Twitter is a major part of the social networking world, and plenty of folks use the default app for sending and browsing tweets. After a while of using the app, though, it can start to use up a bit of space on your iPhone or iPad. If you’re running short on room, you can clear out some of the space Twitter uses to store things you’ve probably already looked at and forgotten about. You just have to know where to find the buttons to do that.
A Very Slim Option, Indeed
I Want the Full App, So How Do I Save Space?
If you’ve decided you want the full Twitter experience, but want to clear out the clutter, here’s how you can do that. You access the data storage settings by launching Twitter, then tapping Me, the gear icon, and then Settings and privacy. From there, you’ll need to tap on Data usage to access options for Media storage and Web storage. The app will show you how much each is using. It usually isn’t much, but on a low-capacity device, every little bit helps.
Starting with Media storage, we tap that button and then press Clear media storage. A confirmation window will appear; tap on Clear media storage and the bottom of the screen.
Next is Web storage. You can either Clear web page storage, which will leave your cookies and downloads alone, or Clear all web storage to eliminate everything. Once again, you’ll have a confirmation dialog to tap through.
If you want the full Twitter experience, you need the app
Other Options in Data Usage
You’ll see some further options back on the data usage page. You can configure whether videos autoplay on mobile data and Wi-Fi, just on Wi-Fi, or never. The same settings are available for high-quality video, and you can also disable image previews.
A Leaner, Meaner Twitter
With the storage caches cleared out, your cramped-for-space iPhone should run at least a little better, or maybe you’ll have a few dozen more megabytes available for apps or photos. Just remember to follow this procedure periodically, because that stuff builds back up.