How to Delete Documents and Data on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11

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Myra Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

What is Documents & Data on your iPhone that is eating up your iPhone storage? Well, generally speaking, the Documents & Data on your iPhone include the cookies, caches, preferences and more. Depending on your frequency of using the App, the storage taken by Documents & Data vary from App to App. When you check your iPhone storage, you may find some frequently used Apps take up lots of your iPhone space. That's why you want to delete the Documents & Data on your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to free up your iPhone space. Follow the steps below to learn how to make it.

How to delete Documents and Data on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11

Tip 1: Delete Documents & Data on iPhone from Settings

One way to remove Documents & Data from your iPhone is to delete the App to erase the documents and data in the application. Don't worry about you will lose the App for you can re-install it on your iPhone if you like.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General on your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Step 2: Choose iPhone Storage and you will see the list of your iPhone Apps and storage taken by each App.

Step 3: Tap on the App you want to delete documents and data from and then click Delete App. By doing so, the App and the related data will all be removed from your iPhone.

How to delete documents and data on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

Tip 2: Delete Documents & Data on iPhone without deleting App

While if you want to delete documents and data without deleting the App, you can clear the related data manually in the App. For example, you can clear watch/search history in YouTube to remove its data.

Tip 3 (FREE): Free up iPhone storage without deleting Documents & Data

In some cases, you may find just to delete documents an data on your iPhone to get more space is not enough. Is there any other more effective way to clear iPhone storage? The answer is to back up your iPhone contents to computer first and then delete the contents to free up your iPhone space. Then you can get more space on your iPhone and you still have the backup of your deleted data on your computer. To back up your iPhone, the completely free iOS data transfer tool you will need is MobiMover Free. In addition to transferring your iPhone/iPad data to the computer, MobiMover also supports the data transfer from computer to iPhone/iPad and from one iPhone/iPad to computer. You can transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, notes, messages and more if you need. Follow the steps below to learn how to transfer your iPhone contents to the computer with MobiMover.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable. You need to tap "Trust This Computer" on the device screen if a pop-up appears. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" mode in the main interface. Now you can head to back up your connected iDevice data by clicking "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up everything from your iPhone/iPad to the PC in a readable way. Here, you can customize a location to keep the transferred data on your computer, otherwise, it will keep on your computer desktop by default. Choose the apps you want to back up and click "Transfer".

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Step 3. MobiMover will work on transferring the selected files from iPhone/iPad to the designated place. When it completes, you can go to the path, find the backup folder and open it. If the exported data is saved as a .html file on your computer, you need to open it with a browser and view details on the web page.

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