Free up Space on iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus [Quick Guide]

From a very long if you’re using iPhone, definitely it will have a lot of unforgettable memories in the form of pictures and videos, and it might be possible that you will run out of storage. So it is necessary to free up some space otherwise the performance of the device will degrade, and it will work slow after few days.

There are a lot of ways to free up storage space without compromising with valuable memories. If you want to free up some space then you can move some of your photos in iCloud Photo Library, or an iCloud offers you 5GB to store data offload, or you can offload some unused applications, and much more tricks are there to save storage.

Why we need clean storage: After the switch to new iPhone we restore the old backup to new iPhone X (64GB+), finally we can very small storage on new iPhone X. Let’s clean up or make space for taking a photo, live photo, Videos and more.

See updated Storage info of your iPhone X: Go to the Settings > General > iPhone Storage (See the screen below)

Page Contents

Let’s see best of them: Free Up Space on iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Upload your photos to iCloud library

It is advisable to upload the photos by connecting device to wifi otherwise it will consume your whole data pack.

Step 1: Go to “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap on Banner of your name

Step 3: Then open “iCloud” and tap on “Photos”.

Step 4: Turn on “iCloud Photo Library” and then tap on “Optimise iPhone Storage”.

Offload Unused Apps

It always happens that there are few apps available by default which is out of your interest and you never open them. In this case, iPhone offers you to get rid of them and save some storage for your beloved apps and photos.

Now we will see how can we unable them

Step 1: Launch “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap on “General” and open “iPhone Storage”.

Step 3: Tap on an app which you want to “offload”.

Delete unused apps and games

The apps which are no longer requiring, uninstall them because a single app or games can acquire minimum 200MB of total space. So if you delete three apps around 500MB can be cleared, and it might result in big saving for you.

Press and hold on the particular app until (x) appears on the app. After that tap on (x) and confirm to delete that app. Similarly, delete the apps from iPhone.

Buy additional iCloud storage

You might be aware of Apple offers 5GB iCloud storage free of cost. But as demands are increasing storage space provided by Apple are insufficient for some people. After realizing it, Apple is providing extra iCloud storage at different plans. If you want some iCloud space, then you can buy it as per your requirement. Let’s upgrade iCloud Storage on iPhone.

Here I’m representing some iCloud plans

50GB for $0.99/Month

200GB for $2.99/Month

2TB for $9.99/Month

Delete bunch messages and pictures from iMessages

Messages which contain videos and pictures consume plenty of storage. It is better for you to delete the complete chat if possible otherwise delete some messages, videos, and photos.

If you want to delete all messages at once then follow steps:

Open Messages app on iPhone > Tap on Conversation > Tap on Profile name or (i) icon at the top right corner of the screen, Scroll down and See all media file > Press and hold to delete media file from message app.


Step 1: Go to “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap on “General” and open “iPhone Storage” app. Next Tap on Messages > Type of data we can delete “Photos, Videos, Gifs, and Stickers”.

Delete Messages attachment and video on iPhone


Similarly, you can delete Photos, videos, Gifs and stickers and other data too. To delete chat one by one simply open messages and tap on edit and delete it.

Turn off iCloud photo sharing

It is better and simple option to save some space. Because when you enable this feature some photos, you might not like will also be visible in your library. Since, in iPhone, you have a great option not to allow any other or shared photos in your library to absorb your storage.

Step 1: Go to “Settings”.

Step 2: Next, Scroll down and open “Photos”.

Step 3: Find “iCloud Photo Sharing” and turn off “iCloud Photo Sharing”.

But if you turn off this feature then some of your photos which you are sharing with other peoples will be deleted from their photo library to be aware of this and perform an action.

Delete “Recently Deleted Album” Permanently

When you delete or remove photos from iOS photos app, they directly get stored in the folder named “Recently Deleted Album”. Even this album also exhausts some space for iPhone. Hence it is better to clear it.

Step 1: Open “Photos” app.

Step 2: Set album view and then tap on “Recently Deleted”.

Step 3: Now choose the pictures that you want to delete permanently.

Step 4: Now tap on “Delete”.

That’s all.

Enjoy large space after performing small efforts on free up space on iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus.