5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2013 11:46 AM by 50shadesofmeh
jo120 Level 1 (0 points)

How can I add more storage to my iPhone to download iOS7?

I increased my iCloud storage amount but it sill isn't allowing me to download. Is there a way to transfer my music to the Cloud? Help. THanks! Jo

iPhone 4S
  • Sam_kik Level 1 (50 points)

    you can try to download the iOS7 using itunes in your laptop, then you connect your iphone with laptop and install the iOS7

  • iTraxx Level 2 (245 points)

    If you are downloading iOS7 over WiFi and you get error that you don't have enough space, try to connect it with USB cable and make iOS update using iTunes.

  • snozdop Level 5 (5,800 points)

    You'll have to delete or un-sync apps, music and movies to make more space and the re-sync them afterwards.


    Increasing iCloud storage does not increase the storage capacity of your phone - nothing can do that.

  • razmee209 Level 7 (30,229 points)

    If you have a 8/16/32/64 GB phone then that is what you'll have, no way to increase it.


    Increasing icloud storage is only for backing up your phone.


    NO there is no way to transfer music to icloud.  YOur music should already be in your itunes media library.


    You will need to delete text/emails/apps/pics/vidoes off your phone to get back space to download IOS 7.

  • 50shadesofmeh Level 2 (370 points)

    You need to free up space on the phone itself. Adding iCloud storage wont affect the phone itself.


    Here are a few recommendations on where you can free up some space on the phone:

    Uninstall iPhone apps you no longer need


    Hold your finger down on the app for a few seconds until all the icons on your homescreen start jiggling around

    Press the 'X' symbol in the top left hand corner of the app icon to remove it from your iPhone.  (The app will still be linked to your iTunes account so you can download it again for free if you need to.)

    Delete camera roll pictures and videos that you've backed up onto your PC


    Click on the photos icon and then camera roll

    Click on edit in the top right corner and then select all the photos and videos you want to delete.

    Click Delete in the bottom right corner and then click Delete Selected to confirm.

    Delete music and movies


    If you have updated to iOS 5 on your iPhone, you can now delete music and videos from the phone without having to plug it into your PC.


    Go to the music or videos icon and swipe your finger from left to right over the name of the Artist/Album/Track or Video that you want to delete. 

    Press the red delete button that appears.

    Delete old Podcasts


    The new Apple Podcasts App can start to take up a lot of space on the iPhone if it is set to automatically download your Podcasts rather than streaming them.  You can delete the old information from the Settings menu on the iPhone


    Go to Settings > General > Usage

    You will see a list of all the Apps you have installed in size order.  Find Podcasts in the list and click on it.

    You will now see a list of all the podcasts you have downloaded on the iPhone.  Click on the podcasts you want to remove and choose Delete to clear the information out.