In Handy Tips, we find ways to improve your life and make it easier and explain why these tips work. Today, we will tell you how to free up some space on your iPhone or iPad.

The battle for gigabytes on iOS is not easy. We have three ways to free up a couple of gigabytes for photos of the sunset and your cat. Head straight to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and estimate the scale of the disaster. You will immediately find out what takes up so much space. Most likely, the mysterious "System" eats most of all. We will learn how to curb its appetite.

1. The easiest method

Connect your iPhone to your computer with a cable, let iTunes befriend your iPhone, and just leave your phone connected for ten minutes. At this time, iOS cleans up some temporary files and does something else. If you have connected your iPhone to your computer a long time ago or never at all, then this can help free up from 1 to 5 GB.

2. A bit more difficult method

Back up your iPhone in iTunes. After that, on the smartphone itself, go to Settings > Your name (first item on the list) > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Turn it off. Fear not, you just created it on your computer. By the way, documents and photos will still continue to sync with iCloud.