A new trick to free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone or iPad automatically have been uncovered. According with Gizmodo, a specialized website in science and technology, the gimmick has been discovered by a Reddit user and it is easy to apply. So now, your cell phone can have more storage in a very easy way.

This process allows the system to free up automatically the cache of the memory used by other applications. These temporary files have been accumulated and the system does not offer a way to free it easily.

The Trick

Before starting, verify that your storage space is really low, something like 800 MB. To see how much space you have to go to: Settings -> General -> Information. Then do the following:


  1. Open the iTunes Store app, head to movies, and find any a movie that requires more space to download than what you have available on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Once you see the message that there’s not enough space available to download your rental, tap Settings. Then navigate back to General > About and you should see a couple hundred megabytes worth of additional available storage — possibly even more.
  3. Repeat the process! (That is, go back to the iTunes Store app and try renting the movie again.) Each time, you should wind up with another chunk of freed-up storage. Keep going until you either have too much free space (meaning you’d actually be able to download the movie) or the available space stops rising.

Note: Techne México advices you to apply the trick downloading The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers or Cleopatra, both a very large movies.


In Techne México we already try it and we don´t know why this works, but it does (running iOS 9.1, just for the record). Our theory is that Apple wants their users to download the movies.

Is the movie charged?

No. It is totally free. So… start to taking advantage of it!