Snapchat is a social media app that allows users share pictures and videos, but hey! How many social media apps can one fully grasp and enjoy before they become overwhelming? That’s for you to decide, if delete Snapchat account or not. However, my own grouse (and that of many people) is the full iPhone memory and privacy issues that can arise from adding another social media app to the fray.
The Snapchat app is 80MB give or take. However, when you check your storage usage, it is not uncommon to find the app taking up to 500MB of additional space on your device. Now, for a 16GB iPhone, that’s almost suicidal. The iPhone describes these extra baggages as “Documents & Data”, but simply put they are junk files with so much potential to leak your privacy as well as take up space you can use for more viable activities. This brings me to my most radical tips in this article which is to totally delete the Snapchat account.
How to Delete Your Snapchat Account
Deleting your Snapchat account is fairly straightforward and it goes thus:
- Launch the app and tap the Snapchat icon just on the camera screen
- Tap the settings icon (look out for a gear) in the upper corner of the screen
- Tap “Support”
- In the “Search For Answers” bar, type “Delete an Account”
- Enter your Snapchat password
- Select the “Delete My Account” icon to terminate your Snapchat account
If getting rid of the app totally seems too extreme for you, then you can delete some of the harmful packages such as junk files and temporary files.
Free Way to Delete Snapchat Account Cache and Logs on your iPhone
Humans don’t like waiting anymore, so apps have developed a way to speed up access to contents. They do this by storing a version of visited pages and links locally, so that the app can appear fast and so you can access said files offline too. While the idea is ingenuity, over the long run, it piles and piles up till it become counterproductive.
That’s the exact time to use iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac to wipe such files away. The free junk removal function will clear all app caches, crash log and help you improve your device’s performance.
The Importance of Erasing Private Data
Private data in your hands only equals privacy. Once there’s a chance your private data will be seen, read, or heard by another unintended party, then your privacy is at risk. We all at different times have created files – videos, pictures, audios, memos, and more – that were meant for one person or a specific group of people.
Of course you deleted those files afterwards; at least you thought you did so. But how sure are you, that those files cannot be recovered? Normal delete function of your iPhone will not delete these files permanently. Now imagine you sold your phone to a malicious fellow, who had the tools and skills to recover those files. Imagine the harm he/she could do with your private files.
Umate pro comes with a function that allows you to delete your private files permanently with zero chance of them being recovered. The benefits of this cannot be overstated. It protects your integrity; it protects your public image, and keeps you free of worrying about any potential risks. It is gone for good!
How to Permanently Erase Private iPhone Data
Step 1: Download iMyFone Umate Pro installation file to your computer, run and install the downloaded file, then connect your iPad to it.
Step 2: Select the “Erase Private Data” mode from the options.
Step 3: Click “Scan” to preview and select the files you’ll like to delete permanently.
Step 4: Click “Erase Now” to erase the selected files from your iPad.