Some of my apps are bulding up in size, any way to clear its saved data?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dragoro, Nov 26, 2012.

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    Dragoro

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    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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    Delete the app and reinstall it.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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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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    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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    scaredpoet

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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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  6. macrumors 601

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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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    Feed Me

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    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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    bandofbrothers

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    Facebook is another pain in the a$$ for collating data too !
     

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