How to Delete Documents and Data on iPhone and iPad

How to Delete Documents and Data on iPhone and iPad

What’s up, guys? I’m Dhvanesh back with another episode of
iGeeksBlog. You come to know that your iPhone is low on
storage space and you figure out that “Documents and Data” taking up a lot of space on your
iPhone. In this video, I’m going to show you number
of ways to delete “Documents and Data” from your iPhone or iPad. First of all , we need to understand what
is Documents and Data on iOS devices. It comes from a variety of sources including
stock apps, third-party apps, and even iCloud documents. It includes junks files, browser history,
cookies, logs, cache files, photos and videos, downloaded files and so on. There are two types of Documents and Data. Once is stored by ourselves using Dropbox
and iCloud related files and documents. Second is stored by applications. Usually this kind of documents and data take
a lot of storage space on your device. Some app even consumes more storage space
than the size of App itself. So let’s check out how to free storage space
on your iOS devices. Head over to settings Select General Tap on iPhone Storage And enable Offload unused apps. It will delete apps which you have been not
using for a while without deleting its documents and data. Scroll down a bit and tap on the individual
app which data you want to delete. From here you can also manually offload selected
app. Next, tap on the Delete App from the bottom
of the screen. In the next pop-up, tap again on the Delete
App and confirm. Once the app is deleted, re-install it from
the app store. Once app is reinstalled, head over to Settings. Then General and Select iPhone Storage. And Down a bit and Select the app which you just re-installed. As you can see here, the storage space taken
up by this application is reduced considerably from 3GB to 62 KB. Repeat the same process for the rest of the
apps. iCloud comes into the picture, if you want
to get rid of documents and data from all of your devices synced with the same iCloud
Id. Head over to Settings App again. Tap on your profile picture. Select iCloud Tap on Manage Storage. Tap on the app which data you want to remove. Tap on Delete Documents & Data. And confirm it from next pop-up. Repeat the same process for the rest of the
apps. You should allow only selected apps to store
their data in iCloud in order to manage your iCloud Storage in a better way. Go back to iCloud And turn off the switch next to the apps which
data you no longer want to save in the iCloud. It is better to clean up the unnecessary Safari
data occasionally. Go back to Settings Scroll down and select Safari Scroll down and tap on “Clear History and
Website Data” and Confirm it. One of the easiest ways to prevent your iPhone
from running out of space is to clean up the third-party apps from time to time. Many apps like Dropbox and YouTube easily
allow you to clear cache and history. That’s all there is to it. I hope you have now fully understood what
documents and data is and how to get rid of it from your iOS device.

Dereck Turner

9 thoughts on “How to Delete Documents and Data on iPhone and iPad

  1. Walious Wali says:

    This is not just clearing data, everyone know how to delete app.

  2. Pramod Sahni says:


  3. Igor Hakim says:

    Love your accent 🙂

  4. Michael McKinney says:

    hahahaha.. can not understand this at all. slow down dude.

  5. Rody says:

    What's with the thumb downs? You did well my friend and THANKS !!!
    Some folks need to get out more like, out of the US and learn about the rest of the world. DOUBLE THUMBS UP !!!!

  6. Wonjae Yi says:

    I tried to clear my safari history in the general. But the documents and data remains the same.

    And I even shut it down, and turn it on too, yet it didn’t work.

  7. Andrew Fitzgerald says:

    Very good video for a basic introduction to this and how to go about clearing some data. Thanks!

  8. James Mason says:

    I have over 14GB of documents and data according to iTunes. According to my phone 6.3GB is from music, but iTunes says 5.88GB is audio and my phone says 6.3GB. iTunes says I have 14.3GB free and my phone says I have 13.4GB free.

    On my PC my music is stored at 5.87GB. I've never bought music off apple music always synced it with the music on my computer that is in the iTunes library. It's always deleted music off my phone itself if it's not in my iTunes library. So is my music being stored twice on my phone or something?

  9. Farhan The Youtuber says:

    My icloud storage has 2.7 GB docs
    How to delete them
    If have clear my full phone but still it is showing 2.7 gb data in icloud storage

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