Free up space on a full iPhone: delete or offload large apps

by Will Head

If your iPhone is full, deleting apps will free up space - but there are better ways to know what to remove

It can also be quite hard to find unused apps if you have a lot installed

The iPhone lists apps by size, making it easy to delete apps taking up the most space

To see it, open Settings > General > iPhone Storage

You can see when you last used an app, and how much space it takes up

As well as deleting an app, you can offload it - which keeps your files and settings and lets you redownload it later

Offloaded apps still show an icon, but with a cloud symbol in front of the name - just click to reload them

There's also an option to automatically offload unused apps, but you can only redownload apps still in the App Store

Will Head