Are you always running out of memory or do you like to keep your device clean? Instead of uninstalling, you can simply offload apps to iPhone and iPad. This feature is handy for uninstalling unneeded or unused apps without deleting your settings or app data. Let’s find out more about this feature and how to enable it on your iPhone.
What’s on iPhone unloading?
In iOS 11, Apple introduced the ability to offload apps to the iPhone, an efficient alternative to uninstalling an app. This function removes the application from the iPhone while keeping the data. Thus, saving your data while uninstalling and installing the application over and over again.
This way, when you decide to reinstall an app, it will return all data depending on the availability of that app in the App Store.
How to manually offload an app on iPhone and iPad
If you want to unload the application at a convenient time for you, you can do so by following these steps:
- Open settings.
- Tap General.
- Click iPhone / iPad Storage.
- Select the application you want to download.
- Then click Unload Application.
- Click “Unload Application” again to confirm.
Like this! iOS is now unloading the app. In addition, Reinstall Application will replace the Unload Application option.
How to Automatically Unload Unused Apps on iPhone
In addition, you can allow iOS to automatically unload apps that have not been used for a long time:
- Open settings.
- Tap the App Store.
- Enable Offloading of unused applications.
Note. If your iPhone or iPad is running out of storage space, you can find the option to unload apps in Settings → General → iPhone / iPad Storage. Once enabled, it will automatically unload all unused apps on your iPhone or iPad.
This will allow iOS to unload applications that have not been used for a long time. You can turn off this setting at any time.
To turn off the offloading of unused apps on iPhone, simply follow the steps mentioned above and turn off Offload unused apps .
Reinstall or activate unloaded apps
On the home screen, you will find the unloaded app icon with a small cloud symbol. If you want to download an app again, tap its icon. It will download in a few minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
This is how you can offload apps to your iPhone and iPad. Let me know in the comments below if you run into any issues along the way.