I came to realise that there are some apps which I have deleted from my iphone had seemed NOT to be totally deleted. hmmm.........
what I am trying to say is - e.g. I have previously installed FB app on my iphone but when I go back to the apps store and search "facebook" it was not indicated as "free" but "install" so I suspected that this s/w is still lurking in my iphone. Am I right to say that? or I can safely say it is "totally trashed" out?
if it is not totally trashed out, is there a way whereby it can be "totally wiped out" on my iphone (as if it was never install before?) possible?
I came to realise that happens on Android phones too getting into "my files" I can still see "facebook" sitting in my phone. but on the "play store" it did indicate "isntall" (as if it was never install before)
asked Aug 10 '12 at 04:27
What is left on the device is probably just cache information or any other data related to the app. I believe iTunes shows INSTALL insread of FREE because it's the same when you purchase an app: once I pay my 99 cents for it I don't have to pay for it anymore even if I delete it from the iPod/iPhone. Simply spoken - it counts as a purchse which took 0.00 from your balance.
As for the leftover files - you can easily delete those in Android with the built-in file manager, but in order to get to any leftover IPA files on iOS you will need to jailbreak your device and either SSH your device, or install a Cydia app called iFile. Another option would be to do a complete reset via DFU mode, but that's a little too much.
If there really are some leftover files, your iPhone will probably delete them automatically, should you start running low on space.
answered Aug 10 '12 at 08:11
oooh...... wow wow..... now that is something that is new to me really phew
but from the explanation that DW96 gave (i.e. the purchased app) I somehow do understand the "full" idea of this. hmmm.....
the steps to "delete" totally seemed tedious for someone nerdy to IT like me. guess I will just have to "live" with it.
TQ for the explanation :)
answered Aug 13 '12 at 04:36