Learn how to view free space and free up storage on Apple iOS 11. Check the software version using Software versions & updates: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11. Additional software versions in Related Links below.
Clear storage regularly
- Check the available internal device storage (see 'View free storage space' below)
- Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS)
- Transfer pictures and media to a computer to remove them from the phone memory
Make sure to delete the media in Photos > Albums > Recently Deleted
- Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history
- Uninstall large or troublesome applications. See the Manage applications section below
- Delete the call logs
- If your device starts having problems after installing an application, consider uninstalling the application.
- Consider uninstalling apps using large amounts of ROM.
- From the Home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage.
- Wait for the list of applications to appear under Storage.
- Use the list to help you determine which applications are using the most space.
View free storage space
- From the Home screen, tap Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
- View to used and available memory, plus a graph of what is using the memory.
- Scroll down to see how much memory each app is using.