According to Settings, I (should) have around 32 GB of free space and yet I get "Your device does not have enough available storage to install this app" error.

I have no clue as why this is happening in the first place.


  • iPhone 8 Plus (MQ8L2TU/A)
  • iOS 12.1.4 (16D57)
  • @Steve Chambers, did you ever find a solution to this problem of yours?
    – Rajat Negi
    Jan 28, 2020 at 2:29

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That is odd, to say the least. I am guessing here that somehow storage is fragmented and there is not enough contiguous free space.

I would do a "backup, wipe and restore."

In other words, plug your phone into your computer and back it up locally (set a backup password so the backup retains your saved passwords). Once that is done go into settings > general > reset > erase all content and settings, and wipe the phone. Once that is done restore it from the backup you just created.

I have found that this frees up space on an iPhone, presumably removing temporary files and the like and, I am thinking, that it will solve your not enough space error.

  • Exactly my thoughts... I just didn’t want to reset my phone. I’ll wait a bit longer for other answers too to see if I have any other options, but thanks! Mar 3, 2019 at 17:02

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