Uninstalling an app from an iPhone is a skill that almost every iPhone user will need to employ at some point in their ownership of the device. Apps are fun to try out, but you might not need or use some of the apps that you download from the App Store.
Due to the limited amount of storage space on the iPhone, you might eventually need the space that is being consumed by an unused app, which means that you will need to know how to uninstall it. Fortunately this process can be completed with a few short steps, then you will have freed up the necessary storage space to try out another app.
How to Delete an iPhone 7 App
These steps were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.1. These steps are the same for most earlier versions of iOS, and will also work for other iPhone models. Some apps that were included on your iPhone by default cannot be uninstalled.
Step 1: Find the app that you want to uninstall. I am going to uninstall the Pandora app in this article.
Step 2: Tap and hold the app icon until it starts to shake, then tap the small x at the top-left corner of the app icon. If you press too hard, you might see some additional app options. If that happens, press outside of that menu to exit it, then press on the app icon a little more lightly.
Step 3: Tap the Delete button to confirm that you are about to uninstall this app, and delete any data associated with it from your iPhone.
If you decide later that you would like to re-download an app that you have deleted, you can do so by searching for the app in the App Store and downloading it again.
Do you need to delete some other stuff from your iPhone, too? Learn about deleting an email account from the device if you don’t use it, and all of the spam and newsletters that it receives are starting to get in the way of the mail that you actually want to read.