How to Remove Apps From iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Removing apps from your iPhone is a simple task that can help you free up storage space and keep your device organized. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to remove apps from your iPhone.

Step 1: Unlock your iPhone
To begin, unlock your iPhone by pressing the home button or using Face ID or Touch ID.

Step 2: Locate the app you want to remove
Find the app you want to remove on your home screen. You can swipe left or right to navigate through your different pages of apps.

Note: If you can’t find the app on your home screen, try swiping down on the center of the screen and type the name of the app in the search bar at the top.

Step 3: Enter jiggle mode
Once you have located the app, press and hold its icon until all of the icons on your home screen start jiggling. This is known as jiggle mode and allows you to rearrange or delete apps.

Step 4: Remove the app
To delete an app, tap on the small “x” icon that appears in the top-left corner of the app’s icon. A confirmation message will appear asking if you want to delete the app. Tap “Delete” to confirm.

Note: Some pre-installed apps cannot be deleted from your iPhone. These apps will not display an “x” icon when in jiggle mode.

Alternative method using Settings

If you prefer not to delete apps directly from your home screen, there is an alternative method using Settings:

Step 1: Open Settings
Open the Settings app on your iPhone by tapping on its icon, which looks like a gear.

Step 2: Tap on “General”
In Settings, scroll down and tap on “General”. It is usually located towards the top of the list.

Step 3: Tap on “iPhone Storage”
Within the General settings, tap on “iPhone Storage” to access information about your device’s storage usage.

Step 4: Select the app you want to remove
Scroll through the list of apps on your iPhone and find the app you want to delete. Tap on it to open its specific storage settings.

Step 5: Delete the app
Inside the app’s storage settings, you will see an option to “Delete App”. Tap on this option, and a confirmation message will appear. Tap “Delete App” again to confirm and remove the app from your iPhone.


Removing apps from your iPhone is a straightforward process that can help you declutter your device and optimize its performance. Whether you choose to delete apps directly from your home screen or through Settings, freeing up space has never been easier.

Remember, some pre-installed apps cannot be deleted from your iPhone. Now go ahead and start removing those unwanted apps to create a more organized and efficient iPhone experience!

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