The Apple iPhone is a popular brand of smartphone. Users can choose from a range of free and paid applications to download onto their phones, including games, organizational programs, fitness software and more. However, these apps can take up valuable memory on your iPhone, so if you have no more use for an application or it is causing you problems, you might want to delete it.
Sync your iPhone with iTunes to back up your app data if you don't want to lose it.
Unlock your iPhone so your apps are displayed. Touch any application there but hold your finger down until all apps on the screen start to wiggle from side to side. At this point, an "X" will display in the corner of each app.
Find the app or apps you want to delete and click the "X" button in their corners. Depending on the application, the developers might ask you for a rating or feedback when you do this.
Click "Delete" on the prompt that appears on your iPhone screen. This will remove the app and any data it stored.
Click the home button (the circular button at the bottom of the iPhone screen) to stop the remaining apps moving and return the screen to normal. If you uninstalled the app because it kept crashing, you can now reinstall a new version from the App Store on your phone.
- You can also move apps around the screen and reorder them while they are moving.
- You will need to delete any app data stored in iTunes separately as this will not automatically happen when you remove the app from your iPhone.
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