How to delete apps on iPhone permanently

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Deleting apps on an iPhone is an easy process. Here’s how you can do it:

From the Home Screen:

  1. Find the App: Firstly Locate the app you want to delete. Apps can be on any screen or within folders.
  2. Long Press: Press and hold your finger on the app’s icon. After a moment, the apps will start jiggling, and an “X” will appear at the top left corner of most app icons.
  3. Tap the “X”: Tap the “X” on the app you want to delete.
  4. Confirmation: A pop-up message will appear asking if you want to delete the app. Tap “Delete” to confirm.

From Settings:

  1. Open Settings: Go to your iPhone’s Settings app.
  2. Scroll and Select General: Scroll down and tap on “General.”
  3. iPhone Storage: Tap on “iPhone Storage.” This might appear as “iPad Storage” on iPads.
  4. Select App: You’ll see a list of all installed apps. Tap on the app you want to delete.
  5. Delete App: Tap “Delete App,” then confirm by tapping “Delete.”

App Deletion Limitations:

  • Some pre-installed apps that come with the iPhone cannot be deleted. These are system apps integral to iOS.
  • For system apps, you might only be able to remove their access or disable them via Settings but not fully delete them.

Batch Deletion:

  • To delete multiple apps simultaneously, follow the usual steps by long-pressing an app until they all start jiggling, then tap the “X” on each app you wish to delete.

Redownloading Deleted Apps:

  • If you’ve deleted an app but want it back, visit the App Store, find the app, and download it again. For paid apps, you won’t be charged again if you’re using the same Apple ID you initially used to purchase the app.

Temporary Deletion:

  • If you only need to free up space temporarily, deleting apps and reinstalling them later can help. This is particularly useful if you need space for a large update or download.

Check for App Subscriptions:

  • So, Some apps have associated subscriptions. Deleting the app does not cancel these subscriptions. To manage subscriptions, go to Settings > [Your Name] > Subscriptions to cancel or modify them.

Remember, deleting an app removes it entirely from your device, including all associated data and settings unless the app has a separate login/account that stores data in the cloud. Always ensure you won’t lose any important information before deleting an app, and consider offloading apps if you want to free up space without losing data.

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