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This tends to happen when there isn’t enough room on your device. Apple wants to make sure that your device continues to run, so if it is running out of space it will delete something that won’t disappear forever. A great example of this is magazine issues, as they are always available to you to download from the cloud. Great in theory, as it would be worse if your phone just started deleting precious photos that hadn’t been backed up, but annoying when you are trying to access your magazines, for sure!

The magazine app itself doesn’t take up a lot of data, but if there isn’t a lot of space they will be deleted.

To check the storage on your device, simply do the following:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap ‘General’
  3. Tap ‘Storage & iCloud Usage’. Here you can check how much space you have available.
  4. Tap ‘Manage Storage’ to see what is taking up the most space.

For most people, photos are the biggest culprit. Backing up to a storage device and making some space will rectify the issue.  

Screenshots to show how to check storage on an Apple device.

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See also: I am getting a plain white screen when I try to open an issue. What can I do to fix it?

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I regularly need to redownload issues that I have already downloaded to my Android device – help!