Secret Ways to Reduce iPhone System Data Storage on iOS 15.1

Are you using iOS 15.1 or later? A number of people have complained about the free storage capacity on their iOS 15.1 device suddenly being used up a lot.

iOS 15 is packed with new features that help you connect with others, focus, explore the world, and use advanced intelligence to do more with iPhone.

One of the new features in iOS 15 is SharPlay, with SharePlay, you can watch together, listen together, and share screens directly from FaceTime.1 FaceTime calls also sound and feel more natural. Likewise, finding and enjoying great content, shared from friends and family, is now easier with Messages. FaceTime conversations can continue while watching movies and TV shows, listening to music, or sharing screens.

Even though when you check again, no new applications are installed or do not add large amounts of photo or video data.

However, when checked in the Settings - General - iPhone Storage section, the details in the System Data list show a very large document size.

As in the screenshot above, the System Data document on the iPhone 8 on iOS 15.1 that is used shows a size of 111GB ​​more. Whereas usually this section only uses a storage capacity of 5GB or less.

Are you experiencing the same problem, namely the iPhone Storage section, to be precise, System Data, has a very large size?

The problem with this very large iPhone Storage System Data can be called a system bug in iOS 15.1. A number of users on the Apple Discussion forum also complained about the same problem.

But don't worry, this is a solution that you can try to fix System Data problems on a very large iPhone Storage. The way you can do is to do a Reset Location & Privacy mode.


How to Reset Location & Privacy

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Access the General section > Transfer or Reset iPhone
  • Press the Reset button. Select Reset Location & Privacy

After that, please go back to the Settings - General - iPhone Storage section. Wait for the loading process to finish then scroll to the bottom in System Data. The section should return to normal size of about 5 to 10GB only.


Note: setting Reset Location & Privacy will not delete any data or settings on the iOS 15 device.

You only need to give re-approval to provide location records in applications that require it after doing Reset Location & Privacy mode. An example is a navigation-based application like Apple Maps or others.


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