How To Clear iPhone Local Storage Quickly and Easily

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If you’re an iPhone user, you may have noticed that your device is running out of storage space. You may be wondering what you can do to free up some of that space. Fortunately, there is a way to clear local storage on your iPhone and free up some of the storage space you need.

The first step in clearing local storage on your iPhone is to open the Settings app and select General. From there, select iPhone Storage. At this point, you should be able to see how much space is being taken up by each individual app and service on your device.

Once you have determined which apps are taking up the most space, it’s time to start deleting them. To do this, simply tap on the app or service and select Delete App. This will delete all of its associated data, freeing up space on your device.

It’s also a good idea to periodically clear out any cached data from apps that are taking up space as well. To do this, simply go back into Settings > General > iPhone Storage and tap on an app or service again. This time, instead of selecting Delete App, select Offload App instead. This will delete all of the related cached data from that particular app or service while still keeping its documents and data intact so that when you re-install it in the future, it will still work properly without having to re-download everything again.

Finally, if you want to take things a step further and clear out even more local storage from your device, then you can try using a third-party cleaning tool such as iMyFone Umate Pro or CleanMyMacX Cleaner. These tools allow you to scan through all of your files and identify those that can be safely deleted in order to free up more storage space on your device.

By following these steps, you should now have a better understanding of how to clear local storage on your iPhone in order to free up much-needed space for new apps and services!

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Clearing Local Storage on a Mobile Device

To clear local storage on your phone, you need to access your app settings. Depending on your device, this can be done either through the Settings app or by simply tapping the app icon and selecting “App Info”. Once in the app settings, look for a “Clear Data” or “Storage” option and select it. This will delete all the data stored in the local storage of that particular app. Note that this action is not reversible, so make sure you really want to clear the data before doing so.

Clearing iPhone Storage Without Deleting Everything

Clearing your iPhone storage without deleting everything is relatively easy. First, you should optimize your photo storage by enabling iCloud Photo Library or using an app like Google Photos to store photos in the cloud. You can also reduce the file size and resolution of videos, as well as delete downloads from streaming apps. To maximize storage space, you can offload unused apps, which will keep their data but remove the app itself from your device. Finally, clearing your browser cache can also help free up some space.

Consequences of a Full Local Storage

If localStorage is full, any attempts to store additional data will fail. The browser will usually throw an error to alert the user and developer that no more data can be stored in local storage for the current domain. It’s important to note that each domain has its own limit of space in localStorage, so it’s possible that other domains may have space remaining even if one of them is full.

What Causes High Storage Usage on iPhones?

Storage on an iPhone can become quickly consumed by a variety of factors. Apps, photos, media, and mail are all common culprits for taking up space.

Apps can be one of the biggest culprits for taking up storage on an iPhone. Installed apps and their content as well as files stored in the “On My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch” directory within the Files app, and downloads made in Safari will take up storage space.

Photos and videos stored in the Photos app can also contribute to a decrease in available storage on an iPhone. Media such as music, videos, podcasts, ringtones, artwork, and Voice Memos will also eat up storage space. Lastly, emails and their attachments that are stored in the Mail app can also add to the overall used storage on your device.


In conclusion, clearing local storage on an iPhone is a great way to free up space and make the device run faster. It can be done by disabling iCloud Photo Library, optimizing photo storage, changing image file format and video resolution, removing downloads from streaming apps, offloading unused apps, and clearing the browser cache. Doing so will help improve the performance of your device and ensure it runs smoothly.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.