What is Offload Apps? How to Offload apps in iOS 11?

What is Offload Apps? How to Offload apps in iOS 11?



Offload Apps in iOS 11 is a new feature introduced by Apple that allows you to delete the apps from your iPhone without deleting its documents and data. This is extremely useful when your device is running out of space.

There was a "Storage & iCloud Usage" option in previous version and now is renamed as "iPhone Storage" in iOS 11 where you can enable Offload unused apps in the option.

iOS 11's new feature Offload apps can automatically delete apps to save space without loosing your data that is it removes the apps you don't use but helps you keep your documents and data for later use.

Suppose you are on a trip and you do not have enough storage to shoot important photos and video. In this case, you can simply offload apps which will delete the app but not its data. This way you will give extra storage for your iPhone. You can then install the app later and get all your settings as it is.


You can free up space in iOS 11 anytime using Offload app when your iPhone run out of storage. To do that;

Not only that, you can enable the Offload App feature in iOS 11 from the general settings and let your phone automatically offload the rarely used app for you. This will only offload the app that hasn’t been used for a long time. So here is how Offloading app on iOS 11 works.

How to Offload Apps in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad
You can free up space in iOS 11 anytime using Offload app when your iPhone run out of storage. To do that;

Step 1: Go to Settings – General – iPhone Storage

Step 2: Tap on the app that you want to Offload

Step 3: Tap on Offload app and then confirm

It will then delete the app from your iPhone but keep the documents and data of the app. The documents and data will be restored automatically when you re-install the app later.

As I have already mentioned, you can also enable the automatically Offload App feature which will delete the rarely used app from your iPhone. So here is

How to enable Offload Unused Apps Automatically on your iPhone/iPad running iOS 11
You can also Offload Unused apps automatically on iOS 11 to free up space without loosing documents and data.

Step 1: Go to Settings – General – iPhone Storage

Step 2: Enable the Offload Unused Apps option

That’s all! It will then delete the app that you use rarely.

This is a nice feature in iOS 11 which aims to save more storage on your iPhone/iPad. Let us know what you think about this feature…

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