Man­age ios stora ge

Us­ing iOS 11’s im­proved stor­age op­tions

Mac Format - - CONTENTS - Alan Stone­bridge

it will ta ke 15 min­utes you will lear n How to make use of au­to­matic or man­ual of­fload­ing of apps to re­claim an app’s stor­age space Yo u’ll need iOS 11

iOS 11 in­cludes a stor­age man­age­ment im­prove­ment that off­loads un­used apps, and there are two ways to use it.

Of­fload­ing an app re­moves it from your de­vice, but leaves be­hind data as­so­ci­ated with it. If you want to use that app again in fu­ture, you just tap its icon on the Home screen to re­in­stall it and carry on as nor­mal. Mean­while, you have space for what­ever task is at hand.

The most con­ve­nient way to use this ca­pa­bil­ity is to al­low iOS to au­to­mat­i­cally work out which apps to off­load, based on anal­y­sis of your past us­age. By leav­ing it to iOS to de­cide what gets off­loaded, you run the risk of find­ing an app you need is no longer in­stalled when your in­ter­net con­nec­tion is in­fea­si­bly slow or un­avail­able to re­down­load it. So, you also have the op­tion of man­u­ally of­fload­ing apps.

Either way, this fea­ture should make deal­ing with dwin­dling free space much less has­sle than it used to be.

You can al­low iOS to au­to­mat­i­cally off­load apps, or do it man­u­ally in­stead

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