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How to Free up Space on iPhone or Android Phone | Asonya Gh

In today’s digital age, our smartphones serve as mini-computers, storing countless photos, apps, and files. However, over time, clutter accumulates, leading to sluggish performance and limited storage space. Fear not! In this article, we’ll explore effective methods to declutter your phone storage, both for iPhone and Android devices.

Cleaning iPhone Storage

1. Clear Cache and Temporary Files

  • Cache and temporary files accumulate as you use apps. These files enhance app performance but can take up valuable space over time.
    • To clear them:
      • Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
      • Review the list of apps and tap on any to delete its cache.
      • Consider using the Offload Unused Apps feature to free up space without losing app data.
    • Additionally, you can manually clear Safari’s cache by going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.

2. Manage Photos and Videos

  • Optimize iPhone Storage for photos:
    • Enable iCloud Photos to store full-resolution images in the cloud while keeping smaller versions on your device.
    • Delete old or unnecessary photos and videos directly from the Photos app.
    • Remember to back up your precious memories before deleting anything!

3. Uninstall Unused Apps

  • Go through your apps and uninstall those you no longer use. Remember, you can always reinstall them later if needed.
  • Check for apps that have been sitting idle, taking up valuable space. Bid farewell to those digital dust collectors!

4. Organize Your Files

  • Use folders to organize your apps. Group similar apps together to declutter your home screen.
  • Delete old text messages, especially those with large attachments. You’d be surprised how much space they consume!

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Cleaning Android Phone Storage

1. Clear App Cache and Data

  • Navigate to Settings > Apps.
  • Select an app and choose either Clear Cache or Clear Data.
  • Be cautious with the latter, as it resets app settings and may log you out.
  • Android also allows you to clear the system cache partition:
    • Turn off your phone.
    • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously until the recovery menu appears.
    • Use the volume buttons to navigate to Wipe cache partition and confirm with the power button.

2. Move Apps to SD Card (if supported)

  • Some Android phones allow you to move apps to an external SD card:
    • Go to Settings > Apps > select an app > Storage > Change > choose the SD card.
    • Note that not all apps can be moved, but it’s worth checking for those that can.

3. Delete Large Files

  • Identify large files (videos, high-res images) and delete them if unnecessary.
  • Transfer important files to a computer before deleting them from your phone.
  • Android’s Files app provides a convenient way to manage your storage and locate large files.

4. Monitor Downloads and WhatsApp Media

  • Keep an eye on your downloads folder. Delete files you no longer need.
  • WhatsApp tends to accumulate media files (photos, videos, voice notes). Regularly review and delete unnecessary content.


Remember that regular maintenance keeps your phone running smoothly and ensures you have enough storage space for new apps and updates. If you have any further questions or need additional guidance, feel free to ask in the comment box below!


Asonya Gh

Asonya Gh is an entrepreneur, an entertainment and lifestyle blogger based in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He is also the CEO of OneMuzikGh.Com, a website that covers news and updates about music, events and celebrities in Ghana. He has won several awards for his blogging work. He also has a Twitter account and a Facebook page where he posts his content and interacts with his followers.

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