WhatsApp is indeed an excellent application for chit chat and most of the people use WhatsApp for personal and business communication. WhatsApp consumes most of the memory of your iPhone after the photos and videos present on your iPhone. Most of the users have this view that the images, documents or videos are being saved on WhatsApp’s own servers and not on iPhone’s local memory storage but the truth is, it is consuming most of the memory of your phone. In this article, I will show you a little trick to free up the storage of your iPhone by clearing WhatsApp memory.
There are various ways through which you can clean up the space like by deleting unwanted photos and videos and that process is a little bit time consuming, so you can follow these steps below and clear up the storage in minutes. This particular tip is only beneficial to those people who are already using WhatsApp. If you are one of them, please continue reading this article.
Steps to Clear up Storage Space in iPhone
Step 1. Firstly, find out if WhatsApp is taking up the storage space or not. IOS provides a very easy way to find out which application is consuming most of the storage. You just have to go to settings >General> iPhone storage. Now see if WhatsApp is taking up the storage space, proceed to the next step.
Step 2. Exit the settings and launch WhatsApp application, go to Settings and navigate to Data and Storage usage>Storage Usage
Step 3: There will be a list of the people or group with whom you chat on a daily basis. Now, tap on that person’s chat which has the highest used storage so that you can clear out maximum storage.
Step 4: After that, you will see that by default, all the options such as Photos, GIF’s, videos, voice messages, documents, and stickers get selected. Tap on the options that you see with the highest used storage. You deselect text messages because they don’t take up much storage. After doing this, tap “Manage“.
Step 5: After you have deselected the options which are not necessary to delete, finally tap on the “Clear” button. WhatsApp will prompt you if you want to delete the messages along with the amount of storage that will be cleared up. Navigate to the lower bottom screen and just Tap on “clear” icon. This will empty the storage space from the iPhone.
Delete Chats from the Chat Window
Apart from the other methods, you can also clear the WhatsApp storage space by navigating to the chat window. Next, open the chat window that you want to delete, tap the header on the top and scroll down to the bottom of the mobile screen. Next, you can see the option of “clear chat”. Now, Tap on the option that says “clear chat”. Here you will see an option to wipe out “all except starred” or the other option saying “delete all messages“. You can keep some of the texts by starring them and tapping the first option. Choose an option and your selected chat will be cleared up.
This is the easiest and the fastest way to free up the iPhone storage space which will consume a little bit of your time but you can delete unnecessary files from the most used application.