Running out of storage on your iPhone? Already deleted all your cat videos and memes? Getting ready to start deleting apps you don’t use often?
The problem with deleting apps is that you also delete all the data associated with them.
If you are deleting an app that you never plan to use again, then no problem. But if you’re likely to return to the app at some point in the future, the situation becomes more complicated. There is an alternative and it is called Offload Unused Apps. However, it comes with several caveats.
How to increase iPhone storage without deleting your apps?
Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage
According to Apple, the option will automatically unload unused apps when you’re low on storage space. At the same time, your documents and data will be preserved. When you tap on the setting, you’ll get confirmation that it’s enabled.
Once the setup is gone, you’re all set and the unloading in question will be happening in the background.
When you want to download an app again, tap on its icon. When you do, the phone will download it from the App Store and install it. In many cases, applications take up a lot of space on the phone, not just the data associated with them. So this is a good option.
Apps that you haven’t used in 12 days or more will automatically be backed up. The catch is that if they are removed from the App Store, you won’t be able to download them again.
If you want to stop this option? Do the following:
Go to Settings > App Store and turn off the Offload Unused Apps option.
This is how the automatic unloading process is managed, but you can do it manually for specific applications.
To do this, go to Settings > iPhone Storage and find the application you are looking for. Tap it and then find Offload App. That way you’ll do it instantly and just for him.