As we use our phones around the clock over the years or intake all the stuff in the new device. Most of us gather a catalog of apps that we downloaded but haven’t actually used in months or possibly years. Reason by it’s a failed social network or just Duolingo shaming you for giving up on learning Spanish or the unwanted unnecessary app you simply put in the trash. All these apps can take up worthy space on our phone’s storage, clutter up our home screens, and, in worst-case scenarios, even consume a lot of battery.
In this article, I’ll be going to show some rapid and easy ways to get rid of apps you no longer use and to make apps that you don’t use very often a little more efficient.
USE THE OFFLOAD UNUSED APPS FEATURES
If you are thinking of the easiest way to clean up the litter on your iphones to free up some space, you can switch to the Offload Unused Apps feature built into iOS. Once activated, it’ll involuntarily uninstall the apps that you don’t use, though Apple doesn’t really provide details on how long you have to ignore an app before it is offloaded. Unlike when you delete an app from your phone, though, offloaded apps will stay around on your home screen or in your app library — just with a cloud icon next to their name. If you tap on an offloaded app, your phone will automatically download it again, and you can pick back up more or less where you left off.
You can go to Settings > App Store, then toggle Offload Unused Apps. You can turn the feature off here as well.
If you are prior to seeing how much space features could provide you then before you turn it on, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. There’ll be a section telling you how much space the feature can save you alongside an Enable button that will turn it on in most of the cases.
The storage screen also provides some great info on how much space your phone has left and how much space each app and its data takes up. It can also be a good gauge of how large an app is when you’re manually deleting it, which I’ll touch on in a moment.
There are hardly any downsides to using the Offload Unused Apps feature.
The accordance with Apple support Documents you won’t be able to re-download an offloaded app if it’s removed from the App Store. So if you’re keeping some depreciated apps for archival purposes, you may not want to turn on automatic offloading.
For example, it wouldn’t be a lot of fun if you find that your phone had offloaded your hiking map app when you got to the rootage. It can also bite you if there’s an app that you only use in areas where coverage is spotty or non-existent.
PERMANENTLY DELETE APPS
If you’re searching to get rid of unused apps entirely, there are a few ways to do it. and one of my personal favorites. First by going to the app store, then tapping my profile picture in the top right to access the list of apps that have been updated recently. If I notice one there that I basically never use, I can swipe left on it to access a delete button. Checking on this once a month or so will keep your phone pretty clean.
If wanna even do one big sweep to get rid of all the apps you don’t use at once, the app library makes it relatively easy. Scroll to the right through your home screens until you see all your apps categorized on one page. From there, you can look through each category and delete the apps you no longer need by pressing and holding on to their icons and tapping Delete App. Don’t you ever forgive that the categories might have more apps than you can see from the main app library screen — tapping on the bottom right corner of a category will open it and display all the apps.
OFFLOAD APPS MANUALLY
All the way, there wasn’t any medium I found to control any specific app from being offloaded by the automatic system, you can offload apps manually instead of having your phone choose which apps to delete. To do so, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and choose the app you’re trying to get rid of from the list. Then tap the Offload App button.
More option is through the iPhone Storage screen in Settings > General. If you tap on the apps in the list (which are ordered by how much space they take up on your phone), you’ll see a Delete App option under the offload button. If you go through the list deleting every app you don’t use, you could end up with a lot of free space and a less littered phone.
For securing the most versatile and effective and efficient feature of your phone I’ll aware you about surely, till then stay in touch.