What is “Documents & Data” on iPhone 7/7 Plus and How to Delete It

If you connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus or earlier iPhone model to computer and run iTunes, you will definitely find a graph in the bottom of iTunes window that shows the space usage of your iPhone. Among those stuff that take up your iPhone space, Documents & Data can be little baffling. What is Documents & Data? And can you delete documents and data on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to free up iPhone space? Keep reading on this post and you will get the answers of the 2 questions.

What is “Documents & Data” on iPhone 7/7 Plus

As one of the main parts that take up your iPhone space, Documents & Data comes from various sources like app data including caches, login details or preferences, and pictures, audios or videos downloaded by apps, etc.

To check the details, you can go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Storage, and tap Manage Storage under “Storage” section, then you can tap different apps to see how much space the documents and data of these apps take up. Sometimes, an app that is nearly 100 MB size may create more than 1 GB documents and data on your iPhone, such as Facebook.

What is "Documents & Data" on iPhone 7/7 Plus
How to check app documents and data on iPhone

How to Delete Documents and Data on iPhone 7/7 Plus

Since these documents and data contain app login information, if you delete them from your iPhone, you’ll need to re-enter your account and password when you use this app next time. So please remember your accounts in mind or write them down in notebook before you delete documents and data on iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Here are two methods you can use to remove app documents and data from you iPhone:

  • Method 1: Delete documents and data if possible

Some apps allows you to delete app data within it. For example, you can delete WhatsApp chats, pictures or videos within the app.

And for apps like Safari, you can directly go to Settings > Safari to clear history and website data.

How to Delete Safari Data on iPhone 7/7 Plus
How to Delete Safari Data on iPhone 7/7 Plus
  • Method 2: Delete and reinstall app

If there is no option to delete documents and data within an app or in Settings app, you can delete this app to completely remove the app data and then go to App Store to download and install it again.


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