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Is it possible to delete a tile package connected to a dependent hosted tile service?
No, it is not possible to delete a tile package that is connected to a dependent hosted tile service. The latest ArcGIS Online update implemented a delete protection to tile packages which have dependent hosted tile services. This is to protect fully functional tile services, as a hosted tile service for which tile package is deleted cannot be updated or taken offline. Hence, attempts to delete a tile package that has dependent hosted tile service returns the error:
Error: This item cannot be deleted until these dependent layers are deleted.Although deleting a tile package which has a dependent hosted tile service is not recommended, in some scenarios, users may choose to delete the tile packages to save storage credit usage. A workaround involves deleting multiple items concurrently as the ArcGIS Online dependency delete protection does not check for dependency when multiple items are selected and deleted.
Note: The web map created for this step is a temporary web map to facilitate deleting the dependent tile package. For more information on how to create a web map, refer to ArcGIS Help: Get started with maps.