How to Save iPhone or iPad Storage With Offload Unused Apps

Do you often run out of storage capacity or storage on your iPhone or iPad? Already familiar with the “Storage Almost Full” notification that pops up on the screen? If you often encounter the problem of full iPhone storage capacity, let's try the Offload Unused Apps feature on the iPhone.

With Offload Unused Apps, you can get additional storage capacity and the method is very easy and safe.

What is Offload Unused Apps on iPhone

Offload Unused Apps is a feature to delete apps that you rarely use on your iPhone or iPad. Not just plain deleting, Offload Unused Apps will still store data in the application along with all its settings. So that when you download the application again, all the settings and data that were previously available can be used immediately. Even the position of the application icon that gets the Offload Unused Apps setting on the iPhone is also not removed.

App icons that get the Offload Unused Apps setting on iOS will get a cloud sign and an arrow line. If there is this sign, it means the application is in Offload Unused Apps mode. So you need to download this application first before it can be used.

The Offload Unused Apps feature on iOS is suitable for use by iPhone or iPad users who like to install many applications but not all of them are used frequently. With Offload Unused Apps, you can get additional storage quickly and easily, for example when you want to update iOS or download other applications. Offload Unused Apps has been available since iOS 11 until now.


How to Use Offload Unused Apps on iPhone or iPad

There are several ways to access the Offload Unused Apps feature on iOS 14. Here are 3 ways you can choose:

1. Via App Store Settings

Please enter the Settings app and then access the App Store settings section. At the very bottom there is a list of settings for Offload Unused Apps, activate the knob on the right. The Offload Unused Apps feature will run automatically and periodically for applications that you rarely use.

2. Via iPhone or iPad Storage Settings

Enter the Settings application, access the General - iPhone Storage section. Wait for the loading process to complete. If Offload Unused Apps is in OFF mode, the settings as shown above will appear. Press Enable in the Offload Unused Apps section in iOS 14. Just like the first option, this setting runs automatically and periodically for apps that you rarely use. However, once enabled, the Offload Unused Apps setting on this page will be lost.

3. Choose a Specific Application

The third way you can do if you want to Offload Unused Apps for only selected applications. Please go to Settings - General - iPhone Storage. Wait for the loading process to finish and look for the application that wants to get the Offload Unused Apps setting. Go to the settings of the application, then select Offload Apps.


The Offload Unused Apps feature is suitable for those of you who have many large applications (usually games). The Offload Unused Apps feature is not suitable for use if you have many applications with relatively small sizes, are used regularly, or do not have fast and stable internet access when you have to download the application first.

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