This is fair to say that at any time we face a situation with our iOS devices where we have been running low on storage space, and for that used several menthods before and some managed to do so, and others can’t. There’s nothing worse than being told you cannnot take a phtograph or capture a video only because you have no available storage. Nevertheless, if that has affected you, then you might want to try out this weirdly minimal trick that frees up storage space on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Following this guide you’ll never need your iPhone or iPad to be jailbroken for this trick to work, though the trick is applicable on jailbrken devices as well, if you have done it successfully.
Luckily, here’s what you really need to do to quickly free up some storage space on your iOS device. Magically!
Step 1: Navigate to Settings.app > General, select Storage & iCloud Usage, and make a note of how much storage available on your device.
Step 2: Once done, launch the iTunes Store on the iOS device in question.
Step 3: Tap on Movies or Films – depending on your region – icon within the tab bar at the bottom. Select a movie to rent (won’t be charged, no worry, more on that later) whose file size is larger than the available storage on the device. It’s very important to ensure that is the case. You can check that by scrolling down to the movies’ information and checking the file size under the Size label.
Step 4: Tap on the Rent button in the listing and then click on the Rent HD Movie/Film option.
Note: You won’t be charged anyway for the rental as the system will inform you that there isn’t enough space to dwnload the movie.
Step 5: Tap the Settings button from the alert which says the selected movie cannot be downloaded on your device, as there isn’t enough space available.
Step 6: When Settings.app opens, tap on Storage & iCloud Usage.
You’ll instantly notice that you have magically gained more storage available than you did before you actually began this process. Itself can also be repeated to get additional free storage space. Make sure that you don’t have an idea on where you have enough space to download the movie as it actually charge you for it.
Forunately that Apple does some jimmick as part of that initial check after tapping download to delete some temporary or no longer needed cached files to try and force through the rental or purchase. And finally, it works!
To see it all in action, check out the video embedded below.
(Source: iTwe4kz [YouTube])