Of­fload and quickly re­store lit­tle-used iOS apps

David Crookes shows you how to pain­lessly re­move apps you haven’t opened for a while and re­in­stall at a later date. .

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Be­fore, when you sought to free up space on your iOS de­vice by re­mov­ing the apps you barely use, there used to be one op­tion: com­plete dele­tion. Since iOS 11, how­ever, an al­ter­na­tive method called ‘of­fload­ing’ was in­tro­duced. Now, in­stead of per­ma­nently rid­ding an app and all of its data and doc­u­ments, of­fload­ing re­tains the lat­ter. You can re­in­stall an off­loaded app once you need it and con­tinue en­joy­ing the in­for­ma­tion you’d once saved in it.

Here, we look at two ways of do­ing this. The first is au­to­matic. Select this and Ap­ple de­cides when it’s time to of­fload an app, usu­ally by fig­ur­ing out how long it’s been since you last used it. The sec­ond is man­ual and, in many ways, prefer­able be­cause it puts you in greater con­trol. It also pro­tects against fu­ture prob­lems, as we’ll later see.

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