Short of iPhone space? iOS 11 can auto-delete unused apps but keep the data

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The feature could help 32GB iPhone 7 owners given storage-hogging features like Live Photos, but it could be a life-saver for owners of pre-iPhone 7 16GB models.


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iOS 11 will introduce a handy feature that deletes unused apps automatically but offers an easy way to reinstall them to their prior state.

The space-saving feature is available in a new optional setting that enables iOS 11 to automatically uninstall apps you haven’t used recently.

The feature could be a life-saver for owners of pre-iPhone 7 16GB models but it could also help owners of the 32GB iPhone 7 given storage-hogging features like Live Photos.

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