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Your next phone update could delete some apps

Your next phone update could delete some apps
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Apple is working on a way to make sure that users who want to upgrade their iPhones will have enough space on their gadgets to install the latest operating system. With the update of iOS 8 came a ton a complaints that the file couldn't be installed due to its size.

Well not this time around! Apple developers created a program that can temporarily delete some of your biggest apps and immediately reinstall them as soon as the update is done. This sounds like a great idea, but what if it doesn't work? You could be without your favorite apps and the data that was stored within them.

Even though iOS 9 is just a quarter of the size of the iOS 8 update, users could still find themselves without enough room to install it. This issue was the main reason developers included this program in the beta, or test version, that is currently available for a select group of Apple owners.

Don't worry, the program won't delete anything if you don't want it to. The phone will prompt you with an option to temporarily delete the apps before the update or cancel the update all together. You will still be in control of what goes and what stays on your phone.

I love this idea and I can't wait to see if it becomes an official part of iOS 9 when it's released to the public later this year. But do you think it's a smart addition to the operating system or do you think that Apple should keep their paws off your apps permanently?

Let me know how you feel about this program by leaving me a note in the comments section below.

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