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Here is a quicker way to delete large apps on your phone

If you need to free up space quickly, there is a more efficient way of doing it.

Image: AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato

THERE ARE NUMEROUS ways you can free up space on your phone, and deleting apps is one of the quickest ways to do this.

Deleting an app is pretty easy. Hold down on an app and depending on the device you use, either tap the x when it appears or drag it up to the top to uninstall it.

You likely know this and what apps you want to remove but there is another, handier method of removing them if you’re only concerned about deleting larger ones (and save you a bit of time searching for them).

On iOS, it’s a matter of going into Settings > General > Storage and iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. Here all apps will be sorted from largest to smallest, and tapping on one will let you delete it directly. Once that’s done, you can go back to the list and continue removing more apps if necessary.


On Android, you simply go into Settings > Storage and you will see the apps organised from largest to smallest.

Tapping on one will present you with a more detailed breakdown of its app size but if you tap on the app name at the top, you will be directed to the apps page where you can uninstall it.


Once you’ve that done, hit the back button and you’ll return to the storage page.

This method is also useful if you have numerous apps hidden away in folders and don’t want to spend time searching through all of them, especially if you download a lot of games.

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