Basic Answers to Basic Questions: How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone

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Sometimes you find yourself confronting questions about your gadgets that are so basic you don’t want to consult your IT guy, your manual, or your niece. That’s why we’re here. This week, in basic answers to basic questions: how to free up space on your iPhone.

At a certain point, finding space on your iPhone feels like looking for linoleum in a hoarder’s kitchen. And even if you do dig out enough room for another photo or two, you’re only an app update away from being overstuffed again. It’s no way to live. So don’t.

There’s no magic way to free up your phone’s storage entirely. But there are all kinds of tweaks and tricks you can try to buy yourself a little breathing room, starting with buying the right phone.