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This iTunes Trick Will Automagically Free Up iPhone Storage

All you need to do is rent a movie??

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If you are a living, breathing human with an iPhone, you've probably run out of space at some point.

If that point is RIGHT NOW, there's a sneaky little trick that will help you get back some storage.

Redditor eavesdroppingyou discovered that if you try to rent a movie from iTunes, your iPhone will automagically erase some files you don't need.

We tried it on an iPhone 5S running iOS 9.3 — and it worked!
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We tried it on an iPhone 5S running iOS 9.3 — and it worked!

First, check your storage. You need to have mere *megabytes* of space left for this to work.

This is because you'll need to rent a movie with a file that's bigger than the space you have left, so it prompts you to delete some content.To check your storage, go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud.
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This is because you'll need to rent a movie with a file that's bigger than the space you have left, so it prompts you to delete some content.

To check your storage, go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud.

Next, open iTunes and try to rent a super-long movie in HD (to make sure the file's as big as possible). Then, when the pop-up appears, press Settings.

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Rachel Sanders / BuzzFeed

Some suggestions: Pearl Harbor, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Carribbean: At World's End, and Watchmen. More super-long movies here!

Now CHECK OUT YOUR STORAGE. We were able to free up over a gigabyte!

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Finally, repeat the process a few times.

Rachel Sanders / BuzzFeed
Rachel Sanders / BuzzFeed

For us, it worked the first, second, and third time. On the fourth try, no more storage could be removed. :(

No one really knows how or why it works but...who cares! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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