Finally, an update that actually gives you storage space back.
Apple launched its latest software update, iOS 10.3, on Monday. The update comes with new features like “Find My AirPods,” but users seem to be noticing an added bonus: It’s allegedly freeing up their storage space.
Wow, iOS 10.3 gave me 3 gigs of storage #ios103
— A. (@atanastsekov) March 28, 2017
On iOS 10.2 I had 215GB and now on iOS 10.3 with APFS I have 220GB of free storage! That’s amazing!!!!!!
— Jonny (@jonnymmxvi) March 28, 2017
Wow! iOS 10.3 decreased the amount of storage space I was taking up. pic.twitter.com/xp4B2p2StM
— Rei Todoroki (@ReiTodoroki) March 27, 2017
iPhone users latest iOS update 10.3 should Increase storage quite a bit with the new apple file management system,worth updating if your low
— Cåthał (@Butlawr) March 28, 2017
There could be a number of reasons for the storage freeing up. iOS 10.3 contains an update to the file system that the software uses to store all your phone’s data. It’s also possible that the new OS is just smaller in size than the previous one, or that rebooting your phone and clearing caches always makes it a bit snappier and frees up some storage.
Either way, we’re not complaining!