10 Fixes for the iPhone “Storage Almost Full” Popup

10 Fixes for the iPhone “Storage Almost Full” Popup
10 Fixes for the iPhone “Storage Almost Full” Popup
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One of the biggest headaches right now for iPhone users is the dreaded ‘iPhone almost full’ storage notification popup. You know, the one that says ‘Storage Almost Full: you can manage your storage in Settings’. Infuriating as it can be, this issue is relatively straightforward to address.

My iPhone storage is almost full

One of the most effective ways to free up storage on your iOS device is to get rid of old SMS, iMessages, photos, WhatsApp messages and videos. Don’t be daunted by this task: with Enigma Eraser, it couldn’t be easier. You simply scan your device via your PC or Mac to view your private messages and attachments, selecting those messages you want to securely and permanently delete along the way. Find out more about Enigma Eraser.

Another reason for your depleting iPhone memory, aside from your music, photos and videos, is your cache. Cache is simply storage of old data for memory. Your apps accumulate a lot of cache, especially if they don’t self-clean.

So full I can’t even open WhatsApp!

Is your iPhone so full that you can no longer retrieve your WhatsApp messages?. Don’t panic: just work your way through the suggestions below. Each one will free up space on your iPhone (check all supported iPhone models below), so say goodbye to the ‘iPhone Almost Full’ message today.

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Get rid of iPhone storage full popup

Although there actually is no real ‘Go away’ option on this popup, there is a way to make it disappear. Find out how to fix the iPhone storage problem below:

1. Delete unused apps

Go through every single app that you have downloaded. See if there are any apps that you no longer need or no longer use. If you find any lurking on your home screen, delete them now.

Go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > tap and delete any unwanted apps

2. Delete unwanted photos and videos

It’s never the favourite option when trying to clear space on your iPhone, but it will make a huge difference. And we’ve just taken the hassle out of it. With Enigma Eraser, you can scan SMS, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, photos and videos in minutes: choosing what to keep and what to delete is easy and painless.

  • Install Enigma Eraser on your Windows PC
  • Enigma Eraser will scan your device and create a secure backup of your personal data on your PC or Mac
  • Scan the backup to find and select data to be permanently erased from your device
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Permanently delete data from your iPhone with Enigma Eraser for Windows

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3. Clear Safari cache

Similar to most web browser apps, Safari stores data (cache) to reduce time spent accessing frequently visited sites. Over time, this cache builds up. Try and free up some iPhone space by deleting your Safari internet cache. Some users have cleared over 2GB of space from their iPhones after doing this, alongside tip 6.

Go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data

To restart your iPhone:

Press home button and lock button together and hold for 10 seconds (or until iPhone switches off) > then turn iPhone back on

Safely back up iPhone data using Enigma Recovery® on your PC/Mac

4. Back up and restore with Enigma Recovery

Download Enigma Recovery and the application will copy existing data on your iPhone’s database to your computer. You can then happily delete items that have been backed up from your phone, knowing they are saved to your PC or laptop. Click the download button above from your Windows or Mac computer and follow these steps:

  1. Download & install Enigma Recovery
  2. Open to start screen
  3. Connect iPhone to computer
  4. Select all and start scan
  5. View and Export data to computer
  6. Delete data saved to your computer from your iPhone

5. Recover deleted iPhone data

Enigma Recovery can also recover deleted iPhone data during the backup process. Enigma Recovery is a smartphone recovery and retrieval system, compatible with both Android, iPhone and other iOS devices. It can successfully copy the contents of your iPhone database (including deleted items) to your Mac or PC

The software creates a backup of your device on your computer. While doing so it can capture deleted text messages, iMessages, contacts, call logs, WhatsApp history (including attachments), calendar entries and notes.

6. Delete and re-install Facebook app.

This won’t delete any of your data, just your cache. The Facebook app, like many others, does not automatically clear its cache. If you delete Facebook and restart your device, you should see an immediate difference in your iPhone storage.

Hold down Facebook app for 1.5 seconds > (your apps will start to jiggle about) > tap X on the Facebook app > tap delete

Now restart iPhone

Press home button and lock button together and hold for 10 seconds (or until iPhone switches off) > then turn iPhone back on

7. Reset all settings

Resetting your settings will not erase any of your data, just your settings and preferences. So your music, photos, contacts and calendar events will be safe.

To Reset All Settings – Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings

8. Turn off iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive is a feature that allows you to access files from your Mac or any other iOS device connected to iCloud. To create more space on your iPhone, turn off iCloud Drive:

Go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive > Off

9. Newsstand apps

Some magazine apps from your newsstand may not automatically delete old issues or copies. Generally, most magazine apps keep the latest three issues in the app. Old issues are deleted as new ones appear. However, there are some that store the entire history of old issues within the app. This could cause your iPhone memory to reach its capacity sooner.

Open your magazine app now to check if this is happening to you.

10. Tweet @AppleSupport

If you’ve followed all of our suggestions and you’re still experiencing storage woes, try this Twitter tip. If you have a Twitter account, tweet @AppleSupport letting them know of your iPhone storage issue. Then keep an eye on your direct messages. They should get in contact and find a solution for you. The response rate is pretty good, so it’s worth a try!

About

Victor, our Social Media and Support Manager helps customers to get the most out of our products. He was formerly a professional dancer who came to Enigma Digital due to his interest in emerging tech trends