How to Delete & Uninstall Apps on an iPhone

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You might want to uninstall apps because your storage is filling up. Or you might be wondering how to delete apps on your iPhone because your home screen has gotten cluttered. It's not obvious how to remove apps from your iPhone, but once you see how it works, it's fast and easy. Let's get started learning how to uninstall apps on your iPhone so you can declutter your Homescreen and free up storage.

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

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How to Delete & Uninstall Apps on Your iPhone

  1. Tap and hold an app icon until the quick actions menu appears.
  2. If you only want to remove that one app, then tap Delete App, and then confirm in the pop up by tapping Delete. Note: the quick actions menu offers different options for different apps, so the Delete App option may move around on the menu.


     
  3. If you want to delete a bunch of apps, tap Edit Homescreen. The app icons will wiggle, and an x will appear at the upper left corner of each icon.
  4. Tap the x, then confirm in the popup by tapping Delete

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  5. 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.

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.

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Cullen is a coffee-powered staff writer at iPhone Life, a game designer at Thoughtspike Games, and a proud nerd.