How to clean up your iPhone storage in iOS 11

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There’s nothing worse than trying to download the newest app you’re excited about, and finding out that you’re out of storage space. Luckily, iOS 11 comes with a handy feature that makes clearing out your device a breeze. Here’s how to use it. 

First, you’ll need to have downloaded iOS 11. Go do that if you haven’t. It’s pretty neat. 

Next, navigate to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. Here, you’ll see exactly how much space is being taken up by all the media on your phone: Apps, Photos, Media (songs and videos), and everything else. 

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Take a look at your phone’s recommendations (listed below the storage meter) and press Enable on the ones you want. 

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Allowing your phone to offload unused apps and delete old messages can clear up a lot of space on your phone, and if you re-download the apps in the future, your data will be saved. 

Under your recommendations, you’ll see a list of your apps and how much space each one is taking up. By clicking the apps individually, you’ll be able to edit and delete their data. 

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Clearing up storage space won’t take you more than five minutes, but it’ll be a lifesaver the next time you need to download quickly. Set it up, and never miss an update again! 

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