How to Remove an App from Your iPhone


iPhones have a vast selection of apps available for users to install, but sometimes it’s necessary to remove apps that you no longer use or need to free up storage space. In this article, we will guide you through the various methods to remove an app from your iPhone.

  1. Method 1: Standard App Removal
    • Locate the app you want to delete on your home screen.
    • Press and hold your finger on the app icon. After a moment, the icons on the screen will start to wiggle, and small “x” symbols will appear on the upper left corner of each app icon.
    • Tap the “x” symbol on the app you want to remove.
    • A confirmation dialog will appear, asking if you want to delete the app. Confirm by tapping “Delete.”
    • The app will be removed from your iPhone, and the other app icons will stop wiggling.
  2. Method 2: App Removal from Settings
    • Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
    • Scroll down and select “General.”
    • Tap on “iPhone Storage” (or “iPad Storage,” depending on your device).
    • Wait for the list of installed apps to load. This may take a moment.
    • Find the app you want to delete and tap on it.
    • On the next screen, tap “Delete App.”
    • Confirm the deletion by tapping “Delete” in the dialog that appears.
  3. Method 3: App Store Removal
    • Open the “App Store” on your iPhone.
    • Tap your profile picture in the upper right corner.
    • Scroll down to see a list of your apps.
    • Find the app you want to delete and swipe left on it.
    • Tap “Delete.”
  4. Method 4: Use iTunes (for apps not in the App Store)
    • Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina and later).
    • Select your device in iTunes or Finder.
    • Click on “File Sharing” or “Apps” (the option may vary depending on your iTunes version).
    • Find the app you want to remove and select it.
    • Press the “Delete” key on your keyboard or right-click and select “Delete.”
  5. Method 5: App Library (iOS 14 and later)
    • If you’re using iOS 14 or later, you have access to the App Library.
    • Swipe right on your home screen until you reach the last page.
    • Continue swiping, and you’ll enter the App Library.
    • Here, you can find all your apps sorted into categories.
    • Long-press on any app icon to enter jiggle mode.
    • Tap the “x” on the app you want to delete.


Removing an app from your iPhone is a simple process that can help free up space and keep your device organized. You can use any of the methods mentioned above, depending on your preference and the iOS version you’re using. Keep in mind that when you delete an app, you also delete its associated data, so be sure you won’t need the app or its content in the future.

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