Last updated: April 19, 2019
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 iPhone or 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 iPhone 7 so that you can give yourself more room for the files that you want to put on the device.
How to Delete iPhone 7 Apps
The steps in this section were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. Note that you will be able to redownload any apps that you delete by going to the App Store and searching for them, then tapping the cloud icon next to the app name. This includes any apps that you’ve purchased with this Apple ID.
Step 1: Locate the app that you want to delete.
Step 2: Tap and hold on the app icon until it starts to shake.
Step 3: Tap the x at the top-left corner of the app icon.
Step 4: Touch the Delete button to confirm removal of the app from your device.
Note that the method for deleting apps on an iPhone or iPad has been pretty similar for several versions of iOS. For example, the section below details how to delete an app from an iPad that is running iOS 7, and you can see that the method for doing so is nearly identical.
Deleting Apps on the iPad in iOS 7
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.
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.
Step 3: Touch the tiny “x” button on the app icon that you want to delete.
Step 4: Touch the Delete button to confirm that you want to delete the app and its data from your iPad.
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.
Step 2: Select the General option from the column at the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the Usage button near the bottom of the screen.
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.
Step 5: 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.
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.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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