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How to delete junk files and clean out your iPhone's memory and cache

Lucy Hattersley | July 7, 2016
Delete junk and temporary files, recover lost storage space and empty the cache

There's a free version of iMyFone Umate available for Windows and Mac along with a paid version which sets you back $19.99 (around £15), allowing access to the more advanced features of the app. 

How to clean out your iPhone's memory: Recover memory

Apple iOS should manage your memory effectively. And apps that are running in the background should not take up memory. Having said that, we do find that restarting an iPhone clears all the memory and ensures that the apps we need have enough to use.

Here is how to restart your iPhone:

  1. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button until "slide to power off" appears.
  2. Slide the power off switch and turn off the iPhone.
  3. Wait until it has fully powered down then press the Sleep/Wake button to turn on the iPhone.

Doing this on a regular basis used to be vital on an iPhone, and it's still useful on older models.

How to clean out your iPhone's memory: Clear iOS files and memory using Battery Doctor

Battery Doctor for iPhone

There are several apps on the App Store that enable you to clean out junk files. One popular option is Battery Doctor, which provides information about your battery but also clears out junk files. Follow these steps to use Battery Doctor:

  1. Open the Battery Doctor app.
  2. Select the Junk tab.
  3. Tap Clean Up Cache.
  4. Tap Clean.
  5. Wait for Battery Doctor to scan your files.
  6. Tap Memory.
  7. Tap Boost.

Battery Doctor will show you how much memory has been released. You should now find your iPhone runs a little snappier.

Source: Macworld 


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