Any App for iPhone which will delete the Documents & Data for selected Apps???

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  1. popcee.p macrumors member

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    Any App for iPhone which will delete the Documents & Data for selected Apps??? There are few Apps which are eating away my storage.

    Though I uninstall the App and install it again, the very next day the Documents & Data sizes up.

    Please help.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Maybe the best way you can do is to stay away from those problematic apps and find alternatives. If there is even an app doing what you want, then sandbox means nothing.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    There are plenty of Cache clearing apps on the App Store that use the trick of filling storage to get iOS to dump caches. Magic Cleaner and Dr. Cleaner are a couple options. I do this weekly to clear out RR3 game data that I no longer want on my phone.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Yeah then they uses system functions to deal with catch cleaning thing.
    But this seems to be not the app op wishes.
     
  5. QzzB macrumors regular

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    Can you just delete it from the Settings > Storage screens?? Select one of the apps from the manage iCloud Storage and press edit then delete all??
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    It is likely not iCloud storage, but local storage.
     
  7. MatteoV macrumors member

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    Hi, unfortunately and incredibly last version of iOS (10.3.1) is unable to allow user to clear all downloaded data by any external app through an appropriate command/key/function. The only way, for now, is the uninstalling of that app, forcing user to re-install it and enter any login passwords or phone numbers, if required.
    Very boring for a smartphone in 2017...
    Bye
    Matteo

    PS: I use Whatsapp, I've disabled automatic downloading of multimedia, but when I download the media (photo, video, voice, ...) I can't be free to delete all these media in a click: I must delete one by one several images or videos or unistall the entire app and re-install it...Even now I can not find a logical explanation for this...
     
  8. QzzB macrumors regular

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    I can clear it with latest version. 10.3.1.

    Setting > Your iCloud Name (Right at the top) > iCloud > Click on the storage gauge > Manage Storage > Choose item from the Documents and Data and press edit in top left. Can then delete all.

    Did it today to clear out a App I uninstalled.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    We are not talking about iCloud, but local storage.
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    Not true. Cache cleaning apps still work in 10.3.1 and delete all unnecessary document and data caches from apps. I do this on a weekly basis.
     
  10. MatteoV macrumors member

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    Hi, thanks for your reply, but I don't need to delete cache of any apps, I dont know if it is a good thing, I only need , and maybe the author of first post, to delete in a single click all multimedia files (.jpg, .pdf, .mp4, etc...) downloaded by an app, like Whatsapp or other apps.
    The iOS should be able to allow user to delete different types of files downloaded by an external app, without decrease the security of the iOS itself.
    Bye
    Matteo
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I don't think you are understanding. Documents and Data is considered "app cache". Thats how iOS reports it, and there are apps that wipe out this information. It works for all apps, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Real Racing, Run Mario and so on. I clear about 1-2GB of cache a week from my device. There are 3rd party apps that delete this information that do not risk any security to the device or other apps. They use a trick built into iOS itself. As the storage of the device fills, iOS purges any app cache, thus freeing space. These apps trick iOS into thinking that storage is full so it has to automatically clear cache.
     
  12. MatteoV macrumors member

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    Hi, sorry I'm new in iOS and I'm trying to understand something about this os. So, I've tried just now the app Magic Cleaner, as you suggested, but after the cleaning my Whatsapp internal folder , that maybe contains multimedia files downloaded by the app (but I cant see these files due to restrictions of the iOS, is it right?) , is like before the cleaning, so I understand that nothing I want to delete was deleted. I can see the iPhone internal space consuming of an app via : Setting-General-Space in device and on iCloud-Manage space ... and then user can only delete the entire app...have you some ideas for this?
    Thanks
    Matteo
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Depending on the size of your iOS device, you must run the cleaner 2-3 times. This is because it's meant to be used when the device is low on storage. So if you have 60/128GB available it has to take more to trick iOS.

    That being said, if you are new to iOS and don't totally understand how it works, you probably shouldn't be making posts saying iOS 10.3.1 changes something.
     
  14. popcee.p thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all for your answers. I am using power clean but that doesn't clear the documents &a data but clears the cache.
     
  15. popcee.p thread starter macrumors member

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    Still the size does not changes. Mine is 16gb 6S device and this is really hell
     
  16. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    What apps do you need to clear it from. Can you be specific. That may determine if the cache cleaners will work or not. If the documents and data are written as permanent files, they won't be erased with cache cleaning.
     
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  18. MatteoV macrumors member

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    Hi, I've an iPhone 5s w 16 gb internal memory. I cant obtain the decrease of the space of some apps using your method ( using the MagicCleaner 2/3 times).

    I wrote 10.3.1 because I've the last official version of iOS installed, I dont know if previous versions were different from the last one, I only want to know if is it possible to perform the operation that we are discussing here with the last ios version. If it is not possible with last version of iOS, it is, in my opinion, a very booring thing for a phone like iPhone.
    Bye
    Matteo
     
  19. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Okay, running Magic Cleaner or Dr. Cleaner enough times will get rid of that. Facebook is a very stubborn application. Now for an application like Facebook, it is easier to delete and reinstall. For Real Racing and other games, that is much more difficult to do because it requires restoring data. Facebook is just simply re-logging in.
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    If you think the iPhone is boring, just get rid of it. But coming to an Apple website and putting down Apple products will not lead to a fun time for you. Cache cleaners work for iOS. I have been using them for years now, since at least iOS 6. Possibly even iOS 4 or 5.
     
  20. MatteoV macrumors member

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    I dont say that Iphone is boring, I 'm only saying that if user cant delete easly what he wants in his phone in 2017 (without uninstalling apps) this thing (not iphone) is a booring thing. I like a lot my iPhone , but only for material design and good sucurity level of his ios. iOS, even in version 10.3.1, in my opinion and for me , maybe for someone elae, is very far from what user wants from a recent OS
    Bye
    Matteo
     
  21. popcee.p thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it worked. Thanks now.
     

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