How to Delete Documents & Data on iPhone or iPad



documents-and-data iphoneIn case you’ve realize that your iPhone or iPad storage is very low, and while browsing the storage preferences, you may discover that some apps and files are taking the too much space and become a burden in your iOS device.


In this article We are trying to cover what Records & Data really are, as well as how to delete the files and documents from your iPhone or iPad to free up space.

Please Note that this guide isn’t actually meant to free up overall disk space. This is aimed especially to explore where the new files and documents come from and suddenly occupy the whole storage of iPhone and iPad.

Types of Documents & Data on iPhone and iPad?

Currently iOS save 2 different kind of folders “Records & Data” saved on your iPhone and iPad, each of them occupy disk space on your iOS device.

  1. Cache & App Related Documents & Data
  2. iCloud Related Documents & Data

Cache & App Related Documents & Data save app related data and cache in your phone.

iCloud Related Documents & Data saves iCloud related apps data files on your iPhone.

Delete Documents & Data From Your iPhone and iPad?

The fun fact is that both folders share same name but have different purposes and functions. therefore are references in various segments of iOS Settings, however it is difficult understand the both folders, but  anyway they’re different.

The Simplest and Easiest Way to Delete Data & Documents From iPhone, iPad

The simplest and the easiest way is that just remove the app that taking a lost of disk space in your iphone or ipad after deleting the app just re-downloading it from the apple store again.

As you know that we can clear the data and cache from the android device but can keep the app but unfortunately Apple doesn’t provide such a way in iOS to manually delete caches and program data from iphone or ipad.

Please also keep in mind that you will lose all your saved logins etc one you uninstall the app from your ipad.

Don’t do this if you do not have a backup of your login details, nor delete an program or its files and data caches when you’ve got important data saved within that program.

Locate the program (s) who have the’Records & Info’ you need to delete (by Way of Example, Twitter is a 64MB program but can often Occupy a few hundred MB using its Records and Info ), tap on that program and select”Play Program”

Lets Empty Disk Space in your Apple Phone

  1. Open the “Settings” app in your iOS Device
  2. Now Go to “General” and then tap on “Storage & iCloud Usage”
  3. Now Tab on “Manage Storage” under the ‘Storage’ section
  4. Find the applications that are occupying the large amount of data in our case twitter app is occupying the 400+ mb data which is 200% more than the original file size.

In order to free up the ios space tap on that app and choose “Delete App”

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Visit the apple store and isntall the app you just deleted from your iphone.

Once the downloading is finished. visit ‘Storage’ section again and  you will see that now it consumes much less space because the documents and data has been cleared out.

How to Delete Documents and Data from iCloud in iOS

This process is pretty easy and you can done it in few steps. Some other kind of data and documents is saved at iCloud, and can be delete directly by visiting the iCloud Menu. The nice thing is that you can do it without removing or uninstalling the app.

Here are the simple steps to do to remove documents and data from iPhone

  1. Open the “Settings” program in your iPhone/iPad then go to “General” and then navigate to “Storage & iCloud Usage Menu”
  2. Now find ‘iCloud’ section and choose “Manage Storage”.
  3. On the Manage Storage section you will see a “Documents & Data” section, tap on the app to delete the Documents & Data of that app.

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