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The Surprising App You Should Delete ASAP If Your Phone Charges SO Slowly

July 27, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Tech

If your phone is working slower than usual — whether you own an iPhone or an Android — the culprit is typically the same: too much storage data is being sucked dry from your device.

There are a number of reasons why storage data is lacking from your phone, including the fact that you have a million photos and videos stored on your phone. But apps are another common problem — too many apps, or too many of the most storage data-draining apps,  can add up to a slower device.

This is the surprising app you should delete ASAP if your phone charges SO slowly.

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You may already know the biggest app offenders when it comes to storage data — namely, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. But you may be surprised to learn that there are native apps on your iPhone that take up a great deal of storage.

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According to iPhone Faq, there are five iOS native apps that, together, take up about 4GB. They are:


Garage Band - 1.6 GB
iMovie - 671 MB
Keynote - 650 MB
Pages - 463 MB
Numbers - 460 MB

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In addition to these apps, smaller apps on your iPhone are also hogging up more storage space than is probably necessary, especially if you rarely or never use these apps:


Shortcuts - 135 MB
Books - 53 MB
iTunes U - 36 MB
Maps - 36 MB
Music - 25 MB
News - 11 MB

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So, what can you do about these apps?


The answer really depends on your phone’s operating system and the app you wish to delete.


According to Lifewire: “Users running iOS 10 or higher on their devices can delete pre-installed apps, while users with iOS 9 or earlier cannot delete any of the stock apps that Apple pre-loads on the iPhone. While this is frustrating for iOS 9 users who seek total control over their devices, Apple does it to ensure that all users have the same baseline experience and can be solved by a simple OS upgrade.”


If you have iOS 10 or higher, delete the app you want to get rid of the same way you would any other app: tap and hold it until it begins shaking, then tap on the X and “Remove” to delete it.

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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