App Thinning

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by GCHASE1995, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. GCHASE1995 macrumors regular

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    Some people say you need to wait for the developer to update their apps for it. But I deleted Facebook and Messagenger and reinstalled them and they haven't been updated since September 28. Both were thinned down by almost 100 MB
     
  2. CupertinoSlave macrumors regular

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    That was just the cache bieng deleted not the actual app.
     
  3. GCHASE1995 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The actual app size was 140 MB I
     
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    The app size
     

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  5. CupertinoSlave macrumors regular

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    Trust me, in a few days of use, you will be back up to 140 mb. I know from experience. If facebook uses app thinning, the only way to can take advantage of it is in the next update they release.
     
  6. GCHASE1995 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The only thing I'm watching go up is documents and data.
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    You might be onto something... Just checked a few of my apps and seeing similar results. Attached screenshot shows Facebook app before and after reinstall. Note that Documents & Data changes after use but app size should remain the same over time.

    I think you are correct and App Thinning is working for those apps who must've had it turned on. I did not notice this for every app on my phone, thus making me believe that it's still something that devs must enable at some point.
     

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  8. GCHASE1995 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It required uninstalling right? Messenger is the same along with Instagram
     
  9. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Yes. I looked on the App Store and saw the difference in size so I deleted my apps and reinstalled them at the smaller size.
     
  10. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    This is some of the apps that I have reinstalled that use app thinning.

    this in on iPhone 6

    Messenger 108mb > 63,9mb

    Skype 99,8mb > 69,4mb

    Instagram 31,8 mb > 24,4mb
     
  11. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    Ooh.. the difference is really huge. 20 to 40%.
     
  12. uhaas macrumors 6502

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    I had to reinstall my iPad with 9.0.2 and I've gained about 4 GB on a 64GB iPad. I think some are thinning now.
     
  13. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Wonder if this will happen in the background at some point. I don't need the space at the moment but if I did I would not want to go through all of my apps and reinstall them to get the space reduction.
     
  14. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    You'll have too wait for updates, that should thin them.
     

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