The iPhone is famous for its excellent operation system, but no matter how good the operating system is, there will be some problems on your iPhone. After a long time using, junk files accumulate, and they make your iPhone perform slower and slower. Fortunately, there are many ways that can help you delete such junk files, and you will see ten nice ways in the following article.
PS: click here to figure out How to Get Rid of Junk Files on your Mac too.
10 Ways to Delete iPhone Junk Files (XS/XR/X/8/7/6S/SE/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4 supported)
- Way 1. Restart your iPhone
- Way 2. Close the background apps
- Way 3. Clean the history and data from Settings
- Way 4. Clean the history and data from Safari
- Way 5. Uninstall unwanted apps
- Way 6. Factorize your iPhone
- Way 7. Delete the junk files from iPhone with the BatteryDoctor
- Way 8. Clear the RAM with BatteryDoctor
- Way 9. Delete the junk files from iPhone with the PhoneClean
- Way 10. Delete the junk files and unwanted apps from iPhone with the dr.fone
Do you believe that to restart your iPhone will also improve its performance? When you power down your iPhone, all the temporary data files generated by the apps will be removed and you can get a better user experience. Now, let me show you how to do it correctly.
Step 1. Press on the power button on your iPhone for a few seconds until a message prompts.
Step 2. The message you get will ask you whether to power off your iPhone or not. Just slide the block to the most right. And then it will shut down automatically.
Step 3. Then, when your iPhone has completely powered off, just press on the power button again to restart your iPhone.
Step 4. Now you will find it much faster than before.
If you don't want to power down your iPhone for there are some important apps running in the background. In this case, you can only close the apps that are not in use. The same as Way 1, you can remove the temporary files to improve the performance. Let's do it together.
Step 1. Double-press on the Home button on your iPhone.
Step 2. On the screen, there will be a list of background apps. Just find the ones that you don't want and slide it upwards to close it.
Step 3. Repeat the steps above to close all the unwanted apps from your iPhone.
Step 4. Press on the Home button again to finish the process. Then you will find your iPhone work better.
The history and the data on your Safari browser will also make your iPhone slow. In this case, you can just remove them via the Settings app like this:
Step 1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2. On the menu, find the Safari app and then tap on the icon.
Step 3. Now you can see several options, find and tap on the “Clear History and Website Data” option under the “PRIVACY & SECURITY” option.
Step 4. After that, a box with confirmation message will pop up. And you need to click on the “Clear History and Data” button if you really want to remove them.
Tip: This way is also useful if your browser is not the Safari. Just find the relevant icon from the Settings menu.
There is another for you if your browser is the Safari and you want to remove the browser history and other data from it. The tutorial is provided below:
Step 1. Find the icon of the Safari on the home screen of your iPhone. Enter to it.
Step 2. From the toolbar on the bottom of the Safari, tap on the icon of the bookmark on the right side.
Step 3. Click on the “History” button on the new screen.
Step 4. Click on the “Clear” button on the bottom.
Step 5. Now a confirmation box will pop up asking you to choose the time quantum of the history or you can choose to “cancel” the process. Compared with the Way 3, this way allows you to choose the time quantum of the history, which is more convenient.
The storage space of the iPhone is limited, and it is impossible to insert a memory card to your iPhone. Thus, if there are too many apps on your iPhone, there will be little storage space for the operation on your iPhone, which make your iPhone perform slowly. To solve the problem, you can uninstall some unwanted apps. The detailed tutorial is offered.
Step 1. Find the app that you want to uninstall on the home screen of your iPhone.
Step 2. Press on the icon of the specific app for a few minutes until there is a “x” mark on the icon. And meanwhile, you will find all the icons of the apps are shaking at the same rate and all of them with the same “x” marks.
Step 3. Click on the “x” mark to delete the app.
Step 4. If you want to delete more apps, just tap on the “x” marks of them.
Step 5. After all the unwanted apps being deleted, tap on the Home button to stop the process.
This an unrecoverable operation on your iPhone. But it is useful for an iPhone that has too many junk files. Let me show you the guidance below.
Step 1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2. Enter the “General” option on the menu.
Step 3. Slide to the bottom of the menu of the General.
Step 4. Find the “Reset” button and tap on it.
Step 5. Now you can see a list of operations on the screen, choose the one that you need. Usually, we use the “Erase All Content and Settings” option to help us.
Step 6. After choosing an option, a confirmation box will come out and you need to click on the “Erase iPhone” button.
The BatteryDoctor is a free app. It can help you delete the junk files from your iPhone.
Step 1. Download and install the said app on your iPhone. And then launch it and confirm the license information.
Step 2. Then tap on the “Junk” section on the bottom of the interface.
Step 3. Click on the “CLEAN UP CACHE” button. And click on “Clean” bottom on the confirmation box.
Step 4. Then you just need to wait for a few minutes until the process finishes.
The BatteryDoctor can also help you clear the RAM on your iPhone.
Step 1. Download, install, and launch the BatteryDoctor. Then confirm the license information.
Step 2. Then tap on the “Memory” section on the bottom of the interface.
Step 3. The BatteryDoctor then scan the memory on your iPhone and find the unwanted information on your iPhone.
Step 4. After the scanning process, click on the “BOOST” button. And then the BatteryDoctor will delete the temporary files and other junk files for you.
Step 5. Tap on the “Done” button to finish the process.
The PhoneClean is a tool for the iPhone users, which can help the users delete all kinds of junk files from their iPhone. There are both versions for the Windows and the Mac computers. Here is the tutorial.
Step 1. Download and install the PhoneClean on your computer.
Step 2. Launch the PhoneClean. And then connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 3. Choose the “Quick Clean” mode on the primary window.
Step 4. Then choose the types of files that you want to delete.
Step 5. After choosing the types of files, you can then click on the “Start Scan” button.
Step 6. And then, the PhoneClean will find the junk files that you want. And then you just need to delete them following the instructions on the screen.
dr.fone is another widely used application in the world. As a third party tool, the dr.fone – iOS Erase is so safe and reliable that it has a large user group. There are two versions for both the Window and the Mac computers. It can delete the junk files as well as the unwanted apps on iPhone for you.
Step 1. Download the dr.fone on your computer. Install it according to the installation wizard.
Step 2. Launch the dr.fone and connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.
Step 3. Wait for the dr.fone detecting your iPhone. Sometimes you may need to install some relevant drivers on your iPhone.
Step 4. On the primary window, tap on the “Erase Junk File” mode. Then, it will start to scan the data on your iPhone, including the cache files, log files, media files and apps.
Step 5. After the scanning process, choose the types of files that you want to delete by checking.
Step 6. Tap on the “Clean” button if you have checked all the files that you want to delete. And then wait until it finishes.