How to Delete Partially Downloaded Videos From an iPhone

By Aaron Wein

Get rid of incomplete downloads on your iPhone.
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Having a download interrupted on your iPhone can cause problems; a large video file can fail to resume the download. This partially downloaded video eats up storage space on your iPhone, potentially preventing you from downloading other media files. If you have a video file sitting in limbo on your device, delete the partially downloaded file through the iTunes app directly on the iPhone.

Tap the iTunes app icon on your iPhone's home screen to launch the app.

Tap "More" to view additional options.

Tap "Downloads" to view your current downloads, including partially downloaded files. Enter your iTunes username and password if prompted.

Swipe your finger across the partially downloaded video's listing to reveal a "Delete" button next to the video.

Tap "Delete" to remove the video from your iPhone.


You can also delete complete video files from your iPhone when you no longer need them. Open the "Videos" app, navigate to the video you want to delete and swipe your finger across the video. Tap "Delete" and confirm the deletion when prompted.


Steps in this article apply to iPhone devices running iOS 6.1. Different versions or models may require different steps.