Of course, the times when you bought an iPhone with 16 gigabytes of memory and you had to fight to survive are just a memory of the past. But even now, despite the memory cuts of the iPhone are quadrupled, the space in memory always seems to be too little. Already after a few months of use you start having problems with insufficient memory and knowing how to free up space on iPhone with iOS 12 becomes a matter of primary importance.
Nowadays, between applications, photos and various documents exchanged with other users, our iPhone takes very little time to finish all the storage space. Especially if we bought a model with 64GB of memory or less. Therefore, managing the internal memory of an iPhone or an iPad is essential to avoid bugs or delays in the iPhone. Fortunately, with iOS 12, a series of features and tools have been introduced to make room for our phone’s storage in just a few seconds.
Temporarily delete unused apps
One of the main causes of clogged memory on an iPhone are unused applications. Starting from iOS 11 Apple has inserted a special function that eliminates the application from our smartphone automatically after 30 days if it is never used. The app is saved the data generated by our use, so as to have them in case the application, we would need it again after a long time, but the various files and system folders are deleted. To activate this function, open Settings> iTunes Store and App Store and move the switch to the Remove app that you do not use from left to right. If, on the other hand, we want to manually disable apps that we do not use, we need to access the Settings, go to Free iPhone Space and press on the name of the app that is not used. At this point you just have to press on Uninstall app and follow the procedure.
Attention to photos and videos
Taking lots of high-resolution photos and recording a flood of quality video is one of the best ways to saturate the memory of our iPhone in just a few days. For this reason it would be important to store multimedia content periodically on an external cloud service, such as iCloud or Google Photos for example. Or save all images and videos on an external hard drive. In this way, in addition to saving storage space, we will also secure our photos from hackers or damage to storage.
Set a time limit on iMessage
You often use Messages to exchange photos, texts, GIFs and movies with your friends? Well, the messaging service from Apple is very complete and intuitive, but the problem is that after a short time all the files and texts shared on iMessage start to have a considerable weight on the memory of your iPhone. What to do? Simple, with iOS 12 we can set a time limit after which old messages and old multimedia content exchanged on Messages are automatically deleted from our iPhone or iPad. To change the time limit on the messaging app we go to the Settings, then to Messages and finally touch on the item Keep Messages. We can choose between Always, one year or 30 days. We choose the solution that best suits our needs and we save.
Use Lite applications and delete pre-installed ones
Back to talk about applications, because they are basically the main cause of our memory in crisis on the iPhone. If we have a device with low storage capacity, our advice is to install Lite versions of the main applications we use every day. For example, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even Messenger all have their own Lite version. These are particular versions with a minimal graphical interface and some fewer features but weighing much less than the original ones. Finally, we delete all the applications pre-installed by Apple from the iPhone. Such as? Simple, we click on their icon and simply delete them. Be careful, however, on iOS 12 it is advisable not to delete FaceTime, due to some features deleting this app would result in bugs and incompatibilities.