1. liewss80's Avatar
    How to clear data and documents of app in ios without removing the app?
    For eg:
    Attachment 14343

    This app is only 16mb but the data took almost 600mb. How to clear it off?
    04-01-2012 01:18 AM
  2. itsalexaye's Avatar
    you could try clearing the cache in the app.
    04-01-2012 11:17 AM
  3. liewss80's Avatar
    I couldn't find where to clear the cache. Any idea ?
    04-01-2012 12:35 PM
  4. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    The doc/data you probably see in the FB app is from any pics you may have uploaded from your phone. Have you uploaded any pics?

    to clear your cache, go settings/safari--scroll down to clear history and clear cookies/data. tap both. You also could go down to 'advanced'/'website data' and in there you'll see a red tab bar to clear it out. tap that to clear it. this may help also.
    04-01-2012 03:31 PM
  5. liewss80's Avatar
    Yes. I did view photo, upload/download fr FB via FB app. Not safari. So, I guess clearing safari cache won't help to clear FB app data.
    04-01-2012 09:16 PM
  6. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Yes. I did view photo, upload/download fr FB via FB app. Not safari. So, I guess clearing safari cache won't help to clear FB app data.
    clearing the cache in safari may help, try what i posted above and see if it does - that amount of data your seeing in the FB app itself is prob the pics/posts you've uploaded thru it. Basically if you cleared that out, if I'm not mistaken, you'd also clear them off of the FB as well. I'm not 100% sure on that tho as I don't use FB.

    (edited to correct post wording)
    Last edited by Pink; 04-02-2012 at 08:51 AM.
    04-02-2012 07:57 AM
  7. itsalexaye's Avatar
    No, clearing safari won't help - that amount of data your seeing in the FB app itself is the pics you've uploaded thru it. Basically if you cleared that out, if I'm not mistaken, you'd also clear them off of the FB as well. I'm not 100% sure on that tho as I don't use FB.
    Isn't the 600mb mostly just the cache though? Because on my iPhone 4S, Tweetbot has about 70mb of documents & data. So it's not app specific.
    04-02-2012 08:34 AM
  8. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Isn't the 600mb mostly just the cache though? Because on my iPhone 4S, Tweetbot has about 70mb of documents & data. So it's not app specific.
    Honestly Alex, i'm not sure because i don't use FB at all. My theory is I was thinking along the lines of apps that hold certain doc/data info. In example, a game may be 15mb to dwld, but then once you start playing and the scores store themselves 'in' the app, that amount will increase. I'd guess if you clear out the doc/data for that game you'd lose your scores/progress. I'm guessing the FB app may be the same in perspective on when you upload pics.

    But, like i said, i'm not 100% sure as i don't use FB at all.
    04-02-2012 08:50 AM
  9. liewss80's Avatar
    Testing clearing safari cache. Doesn't help. Some1 fr other forum suggested me remove FB and reinstall. Is that a good idea?
    04-02-2012 09:00 AM
  10. itsalexaye's Avatar
    Testing clearing safari cache. Doesn't help. Some1 fr other forum suggested me remove FB and reinstall. Is that a good idea?
    It'll clear out that 600mb of extra data for now, but after a while it'll probably get saved up. I think all that is a mixture of cache, pics (being uploaded/viewed etc.), and logging in/out etc.
    04-02-2012 09:04 AM
  11. liewss80's Avatar
    Is that means I've to Delete the app and reinstall from time to time? This happens to other apps as well. Increasing space taken for data.
    04-02-2012 12:20 PM
  12. phessler's Avatar
    They updated the Facebook app. Maybe the new install will fix it.
    04-03-2012 05:22 AM
  13. liewss80's Avatar
    Jst updated. But nothing much chg. still same
    04-03-2012 05:46 AM
  14. liewss80's Avatar
    Jst for info, my FB app suddenly cleared all it's data automatically. Dunno y. Now freed up lot of space on my iPhone.
    04-03-2012 11:10 AM
  15. liewss80's Avatar
    Maybe the app update did the chg. i can c the difference only after I restarts iPhone
    04-03-2012 11:14 AM
  16. jpena53's Avatar
    Ive asked this question before and I believe that iOS does it on its own. Besides that you can delete and reinstall which is a pain.

    For example, if you are running out of free space the OS will cannibalize the cached data from Facebook or other apps, why almost any app needs to cache data is beyond me. If it was a GPS program then I would understand but FB is idiotic.
    04-04-2012 05:40 PM
  17. liewss80's Avatar
    Yup. Agree
    04-04-2012 08:40 PM
  18. ZeTaBYTeS's Avatar
    I think logoff and re-login FB app will clear the cache. At least that's what happening on my new iPad that my wife and I shares.
    04-05-2012 11:09 AM
  19. ICON5o2's Avatar
    I have multiple apps that are taking up so much space because of the data they are somehow storing. I had a wallpaper app that was storing about 1 gb of data. I wasn't even saving any of the wallpapers. All I would do is click to view the wallpaper and it would somehow store data. Is this a bug or is this normal?

    I started a thread about it on another forum. I thought I was the only one having this problem. Here's the link to that thread.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1349164


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk
    05-09-2012 04:25 AM
  20. Optic Dev's Avatar
    How to clear data and documents of app in ios without removing the app?
    For eg:
    Attachment 14343

    This app is only 16mb but the data took almost 600mb. How to clear it off?
    It cleans itself after some time. When it does, the icon will be greyed out and it will say "cleaning...". You used to be able to delete an individual apps data in early builds of the iOS 5 beta.
    05-09-2012 09:04 AM
  21. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It cleans itself after some time. When it does, the icon will be greyed out and it will say "cleaning...". You used to be able to delete an individual apps data in early builds of the iOS 5 beta.
    Yes. This. Rene even had a post about this a couple of months ago with a screen shot of that happening. I finally witnessed it for myself on my iPad the other day.
    05-11-2012 07:28 PM
  22. Yasmin Azise's Avatar
    How to clear data and documents of app in ios without removing the app?
    For eg:
    Attachment 14343

    This app is only 16mb but the data took almost 600mb. How to clear it off?
    09-27-2014 12:14 AM
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