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Video: The first things you should delete to free up iPhone 6 storage

February 9th, 2015 at 3:10 PM
iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iOS 8

The greatest trick Apple pulled last year with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was convincing many buyers to select higher storage versions. This move helped the company increase the average selling price of iPhones, as more buyers choose 64GB and 128GB versions instead of the basic 16GB device. However, many people chose the entry-level iPhone as well and they might be the first ones to run into potential storage-related issues.

For them, Business Insider has put together a neat video showing you what you need to delete to free up more space.

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Many of the tips offered in the short clip are simple, no-brainer actions that anyone can perform, though not all iOS users are familiar with how some of their devices work. That’s why the video also provides all the steps users need to take to free more space.

More importantly, users can enable certain settings to make sure they’ll never have to come back and perform some of these steps again.

Business Insider advises you to delete practically anything that could bog you down, including messages that can be set up to automatically delete themselves after a time, voicemail messages, and photos that can be set up to automatically back themselves up to a cloud service of your choice.

The downside, of course, is that you might want to hold onto some of that data. In such a case, you could always back up your device at home and save messages before they’re automatically deleted.

Downloadable content including eBooks and music should also be deleted. eBooks can always be downloaded again, and music can be streamed from various apps, instead of having it stored on the device.

Finally, apps like Twitter and Facebook can also be storage hogs because they cache a lot of data. Users could be better off deleting their apps and instead enjoy them in a browser. Obviously, deleting other apps you don’t use as often is also recommended.

The complete instructions for all these steps can be easily followed, as shown in the following video.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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