Delete apps on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Find out how to delete apps on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

How to delete an app

  1. Touch and hold the app.
  2. Tap Remove App Remove App icon.
    iPhone screen showing the menu that appears when you touch and hold an app. Remove App is the third option in the menu.
  3. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.

Bear in mind that some built-in Apple apps can't be deleted from your device so you may not see the option to delete an app. Here’s a list of built-in Apple apps you can delete from your device. If you can't delete an app that's not made by Apple, disable parental controls, then try deleting the app again.

If you touch and hold an app from the Home Screen and the apps start to jiggle: 

  1. Tap the Remove icon  in the top left-hand corner of the app.
    iPhone screen showing an app with the Remove icon in the top left-hand corner of the app. There's also an Add button in the top left-hand corner of the screen and a Done button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm.
  3. Tap Done.

Learn more

  • With iOS 14, instead of deleting apps, you can remove apps from your Home Screen so that they only appear in your App Library. Find out more about using the App Library.
  • If you delete an app, it doesn’t cancel in-app subscriptions that you may have. While deleting an app, you may see a Cancel Subscriptions option. Find out how to cancel your subscriptions.

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