iOS 9 Will Temporarily Delete and Reinstall Apps If You Need Free Space for Software Update

iOS 9 Will Temporarily Delete and Reinstall Apps If You Need Free Space for Software Update

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Apple seeded iOS 9 beta 2 to developers today revealing a new feature that will automatically delete and reinstall apps on devices that don't have enough free space to do a software update.

The feature appears to have been first spotted by iOS developer Kaleb Butt who didn't have enough space to download the iOS 9 beta 2 software update.

An alert is presented to the user that reads:

Insufficient Space for Download
In order to make room for the software update, some apps will need to be temporarily deleted. All deleted apps will automatically be replaced after the update is complete. Would you like to continue?


You can choose to cancel the software update or Allow App Deletion.

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[via Arie]


iOS 9 Will Temporarily Delete and Reinstall Apps If You Need Free Space for Software Update
Diggy - June 24, 2015 at 4:37pm
They should add a notice about what will happen to the user data. I can see a lot of people being worried about this and just canceling because they don't want to lose their bubble farm witch clan clash of Olympus game save.
Flozz - June 24, 2015 at 12:30pm
This is one of smartest moves I have seen. Good plan to stay ahead.
Everybody wonders - June 24, 2015 at 12:27pm
Heard it's less than half the size of iOS8. Good work!
KoCMoHaBTa - June 24, 2015 at 9:23am
If apps will be completely restored (including their data) after the update - this will be great.
Unrev - June 24, 2015 at 8:31am
Thats actually smart, hopefully now none will report missing photos because they were too cheap and bought the 8GB iphone :D
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