iPhone X How do you clean up cache and junk files that collect on your iPhone X?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I never do a software update. Staying on iOS 12. So I need to know how to clean up my iPhone.
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68040

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    Staying on iOS 12.0?

    I restore my phone roughly once a year via iTunes and restore my backup, which I find helps.
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok so basically just do an iTunes backup, erase my iPhone, then put everything back?

    And yes I’m staying on iOS 12 on my iPhone X forever lol my iPhone X runs like BUTTER and while battery life isn’t as good as I would like it’s completely acceptable.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    For those reading the OP, please don’t follow his lead. It is a terrible idea in many ways. He has been advised several times before not to do this.
     
  5. Never mind macrumors 6502

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    I always do a update for the security of my Apple hardware, Wheather it’s an iPhone or an iPad or a MacBook. Most sensible thing to do to protect your system. OP is just plain wrong.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I also update when Apple has an update to the iOS.

    I do have to wonder about some of the apps I use as it seems they are updating weekly. I am suspicious. I remember long ago the being a flashlight app on our early iPhones and it would want to update all the time. I finally deleted it as did not see a reason for updates on an app that just turns on the LED.

    The OP will update sooner or later.
     
  7. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Bad idea.

    Neglecting Security & App compatibility updates may slow things down for you...
     
  8. Minorite macrumors 6502

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    Yes, encrypted iTunes backup > erase device from settings - General to keep iOS version > restore encrypted backup.

    And yes, I understand that everyone has right to do what they want, but I join others about updates. iOS is about security and updates are maid mainly for security fixes (at least in my pink pony world).
     
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If you keep the apps up to date and they think iOS 12 is OK then shouldn’t you be safe?

    I guess the answer is maybe, maybe not.

    But yeah I will update eventually, but that will probly be with my next iPhone!
     
  10. chabig macrumors 603

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    Here is Apple’s advice for cleaning your iPhone.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Well, there are the security updates (among other fixes) that come in iOS updates.
     
  12. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Updates bring further optimisation. Not that you will notice if you're staying on the buggy 12.0 release.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    While updates usually have fixes and refinements, seems like even iOS 12.0 has been pretty good for many, if not most.
     
  14. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    For eg. If you intend to use eSIM, then the latest IOS update addresses eSIM bugs.
     
  15. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020

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    That’s not really cleaning things up. Anything bad will carry over from the backup. The only real way is to set up as new.
     

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