Don’t you just hate it when you’ve saved too many items on your iPhone and your storage space is so full that you can’t download that new app you want.
One Reddit user has figured out a smart way to free up storage space on your iPhone or iPad without needing to delete any apps or photos.
Here’s how it works.
Firstly, check the amount of space you have left on your device. You can check this by clicking “Settings” –> “General” —
Go to the movies section of the iTunes store and choose a large file to rent. Make sure the file is larger than the amount of leftover space on your phone.
Press “rent” and you will receive a notification saying there isn’t enough space on your device to download this film.
You will then get a choice to press “Ok” or ‘Settings”.
Just click on “Settings” to view your available storage again, and “tadaa”, you’ll see it’s increased.
How did you magically get more space?
It’s because your iPhone has automatically cleared unnecessary junk such as cookies, histories and other data from your apps in order to make more space for the movie.
Isn’t that awesome!
Waiting for a bit longer before hitting “Settings” on the prompt also appears to result in a more thorough clean.
A fellow Reddit user claimed to have recovered 4GB of space on their device.
While this is a pretty cool trick to get more space, you’ll need to be careful as if you had enough space to “download” the movie it will then charge you to rent it anyway, so use with caution.