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How do I delete an app's data?

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One of my apps has starting misbehaving recently for no obvious reason, so I suspect that one of its data/settings files has become damaged. How can I delete the app data so that it's back to a clean slate?

If I hold on the app and press X then the message states that both the app and its data will be deleted. However, when I sync the app back onto the phone, the data (account name etc) is still there.

I've turned off "Documents & Data" in iCloud so it's not coming from there. I suspect that iTunes is being "helpful" and copying the data across from my latest backup but I can't figure out how to prevent this.

What should I do?
 

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As stated in my first post, the data is still there (back again?) after reinstalling the app.
 
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Update: This is now moot; the app developer released an update since yesterday and it fixes the issue that I was having.

It would still be good to know how to do this in the future though.
 
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I could be wrong, but don't you delete it. Then reinstall it from the App store? Not from iTunes.
 
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