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iOS - Deleting old version after upgrade to Textastic 6?

Patrick Maroney 4 years ago in General updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 4 years ago 1

After upgrading to new version, I want/need to delete the old version to prevent confusion over which version is used or presented in "Open In...", etc.. When deleting the old App the usual warning that deleting the App will also delete all data.


What is the "safe" process for deleting the old App and preserving data? Simply delete it and ignore the warning

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Thank you for purchasing Textastic 6.


Files and settings of Textastic 5 and Textastic 6 are stored in a shared app group container. This is a special directory that can be accessed by several apps from the same developer. App group containers are only deleted once all apps that use it are deleted from device.


So, it is safe to delete the old version of Textastic. As long as Textastic 6 stays on the device, your files won't be deleted. You can ignore the warning.

GOOD, I'M SATISFIED

Thanks for the timely and effective response. Just as a suggestion, some Apps developers change their Icon attributes or automatically flag them as an older version visually and give you the option to delete them when you launch them. It is of course initially useful to retain the old version until you validate "stuff still works".


In any case, thanks to your Team for this powerful and extremely useful Application

Satisfaction mark by Patrick Maroney 4 years ago
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Thank you for purchasing Textastic 6.


Files and settings of Textastic 5 and Textastic 6 are stored in a shared app group container. This is a special directory that can be accessed by several apps from the same developer. App group containers are only deleted once all apps that use it are deleted from device.


So, it is safe to delete the old version of Textastic. As long as Textastic 6 stays on the device, your files won't be deleted. You can ignore the warning.