Keeping the apps on our devices that we are not using since longtime or no longer in used can hold the storage and slow down the phone. Even when we delete those apps the data still can harm our devices. So to free up the data Google has introduced a new feature on Android called “Auto-Archiving”, which will automatically delete unused app data, freeing up device storage without uninstalling the app completely. This feature will remove over 60% of unused data, saving valuable space on mobile devices.
The Android Developer Blog has published a post on this feature, assuring users that personal data will not be removed and a cloud icon will indicate that the data is safe. This feature can be used when mobile storage is low or when installing a new app, and is available on Android OS 19 and above.
Additionally, users can manually manage their unused apps by the following ways :-
- Go to settings on your device.
- Click on the app management .
- Click on Unused Apps option .
- Then Manage the apps not in use .
Also you can delete the unused apps by the following ways :-
- Go to Play Store app .
- Tap the Profile icon at the top right corner.
- Click on the Manage apps & devices .
- Select the name of the app you want to delete.
- Tap Uninstall.
Moreover you can delete the unused APK files by the following ways :-
- Go to My Files on yor device .
- Search for APK files .
- Long press the file and tap Delete on the upper right hand corner .