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iOS 9 will temporarily delete apps to make room for updates, patches then reinstall with data intact

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jun 2015 11:12 User comments (5)

iOS 9 will temporarily delete apps to make room for updates, patches then reinstall with data intact iOS 9 beta users were greeted with a highly-requested feature when they updated to beta 2 yesterday.
It appears that Apple is testing a feature that will allow the operating system to delete applications when you do not have enough free space to update to the latest iOS and when the update is complete it will reinstall your app with all the data still intact.

Additionally, Apple is also including a feature called "app thinning" to iOS 9 "which allows developers to distribute only the necessary portions of their apps to users, and Swift libraries built-in so developers don't have to include them with every app," says 9to5M.

If the features make it to the final release of iOS 9, it will be to the relief of iOS fans who always have the harrowing task of deciding what pictures, games and apps they need to delete in order to make room for the updated operating system.

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5 user comments

124.6.2015 13:02

"harrowing" XD

224.6.2015 19:40

I wouldn't think this would be a big deal. Just transfer pictures to an external source, update and move your data back after the update. It's not you have to delete your pictures or music permanently.

325.6.2015 20:50

Originally posted by pcrazy99:
I wouldn't think this would be a big deal. Just transfer pictures to an external source, update and move your data back after the update. It's not you have to delete your pictures or music permanently.
Have you met average iPhone user? :)

426.6.2015 1:39

Am I the only one who does not want to leave it to them to choose which apps to delete. And I can just see all the problems that could arise when they are "trying" to reload those apps AND the data. I have trust issues.

527.6.2015 16:53

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by pcrazy99:
I wouldn't think this would be a big deal. Just transfer pictures to an external source, update and move your data back after the update. It's not you have to delete your pictures or music permanently.
Have you met average iPhone user? :)

You mean smartphone users in general!

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