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What's Eating Up My iPhone, iPad Storage Space and How to Clear it Up

March 18, 2016 10:14 am / Posted by Serena Kelly to Deep Cleanup - Follow @Serena Kelly

It becomes quite annoying when your iPhone and iPad runs out of storage space and you can’t do things like install new apps. Then what about your iPhone or iPad? How much space have you used on it? What is taking up all the storage space? This is how to check storage capacity on your iPhone, iPad and then how you can free it up.

To see what’s taking up all your storage space, 3 methods are listed in the following:

NO.1 How to Check iPhone, iPad Storage Space Using iPhone Care Pro for Mac

Using iPhone Care Pro for Mac is the most direct way to check storage, and makes it convenient for you to clear up some junk files later.

To get started, you can download and install iPhone Care Pro for Mac on your OS X computer (OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 etc.).

When you finish installing, run the program. Then you can connect your iPhone or iPad to computer with USB cable. Tap “Trust” option that appears on the iOS device.

Once the software detects your iOS device, it will display the general information of your device, the total storage, used storage and available space on your iPhone, iPad.

iphone general storage

Click on the Settings button next to Help Center, and choose Storage to check how much space has been taken for each collection.

iphone storage

Quickly Clear Junk Files to Free Up iPhone/iPad Storage Space

1.Select “365Care” to remove cookies, caches, temp files.


2.Choose “Deep Cleanup” to delete messages, safari cookies, call history, and other private data.

deep cleanup


After several clicks, your will regain more free space for your iPhone, iPad, especially when your device is nearly running out of storage space.

NO.2 How to See iOS Capacity & App Space from the “Usage” Menu

To see what’s taking up all your storage space, open the Settings app. Here are the details:

1.Open Settings and tap on “General”.

2.Tap on “Usage” to see overall space available, space used, and the per app breakdown. Just like the following shows:

check usage iphone

You can then select individual apps to get more detailed usage information.

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