How to Offload Unused Apps on iPhone or iPad to Free Up Storage

If you’re a photo or video fanatic, your iPhone is sure to occupy a huge chunk of storage for it. And this where you run out of storage on your iPhone. In such cases, when you aren’t using an app, you can simply offload the app right away.

Deleting an app removes the app and the data related to it; whereas offloading an app just removes the app but not the data and documents related to the app. So here, I will guide you on how to offload apps on your iPhone or iPad so that you can use that space to store some extra data.

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To make it easy for you, we’ve divided the overall procedure into three parts. So here you go.

How to Manually Offload Apps on iPhone or iPad

If you want to offload a particular app manually, then you can follow this procedure.

Step #1. Launch the Settings app and head over to the General option by scrolling down.

Tap on General in Settings App on iPhone

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Step #2. Now tap on iPhone Storage and scroll down to see which apps you aren’t using and is having high file data.

Tap on iPhone Storage in General on iPhone and iPad

Step #3. Tap on the specific app and then tap on Offload App to remove the app from the iPhone or iPad. Take note that it will not delete the app.

Tap on Specific App and Tap Offload App Button on iPhone

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That’s how simple it is to manually offload apps one by one which you aren’t using much on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Enable Offload Unused Apps on iPhone or iPad

If you want to automatically offload unused apps at once which aren’t been used recently, you can follow this method.

Step #1. Head over to the Settings App and tap on General.

Tap on General in Settings App on iPhone

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Step #2. Now tap on iPhone Storage and tap on Enable option right beside the Offload Unused Apps.

Tap on Enable in iPhone Storage to Turn ON Offload Unused Apps

This will automatically offload all the apps which aren’t being used by you on your iPhone or iPad. Believe me or not, this will clear a lot of storage on your device.

How to Disable Offload Unused Apps on iPhone or iPad

Just in case, if you enabled offload unused apps option by mistake or if you want to revert back to the normal, here’s how you can disable the same.

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Step #1. Launch Settings App and scroll down to tap on iTunes & App Store.

Tap on iTunes and App Store in iPhone Settings

Step #2. Now Toggle OFF Offload Unused Apps option to disable it right away.

Turn Off Offload Unused Apps on iPhone or iPad

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Once done, your app will be back on your iPhone or iPad with the old data from where you left.

That’s it, folks!

Summing Up…

That’s how simple it is to free up your iPhone storage by offloading the apps within a matter of seconds. Did you find out which app consumes more space on your device? If not, find it now and offload it if you aren’t using it.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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