Move from your current iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a lower-capacity device

Find out how to optimise your content and reduce your usage so that you can move to a device with less storage.

Check your storage

Before moving to a new device, check how much storage your current device is using. If all of your data fits on the new device, you can transfer your data to the new device without removing anything.

If you're moving to a lower-capacity device, you may need to optimise or remove some of your existing content. Find out what takes up the most space on your device in Settings > General > and tap [Device] Storage. Find out more about usage on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

iPhone showing the [Device] Storage screen. Here you can see which apps and services are using the most space on your device.

Manage your storage

There are a few ways that you can manage or reduce the storage on your device.

Audio, films, series and books

Find out how to delete music, films, TV shows and books from your device.

Photos and videos

To reduce your usage with photos and videos, you can import photos and videos from your camera roll to your computer. To delete photos from your camera roll after you've imported them: 

  1. Tap Select.
  2. Select the photos that you want to delete.
  3. Tap the Bin button .

If you want to view the photos on your device after removing them from your camera roll, sync them from your photo library. When you sync your photo library to your computer, it optimises synced photos, saving space. You can also sync a smaller selection of your photo library to save space.


To reduce your usage with apps:

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