Get More Space on Your iPhone

(Without Having to Delete a Thing)

It's a real pain in the ass, isn't it? Those dreaded "Not Enough Available Storage" messages tend to pop up at the most inopportune times. And in the moment, you're forced to trawl through your phone—deleting photos, uninstalling apps, even trashing songs—with the hope of getting the necessary space. But no more! One clever poster over on Reddit's iPhone chain has shared a life-changing hack to free up gigs of storage without having to delete a thing. And best of all? It works every time. We weren't even in need of storage and this trick gave us back 2.5 gigs of space.

Here's what to do


Check how much available space you currently have by going to Settings > General > About.


Open the iTunes Store app and search for HD versions of long movies, like the 1963 film Cleopatra, which requires 10.3 GB of space to rent. If you have less than 10.3GB of storage available, you won't be able to rent the movie.


Try to rent the movie and you'll get this message: "There is not enough available storage to download. You can manage your storage in Settings."


Hit the "Settings" button and check how much free storage is now available. You'll have more than when you started. Why? When you download a large file, your iPhone clears any unnecessary caches and cookies hanging out in the background. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as much as you like to free up as much space as you can. You won't ever have to rent the movie because once you have enough space for it, you'll be asked for your password. That's when you'll want to stop.