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This Simple Hack Could Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

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This could save your iPhone.

Are you a digital hoarder? Listen, I know you're quick to say, “What?!?! Me? Hoard?!?! NEVER!” when you are asked that question, but you very well may be one.

Really think about it. Your physical living space and work environment could be super clean, but if the electronic components of your life are packed to the brim with old pictures, files and emails from five years ago from Sports Authority about Fourth of July sales, I hate to say this, but you're a digital hoarder.

Honestly, though, being a digital hoarder is the best kind of hoarder to be. It doesn't really affect your actual life on any major scale, aside from the fact data storage is always some sort of major issue. Keeping all five seasons of "The Wire" on you at all times may give your digital-hoarder brain some piece of mind, but it also prevents you from keeping important numbers and emails in your phone long term.

Redditor eavesdroppingyou may have a solution, though. He wrote,

Not sure if this is well-known, might be but definitely some people don't know it. I have an iPhone with 16 Gb so I'm always dealing with low storage. A trick I do to get back some storage is to try to 'rent' a movie with a big file size (something like LOTR: two towers). Just go to iTunes and search for the movie (with a bigger file size than what you have left on storage), click rent and soon you'll get the message saying you don't have enough storage and offers you to go to settings. Click that and magically you will get some storage back (probably it erases some useless data from different apps to try to download the movie). Repeat the process 4-5 times and before you know it you recovered 1 to almost 2 Gb.

This is a lifesaver, and it seems to actually work, based on comments in the Reddit thread.

Comment from discussion Get some storage back by trying to download a movie (more info inside).

Comment from discussion Get some storage back by trying to download a movie (more info inside).

Comment from discussion Get some storage back by trying to download a movie (more info inside).

Try it out and let us know!

Citations: How to trick your iPhone into freeing up storage space (Mashable)