iPhone says 0 bytes available storage? Don't worry. This post will show you how to solve the 0 bytes available error. In addition, this article will help you to recove data from iphone with the best mobile data recovery software - MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free. 

0 Bytes of Available Storage on iPhone

iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world. However, many iPhone fans may get iPhone 0 bytes error when they take photos, videos or install any new App on the device. Here, let's see a true example:

Last night I deleted over 1,000 pictures and a few apps from my phone because the storage was getting full. The amount used was around 12GB before I began deleting things. Afterward, it was down to around 11GB and seemed to acknowledge the fact that I deleted things. When I woke up this morning, I had an alert that my available storage was almost full. My used storage is back up to 12.1GB and I have 0 Bytes of available storage. I tried to delete a few apps to see if the storage amount would change, and it did not.discussions.apple.com

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Have you ever got the 0 bytes available error on your device? What should you do if your iPhone says 0 bytes available?

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Searching on Google, I find a lot of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners have been experiencing the same issue. And some iPhone fans say that iPhone storage full but not is the most common error encountered by users.

However, do you know why iPhone shows 0 bytes? What's more, do you know how to fix the iPhone 6 storage 0 bytes issue? Now, in today's post, some effective solutions for this error are discussed.

Why iPhone Shows 0 Bytes

All possible reasons that result in the iPhone storage full but not issue are listed below:

1. iPhone is infected with the virus.

Note: If your iPhone has been attacked by virus, there is a risk of all data loss from the virus infection. If you lose any precious data caused by 0 bytes storage, you had better recover lost data before fixing this problem.

2. If iPhone system is crashing because of some reasons, which will lead the 0 bytes available for storage issue.

3. If you have set to sync your iPhone with a computer before, then all contents on your computer will be synced to iPhone when you connect it to your computer. All the storage space has been taken up while syncing data from computer to iPhone.

4. Another possible reason is that your iPhone is locked out of the Mail App on a full iPhone. It results in no storage space available and displays the following error message:

storage almost full

Part 1. Recover Data from 0 Bytes Storage iPhone

When your iPhone says 0 bytes available and you can access its files, you had better back up all data to another device before fixing the problem. If you are unable to access any data when it shows 0 bytes, you had better recover all important data before fixing this problem in case of any accidents.

Now, you might be wondering:

How to recover lost data when iPhone says 0 bytes available?

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free is recommended here. This easy-to-use iPhone data recovery tool can help you effectively recover data from unexpected deletion, virus invasion, system upgrade and iOS device logical damage, etc. And, this professional iOS data recovery software offers 2 ways to help you effectively recover data from 0 bytes storage iPhone.

Download this free edition, and try it out.

Note: this software offers Windows version and Mac version for your use. Here, we take Windows for example.

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Way 1. Recover Data from Backup Files

If you have backed up your data with iTunes or iCloud, you can directly recover files from iTunes backup or iCloud backup files.

a. Recover files from iTunes backup files

Open MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS, and click on Recover from iTunes Backup to detect all backup files in the computer. If the backup files are stored into a special location, you can click on Select button to find them out. Finally, with a click on Add, the specified data will be added to the list.

recover from itunes backup

After that, pick out the needed backup file through Name, Latest Backup Date or Serial Number, and click on Scan button.

Tip: The scanning time is determined by the capacity of iTunes backup, please wait patiently.

scan itunes backup files

Select all needed files, and click on Recover to start the restoration job. Next, you will be allowed to keep the files into a default location or you can click on Browse to choose a trusty place. With a click on Recover, all data will be kept into the computer.

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Note: The free edition of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS has some limitations. For instance, it can only recover 2 photos once, recover 2 videos once, recover only 10 contacts/call histories once… You can choose to use an advanced edition from the official site to save all your iPhone data after you try the Free Edition.

b. Recover files from iCloud backup files

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is also capable of recovering data from iCloud backup files.

If you have backed up your data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to iCloud or auto backup has been made before data loss, you can try the functional module Recover from iCloud Backup File to get the lost data back, which requires 3 steps only.

For more information about how to recover lost files from iCloud backup files, you can read this post: Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Note: Due to the limitations of iCloud, currently MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS does not support recovering iCloud backup data from devices running iOS 9.0 or above.

