What Are Eating Your iPhone 6/6s/SE Storage [iOS 9/9.2/9.3]

You may find your iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE is near its storage capacity after updating to a new iOS, no matter iOS 9/9.1/9.2/9.3 or recently released iOS 9.3.5. In this situation, you should check what data are eating your iPhone storage and remove some unused content or useless data from your iPhone to make more room. In this post we offer you two ways to get out what are taking up your iPhone storage.

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1, Check iOS storage usage of your iPhone 6/6s/SE

iPhone > Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Storage > Manage Storage

check storage usage on iPhone 6/6s

check storage usage on iPhone 6/6s (iOS 9)

It lists apps with their size. In this way, you can find which app is taking the most of your storage of your iOS 9 device.

You can check the top 10, and clean what you think useless, and transfer some important data from your iPhone/iPad to computer to free up your iPhone space.

2, Check iOS 9 usage situation via iTunes

After connecting your iPhone to computer and open your iTunes, click your iPhone iCon. Then one usage bar will come out with how much storage your data uses, divided by some categories. If you put your mouse on one of the category, you could find more info about the data, such as data size, and file numbers.

check storage usage by using iTunes

check iPhone 6/6s storage usage by using iTunes

Apple gives us the detail about what types of files the categories includes, and you can clearly know what kinds of files are eating your iOS 9 storage.

  • Audio: Songs, audio podcasts, audiobooks, voice memos, and ringtones
  • Video: Movies, music videos, and TV shows
  • Photos: Camera Roll content, Photo Stream, and Photo Library
  • Apps: Installed apps
  • Books: iBooks books and PDF files
  • Documents & Data: Safari Offline Reading List, files created within apps, and app content like contacts, calendars, messages, and emails (and their attachments)
  • Other: Settings, Siri voices, system data.

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