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How to know the last time you used an app on your iPhone, to see if it’s worth having installed or not

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How many applications do you have installed on your iPhone? Are they all really necessary? Over the past few months I have been doing a considerable amount of cleaning on my iPhone to minimize its use and distractions, making it a real productivity tool. Goodbye battery percentage, goodbye unnecessary notifications and goodbye apps I don’t use .

How to know the last time you used an app on your iPhone, to see if it’s worth having installed or not
How to know the last time you used an app on your iPhone, to see if it’s worth having installed or not

You can take a look at your homescreen and check all the apps you have one by one , thinking about when is the last time you used it, if you use it daily or if you need it “in case”. However, there is an easier way to do this cleaning, since iOS 11 we have two methods for this:

Automatically clean up unused apps

If you go to your iPhone Settings and then to General> iPhone Storage, you’ll find one of the features Apple introduced with iOS 11: automatic removal of unused applications. Basically, the iPhone automatically uninstalls the applications you use the least to free up space on the device when there’s not enough left. This process doesn’t remove documents and data from the apps, so when you download them again everything will be in place.

Manual cleaning of unused apps

Don’t trust the iPhone to delete applications for you and don’t want to get any surprises? No problem, on that same system settings screen you can see for yourself when you last used an app . If you look, a list of all the applications installed on the device will appear. Below the name of each one is the last time it was opened, to the right is the space it takes up on the device.

If you click on the app more details and options appear . iOS tells us the size of the app but also the size of the documents and data inside the app. From there we can remove the app, or if we prefer and it allows the app, uninstall the app and keep the data until a new installation. In short, different but effective methods to free up space and remove unnecessary things from our iOS devices.

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