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How to Free Up More Space on iPhone/iPad Before iOS 11 Update

iOS 11 is a giant step for iPhone and a monumental leap for iPad. iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.

Since iOS 11 owns so many features and offers users new and different experience, there are more and more iOS users wanting to update the system of their iPhone/iPad to iOS 11. But someone might find that the internal storage of their iPhone/iPad isn't enough to upgrade iOS 11. To help these kind of users remove the problem before upgrading iOS 11, we offer three methods here for them. The first and second methods are worked with iOS Data Eraser, and the third method is worked in you own iPhone/iPad.

iOS Data Eraser is the all-in-one data clearing and storage space optimization tool which is designed to protect your private information for your iOS devices. It is an easy-to-use wiping tool to clean your iPhone iPad and Android devices data. It is capable of erasing data permanently, clearing private data, cleaning junk files on the iOS device and freeing up iDevices' space. iOS Data Eraser works on both Windows and Mac OS X, and perfectly compatible with all iOS systems including iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and the latest iOS 11. So, to free up more space on iPhone/iPad before iOS 11 update, it offers two meothods to you, Space saver and iOS Optimizer.

To release the storage on iPhone/iPad before iOS 11 update, please following the steps below.

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Three Ways to Free Up More Space on iPhone/iPad Before iOS 11 Update


Way 1. Free Up More Space on iPhone/iPad with iOS Data Eraser's Space Saver


Step 1. Connect Your iPhone/iPad to PC

Connect iPhone/iPad to computer via USB canble. If this is the first time you connect to the computer, you need to Trust the computer firstly.

Step 2. Choose the Space Saver

On the primary page of iOS Data Eraser, there are five tooklits. Please choose the tooklit of "Space Saver" to save more space via compressing and exporting your photos.

Step 3. Choose the Compress to Free up Space

Now, you are offered two ways, Compress and Export. Choose either Compress way or Export way. While you choose compress way, the program will start searching photos which can be compressed and list them all.

Then click "Start" button to activate the compress process. The program will show how much space was saved in the end after the compression is successful.

Step 4. Choose the Export to Free up Space

If you choose Export action, iOS Data Eraser will search the photos. Here are two export ways, to export only and export to delete. Choose the one you want to export, and click "Start" button to begin exporting.

Step 5. Reboot and Clean the Photos

Your iPhone/iPad will automatically reboot and clean the photos. When the wiping process is completed, iOS Data Eraser will tell how much space you saved for your iOS device. You can quickly open the folder contains exported photos by clicking the Open Folder button.

Warning: Please do not disconnect your device during the whole space saving process.


Way 2. Free up More Space on iPhone/iPad with iOS Data Eraser's iOS Optimizer


Step 1. Connect Your iPhone/iPad to the Computer

Please connect iPhone or iPad to computer using USB cable. If this is the first time you connect to the computer, you need to Trust the computer firstly, or the software cannot recognize your device.

Step 2. Choose iOS Optimizer

There are five tooklit in the homepage of the software. Please choose iOS Optimizer to start the optimize process.

Then, you can see six categories of data: iOS System Tune-up, Download Temp Files, App Generated Files, Log Files, Cached Files and Unused App Elimination. You can choose any categories you want to clean.

Step 3. Choose Category to Sacn

Here, check which categories you want to optimize, and click "Start Scan" button. The program will starting the searching process. This process will take several minutes.

Step 4. Select the File Tyeps to Optimize

Once search process finishes, all the categories and files which can be optimized will be listed. You can select those you want to optimize. After you have selected the file types, click "CleanUp" button to optimize the files and system.

Step 5. Optimize the Files and System

After the process is completed, the program will automatically reboot your iPhone/iPad and then shows how much space you've saved. However, please keep your device connected during whole process.


Way 3. Free Up More Space on Your iPhone/iPad Itself

Step 1. Delete the Unwanted Text Messages

Text messages can quickly start taking up a few hundred megabytes if you're not careful. This is especially true if you send and receive MMS with photos or videos. Select the meaningless text messages and delete them within Apple's Messages app.

Step 2. Back Up and Delete Photos and Videos

Apple provides its own means of online storage via iCloud, which provides 5GB of free space. You can back up the needed photos and videos on iCloud and delete the useless photos and videos.

To maximize the space on your device with iCloud, open Settings, tap Photos & Camera and select Optimize iPhone Storage.

Related: Transfer Photos Videos from iPhone to PC

Step 3. Delete Songs and Use Apple Music and iCloud Music Library

Lots of songs will occupy much internal space on your device. You can use Apple Music and iCloud Music Library to store your songs without occupying much space.

As long as you're online, all your iTunes purchases (including videos) will be playable regardless of whether or not they're stored on your device. You can even take things one step further by subscribing to Apple Music making its library and your entire Mac or PC music collection accessible from the cloud. With these options, you can delete all your songs, save for a few favorites that you absolutely need handy for offline listening.

Step 4. Remove Unused Apps

Find out which apps take up the most space by opening Settings, selecting General, selecting Storage & iCloud Usage and tapping Manage Storage. Here you'll find a list of the apps on your device, sorted by total space taken up. Tap on an egregiously large app and select Delete App to reclaim that space.


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