Way 2. Recover Data from 0 Bytes Storage iPhone Directly

If there is no backup file, you can try recovering lost data from iPhone directly by using the following steps.

1. Install the latest iTunes on your computer to make this recovery module work normally.

2. Open MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS and connect your device to computer.

3. Click Trust (if you have a passcode lock, please unlock it at first) when you see the Trust This Computer box on your iOS device's screen. Then, this professional data recovery software will recognize that you have trusted your computer, it will jump to the Scan interface.

trust this computer

4. Now, click on Scan button. Then, this software will automatically analyze the data saved in the iOS device.


After analyzing iOS data, the software will scan the device. The scanning time depends on the amount of data saved on the device. So, be patient. Or, you can click Stop button if you have found desired data.

scanning device

After scanning, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS will list all found files as shown below. Now, you can quickly find desired files by category or time.

At this time, you need to check all needed data, click on Recover button to store them. In general, this professional iOS data recovery software will automatically provide a place to store selected files. However, you can click on Browse to select a suitable place according to actual needs.


After all operations are done, you have finished recovering lost data from iOS device.


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How to Fix 0 Bytes on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X or iPhone 6

Don't worry if you get the iPhone 0 bytes error, and here we show several ways to help you get rid of the iPhone storage full but not issue.

Method 1. Free up Space on iPhone

If the available storage shows 0 bytes on your iPhone, you can free up some storage space by the following two steps.

Step 1. Check the Storage Space on iPhone

When your iPhone says that it has only 0 bytes available storage, you can try deleting some files. Thus, it is necessary to check the used storage on your iPhone and make it clear what has occupied the space on your iPhone.

  • Click on Settings on iPhone.
  • Click on General.
  • Click on [Device] Storage.


After that, you will receive the following window.


From the above interface, you can see how much storage has been used on the iPhone and how much available storage has been left. Besides, you can see how much storage has been occupied by each file or program on your iPhone.

Note: For some old iPhone devices like iPhone 4S, you can click on Settings > General > About to check the used storage and available storage on your iPhone 4S.

Step 2. Free up Storage Space on iPhone

If you have saved too many files or installed too many Apps on the device, leading the iPhone 0 bytes error. Now, you can delete the videos, photos, safari history or cache, messages, or unused app you no longer need to free up the storage on iPhone. For instance, you can clear Safari cache by going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.

Clear History and Website Data

If you still face 0 bytes of available storage on iPhone after deleting many files and Apps, try the following solutions.

Method 2. Fix 0 Bytes Available Error after iPhone Crashing, Virus Infection, Jailbreaking

If your iPhone keeps saying 0 bytes space though there is little data stored on it, probably your iPhone is crashing or is infected with virus after jailbreaking or installing some spyware. In this situation, try the following steps to fix the problem on your iPhone.

Note: Jailbreaking means there is a risk of data loss. Therefore, if you miss some important files after jailbreaking, you are suggested to recover lost data caused by jailbreaking iOS before doing any other things.

Step 1. Check that iPhone is infected with virus by running Apple built-in antivirus software.

Step 2. Reset iPhone to factory settings (default) and restart iPhone again.

Note: reseating will erase all things on your iPhone. Therefore, it is recommended to clone your data in advance.

Method 3. Fix 0 Bytes Available Error Due to the Locked Out of the Mail App

If you receive an error that reads Storage Almost Full - To use Mail, free up storage space by deleting unused apps or files, and then try again, you can try tricks listed below in order to fix iPhone 0 bytes available error:

  • Uninstall apps and games from iPhone that you no longer use.
  • Delete old messages threads that contain lots of pictures and videos.
  • Delete all music files from iPhone to free up space for Mail app access.
  • Try to forcefully start the app Cleaning process in iOS because the cache of apps grows large due to some heavy usage apps like Instagram, Facebook etc.

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Bottom Line

Now, it's your turn to deal with the iPhone storage full but not issue.

If you have any other good solutions to fix the iPhone says 0 bytes available issue, please feel free to leave comments below, thanks.

If you have any questions about recovering data from 0 bytes storage iPhone, you can directly send us emails via [email protected]. We will solve it as soon as possible.

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