App Thinning

GCHASE1995

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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
 

GCHASE1995

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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.
The only thing I'm watching go up is documents and data.
 

VSMacOne

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Oct 18, 2008
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The only thing I'm watching go up is documents and data.
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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GCHASE1995

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Original poster
Jul 4, 2015
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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.
It required uninstalling right? Messenger is the same along with Instagram
 

Antoni Nygaard

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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
 

uhaas

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Aug 31, 2012
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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.
 

gsmornot

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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.
 
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