How to find how much space you’ll save when uninstalling apps

By , Aug 15, 2013

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I love having a 32GB iPhone, because it means that I rarely have to worry about being cramped for space. Back in the days when I used to opt for the iPhone with less storage, I constantly found myself having to manage space.

If you still find yourself in that unfortunate predicament, first of all, I feel for you. Secondly, you should probably consider downloading Uninstall Application Size. This is a recently released jailbreak tweak that will let you know how much space you’ll save when uninstalling any specific app. Have a look inside to see what I mean…

Awkward name aside, Uninstall Application Size is a very handy jailbreak tweak to have at your disposal. When you place your device into wiggle mode and tap the ‘x’ designated for deleting apps, it’ll let you know how much space you’ll recover by proceeding with the app’s deletion. You then have the option of going ahead with the deletion, or backing out.

This is an awesome tweak for quickly checking how much space an app takes up on your device. In my opinion, Apple should provide such statistics by default, but, of course, they never will. Such technical information being provided to the end-user isn’t exactly Apple’s M.O.

The good news is that jailbreakers don’t have to follow Apple’s rules. With that in mind, head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and check Uninstall Application Size out today. It’s a free jailbreak tweak, and it’s available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Once you give it a shot, let me know what you think about it in the comments section below.

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  • Beta382

    Apple actually does provide this statistic. Just pay a visit to Settings.app>General>Usage. You can see the total size of every non-stock app, as well as the additional data storage that each app is taking up. You can even delete the app from there.

    • Zelox

      So making that statement this tweak is pretty much usless

      • Tristan

        Not exactly. It provides it when you delete it from the home screen. Not the Settings app.

  • Zelox

    Well i guess this tweak is good for some people and for others not

  • Zelox

    I downloaded this tweak and it put me in safe mode 5 times in a row. I’m thinking this has some bugs and needs to be fixed.

  • mehrab

    Use phoneclean to remove cache. I remvoed 1.3 gb of cache

    • Adam Bowman

      I can’t find phoneclean in Cydia. Are you sure you have that name right?

      • leart za jmi

        Use icleaner, is the best and is safe

      • Adam Bowman

        Yep. I have icleaner, and I use it, and I love it. I’m wondering if that’s what mehrab (above) meant.

      • felixtaf

        I think he meant a PC software named phoneclean… Its good (not sure if its as good as the ones in Cydia). I have used and cleaned nearly 800mb last month…

      • mehrab

        Its for the pc and the mac its better then any other i used icleaner and all but phonecleans the best and its free and cleans alot i cleaned 1.3 gb