How to free up enough space on iPhone for iOS 8

Apple has just released its biggest iOS ever -- iOS 8. It needs up to about 5.8 GB of available space to complete iOS 8 update, some models of the device even up to 7 GB. You can tap "Settings > General > Software Update" to see how much space you need.

Preparations you need to do:

  • Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.11
  • iOS 8
  • Intel-based architecture Universal 32/64 bits
  • Others: iTunes installed
Option 1: Delete unused and similar apps

★ Choose apps that you don’t frequently use. Top targets should be games because some of them were forgotten after they were played first several times.

★ Choose apps having similar features, such as some photo editing tools, video players, and some third-party apps that functions the same as those coming with the system.

★ Tap on an app on iPhone home screen. Hold it until all apps begin to wiggle. And then click the "X" beside each unused and similar app to remove it from your iPhone.

Option 2: Clean junk files

Whenever we open an app, it will create junk files, like crash log files, download temp files, photo cache, video cache, app cache, app cookies, and app temp files. They take up a lot of space on the iPhone and affect its running performance. Here I will introduce you the perfect cleaner for iOS 8 update. Macgo iPhone Cleaner for Mac can keep the important system files but dig out all the useless junk files and those corrupt and forgotten files.

With the simple operation and stunning cleaning efficiency, you can reclaim 40% - 60% storage space:

Free download and install Macgo iPhone Cleaner on your Mac

★ Launch it and connect your iPhone to your Mac

★ Press the “Scan your iPhone” button to see how many junk files in your iPhone

★ Click on "Clean your iPhone" to reclaim extra space on your iPhone

You can also go to see the more detailed tutorial: How to clean iPhone on Mac.

Option 3: Remove large files after backup

Usually Photos, Music and Videos take much space on your device. Important files should have a backup on iCloud or your computer before they are deleted in case something goes wrong and you lost your precious files forever.

After using these three solutions, you can reclaim enough space for iOS 8 update, and enjoy its new fantastic features. They are also applicable to other iOS devices’ update, including:
iPhone: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s
iPad: iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
iPod: iPod touch 5

NOTE If the cleaning is unsuccessful, here are some tips for you.
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