Clearing iphone data

iOS and iPadOS

So i was trying to clear up some space on my device to make new space right.

I had around 3gb of data but after deleting my photos, my device still shows 3gb of photo data remaining.

Anybody know how i could successfully clear my photo data? Thanks,




Submitted by Tyler on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

When you delete photos from the Photos app, they are moved to a recently deleted album. You must clear that album to permanently delete the photos or wait 30 days for it to clear automatically.


Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

  1. Go to photoes.
  2. Go to deleted photoes.
  3. Hit select.
  4. Tap delete all and confirm.

hope that helps.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Yes, you go to your Recently Deleted album, I know that. But it's not always that. The storage reading sometimes will be wrong because it just hasn't processed that you've deleted something yet. It's happened to me, I had 2 GB and I deleted a bunch of things and it stayed at 2. Then when I came back a few minutes later, it was something like 6 GB.

Submitted by raaj on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hello nice people,

I have an iPhone6 with 64gb and it is showing that my phone has 55.6gb right from the beginning. I don't know how to obtain all my space though. I tried with all my tricks and techniques. But no use so far. Same thing remains. Any suggestions?


Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Just because you have a 64 gig iphone does not mean you will have all of the space. Some of that is taken up by the operating system itself and the format of the file system on the device.

Take care.

Submitted by Saqib on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hi. May I also suggest using the Memory & Disc Scanner Pro app? It deletes all junk files that are accumulated by apps like Facebook, Twitter and other apps and games. The app usually deletes over 500MB of junk files off my device per week. If you are using Apple Music, The streaming service will also accumulate junk files as you stream music.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

When I first got my phone I had about 58 gigs free. This is the file system and the os combined. Remember your formatting rules. They still apply.

Submitted by Troy on Thursday, January 7, 2016

I do have memory and disk scanner, but for those who don't want to buy it is there a way clearing the cash of apple music? will it adventually delete automatically after a certain amount of days?

Submitted by OldBear on Thursday, January 7, 2016

How are you all getting your iPhones to show the memory in the base that counts it as "64GB"? Mine has 16GB, but shows it in the base that counts it as 12gb or something like that; I think it's base 2 rather than base ten.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, January 7, 2016

We just have it memorized. And 12 gigs sounds about right. Os and file format combined. I'm horrible at math but this is just from my experience.

Submitted by OldBear on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thanks. Ya, it's been way too long since I had to think about that type of stuff. I wasn't finding any options on displaying it the other way and wondered what I had missed.

Submitted by Saqib on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hi Another way of clearing music cash data is to turn iCloud library off and on again This can be found in settings and music