How to Uninstall Apps on the iPhone from the App Store

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Is your iPhone storage taken up by apps you don't use, buried deep in folders where you can't see them? If you want to know how to delete an app on the iPhone, this tip will show you the quickest way to delete apps, even if you're not sure where the app is on your phone. You can delete apps and remove the app data quickly, all from the App Store, without ever having to locate the app's exact location on your iPhone. This is a great way to free up storage and get rid of the apps you never use. Read on to learn how to delete an app on the iPhone.

Related: Organizing Your Home Screen: How to Move Apps & Make Folders on the iPhone

How to Delete Apps on the iPhone Quickly

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Tap your profile picture on the top right.
  3. Scroll down to the Updated Recently or Available Updates section.

  4. Find the app you want to delete, and swipe left.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. When prompted, confirm by tapping Delete again.

Now, the app will be deleted from your iPhone. You can delete as many apps as you want to this way, and quickly free up some storage space. This will also delete the data, so your mysterious Other Storage category should go down as well!

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.