If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device, you’ll be more than aware that storage space can often be at a premium. Apple makes up to $100 per size upgrade on the iDevice range, which means many opt for the model with the least space in order to save those precious few dollars. While many manage just fine with 8 or 16GB of real-estate for music, videos, ringtones and whatnot, it often becomes a bit of a squeeze, and quite a few end up having to delete files just to get by.
The thing is, when you check your Settings app and realize you’re down to megabytes as opposed to gigabytes, it’s not just the obvious – your third-party apps, music, video clips and games that are taking up all the space on your system. Files you thought were deleted, caches, offline files, cookies and temporary files could be clogging up your system, and PhoneClean is a utility created to combat this problem.
If you find yourself shocked by the storage space (or lack thereof) you have on your iOS device, PhoneClean will try and restore some order for you. It’s a windows-only application (surprising, given it’s aimed at Apple products, but I digress), and it costs absolutely nothing.
Compatible with Windows XP or newer, it’s only 3.5 MB in size, and once you give it a whirl, its creators promise “your iPhone will run faster and more smoothly.” By removing a bunch of unnecessary files, PhoneClean frees up memory resources, saving them for when you’re looking to launch apps, surf, and play those explosive App Store titles.
As a side note, if you’re jailbroken, you might also like to try iCleaner, a tweak / app which allows you to pick and choose from numerous aspects of your device and clean them up, freeing up space in the process.
Please note, if you do use PhoneClean for your cleaning up needs, you may lose certain features you’ve become reliant on. For example, if you use your device for browsing, and want to maintain your saved searches, cookies etc., then please bear this in mind before running PhoneClean.
PhoneClean for Windows can be downloaded from here.