Delete apps on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Learn 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 AppRemove App icon.

    An 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.

Keep in mind that some built-in Apple apps can't be deleted from your device, so you might 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 iconNo alt supplied for Image in the upper-left corner of the app.

    An iPhone screen showing an app with the Remove icon in the upper-left corner of the app. There's also an Add button in the top left corner of the screen and a Done button in the top right 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 appear only in your App Library. Learn more about using the App Library.

  • If you delete an app, it doesn’t cancel in-app subscriptions that you might have. While deleting an app, you might see a Cancel Subscriptions option. Learn how to cancel your subscriptions.

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