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iOS 17/16 Can't Install Because of Not Enough Storage, How to Fix

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-07-21 / Update for  Optimize iOS

The release of iOS 16/17 makes iPhone/iPad/iPod users so happy to get access this advanced operating system. However, many of the users encounter “not enough storage” problems when they are trying to update their iDevice into latest iOS 16/17. What to do if can’t install iOS 16/17 because of not enough space?

In some case, iOS users would tend to free up storage space by deleting items when they want to upgrade iOS 16/17. However, this doesn’t work effectively and efficiently. Same problem may also annoy you. To well fix “not enough storage” for iOS 17/16, this article will cover top 2 ways for you to make room for your iPhone or iPad.

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Part 1: Use Super Handy iOS Repair Tool to Solve “Not Enough Storage” Problems

The first recommended solution is about a really wonderful iOS system repair tool. Tenorshare ReiBoot is an easy-to-use free software for iPhone/iPad/iPod with powerful features for both newbies and veteran, which can instantly and safely remove useless items including junk files, temp files, cache, etc, free up massive storage for iOS 17 update without deleting Apps and backup.

Here is the simple wizard to solve iPhone 14/13/12/11/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 plus/6s/6s plus/6/6 plus storage full issues.

  • Free Download and install Tenorshare ReiBoot on your computer, then launch it and use the USB cable to connect your iOS device to the computer.Once your device is connected, click Start button.

    launch reiboot
  • Tap Fix Now.

    issue that reiboot can fix
  • Choose Standard Repair so it won't erase any data on your device.

     fix now
  • Download the firmware package and wait a minute.

    download firmware
  • When it done, click Start Standard Repair.

    start standard repair
    repair successfully
    After the repair is done, your iOS device will automatically reboot and all your data will not be deleted.

Part 2: Other Solutions to Fix Not Enough Storage Space to Install iOS 17/16

1. Uninstall and Reinstall Software

It’s common t to restore "iPhone says no storage" by killing Apps. Just go to Settings> General > Storage & iCloud> Manage Storage to check the storage that different Apps occupied. Then uninstall and reinstall the App eating up the highest amount of storage to upgrade iPhone storage.

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2. Transfer iOS Data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Computer

Another feasible method to remove iOS update “not enough storage” problems is to manage the data on your device to free up much available room. You can resort to files manager function of Tenorshare iCareFone to transfer music, videos, photos without iTunes restriction.

You can leaner more from How to Transfer Music, Contacts, Videos, Photos and More.

manage ios 11 files to free up space

3. Update iOS 17/16 with iTunes 

The final recommended solution is to get help with iTunes. Simples steps are below to update iOS 16 with iTunes avoiding insufficient storage. Before the iOS 17/16 upgrade, you have to make sure you have the latest iTunes.

Step 1: Run iTunes and connect your device to the computer through an USB cable.
Step 2: Choose the iOS device and under the summary tab click “Update”.
Step 3: Select “Download & Install” to begin the updating process.

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The aforementioned ways are really helpful for fixing iOS 17/16 “Update Cannot be Installed Because it Requires GB of Storage”. If you have another useful tips, please leave us appreciated comments.