Finding and installing useful or fun apps is one of the more exciting things that you can do on an iPhone 13.
But not every app that you install is something that you are going to use forever, and it’s likely that you will eventually run out of storage space on the device.
This will lead you to look for ways to free up some storage space, and removing unneeded or unwanted apps is one of the fastest and most effective ways to do that.
You can uninstall an iPhone 13 app by tapping and holding on it, choosing Remove App, tapping Delete App, then touching the Delete button.
Once the app is gone you can then go about installing more apps, downloading files, or performing whatever actions you want that required that additional space to begin with.
Our how-to guide below will show you how to remove iPhone apps, as well as provide you with additional information and another method that you can use to take those apps off your phone.
How to Delete an iPhone 13 App
- Find the app.
- Tap and hold on the app icon.
- Select Remove App.
- Touch Delete App.
- Tap Delete.
Our guide continues below with additional information on getting rid of iPhone 13 apps, including pictures of these steps.
How to Remove an App from My iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13, in the iOS 15.3.1 operating system. These steps will also work on most other iPhone models in most versions of iOS.
Step 1: Locate the app icon that you would like to uninstall.
Step 2: Tap and hold on to the app icon, then choose the Remove App option.
You will also see some other options here like Edit Home Screen and Share App, as well as other items that are specific to the app that you have chosen to remove.
If you select the “Edit Home Screen” option you will be able to move the app icon to a different location, or you can delete the app in an alternate way by touching the – (minus) icon that appears at the top-left corner of the icon.
Step 3: Touch the Delete App button.
Note that there is also an option here to “Remove from Home Screen.” This will remove the app icon from the Home screen but will keep the app on the device. That means that you will need to swipe all the way to the rightmost Home screen and open the app from the App Library or search for it in Spotlight Search.
Step 4: Tap Delete to confirm that you want to delete the app and its data from your iPhone.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about removing apps from your iPhone.
More Information on How to Get Rid of an iPhone 13 App
The steps above are, in my opinion, the easiest way to delete an app on your iPhone. However, there is another way that you can remove an app through the Settings menu.
If you go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > then you will see a list of apps at the bottom of the menu after everything finishes loading. If you select one of those apps you will find a Delete App button that you can use to remove the app from your phone.
There is also an Offload App option on that screen which can also be useful. This lets you remove the app while keeping the app’s data. If you think that you might want to install the app again later, then this might be a better way.
Going through the Settings menu also lets you see the size of the apps, which can be useful if you just want to get rid of some of the larger apps rather than spend a lot of time getting rid of everything. All of the apps in the iPhone Storage section are sorted from biggest to smallest, so you can gain the most storage space by deleting apps from the top of that list.
Another thing that you might want to consider is having your iPhone automatically delete the apps that you aren’t using. You can find this option at Settings > App Store > Offload Unused Apps. This will cause your iPhone to automatically remove unused apps but keep all of their documents and data on the device.
If you delete an app and decide later that you want to continue using it, you can always open the App Store and search for it, then tap the cloud icon next to the app to reinstall it. This assumes that the app is still available in the App Store.
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