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3 Ways to Delete Apps on an iPhone/iPad

Removing unwanted apps can be crucial, especially if you use an iOS device with limited internal storage and 5GB iCloud storage doesn't help much. But again, please remember to back up all important data before you delete apps on your iPhone. We will show you 3 ways to get rid of those unwanted apps and clear up some space.

Way 1: Delete Apps from Home Screen

The easiest method to delete any apps (built-in and third-party apps) that you've installed on your iPhone. You can still use the "X" on a jiggling app icon to delete that app, but there’s an extra step to get there if you’re running iOS 13 or later.

Step 1: Navigate to the app you wish to remove, then ouch and hold the app.

Step 2: Tap Delete App on the popup menu.

Step 3: Tap Delete on the confirmation dialog that displays.

Delete apps from iPhone Home screen

Delete Multiple Apps on the Home Screen

Step 1: Long press on an app's icon and tap Edit Home Screen on the popup menu (previously called Rearrange Apps).

Step 2: Tap the X on the icon for the app you want to delete.

Step 3: Then tap Delete on the confirmation dialog that displays.

Step 4: Tap the X on any other apps you want to delete.

Delete multiple apps

Way 2: Delete Apps in Settings

If you want to free up storage space on your device, you can uninstall unwanted apps in Settings.

Step 1: Go to Setting, tap General, then tap iPhone Storage.

Step 2: It will appear the list of apps which installed on your iPhone, which is sorted by size. Scroll down the list until you find the app you want to delete.

Step 3: Click Delete App.

Tap delete app

If you don't want to delete the application completely so as not to lose the data of the application, you can use the "Offload App" option to uninstall the application and keep the data on your phone. You may just want to free up space occupied by your application's documents and data. You can easily reinstall the application in the future.

Step 4: In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Delete App.

Confirm to delete app

Way 3: Delete Apps from Update List in App Store

While you’re updating apps, you may decide you want to delete an app rather than update it.

Step 1: Open the App Store and tap your profile icon to access the updates list.

Tap account icon

Step 2: Under Available Updates or Updated Recently, swipe left on the app you want to delete instead of update.

Step 3: Tap the red Delete button on the right.

Delete app in App Store

Step 4: In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Delete App.