How to Find out What Is Taking up Space on an iPhone (4 Steps)

By C. Taylor

The iPhone offers a Usage function that details what consumes the most memory.
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The Apple iPhone has a finite amount of memory that must house photos, videos, music, apps and data. Without memory card support, you can't simply change cards to create storage space. Therefore, you'll eventually need to clean the iPhone to create space for new apps or files. The first step in creating space is knowing what is taking up the most space on the device.

Step 1

Tap "Settings" from the iPhone's home screen.

Step 2

Tap "General" and then "Usage."

Step 3

Look in the "Storage" section to see which apps and file types use the most space. The list is in descending order by the amount of memory used, so the top-most apps use the most space. If you need to see more than the top 10 memory-consumers, tap "Show All Apps."

Step 4

Tap any listed item to see further details of its memory usage.