How to delete iPhone Documents and Data


Your iPhone can slow down over time, and one of the main reasons for that is the fact the clutter piled up. There are all kinds of unnecessary things on your device. For instance, you keep many apps you no longer use, or the videos you recorded and already backed up. Another thing that may clog the memory and slow down your phone is the documents and data every app is storing. Here, we are going to show you how to delete iPhone documents and data.

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How to find iPhone Documents and Data

Every app you have on your iPhone is storing the data. Sometimes, documents and data size is small, perhaps just a few kb. Other times, documents and data size is everything but small, and it may go over 1GB.

When it comes to iOS, there is no single button that will clear and delete documents and data. In addition, if you see that the number of documents and data is high, you can’t just delete the files. You have to delete an entire app and then install it again. Not an ideal solution for sure, but that’s the thing you should do.

Here is how to find documents and data.

  • Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage
  • The apps will be listed by the amount of storage they use

  • Tap on the app and see the number for Documents and Data
  • If you see a few hundred kb, you don’t have to do a thing
  • If you see 500 or more MB, you should delete the app and install it again

How to delete iPhone Documents and Data

The only way to delete iPhone documents and data is by deleting the app.

You can delete the app right from the iPhone storage.

You can also delete the app by going to the home screen. Find the app you want to delete, tap and hold it until it jiggles. Click on the X button and confirm that you want to delete it.

When the app is deleted, head over to the App Store and get the app.