If your iPhone has suddenly become slow or you’re getting “Not Enough Storage” notification all of a sudden, then it’s time to delete Documents and Data on your iPhone. In the Settings app of your iPhone, there is a folder “Documents and Data” and that is the cause of the sudden lethargic behavior of your iPhone.
What happens is that iPhone performs very smoothly when you first buy it. With the passage of time Cache builds up and makes your iPhone perform slower and even becoming unresponsive at times. With a few tips and tricks you’ll be able to delete documents and data that are making your iPhone lag behind.
How to delete “Documents & Data” with CacheClearer
If you run into trouble due to the cache buildup, you can safely remove your “Documents and Data” contents. Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. This will list all the apps in your iPhone. Choose an app and you will be able to see the space it has occupied. You will however notice that Apple has provided no provision for resetting your “Documents and Data” to free your storage.
However, if you have a jailbroken device you can delete unwanted Documents and Data using CacheClearer. It’s a Cydia tweak and it allows you to clear your cache with one tap and fees away significant amount of space.
Method to use CacheClearer to Remove Cache
- Launch Cydia
- Go to Sources > Edit > and add http://rpetri.ch/repo
- Install CacheClearer > Confirm
When installation is complete, go to Settings app > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. Tap on an app and choose Clear App’s Cache. This is a new option added by CacheClearer otherwise Apple doesn’t give you this option. Tap on Clear App’s cache and the cache files accumulated by your device for this application is deleted. This is a straightforward way of getting rid of your Junk cache files if you have jailbreak.
Delete Documents and Data with the Reset button
Cache isn’t the only bundle of files that’s overburdening your device. Documents and Data folder also saves many other temporary files, screenshots, etc. that are not cleared when you clear cache with CacheClearer.
Reset app button is the other button added by CacheClearer to your app options. If you choose Reset app button, it resets the entire Documents and Data folder for the app. Now you will find that your application has reverted back to factory settings. You will lose all the personal data related to the app such as login information, permissions, personalized setting, etc.
Delete Documents and Data without Jailbreak
You can delete Documents and Data with CacheClearer only if you have jailbreak installed on your iPhone. As a non-jailbreak device owner you can attempt to clear storage of your device with some of the following ways:
- Delete an app from the Settings app. This will clear all the app data from your device. Now reinstall it from the App Store. This is similar to resetting your app.
- Go through your Camera Roll and delete any unwanted or duplicate photos or videos.
- Go to Settings > iCloud > Photo Stream and turn it off to save storage.
- You can sideload iCleaner Pro for non-jailbroken devices.
We hope that one of the above options will surely help you delete Documents and Data from your device. Managing the storage of your iOS device such as iPhone or iPad properly will speed it up without any further intervention.