Nowadays WhatsApp has made our lives so easier to share images, files, videos, documents, etc. with others without having to log in to your PC and then send a mail attaching them. Having said that, it also consumes a lot of space on your iPhone with those huge images, videos, etc. Many iPhone users have been getting this error message that says Storage Almost Full or iPhone Storage Full when they are trying to use WhatsApp.
Don’t worry if you are also facing this problem on your iPhone. In this article, we are going to explain to you how you can resolve this problem efficiently.
Fix 1 – Clean Items from the WhatsApp application
Step 1: First, you have to open the WhatsApp application on your iPhone.
Step 2: Once WhatsApp is open, click on the Settings tab at the bottom of the app window and then tap Storage and Data as shown below.
Step 3: Next, click on the Manage Storage option at the top of the settings page as shown.
Step 4: Now wait for the page to load the data.
Step 5: After that, you need to delete some items that are unnecessary.
Fix 2 – Delete some hidden files from the Files app
Sometimes, some files get saved on the iPhone even after you have deleted a person’s chat messages on Whatsapp. So this needs to be deleted from the Files app as shown below.
Step 1: First of all, you need to open the Files app on your iPhone.
Step 2: After it is open, click the Browse tab at the bottom as shown below.
Step 3: Now select the On My iPhone option from the list under the Locations section at the top as shown.
Step 4: Scroll down the On My iPhone page to its bottom.
Step 5: Then click on the WhatsApp folder as shown below.
Step 6: Try checking for any data items in the folders like Media, Backups, and Databases.
Step 7: If you find any data items no longer needed, please delete them in order to make some space.
Step 8: Repeat the same for any sub-folders inside those folders.
Fix 3 – Turn Off the Auto-Download feature
Step 1: Launch the WhatsApp application on your iPhone.
Step 2: Once it is launched, go to the Settings tab at the bottom and click on the Storage and Data option.
Step 3: After that, under the Media Auto-Download section, click on the Photos from the list.
Step 4: Now select the Never option from the list on the Photos page as shown in the below screenshot.
Step 5: Once done, go back to Storage and Data page and do the same process for Audio, Video, and Documents from the list.
This will make sure that whenever you receive any WhatsApp messages, it will no longer download the files automatically on your WhatsApp which usually takes up more space causing this error to occur.
Fix 4 – Re-install the WhatsApp application
If none of the things worked out for you, please try re-installing the WhatsApp application by following the steps explained below.
NOTE – Before proceeding, we request all users to create a backup of all the data from WhatsApp to a PC.
Step 1: To uninstall the WhatsApp application, first, you have to go to the home screen and look for the WhatsApp icon.
Step 2: Long tap on the WhatsApp icon and select the Remove App option from the context menu as shown below.
Step 3: After that, click on Delete App from the pop-up menu.
Step 4: Finally, you have to tap on Delete on the confirmation window as shown.
Step 5: This starts to uninstall your WhatsApp app from your iPhone.
Step 6: Once uninstalled, open the App Store application.
Step 7: After it is open, click on the Search tab at the bottom as shown below.
Step 8: Then type whatsapp in the search bar located at the top.
Step 9: Now select the WhatsApp option from the search results dropdown list as shown.
Step 10: This opens the WhatsApp page and you got to click on the cloud-shaped symbol to start installing the WhatsApp app again on your iPhone.