When you find out your iPhone is running slower and slower or cannot store any big files any more, you might find out that your iPhone is filled with junk files, especially on instant messengers like WhatsApp. Those useless data and documents easily take up large amount storage space on your iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XR/XS/XS Max/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7 and etc. Since their is no a button of "Delete" to delete WhatsApp documents and data, this article will show you how to clear WhatsApp documents and data on iPhone for your reference.
What is "Documents and Data" on iPhone WhatsApp?
You can check every app's "Documents and Data" on your iPhone and see how much it eat up the storage space on your device. Simply go to "Settings" > "General" > "Storage & iCloud Usage" > "Manage Storage" on your iPhone, then tap "WhatsApp" option to see the "Documents & Data" occupies how much space on your iPhone.
The "Documents & Data" on iPhone is the the files stored on your iPhone WhatsApp app. Some of WhatsApp documents and data are useless, and some of them may be important for you.
Useless Documents & Data: WhatsApp app Cache, corrupted files, crash logs, temp files, user storage files, downloaded files and etc.
Useful Documents & Data: WhatsApp chat history, sent & received messages, downloaded files, attachments, videos, photos and etc.
To protect your private data from leaking out or from being recovered, it is suggested to delete WhatsApp Documents and Data on iPhone permanently without any chance to be restored. To reach this goal, you can rely on the the WhatsApp Data Cleaner - Coolmuster iOS Cleaner (or iOS Cleaner for Mac) to remove WhatsApp Documents and Data from iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XR/XS/XS Max/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s, etc. and iPad, iPod touch as well.
With it you can clean those useless WhatsApp Documents and Data from your iPhone like WhatsApp app caches, WhatsApp app cookies, app temp files, app crash logs, download temp files, photo caches, user storage files and etc. with a few clicks without uninstalling WhatsApp app. Below are the download link of the free trials of the WhatsApp Data Cleaner in Mac and Windows version, please have the right version install on your computer to clear WhatsApp documents and data permanently on iPhone now.
Steps to clean WhatsApp documents and data permanently on iPhone:
Step 1. Launch the WhatsApp Data Cleaner on your computer, then connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Thus this program will automatically recognize your iPhone. Then choose the first mode to get started.
Step 2. Choose the junk file types to scan for details, such as App Caches, App cookies, App Temp Files and etc. Then click "Start Scan" option to move to next step.
Step 3. After quick scanning, you can see how much each type of junk files takes up your iPhone storage. Just select the junks that you want to clean and hit "Clean" option to start cleaning progress.
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You might want to know how to manually delete WhatsApp documents and data on your iPhone. You can directly do it on your iPhone, but please be noted that this can only delete WhatsApp messages or chat history on your iPhone, but not the other junks or documents stored in WhatsApp, and it is recoverable with a third-party recovery tool like Coolmuster iOSRescuer.
How to delete WhatsApp messages on iPhone:
1. Run WhatsApp app on your iPhone and visit "Chats" section on the bottom;
2. Select and locate the conversation that you want to delete WhatsApp messages;
3. Press and hold certain message that you want to delete till the options pop up on the page;
4. Tap "Delete" option to remove the selected WhatsApp message;
5. Repeat the above operations to remove unwanted WhatsApp messages one by one.
How to delete WhatsApp chat history on iPhone:
1. Run WhatsApp app on iPhone;
2. Go to Settings on WhatsApp;
3. Tap "Chats" option under Settings page;
4. Tap "Delete All Chats" option to remove all WhatsApp message history on iPhone.