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I don't see the need to delete an app. Just the quicker access using the icon is reason enough for me to keep an app. Memory is the cheapest thing nowadays. I'm carrying around 64GB memory in my phone. Why limit myself, worrying about space? Even older phones don't have this problem, you can put in an SD card for plentiful storage.



Problem is that new apps are often put near the end, and you're swiping a bunch of screens to get to what ostensibly are more frequently used at that time. Personally, I prefer keeping it clean, and often when I upgrade, I'll just start fresh without restoring. It's amazing what I really don't miss.


It's actually worse when they're alphabetized, and a lot of apps end up with short names that don't match the name you saw in Google Play.

Facebook Messenger, for instance, is just "Messenger", removing the company name. There's a built-in app named that as well, and I always forget which is which.


One of the worst offenders is Zomato food order app. Its icon just shows up with "Order". It took me five minutes to find it.


> Even older phones don't have this problem, you can put in an SD card for plentiful storage.

Unfortunately, not a solution for iPhones.

I have an old but trusty iPhone 4S with 16gb, so I certainly have memory problems. however, I've found that programs usually aren't that big – it's usually the data. Photos, podcasts, caches... those are the things that really add up without you noticing.


>I'm carrying around 64GB memory in my phone. Why limit myself, worrying about space?

A lot of apps can be several GB by themselves alone, e.g. some 4-6 GB game titles, etc. Music apps with sample content tend to be on the multi-GB camp too.

And of course the user might also have most of those 64GB taken by his music, videos, and photos.


>Memory is the cheapest thing nowadays

A bargain at 16 gb upgrade for $100 from Apple /s


Buy it from someone else then ;)


A lot of stuff can end up running in the background, though. Its less an issue of storage space, and more an issue of battery life. Performance and data consumption may also be issues for some people.




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