2) How to Download Apps
Before you get started downloading all those apps you’ve
found, you’ll need to make sure you have an Apple ID. If
you’ve set up your Apple ID but can’t remember the password, it won’t take more than a few minutes to reset. Next,
make sure you have an up-to-date billing method associated
with your Apple ID; once this step is taken care of, you’re
ready to download free or paid apps.
Once you’ve found the app you’d like to download in the App
3) How to Free Up iPhone Storage by Offloading Apps
Store, tap Get (or the price if it’s a paid app) to the right of the
app name (figure 4). Confirm your installation as directed by
your device, whether that’s double clicking the Side button, us-
ing Touch ID, or entering your Apple ID passcode. Wait for your
app to finish downloading, then tap Open to begin exploring
and using it (figure 5). Any time you’d like to open and use your
new app in the future, tap the app icon on your Home screen.
If you’ve monopolized a lot of your iPhone storage with
apps, it’s possible to offload them. Offloading frees up storage the app is using while keeping documents and data associated with it. The app icon will remain on your Home screen
with a download icon next to it, so you can easily reinstall the
app later by tapping the App icon.
To offload apps, open the Settings app on your device and
tap General. Tap iPhone Storage. Here you’ll see a chart of
how your storage is being used, and how much of it is left
(figure 6). Below this, you’ll see a list of all your apps and how
much storage each is using, ordered from greatest to least
amount used. Tap on any of these apps, and you’ll see the
option Offload App (figure 7).
4) How to Delete Apps
If you aren’t satisfied with an app, you can remove it from
your device. If the app in question has a subscription associated
with it, you’ll also need to cancel the app subscription, or you’ll
continue to be billed. To delete an app, lightly touch and hold the
app you’d like to delete. A menu will appear; keep holding comma and then the app will begin to wiggle (figure 8).
Tap the X, then tap delete when your device asks you to
confirm (figure 9). The app you just deleted will disappear
from your screen, tap Done at the upper right corner of your
screen if you’re finished deleting apps.
That’s it! If you change your mind and would like to retrieve
any apps you’ve deleted, you can always go back to the App
Store and download them again (but you will have lost your app
data unless you created an account with the app that you can log
back into). If you paid for the deleted app, you won’t need to pay
again as long as you’re downloading it to a device signed in with
the same Apple ID that you originally purchased the app under.
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