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Disable Automatic Offloading of Apps on iPhones: A How-To Guide

disabling app offloading

Learn how to disable automatic Offloading of Apps on your iPhone or iPad. While iOS 11 introduced the convenient feature of offloading unused apps to free up storage space, you might prefer to have more control over this process. By default, your device automatically offloads unused apps, removing the app itself but retaining its data and settings.

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In summary, when unused apps are offloaded, it removes the app without deleting the app’s data including login credentials. Here are some other interesting guides: Turn off calls from iPhone: How to unlink FaceTime from Mac, how to grant or deny Microphone access on Mac, and How to offload individual Apps on iPhone.

Taking Charge of App Storage: Disabling Automatic Offloading on iOS Devices

If you want to maintain control over your app storage, it’s important to know how to disable automatic offloading of apps, especially with iOS 11 and above. To achieve this, follow the steps outlined below. Additionally, my sister’s site recently published an informative piece on this topic. Kindly click on this link for more information. To do this, please follow the steps below.

From the Home screen, navigate to Settings as shown below.

iPhone app management

Click on App Store

turning off automatic offloading

As you can see below, the Automatic Offload of unused Apps is enabled. To disable this, please proceed to the next image.

iOS app storage

To disable I, kindly toggle the button as shown below to turn off this settings.


Note: This feature is only peculiar to unused apps. If your iPhone is running on 32GB you might need the Offload feature enabled to help keep your phone running smoothly

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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