Many iPhone users would find easy to install apps from the App Store but they may not realize that uninstalling the same apps on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is even easier. We are pretty sure most of the clever Apple users would know how to do this but still we find surprising to know there are still many users who are clueless about uninstalling apps on their iOS devices. In this guide, we will tell you how to uninstall apps on your iPhone.
Fortunately, Apple has made the uninstalling process a lot easier, allowing users to uninstall an app within a few seconds flat.
Typically, there are two methods to delete an app from your iPhone: either you can uninstall them from iTunes on your computer or delete them directly from your iPhone. Let’s find out how.
A. Deleting Apps from iTunes
The following 4 steps will tell you how you can permanently delete an app from your iPhone:
- Click Apps on the source list
- Select the App icon by clicking on it
- Choose Edit
- Right-click the App’s icon and then choose Delete
B. Uninstalling Apps from iPhone
This method will tell you how to uninstall an app from your iPhone. Please note that deleting an app from iPhone homescreen will not delete it permanently. Let’s see how this works:
1. Press and Hold Down the App Icon
First you need to press and hold down any App Icon until all the icons on your homescreen start to jiggle.
2. Tap the X button
Once you press and hold down an icon, a little X will appear in the upper-left corner of the app you want to delete. Simple tap this X button of the App you wish to delete. Once you tap on it, a dialogue box appears, informing you that deleting this app will also delete all of its data. Delete only if you’re sure about it.
3. Tap the Delete button
After deleting the app from your iPhone, you may consider it has been deleted from everywhere. However, that’s now what happens. When you delete an app from your iPhone, it does not get deleted permanently. The app remains in your iTunes library until you delete from there as well. In order to delete an app permanently from your iPhone you need to delete it from iTunes. But, let us assure you that even if it is permanently deleted from your app, you can always get it back by downloading it once again for free from the App Store.