Have you ever wondered if you can remove the Other category from your iPhone and iPad? If you have, you are not the only one out there. In reality, there is no direct way to completely remove the Other storage category, but you can free up some space.
However, the process might be a little bit confusing to some iPhone and iPad owners. If your iPhone or iPad is now running out of space, it’s a good idea to remove Other files from your device.
In this guide, we will go through the steps to remove Other files from your iPhone and iPad. Before we begin, make sure you now have the latest version of iOS on your device. If you are not sure, open Settings, then select General and tap on Software Update.
How to remove Other files from your iPhone and iPad
How to check storage on your iPhone and iPad
Apple allows you to easily check how much space each app uses on your iOS device, without the need for a third-party app to be installed on your device.
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General
Step two: Once you are in, just simply tap iPhone (iPad) Storage. From here, you will see a list of apps that are now using your device’s storage.
How to check how much space you have left on iPhone and iPad using iTunes
You can use iTunes to check much storage space your iPhone or iPad has. Following this method, you also see how much space the Other category is taking up on your device.
Step one: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and then open iTunes (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer)
Step two: Select your device when it shows up in iTunes and then hit Summary
Step three: Now just simply hover your cursor over the Other section at the bottom and you will see how much storage space the Other category is now using on your device.
How to remove history and website data in Safari on your iPhone and iPad
Safari saves almost everything you come across while browsing the web. This behavior has been around for years, allowing Safari to load pages faster the next time you visit them. However, these caches suck up a lot of storage space in the Other section.
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit iPhone (iPad) Storage
Step two: Hit Safari and then tap Website Data
Step three: Scroll down to the bottom and hit Remove All Website Data. After that, swipe left on Offline Reading List and hit Delete
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