The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world right now. However, in spite of the great work Apple has put into it, there are still some really basic problems that can befall an iPhone. For example, some iPhones tend to have low storage. One reason for that is the Other folder. Most your iPhone app data goes here
iOS individually detects each file type that is stored on an iPhone or iPad, then categorizes them in the Storage section in Settings. These categories include Photos, Apps, Documents, etc. any file that does not fall into these categories falls into the Other folder. The problem is, this folder collects a lot of files, so it occupies a huge amount of useful space. There are two options to clear this data. You can delete the app data, which requires you to uninstall the app and reinstall it. You can also wipe the contents of your iPhone. This would leave the apps installed, but the data will be gone.
To delete iPhone app data one after the other, do the following:
- Go to Settings > General > Usage
- A list with all the installed apps would show, along with their data consumption.
- Tap on an app, and the size will show, along with the app data consumption under Documents & Data.
- Find the Delete App option at the bottom of the page. Tap on it, and the app along with its data will be completely deleted from the device.
- Now, reinstall the app from the App Store.
Now, if you don’t want to delete your apps, you can still delete your Other folder apps. Follow these instructions:
- First, back up your data on iCloud or anywhere else.
- Reset your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > reset. Then tap on Erase All Content and Settings. Then wait for the process to complete.
- Once the process is complete, restore your data from your backup. Now, only your app data will be restored; app files and cookies will not come back.