With the launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, every Apple product user was happy to see the minimum storage capacity of 32GB. But for a pro-user, this space is nothing. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t offer a facility to use microSD card, and therefore, iPhone users have to face the problem of low storage space. Thankfully, in iOS 11, Apple rolled out a feature to offload unused apps in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad to free storage.
What is Offloading Apps in iOS 11?
When you offload an app in your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11, the app in question is deleted from your device. However, the documents and data of the app will not be removed, and therefore, when you reinstall that app, you can always use those documents and data related to the app. At the same time, this action will free up storage used by the app you remove. Want to try out this feature? Here, we have explained few different methods to delete unused apps in iOS 11 to free storage.
How to Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad to Free Storage Without Deleting their Settings and Data
- How to Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 (Manually)
- How to Enable Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 Automatically on iPhone or iPad
- How to Disable Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad
You can adopt two methods: either delete apps manually or let Apple use its intelligence and delete rarely used apps in iOS 11.
How to Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 (Manually)
Step #1: Launch Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2: Tap on General.
Step #3: Now tap on iPhone Storage.
Step #4: Here, you will see a list of default and downloaded apps on your iPhone. You need to tap on the app you frequently use.
Step #5: Now tap on Offload App option.
Step #6: An option of Offload App will swipe up from the bottom; tap on Offload App again to confirm your action.
How to Enable Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 Automatically on iPhone or iPad
If you want iOS 11 to use its intelligence to delete apps without deleting their settings and data, follow the steps given below.
Step #1: Open Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2: Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store.
Step #3: Here, you will find an option of Offload Unused Apps; simply toggle this option ON.
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How to Disable Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad
We have noticed that once you enable Offload Unused Apps, you cannot disable this option from the same screen of iPhone Storage. To disable this feature, you need to go to Settings→ iTunes & App Store and toggle Offload Unused Apps option OFF.
That’s it! Offloading unused apps in iOS 11 is a welcome feature as users can free up storage on the basic version of iPhone (32GB). Now you need to perform any of the above methods regularly. We would recommend you do this once in a month so that you can make the most of your iPhone.
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