How to Uninstall App on iPhone

Alicia Santos

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Uninstalling apps on your iPhone is a straightforward process that can help you free up storage space and remove unnecessary clutter from your device. Whether you want to delete an app you no longer use or need to clear up some space for new downloads, this guide will walk you through the steps of uninstalling apps on your iPhone.

Step 1: Locate the App

If you have a lot of apps on your iPhone, finding the one you want to uninstall can be a bit tricky. To make it easier, swipe left or right on your home screen until you find the app icon you wish to remove.

Step 2: Enter Jiggle Mode

Once you have located the app, press and hold its icon until all the icons on your screen start to jiggle. This indicates that you are now in “jiggle mode” which allows for app deletion and reorganization.

Option 1: Delete with ‘X’

If your iPhone has 3D Touch capabilities (iPhone 6s and newer), tap lightly on the app icon. This will cause a small “X” to appear in the top-left corner of the app icon. Tap on the “X” and then confirm your decision by selecting “Delete” when prompted.

Option 2: Delete without ‘X’

If your iPhone does not have 3D Touch capabilities or if Option 1 did not work, don’t worry! You can still delete apps without an “X”.

Instead of tapping lightly, press and hold down on any app icon until they all start jiggling. Now, look for a small “X” in the top-left corner of each app icon that can be uninstalled. Tap on the “X” of the app you want to remove, then confirm your decision by selecting “Delete” when prompted.

Step 3: Exit Jiggle Mode

Once you have uninstalled the desired app, simply press the home button (or swipe up from the bottom on newer iPhone models) to exit jiggle mode and return your home screen to its normal state.

Additional Tips

If you accidentally delete an app or have a change of heart, don’t worry! You can re-download any purchased app from the App Store free of charge. Simply open the App Store, search for the app you want to reinstall, and tap on the cloud icon to redownload it.

If you are experiencing issues uninstalling an app or if an app’s icon is still visible on your home screen even after deletion, try restarting your iPhone. This can help refresh your device and remove any residual data related to the deleted app.


Uninstalling apps on your iPhone is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you need to clear up space or remove unwanted apps, following these instructions will help keep your iPhone organized and running smoothly.

Remember that deleting an app will also delete any data associated with it. If there is any important information within an app, make sure to back it up before uninstalling.

  • Step 1: Locate the app on your home screen
  • Step 2: Enter jiggle mode by pressing and holding down on the app icon
  • – Option 1: Delete with ‘X’ for devices with 3D Touch capabilities
  • – Option 2: Delete without ‘X’ for devices without 3D Touch capabilities
  • Step 3: Exit jiggle mode by pressing the home button or swiping up from the bottom

Remember, if you ever need to reinstall a deleted app, you can do so for free through the App Store. Additionally, restarting your iPhone may help resolve any issues related to app deletion.

With these simple steps, you can easily uninstall apps on your iPhone and keep your device organized and clutter-free!

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