10 Fixes for “iPhone Storage is almost full”

iphone storage almost full fix

iPhone users encounter this issue very often and is very annoying. It can popup around 10 times a minute on your iPhone that says, “Storage Almost Full: you can manage your storage in Settings’.


There are many reasons for this issue to occur. These reasons can be from your music, photos and videos, and your cache. Music, photos and videos can be pretty understandable since they can really consume space proportional to the number of music, photos and videos in your iPhone. Cache is simply old data storage for memory. Applications accumulate a lot of cache, especially if they do not self-clean.


There is actually no real fix to this but there are ways to prevent this. Here are 10 fixes for “iPhone Storage is almost full”


  1. Delete unused apps

    Wanting to use your iPhone for a lot of things so you download a lot of apps that can consume a lot of space. Go through each apps you have and see if there’s any that you don’t need or don’t use anymore. If there are, delete them.

    Simple go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage. Then tap and delete any unwanted apps.

  2. Delete unwanted photos and videos

    Although deleting photos and videos can be pretty painful, clearing your album can free up a lot of storage.

  3. Clear Safari Cache

    Safari stores data (cache), just like most web browser apps, to cut own time spent accessing frequently visited sites. This can build up quite a bit of cache over time.

    Go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data

    Then restart your iPhone.

  4. Delete and Re-Install Facebook app

    This won’t delete any of your data, just you cache. Facebook app does not automatically clear its cache. So maybe doing this regularly can help you save storage.

    Once done, restart your iPhone.

  5. Reset all Settings

    Resetting your settings will not erase your data, just your settings and preferences. So music, photos, contacts and calendar events will all be safe.

    Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings


  6. Backup and Restore

    There are two ways to backup and restore iPhone. iTunes and iCloud. Backing up your device simply means to make a copy of your iPhone’s data and settings in a file. Restoring your iPhone means to replace all your current data and settings, with all the data and setting within a previous iPhone backup file.

    Check the support.apple.com to learn how to backup and restore with iCloud or iTunes, with links below:

    Backup iPhone
    Restore iPhone backup

  7. Backup without iTunes or iCloud

    Some might encounter problems with iCloud Storage Full or iTunes could not backup the iPhone messages.

    Download Enigma Recovery and this application will copy existing data on your iPhone’s database to your computer. You can then delete things in your iPhone that have been backed up to your computer.

    1. Download & Install Enigma Recovery
    2. Open to Start Screen
    3. Connect iPhone to Computer
    4. Select all and Start Scan
    5. View and Export data to computer
    6. Delete data saved to your computer from your iPhone

  8. Turn Off iCloud Drive

    iCloud drive allows you to access files from your mac or any other iOS device connected to iCloud, which consumes space. Turn Off iCloud Drive to create more space on your iPhone.

    Go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive > Off


  9. Newsstand Apps

    Some magazine apps from your newsstand may not automatically delete old issues or copies. Open and check your magazine app and delete any unnecessary copies.

  10.  Contact AppleSupport

    If all else fails, contacting the AppleSupport is the way to go. Let them know about your issue so they can help you with your issue.

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