Apple did not change the base variant's storage option in its new iPhone 6s by limiting it to 16GB but there are ways to avoid storage clogging by deleting unwanted data. Most of you might be forced to lose essential photos and messages in the process of keeping space free on iPhone 6s 16GB variant.

There are several secret tricks and workarounds for painful tasks such as getting rid of your personal stuff from your device. In this article, we will explain how one can free up ample storage on the new iPhone 6s 16GB variant running on the new iOS 9 OS without actually losing anything (via 9to5Mac).

Photos and videos are major space occupiers on an iPhone. Following its lead, messages take up the second highest storage, mainly due to the photos and videos shared using the app. Since photos and videos are important, users can delete copies of the original photos from the messages and free up more space on the device.

Before we get started, it's worth noting that sharing images and videos using iMessage makes a copy of the content and stores it on the device. This eats up your limited storage on the iPhone, which is a major concern on 16GB variants. Apple also requires free space when a new update has to be installed on the device. To avoid future storage issues on your base model, perform these steps regularly to keep your device's storage free.

  • Open Message app and launch an individual conversation with images in it
  • Tap on Details on top right corner
  • Scroll down to the Attachments
  • Tap and hold on one of the images to get options and choose "More"
  • Select all images you wish to delete and press the trash icon at the lower right hand corner
  • Confirm delete by tapping Delete Attachments

Repeat the steps on other conversations you had with other users. This way, you will get free storage on the device without losing the actual conversation.