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Here's a trick to free up storage space on your iPhone

Mark O'Beirne

Published 01/04/2016 | 10:29


There's a clever, and surprisingly simple, iPhone trick doing the rounds that will help you free up storage space on your device.

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There’s a clever little trick to free up storage space on your iPhone, and all you have to do is attempt to rent a movie.

Redditor eavesdroppingyou posted the tip, which frees up storage space quickly. Make sure you don’t have much storage space left; you’ll need to “rent” a movie with a larger file size than you have available.

Open up iTunes and attempt to rent a long movie in HD; the Redditor recommends something like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. When the pop-up informing you that it can’t be downloaded, hit Settings. Then just go to your storage and your available storage space should have increased – to be sure, check your storage before and after trying this trick.

You can repeat this a couple of times, but make sure you don’t end up freeing up more storage space than your chosen movie takes up or you’ll actually rent it.

It’s unclear what your iPhone actually gets rid of to free up storage space using the trick, but it doesn’t seem to be anything critical.

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