How to Delete Apps on iPhone

How do you delete apps on your iPhone? Uninstalling apps is easy once you know how.

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

How do I delete apps off my iPhone? If you're wondering how to uninstall apps on your iPhone don't worry, you're not alone. Apple hid the feature to remove apps from your iPhone behind a not-so-obvious pop-up menu. Don't worry though, once you figure it out, it's easy to delete apps on iPad or iPhone.

Related: How to Hide Apps on Your iPhone (& Find Them Later)

How to Uninstall Apps on iPhone

To learn more about how to use apps on your iPhone, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter. If you want to learn how to remove apps off iPhone:

  1. Long press an app icon until the quick actions menu appears. You can do this with app icons on your Home screen, or in your App Library. Either works!

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  2. If you only want to remove that one app, then tap Remove App. If you want to remove multiple apps, go to Step 5.

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  3. Tap Delete App from the menu that appears. (The other option, Remove from Home Screen, will banish the app to your App Library.)

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  4. Confirm in the pop-up by tapping Delete. 

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  5. If you want to delete a bunch of apps, tap Edit Home Screen. Your Home screen will enter jiggle mode, which you can also reach by long pressing a blank spot of your Home screen.

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  6. Tap the minus icon, then tap Delete App.

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  7. Confirm by tapping Delete.

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  8. The app you just deleted will disappear from your screen; tap Done at the upper-right corner of your screen if you're finished deleting apps.

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If you are not successful, a setting may be to blame! Try fixing the setting and then coming back to this step. That's it! If you change your mind and would like to retrieve any apps you deleted, you can always go back to the App Store and download them again.

*Important note: If you've been moved by the Ukrainian battle against the Russian invaders and would like to learn about apps standing in solidarity with Ukraine, please read through our article 6 Apps Standing for Ukraine, and scroll to the bottom for a list of trusted charities you can donate to that are contributing to the cause. 

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Cullen Thomas

Cullen Thomas is a Writer and Producer at iPhone Life, creating tips and guides to help users unlock the full potential of their iOS and iPhone. In addition to writing countless tip-of-the-day articles and many detailed guides, Cullen has spent nine years as an instructor in media and communications at Maharishi University, lecturing on technical and artistic subjects ranging from camera and audio hardware to story-plotting to how to manage a film crew. Cullen answers questions daily about iPhones and iOS as part of the Ask an Editor insider service, and designs curriculum for iPhone Life’s online classes. As a frequent contributor to iPhone Life magazine and occasional guest on the iPhone Life podcast, Cullen likes to talk about security and privacy news, tech, gadgets, and apps, even if nobody asked.

Cullen holds a master’s degree in Cinematic Arts from the David Lynch School of Cinematic Arts. Cullen also holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Maharishi University, one in literature with an emphasis in writing and the other in Communications and Media. Cullen’s short fiction has been featured in anthologies from Amphibian Press and TANSTAAFL, and Cullen co-owns a game design company, Thoughtspike games, which builds thought-provoking puzzle games. Cullen is a sci-fi author, a coffee connoisseur, and an iPhone expert.