Sometimes you might be looking for an app on your device, but finding the right one could be difficult if you have multiple screens of apps. Since you may not be using all of those apps, then you could be wondering how to uninstall an app in iOS 9.
Uninstalling apps from your iPhone is a part of life for almost every iPhone owner. It’s fun to download and try out free apps, but not every app that you download is one that you need to keep forever.
So when it comes time to free up some space for new music, movies, or just more apps, then you may start wondering how to uninstall apps from your iOS 9 device.
Fortunately removing apps from an iPhone is something that you can accomplish with the short steps in our guide below.
How to Uninstall an App in iOS 9 on an iPhone 6
- Find the app.
- Tap and hold on it.
- Touch the x.
- Tap Delete.
Our article continues below with additional information on deleting apps in iOS 9, including pictures of these steps.
Deleting an App from an iPhone 6 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.1. However, these same steps will work for most other iPhone models, running most other versions of iOS.
There are two different ways to delete an app from your iPhone. The first method that we will describe is outlined in the guide below. The second method takes longer, but is included as an alternative in case you have trouble using the first method. That second method is described at the end of this article.
Step 1: Locate the app that you want to uninstall.
We will be removing the Vudu app in the steps below.
Step 2: Tap and hold the app icon until all of the apps on the screen start to shake, and a small x appears at the corner of the app icon.
Step 3: Tap the x on the icon of the app that you want to remove.
Step 4: Tap the Delete button to confirm that you want to remove the app from your iPhone.
This will delete data for the app as well.
The section below discusses another option for deleting apps in iOS 9.
Alternate Method to Delete an App in iOS 9
As mentioned previously, there is another way to uninstall an app from your iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage (the top one), then select the app you wish to delete, and tap the Delete App button. You will then need to confirm that you want to delete the app. Both of these methods achieve the same result, but the first method in this article is a little faster.
Is there a Tips app on your iPhone that you can’t remove? You may not be able to uninstall it, but there are a few options available to you that will make it less prominent.
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.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.