How to Free Up Storage on iPhone Without Deleting Data?

When your iPhone runs out the space, it gets slow down and that could be quite irritating sometime. Regardless of the popup notification message reminding you of the lack of space, you will be disappointed to find out that you are not able to install an app recommended by others or take a photo. I have received a message saying "iPhone cannot take photo" when I was shooting the beautiful scenery during my trip. I had to delete some old data files. But how to free up storage on iPhone without deleting important data, or save them before deleting?


Apps, videos and photos are the files that take up more space on the device. So if you want free up storage on your iPhone, these files of large size should be on the top of your deletion list. But before you delete them you should think carefully because once you delete them directly, you will lose them forever.


So it is suggested that you should backup the data before you remove them from your iPhone. Apple's iCloud Photo Library offers you the ability to store all your photos and video online, freeing up storage space on your iPhone. Once you turn on iCloud Photo Library and connect to Wi-Fi, Apple will automatically sync all phtos and videos from your iPhone with your iCloud account. And you can download the files from iCloud to you iPhone or other device later.


Optionally, you can directly sync data from iPhone to iCloud. But if you have large size files, this is not an ideal solution as Apple iCloud offers only 5GB of space for free. If you need more storage, you will need to pay $0.99 per month for 50GB, $9.99 per month for 1TB of space. There are other more cost-effective solutions that can free up iPhone storage space. So how to free up storage on iPhone?


Instead of uploading your iPhone data to iCloud or cloud-based platform, you can also transfer data from iPhone to PC. This solution can help you free up storage on iPhone while solving your problem of losing data. You can get anything back on your iPhone with the backup on the computer anytime you want. And you can backup iPhone to PC by using iPhone Data Transfer, a user-friendly iOS data transfer app with enhanced features.



How to Transfer iPhone Data to PC?

1 Download and install iPhone Data Transfer on your computer, and start the software.


2 Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB data cable.

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3 Browse data type and files on the left of the user interface, select what you want to transfer.


4 Click "To Folder" and then choose a destination folder and click "Start" to backup iPhone data to PC.

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And after you finish the backup, you can delete data on your iPhone. And that's how to free up storage on iPhone wihtout losing important data.