How to delete apps from iPhone or iPad

Here are 2 ways to delete apps on your iPhone. While you may already know about one of the methods, the other one may be unknown if you’re a new iPhone or iPad user.

iPhone showing the option to delete an app

How to remove apps from iPhone or iPad

You can uninstall all third-party apps as well as some Apple apps that come pre-installed with iOS or iPadOS. However, you can’t delete a few essential apps like Phone, Messages, Camera, App Store, Photos, Settings, Safari, etc.

Delete app from Home Screen

  1. Be on the iPhone or iPad Home Screen and tap & hold an app icon.
  2. Tap Remove App > Delete App > Delete.
Remove app from iPhone

If you have to delete several apps quickly, follow these steps:

  1. Tap & hold over any blank space on your iPhone or iPad Home Screen until all apps start shaking.
  2. Tap the minus button (-) for an app.
  3. Finally, tap Delete App and confirm by touching Delete.
  4. Repeat this process for other apps.
Tap minus button and delete app on iPhone

Tip: Want to delete an app, but it’s not visible on the Home Screen? Check out these four ways to delete hidden apps on your iPhone or iPad.

Delete app from Settings

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap General > iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
  3. Here, you’ll see apps are sorted by the amount of storage space they take on your device. Tap an app you want to remove.
  4. Tap Delete App and confirm by tapping Delete App once again.
Delete app from iPhone Settings

You can repeat the process for all other apps on your iPhone or iPad.

The best thing about this method is that you have direct access to all apps installed on your device on one page. You don’t have to go through all your folders to see what you have installed. Plus, you can offload apps from here.

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