iPhone app using insane amount of storage space! Help!

Currently my iNat app is using 25.94 GB of data storage on my iPhone… which is an insane. Any tips on how to reduce the GB? The app should really be redeveloped to not use up more than, say, 1.5 GB of storage! Thanks for any tips! -Alex

Welcome to the forum!

I just checked my iPhone, which I’ve used a lot for iNat this year.
The App Size is 20.6 MB and Documents and Data use 7.84 GB.

Usually, I take photos with the Camera and them upload them via the app. Maybe that makes a difference?


When I have a lot of observations taking up memory on the INAT APP, I simply delete the app off my phone and do a clean reinstall. This seems to do the trick.

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Logging in and logging out will clear the cache and free up a lot of that storage for you


FWIW, I just experimented with logging out, then logging in.

Now iNat uses 251.3 MB Documents and Data storage, vs 7.84 GB before (see above). :clap:t3:

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Clear the app cache or just uninstall then reinstall
I always do that once a month, maybe twice, depending on how many observation i posted