How many applications do you have installed on your iPhone? Are they really all necessary? In recent months I have been doing a considerable cleaning on my iPhone to minimize its use and distractions, making it a real productivity tool. Goodbye battery percentage, goodbye unnecessary notifications and goodbye applications that I do not use.
You can take a look at your homescreen and check one by one all the apps you have, thinking when is the last time you have used it, if you use it every day or if you need it “in case of”. However, there is a simpler way to do this cleaning, since iOS 11 we have two methods for this:
Do an automatic cleaning of apps that you do not use
If you go to the Settings of your iPhone and later to General> iPhone Storage you will find one of the utilities that Apple installed with iOS 11: the automatic elimination of applications that you do not use. Basically, the iPhone automatically uninstalls the applications that you use the least to free space from the device when there is not enough left. This process does not eliminate documents and data from the apps, so when you download them again everything will be in place.
Do a manual cleaning of apps that you do not use
Do not you trust that the iPhone will erase the applications for you and you do not want to take any surprises? Nothing happens, in that same screen of the system settings you can see for yourself when you have used an app for the last time . If you notice, a list will appear with all the applications installed on the device. Below the name of each appears the last time it has been opened, on the right appears the space it occupies in the device.
If you click on the app, more details and options appear. iOS tells us the size of the app but also the size of the documents and data inside the app. From there we can remove the app, or if we prefer and allow the app, uninstall the app and keep the data until a new installation. In short, different but effective methods to free space and eliminate unnecessary things from our iOS devices.