we recommend The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Special Extended Edition) or War And Peace. Now, press “rent.” Don’t worry! You don’t have to pay for it to complete this step…

The extended cut of this film will, of course, be too long for you to download, prompting a notification claiming that your storage is full and you can manage it elsewhere. Don’t be deterred; you’re going to have all the room you need in just a moment.

At this point, you’re going to want to press “Settings” on the push notification and, lo and behold, you’ll watch as something special happens. It turns out that this simple step has done something magical…

Once you’ve completed that step, return back to the screen where you can check your available and used storage. You’ll notice that you suddenly have more space to download further items! This is because attempting to download such a large file will automatically clear your phone’s cache of unnecessary clutter.


Best of all, you can perform this space-saving technique to your iPhone several times in order to continue clearing up as much space as you want before you need to stop. Eventually, you’ll reach a point where you’ve cleared out your entire cache.

Now, you’ll have all the room in the world to take those precious photos and videos that you couldn’t before. Even better? This easy iPhone hack is going to save you so many headaches!


Who would have guessed that something so simple would free up so much space? Amazing!

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