This New iPhone Hack Will Save You Tons of Storage — And It's Effortless

This New iPhone Hack Will Save You Tons of Storage — And It's Effortless
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Source: AP

While iPhones are undoubtedly a necessity for most people, they come with a frustrating crux: a seemingly easy-to-fill storage space. Whether it's the latest Rihanna album or four different dating apps, storage is in scarce and popular demand for a busy user. Thankfully, there's a new hack that can help you save storage on your iPhone — and it's effortless to go through. 

Redditor eavesdroppingyou discovered that with their 16GB iPhone, if you try and rent a movie with a large file size, your phone will automatically erase some erroneous and unnecessary files you don't need. Repeat the process a few times, and you could free yourself anywhere from 1 GB to 2 GB of storage space.

Source: Reddit.com

The trick is to use a movie that has a large file size (in the Redditor's case, the second Lord of the Rings film, The Two Towers). Trying the process ourselves on our iPhone 6 by attempting to rent The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, storage jumped from 483 MB to 1.2 GB in one attempt. 

Source: Miles Surrey/Mic
Source: Miles Surrey/Mic
Source: Miles Surrey/Mic

Try it for yourself, and reap the storage rewards.

Read more: The "iPhone 6 Knees Challenge" Has Women Hiding Their Legs Behind Their Phones

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Miles is a staff writer at Mic, covering culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at miles@mic.com.

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