Web browsers are always collecting information, and Safari on iOS devices is no different. iPhone owners interested in enhancing privacy can use private browsing when opening a new Safari tab. But what about all of the cookies, browsing history, login data and other files that accumulate during a normal web session? There are two places in iOS where this information stored by Safari can be manually deleted at any time.
Some iPhone owners may not have noticed, but iOS automatically saves deleted visual voicemails. The deleted voicemail messages go into a folder, which is appropriately named Deleted Messages. Depending on the carrier, contents of Deleted Messages can be saved indefinitely. iOS does not provide a way to clear out this folder automatically, so it must be done manually. To free up more storage space on the iPhone, here's how to delete old voicemails once and for all.
It's no secret that running out of space on the iPhone causes issues. Free storage space is needed for iOS to run properly, not to mention for the installation of system updates and new apps. Music is easily synced provided the songs are in iTunes, and iCloud users can store music remotely to save space. When needed, deleting all of the music tracks on an iOS device is an easy way to free up extra space quickly.
Make sure the music on your iOS device is stored elsewhere before following this tip. Individual songs and playlists can be deleted by swiping right to left directly in the Music app. To quickly wipe out all of the music on the iOS device follow these steps.
Knowing how much free space exists on an iPhone can prevent performance issues, reduce errors, and ensure enough room exists to snap photos and download content. There are several ways to check for available disk space on the iPhone.
iOS provides a built-in solution under Settings, which provides a total of storage space used for each individual app. Jailbreakers will be happy to know that Cydia can also give a comprehensive snapshot of storage availability, broken down by category.
Transferring files to and from an iOS device to the computer is simple with the right tools. iTunes has limitations on what files can be accessed and transferred, but these limitations can now be overcome with DiskAid 5 software for Mac OS X and Windows. The free version of DiskAid provides access to the iOS file system, photos and makes it possible to use the iPhone as external USB storage.
No jailbreak is required to use this functionality on your device, although for root access to the iOS file system you will need to be jailbroken. The full version of DiskAid can be purchased for $24.90, which includes a license for three computers. Registering the paid version will open up additional features including the ability to transfer music, videos, messages, contacts and other data.