"Cleaning" label replacing App name

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  1. Di4mondz, Jul 12, 2013
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  2. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    It's quite normal. It even happens on iOS 6 as well. Whenever the cache size of any particular app increases a lot, it starts cleaning out to regain space. Also apps such as Facebook does this too. So there is nothing to worry.
     
  3. Di4mondz, Jul 12, 2013
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  4. seble macrumors 6502a

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    I once went into my usage to see the shock that Instagram was consuming 1.6 Gb of space. About an hour later it proceeded to clean itself, reducing its usage back to much more normal levels!
     
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  6. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

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    Thanks for posting this. I was never aware this feature existed in iOS.
    But can someone with more knowledge shed some details on the feature?
    Is this something developers has to manually include (or exclude?) in apps, or does iOS do this for all apps?
    Also, how does it determine what to clean?
    It wouldn't be too popular if it accidentally cleaned out offline Spotify playlists or something similar.

    Either way, I'm not sure it's functioning as intended.
    I've had to delete and re-install apps to manually clear caches in the past.
    This feature seems designed to prevent that exact scenario.
     
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Any content that is in the "cache" should be deletable by iOS without any serious content.

    Using your example, Spotify would not store your offline music there.
     
  8. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    What was so secret that you had to black out your other icons and your carrier name? Are you afraid someone will steal your identity and copy your icon layout?
     
  9. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    I really hope this is back for good, it hasn't appeared once in 6.1.4 for me, and I've had to use phone clean to make sure my other size isn't monstrously huge
     
  10. Di4mondz, Jul 13, 2013
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  11. charlituna macrumors G3

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    You have probably never had a ton of cached filed stock up. Folks that tend to run down their phones or power them off may never see it since generally the caches purge during shut down/restart
     
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  13. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Why does it matter?

    The whole point of caching anything is to save time by using space that isn't needed.

    If you require that space further down the line, it should be automatically cleared up by the OS.
     
  14. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    Regardless the "other" portion of the IOS shouldn't be 2+ Gb
     
  15. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Why not?

    Says who?
     

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