How to Identify Unnecessary Apps on iPhone and Get Rid of It

How to Identify Unnecessary Apps on iPhone and Get Rid of It

Say goodbye to junk on your iOS device and clear out a few extra gigabytes.

The storage capacity of iOS devices is growing every year, but the problem of lack of free space is still there. The easiest way to clear a few free gigabytes is to delete unused apps. Fortunately, going through them manually, browsing through folders on the desktop, is not necessary. There is an easier and more convenient way.

Starting with iOS 11, the Storage section of the system settings now displays not only the amount of memory an app is taking up, but also the last date it was used. Unfortunately, there is no sorting by date, but due to the fact that apps are displayed in descending order of their weight, it is even more convenient.

To identify unused programs just go to “Settings” → “Main” → “iPhone storage” and wait a few seconds for the data to be indexed. Then all that remains is to carefully review the list of installed apps and remove unnecessary ones.

There are two ways to do this: uninstalling and unloading. In the first case, the original application file and all its data are completely deleted from the device memory. If you need the program again, it will need to be downloaded from the App Store.

Unloading differs from the usual deletion in that only the application itself is erased from memory. All its documents and data are preserved until you need it again. The application icon in this case is not removed from the desktop, but marked with a cloud icon. This means that you can restore the program by tapping on the icon.

If you delete an application temporarily to clear free space, it is more convenient to use unloading. But when the program is simply no longer needed, then uninstall will do.