Deleting apps from your iPhone is a simple process that can free up space and help you declutter your device. Whether you want to remove an app because you no longer use it or need to make room for something else, this guide will walk you through the steps to delete an app from your iPhone.
Step 1: Locate the App
First, find the app you want to delete on your iPhone’s home screen. Look for its icon among the various apps installed on your device. If you have many apps, it may be helpful to swipe left or right across the home screen pages or use the search feature by swiping down on the home screen and typing in the app’s name.
Step 2: Enter Edit Mode
Once you’ve located the app you want to delete, press and hold its icon until all of the icons on your home screen start wiggling. This indicates that you’re in edit mode.
Step 3: Delete the App
To proceed with deleting the app, tap on the small “X” icon that appears in the top-left corner of the app’s icon. A pop-up message will ask if you want to delete the app.
Confirm by tapping “Delete.” Keep in mind that deleting an app also removes all associated data, so make sure to back up any important information before proceeding.
If you’re using iOS 13 or later, a new option called “Offload App” may appear instead of “Delete App.” Offloading an app removes its executable file but keeps its documents and data intact. You can reinstall offloaded apps without losing any saved data.
Step 4: Exit Edit Mode
After deleting or offloading an app, press the home button (or swipe up from the bottom on iPhone X or later) to exit edit mode. Your home screen icons should stop wiggling, indicating that you’re no longer in edit mode.
Step 5: Check App Library
If you’re using iOS 14 or later, deleting an app won’t remove it from your device completely. It will instead move the app to the App Library, which is a new section located at the end of your home screen pages. Swipe left until you reach the App Library to see a categorized view of all your apps, including those you’ve deleted.
If you prefer not to have deleted apps appear in your App Library, you can disable this feature in your iPhone’s settings under “Home Screen.”
Reinstalling Deleted Apps
If you ever change your mind and want to reinstall a deleted app, you can easily do so from the App Store. Open the App Store on your iPhone, search for the app’s name, and tap on its icon. Then, simply tap the “Download” or “Get” button to reinstall it onto your device.
Deleting apps from your iPhone is a quick and efficient way to manage space and keep things organized. By following these simple steps, you can easily remove unwanted apps from your device. Remember that deleting an app removes all associated data unless it has been offloaded.
So go ahead and delete those unused apps with confidence!