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How to Quickly Delete Apps on Your iPhone

Need to free up some storage space on your iPhone? Learn how to quickly delete apps from your device with this easy step-by-step guide. Keep your iPhone running smoothly with these helpful insights.

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Published Jan 22, 2023
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Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

Deleting apps on your iPhone can be a quick and easy process. However, knowing how to do it properly is essential to avoid unnecessary issues.

This guide will provide step-by-step instructions on how to delete an app from your iPhone and tips for making the process even simpler.

With this information, you'll soon be ready to declutter your device and make room for new apps and features!

Video: How to delete apps on iPhone.

How to delete apps on iPhone

To delete an app on iPhone, press and hold the app icon until it begins to jiggle. Then tap the “X” icon and confirm that you want to delete it by tapping “Delete”. The app will then be removed from your phone.

  1. Tap and hold on the app icon until all of your apps jiggle.
  2. Tap on the "X" button in the top-left of the app icon you want to delete.
  3. Tap "Delete" to confirm.

Our takeaway

If you've got an iPhone, chances are you've filled up your home screen with apps and games. But when you're done with them or they become outdated, it's essential to delete them from your phone to free up memory and keep it running smoothly.

With these easy steps, deleting apps on your iPhone can be a quick and straightforward process. No more clutter – just a clean and organized device for you to enjoy!

Now that you know how to quickly delete apps from your iPhone, why not take the opportunity to check out new apps? There’s always something exciting waiting in the App Store - so have fun exploring!

You may find wondrous new ways to enhance your experience with your device.


What is the quickest way to delete an app from my iPhone?

To delete an app quickly from your iPhone, simply press and hold on the app icon until all of the icons begin to jiggle. Then tap the “x” button in the corner of the app you want to delete, followed by confirming your decision.

Are there any apps that cannot be removed?

Yes, some pre-installed apps (like the App Store or Camera apps) cannot be removed from an iPhone.

Will I lose data stored within the app if I delete it?

Yes, you will lose all of the data that is stored in the app when you delete it.

How do I delete an app off of multiple iPhones at once?

There is no single option to delete the same app from multiple iPhones at once. To delete the app from each device, you will need to separately access each iPhone and manually remove the app.

What happens when I delete a pre-installed app on my iPhone?

Deleting a pre-installed app will not remove the application from your device entirely. It will appear as if the application is deleted, but it can still be downloaded again through the App Store. This is useful if you need to free up space on your device without permanently deleting an application.

This article was originally published on 22 Jan 2023 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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