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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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Some of my apps are bulding up in size, any way to clear its saved data?

For instance, my google+ has gone from like 16 megs to well over 200+. Is there a way to flush its saved data once in awhile? Or do I need to delete and reinstall the app to get back down in size?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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Delete the app and reinstall it.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:31 AM   #3
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Some apps have a "Clear cache & Data" button.

Not all apps though.

I wish Spotify had one.

I need to delete that app once a month because it builds up to over a Gig.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:32 AM   #4
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I would like to see an option for this in iOS, but I don't really see where Apple would put it it.


Android has a section in the Settings App where all Applications are shown, but that doesn't really fit in with the design of iOS.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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Of course it fits in iOS. Under Settings -> General -> Usage there's already a listing of apps and how much storage they're using. Tapping on each app is supposed to provide further info, but it's pretty sparse. There's already a button there to delete the app, so it would definitely make sense to also have a "remove documents and data" option as well on this same screen.


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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Ah, of course!

I forgot about that.

That would be the place to put it!

Additional options under each App to clear the cache or to clear the App's data.

iOS 5 beta (which I think introduced that section) had an option to delete the App data, but they took it out.

Maybe Apple thinks it would be confusing for users.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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iOS 5 beta (which I think introduced that section) had an option to delete the App data, but they took it out.

Maybe Apple thinks it would be confusing for users.
iOS 5 beta did indeed have the clear cache option, it seemed un-Appley but I thought they hid it deep enough in the settings so it wouldn't be a problem... sadly it got removed.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:35 AM   #8
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Facebook is another pain in the a$$ for collating data too !
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