10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Cleaning junk files from your iPhone is no longer a hassle. You can easily get this done using any of the procedures given below:

Solution 01 – Restart

Many times a simple restart improves the performance of your iPhone as it closes all the opened apps and removes the temporary files and junk data from the memory automatically. To restart your iPhone:

  1. Long press the Sleep/Wake button on your iPhone.
  2. Once the slide to power off message appears on the screen, tap and drag the displayed Power button to the left.
  3. Wait until your iPhone powers off completely.
  4. Once done, wait for another 10 seconds and long press the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Solution 02 – Close Opened Apps

After you have used your iPhone for a couple of days and you start experiencing its decreased performance, you can close all the opened apps without restarting your phone. When the opened apps are closed, all their corresponding temporary files are erased from the memory as well. To close all the opened apps:

1. From the Home screen of your iPhone, double-press the Home button.

2. Once the thumbnails of all the opened apps are displayed, tap and drag each thumbnail upwards to close the corresponding app.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

3. Repeat step 2 for each of the displayed thumbnail until you are left only with the one representing the Home screen. (This one cannot be removed.)

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

4. Press the Home button again to get back to the normal view and start using your iPhone normally.

Solution 03 – Clear History and Website Data (from Settings)

Most of the times the cookies and history of the websites you visited consume a considerable amount of space in your iPhone’s storage. Removing such information remarkably improves the overall performance of the device. To clear the history and website data from the Settings window:

1. From the Home screen, tap the Settings icon.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

2. Locate and tap the Safari app from the Settings window.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

3. From the Safari window, from under the PRIVACY & SECURITY section, tap Clear History and Website Data.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

4. From the confirmation box that pops up, tap Clear History and Data.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Note: This method is most effective when you use third-party web browsers like Opera, Chrome, etc. along with Safari which is the default browser in iPhones.

Solution 04 – Clear History and Website Data (from Safari)

If you use only Safari for surfing the web on your iPhone, you can also clear the history and website data from within the web browser itself. To clear the history and website data from Safari:

1. From the Home screen of your iPhone, tap the Safari icon to open the web browser.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

2. From the bottom of the opened Safari’s interface, tap the bookmark icon (represented by the symbol of an opened book).

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

3. From the Bookmarks window, tap History from the displayed list.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

4. From the bottom of the History window, tap Clear.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

5. Once the Clear history confirmation box appears, tap Clear All History to clean all the junk files collected in your phone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Solution 05 – Remove Apps

Many times the installed apps create or collect junk data either from themselves while in use of from the Internet. Since Apple does not allow you to remove such data independently unless you use a third-party app, deleting the culprit app altogether from the iPhone removes all the junk files as well. You can reinstall the app after removing it which, although resets all your custom preferences back to default, cleans the memory and improves the overall performance of your phone without any trouble. To remove an app from your iPhone:

1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.

2. From the Settings interface, locate and tap the General option.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

3. Once the General window opens up, locate and tap Usage.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

4. From the bottom of the Usage window, tap Manage Storage.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

5. On the Storage window, from the displayed list of installed apps, tap the one with highest data usage (or the one you think is the reason behind sluggish performance of your iPhone). (Messenger is picked for demonstration here.)

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

6. From the app’s interface, tap Delete App.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

7. Once the confirmation box comes up, tap Delete App.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Solution 06 – reset iphone

If you have played with your iPhone for long and the installed apps have collected a considerable amount of ‘debris’, resetting your phone back to default would be your best bet. To reset your iPhone to remove all the junk data:

1. From the Home screen, tap the Settings icon.

2. From the Settings window, tap General.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

3. From the bottom of the displayed General window, tap Reset.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

4. Once the Reset window comes up, tap Erase All Content and Settings.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

5. From the confirmation box that pops up, tap Erase iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Solution 07 – Clear Junk Files with PhoneClean

PhoneClean is a third-party app to clean junk files from your iPhone. To clean unwanted data from your iPhone using PhoneClean:

  1. Download PhoneClean from the http://www.imobie.com/phoneclean/ URL.
  2. After downloading, install the program on your Windows or Mac PC.
  3. Launch PhoneClean by double-clicking its icon.
  4. From the opened interface, click Quick Clean.
  5. From the next window, select the type of files or data that you want to clean.
  6. Click Start Scan and follow the on-screen instructions from there to scan and remove the junk files from your iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Solution 08 – Clear Junk Files and Unused Apps with Wondershare SafeEraser

Yet another and probably the most efficient tool in the market to clear junk data and unused apps from your iPhone. To clear junk files and other unused apps from your iPhone using Wondershare SafeEraser:

1. Download Wondershare SafeEraser below for Windows or Mac respectively.

2. As per the platform of the operating system installed on your PC, install the Wondershare SafeEraser on your computer using the regular installation process.

3. Launch Wondershare SafeEraser by double-clicking its icon.

4. On the first interface, when prompted, connect your iPhone to your PC using the USB data cable that came along with it.

5. Wait until the required drivers for the connected phone are installed.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

6. Once done, from the displayed options, click the 1-Click Cleanup option (button with a sweeper symbol).

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

7. Wait until Wondershare SafeEraser scans for the log files, synch cache files, video and audio log files, and unused apps on your iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

8. Once the files are found, check or uncheck the checkboxes representing the file types that you want to remove or keep respectively.

9. Finally click the CleanUp button from the bottom to remove the unwanted files from your iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

10. Wait until the selected objects are removed from your iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Solution 09 – Clear Junk Files with BatteryDoctor

Battery Doctor is a free app to clear the junk files from your iPhone. To optimize your iPhone using Battery Doctor:

1. Download Battery Doctor from the https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battery-doctor-must-have-battery/id615987910 link.

2. Install the program on your iPhone.

3. Launch Battery Doctor by tapping its icon from the Home screen.

4. When prompted, accept the license agreement.

5. Once done, from the bottom of the opened main interface of the app, tap the Junk option.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

6. From the Junk window, tap the CLEAN UP CACHE button.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

7. Once the Caution box pops up, tap Clean.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

8. Wait until the junk files are being scanned and removed from your iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Solution 10 – Clear RAM with Battery Doctor

In addition to clearing junk files from your iPhone, Battery Doctor also boosts your phone’s memory. To do so:

1. Follow the steps from 1 to 4 described in Solution 06 to download, install, launch Battery Doctor, and accept the license agreement.

2. From the bottom of the opened interface, tap the Memory option.

3. On the Memory Boost window, wait until Battery Doctor scans the memory and looks for the unwanted information that can be removed from your iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

4. Once the app completes the scanning process, tap BOOST.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

5. Wait until Battery Doctor boosts the phone’s memory by removing the temporary files and other junk data from your iPhone.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

6. Once the process completes, tap Done.

10 Ways to Clean Junk Files from iPhone

Conclusion

Cleaning up your iPhone’s memory by clearing the junk files and other unwanted ‘debris’ is important. You can use any of the above methods to optimize your iPhone and to use your phone efficiently.

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