Save iPhone Storage #3: App Management

How to manage your iPhone applications in order to minimize usage of storage?

Uninstall Unused Applications

It may sound really strange, but according to statistics average person uses on regular basis only 30% of installed applications. 20% are downloaded and only launched once. We recommend to look through your apps. And delete the once you don’t use or that are used.

To make it quickly go to:

Settings -> General -> Storage & iCloud usage -> [Storage section] Manage Storage

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There you will see a list of your applications in descending order by size. Thus, you first will be able to find a large amount of unused applications and delete them.

Clear Applications Cache and Junk Files

Reinstall Applications

Apps on iOS as well as on OS X accumulate various files. However, they cannot be deleted separately. But there is a very simple solution. Simply delete the app and install it again. You can find out which applications are best to reinstall. To do this, click on the app you want to inspect.

Settings -> General -> Storage & iCloud usage -> [Storage section] Manage Storage

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On a screenshot – Facebook. The app itself takes 92.2 MB, its support files – 226 MB.  If you reinstall the app, you will free up 134 MB.

Cleanup Safari History and Website Data

Safari we considered separately, because it cannot be simply removed. However, it has option of clearing cache and cookie files.

To delete Safari histories and caches go to:

Preferences->Safari->Clear History and Website Data

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Bonus: Remove images and videos presented on your iPhone and Mac with interPhotos

interPhotos – is a free application with a unique functionality. It lets you scan, find and delete media files from your iPhone if they are already present on your Mac.

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