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How to Delete Documents & Data on iPhone 6/7/8/X/XR in iOS 11/12


Updated on Jan 11, 2021 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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Whether you want to free up more space for your iPhone or improve your device's overall performance, cleaning out unwanted apps or old files is a good option. You can remove documents and data from iPhone in different ways, depending on what kind of data you'd like to remove. Whatever the data is, this guide will introduce all practical methods to delete them.

Before you delete any files from your iPhone, make sure you've made a backup of your iPhone. This ensures that you can recover important files if you mistakenly delete essential files.

What Is Document & Data on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Generally speaking, Document & Data is a kind of extra data (logs info, cookies, caches, preference, downloaded images, and videos) created by apps. They make it efficient for you to visit apps but also take up lots of space on your iPhone. If you want to improve your iPhone's performance or free up more space for your device, removing documents and data can help you a lot. For more details on how to delete documents and data on the iPhone, you can read the next part.

Method 1. How to Delete Document & Data in One-click
Method 2. How to Delete Document & Data on iPhone Manually
Method 3. How to Delete Document & Data by Uninstalling and Reinstalling App
Method 4. Completely Delete Data on iPhone with Settings

Method 1. How to Delete Document & Data in One-click

As an old saying goes, " to do his work well, must first sharpen his tools." This also applies to delete data on iPhone. To delete document and data easily and quickly, you'll need a professional and reliable iOS data remover to help you. 

EaseUS MobiMover is that kind of tool. With its iOS data management tool, you can delete any files or apps on your iPhone in one-click. Before deleting, it allows you to view and select the files you'd like to remove. All in all, it is a good helper in data management. 

You can now download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and start deleing unwanted documents data on iPhone and iPad. 

Step 1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer (Mac or PC), launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to " Content Management> Contacts".

delete all contacts on iPhone/iPad - Step 1

Step 2. Click the "Select All"  to select all the contacts on your iPhone or iPad, then click "Delete" to delete all contacts from your iPhone/iPad.

delete all contacts on iPhone/iPad - Step 2

Step 3. Then you will see a new window asking you whether to delete the selected items. Click "Yes" in the window to confirm your deletion.

delete all contacts on iPhone/iPad - Step 3

Method 2. How to Delete Document & Data on iPhone Manually

As we introduced earlier, Documents and Data comprises downloaded files, chatting history, media files, or other preferences. Therefore, you can go to related apps to delete these files. Different apps have different steps. Here are two examples. 

If you'd like to clear browsing data on Facebook, then you can:

Step 1. Tap the menu icon (three horizontal lines) on the iPhone and iPad.

Step 2. Tap "Settings & Privacy."

Step 3. Tap "Settings."

Step 4. Tap "Media and Contacts."

Step 5. Tap "Browser."

Step 6. Tap "Clear browsing data."

If you'd like to clear history and website data on Safari, you can:

Step 1. Open the Safari app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the bookmarks icon (an open book) at the bottom of the screen on the iPhone or at the top left on the iPad.

Step 3. Tap the clock icon on the right to open History.

Step 4. Tap "Clear."

Step 5. Select "The last hour," "Today," "Today and yesterday," or "All-time."

Delete data on safari

Note: You can also delete individual history by swiping to the left across a URL until it turns red and says Delete.

If you want to delete documents and data from WhatsApp, you can:

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the "Settings."

Step 3. Tap "Storage Usage."

Step 4. Select a conversation to see the media files included in this chat.

Step 5. Tap "Manage" and select the media files you'd like to delete.

Method 3. How to Delete Document & Data by Uninstalling and Reinstalling App

Another way to delete Documents and Data on an iPhone is to remove and reinstall the apps that make up Documents and Data. There are three ways available for uninstalling apps on iPhone - directly uninstall apps from the home screen, uninstall apps from the Settings, and remove apps in batches with EaseUS MobiMover. You can choose any one of these ways to uninstall apps on the iPhone.

Method 4. Completely Delete Data on iPhone with Settings

If you want to erase all documents and data on the iPhone, you can go to the Settings to reset your iPhone to factory settings.

Step 1. Go to Settings >[your name] >iCloud to backup the important files you don't want to delete.

Step 2. Go to Settings>General>Reset and tap the button Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 3. Confirm that you want to delete everything and enter your Apple ID and Password.

Step 4. Wait a few minutes, the time will depend on how much data you have on your iPhone.

Step 5. Follow the guide to set up your iPhone, until reach the App and Data screen.

Step 6. Restore your iPhone with iCloud Backup you just made.


In Conclusion

That's all about our guide on how to delete Document & Data on iPhone. We do hope you've removed unwanted files from iPhone with the above-mentioned methods. Again, don't forget to make a copy of your iPhone data before deleting any files. If unfortunately, you delete some important files from the iPhone, you can recover deleted files with tips introduced in this guide.

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