This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
The official Twitter account of Epic Games' popular Fortnite game operator has warned users of the iOS version of the app that they may not be able to play the game if they do not have enough free space to update to iOS 14.
iOS has a feature that "if there is not enough free space in the internal storage during a software update, the app is automatically deleted temporarily to free up space for the update". This puts Fortnite for iOS at risk of being deleted as well.
Fortnite iOS players updating to iOS 14 may lose access to Fortnite. If the message “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update?” is accepted, it may result in Fortnite being deleted. Fortnite cannot later be reinstalled due to Apple preventing users from doing so.
So once it's deleted, it can't be reinstalled, according to Epic, "because Apple is preventing users from accessing it."
That's why Epic is telling iOS players who want to continue playing Fortnite that if they get a message “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update?”, they should press Cancel first. It then recommends that players go to Settings->General->iPhone Storage, and manually delete the unwanted apps or media to free up space.
iOS players who wish to continue playing Fortnite should press Cancel first. Then, to free up space you can offload apps or media by going to Settings->General->iPhone Storage. Once you have cleared out enough space, attempt the update again and the prompt will no longer appear.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.