This simple trick can free up storage space and make ANY iPhone faster


Apple released the latest update to its mobile operating system earlier this week.

iOS 10.3 brings a host of new features including the ability to help you locate your AirPod headphones, which is now included in its Find My iPhone service.

But buried in the new update is a new feature that will make a massive difference to people with either 16GB or 32GB iPhone models who are close to running out of storage space.

In iOS 10.3, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS, which offers big improvements in the way storage space is used by the operating system and individual apps.

The addition of AFPS means that even though you are running the exact same software on your iPhone, it now takes up less space as it is more efficient at managing the storage of files and apps.

Tech site Apple Insider first spotted the new feature.

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The site claimed that after upgrading a 256GB iPhone 7 to iOS 10.3, the amount of storage space increased by a whopping 7.81 GB, from 75.45GB to 83.26GB.

While users of 16GB or 32GB iPhones are unlikely to see such a huge increase in storage space, you can still expect the update to free up a significant amount of space – and let’s face it, every little helps!

The other big plus of iOS 10.3 is that it makes devices run noticeably faster and are much more responsive.

This is because of improvements have been made to animations which means they use less memory, Apple has said.

To update to iOS 10.3 go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Make sure your device is plugged in and you are connected to Wi-Fi. The update can take as long 30 minutes to install.

iOS 10.3 also fixes a dangerous security exploit that allowed hackers to take control of the Safari web browser before hitting unsuspecting victims with a ransom demand.


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