iPhone Storage: How to Increase without deleting Photos, Music or Apps

iPhone Storage: How to Increase without deleting Photos, Music or Apps

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If you have an iPhone and you have the common problem of iPhone storage limit specially when you are taking photos.  My wife has this issue even though she keeps increasing the storage on iCloud.  The lack of an SD card or extension of storage does create issues.  The problem is that iPhone has only the iCloud to handle the storage and often the increase in the storage is not instant and one goes through the pain of stopping to take the pictures of the most important events in our lives.  So how do you increase the storage in your phone without buying anything?

There is a whole thread on reddit which deals with a remarkable hack to do it.

What impacts iPhone Storage

It seems that there is substantial space on iPhone that is taken by files that are not needed.  This is because the cache for music files in iPhone is huge and cleaning that up helps.  Here is the what some of the commenters discussed.

iPhone storage

iPhone storage – Issue may be the cache

The Fix to Increase iPhone storage

So what is the way to do it?  Here are the steps:

  1. Search for a movie on iTunes – with a movie which is larger than the size that you have left on the storage in your iPhone.  Try War and Peace (1956) which is 8.86GB in Full HD!
  2. Click Rent and you will get a message saying that you don’t have enough storage and it makes you go to the settings.
  3. When in settings, you will see the storage has increased automatically!
  4. Repeat the process to keep increasing your storage.  🙂
How to Increase IPhone storage

How to Increase IPhone storage

This hack on your iPhone also impacts how your sync with the iTune works.  The freespace even on the iTunes increased because of this!

iTunes storage change

iTunes storage change

So go ahead and have fun guys.

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