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How to Quickly Fix "Not Enough Space on iPhone to Restore Backup"

June 14, 2016 04:16 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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“I’m trying to restore a backup on my 6+, but it gives me the “Not Enough Space on iPhone to Restore Backup” error. I don’t know what’s wrong and any help to get my restore to work would be helpful, thank you.”

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I saw this friend complaining the problem “fix iTunes restore problem of having not enough space” in Apple forum. It is in fact a frequent and annoying issue that many iPhone users suffer. If you have tried quite a few of solutions online but still unable to solve iPhone backup failed due to not enough free space, just follow the effective solutions we offer below to quickly fix "not enough space on iphone to restore backup".

Solution 1: Check The Usage of Your iPhone
Solution 2: Get iTunes and iOS into The Latest versions
Solution 3: Check the Settings of Security Software
Solution 4: Restore iPhone with A Third-Party Software Tool (Ultimate)

Solution 1: Check The Usage of Your iPhone

How to fix the bug “iPhone not enough storage”? Firstly, you need to check the real space of your iPhone. Go to Settings-General-Usage-Manage Storage, and you can have a clear preview how much space remains.

If the space is estimated to be not enough, you can manually remove some apps that are hardly ever used or remove some photos on your iphone.

Solution 2: Get iTunes and iOS into The Latest versions

There isn’t enough space on your iPhone to restore backup? You are advised to update your iTunes and iOS into the latest version because the users possibly encounter with this problem because the latest version of iTunes and iOS is not installed.

Updating iTunes

Run iTunes > Update > Follow the instructions to install the latest version of iTunes.

Updating iOS

Hit Settings > General > Software Update> Download and Install.

When you finish the upgrading of both iOS and iTunes, try to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup file again.

Solution 3: Check the Settings of Security Software

The warning error happening may be caused by some Security Software on your iPhone. They may protect the device by preventing the restoring process from a backup file. So it is important for you to have a check for the security apps settings to solve the problem of having not enough space on iPhone to restore.

Solution 4: Restore iPhone SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/ 5s/5/4s with A Third-Party Software Tool

If the solutions above still failed to solve the glitch “iphone cannot restore backup not enough space”, iPhone Care Pro for Mac will be highly recommendded to help you to remove all types of junk files like app cookies, app crash logs, photo caches, call history, iTunes Radio caches, which largely free up your device’s storage to restore backup on iPhone/iPod/iPad.

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That’s all! With this professional iOS 10/9/8/7 cleaner and optimizer utility, it is believed that your problem “Not Enough Space on iPhone to Restore Backup” has been solved! If you want to further to free up space on your iPhone/iPad/iPod, you can also tap on “Deep Cleanup” in order to restore backup better!

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