If you’re running low on storage space on your iPhone or iPad, you can use the automatic offload feature to free up some space. When enabled, this feature will automatically offload apps that you don’t use frequently, while keeping their documents and data intact. Here’s how to turn on automatic app offloading on your iPhone or iPad:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Tap on “General.”
- Select “iPhone/iPad Storage.”
- Toggle on “Offload Unused Apps.”
Once you turn on this feature, iOS will start automatically offloading unused apps when your device is running low on storage space. When an app is offloaded, its icon will remain on your home screen, but it will be marked with a cloud icon.
If you want to reinstall an offloaded app later, you can simply tap on its icon on the home screen, and iOS will automatically reinstall it for you. All your data and settings for the app will be restored.
It’s worth noting that automatic app offloading is not foolproof, and some apps may not be offloaded if iOS determines that they’re essential to the functioning of your device or if they have important data that can’t be saved. Additionally, if you have a slow or unreliable internet connection, you may experience delays or issues when trying to reinstall offloaded apps.
Overall, automatic app offloading is a useful feature for keeping your device’s storage space under control, especially if you have many apps that you rarely use.