How to Delete an App on an iPad in iOS 7

iOS devices have a limited amount of space, especially if you are using a 16GB or 32 GB model. This space can quickly be filled by large music collections or a few HD movies, so it is important to learn how to effectively manage that space so you can use the iPad in the manner that you desire.

One easy way to clear some space on your iPad is to delete apps that you are no longer using. This can be especially helpful if you like to try out a lot of new games, as many game app files can be very large. So continue reading below to learn how to delete an app from your iOS 7 iPad so that you can give yourself more room for the files that you want to put on the device.


Deleting Apps on the iPad

This tutorial was written on an iPad 2 that was running the iOS 7 version of the operating system. If your screens look different, then you might not have updated to iOS 7 yet. Click here to learn how to update your iPad to the newest version of iOS.


Step 1: Locate the app that you want to delete from your iPad. In the example below, I will be deleting Angry Birds.

locate the app to delete



Step 2: Touch and hold your finger on the app icon until all of the app icons start to shake. You will notice that there is a tiny “x” at the upper-left corner of many of the app icons.

touch and hold the app icon until it starts to shake



Step 3: Touch the tiny “x” button on the app icon that you want to delete.

touch the x button at the top-left of the icon



Step 4: Touch the Delete button to confirm that you want to delete the app and its data from your iPad.

how to delete an app on the ipad in ios 7



Touch the Home button under the iPad screen to stop the remaining app icons from shaking.

You can also delete apps from your iPad in the Settings menu instead, by using the method below.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

tap the settings icon



Step 2: Select the General option from the column at the left side of the screen.

touch the general option at the left side of the screen



Step 3: Tap the Usage button near the bottom of the screen.

touch the usage button



Step 4: Select the app that you want to delete from the list. If the app is not visible, then touch the Show all Apps button at the bottom of the list.

select the app to delete from the list



Step 5: Touch the Delete App button.

touch the delete app button



Step 6: Touch the Delete App button again to confirm that you want to delete the app and its data.

confirm that you want to delete the app



Note that there are some apps (the apps that were installed on your iPad by default) that cannot be deleted. You can check this article to see the apps that cannot be deleted from the iPhone.

Do you need to install a new app or copy a new file to your iPad, but you aren’t sure if you have enough space? Learn how to check the available space on your iPad so that you can see what (if any) apps or files you need to delete. newsletter
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