With the amount of pictures we take and the other activities we conduct on our phones, it’s no wonder that even those with huge capacities on their phones face storage issues.
Sometimes, removing the data can be tedious. You will often be forced to scroll through different apps, deleting and re-installing. It’s not much fun. However, there is one workaround that was discussed in a Reddit thread that seems to do a lot of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to recovering space on your phone.
From user eavesdroppingyou:
Not sure if this is well-known, might be but definitely some people don’t know it. I have an iPhone with 16 Gb so I’m always dealing with low storage. A trick I do to get back some storage is to try to ‘rent’ a movie with a big file size (something like LOTR: two towers).
Just go to iTunes and search for the movie (with a bigger file size than what you have left on storage), click rent and soon you’ll get the message saying you don’t have enough storage and offers you to go to settings. Click that and magically you will get some storage back (probably it erases some useless data from different apps to try to download the movie).
Repeat the process 4-5 times and before you know it you recovered 1 to almost 2 Gb.
It was tested by other users and seems to work like a charm!
Check out what they said on the next page!