Wondering how to delete apps on your iPhone running iOS 13 or your iPad running iPadOS 13?

There have been certain updates in the latest version of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 versions, which have modified the behavior of some familiar tasks like updating and deleting the apps from your iPhone or iPad.

For those who are not aware of these changes, it can be a huge confusion right now to what you previously thought was to be the right way. Before iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, you could delete an app from your device’s home screen by simply pressing on the icon of that app until all the icons on the screen would jiggle, and an ‘X‘ would appear on the top-right corner of the app icon.

 

However, in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the apps can now be deleted from the iPhone or iPad in several different ways. In this guide, we would discuss the changes made for deleting an app in iOS 13 & iPadOS 13.

Let’s jump in right away.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Delete Apps in iOS 13 from the Home Screen using “Rearrange Apps”
  2. Delete the Apps Directly from the Home Screen
  3. Delete the Apps from the App Store


 

How To Delete Apps In iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: 3 Ways.

 

1. Delete Apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 from Contextual Menu.

Just like in previous versions of iOS and iPadOS, the apps can be deleted from the home screen of your device. However, there are few changes in the steps for deleting the app from the home screen:

  1. Navigate to the app icon on your home screen, which you intend to delete.
  2. Long-press on that app icon until a pop-up contextual menu appears. Unlike in previous iOS and iPadOS versions, the contextual menu provides a few more options.
  3. Click on the Delete App option from the pop-up menu.

Delete Apps In iOS 13

 

  1. After clicking on the Delete App option, then you will see another pop-up that again asks you whether you are sure of deleting the chosen app and that deleting the app will result in also removing any of its data too. Hit Delete to confirm.

Delete Apps In iOS 13

 

 

With the new contextual menu feature in iOS 13/iPadOS 13, it provides you a few extra options that not allow you to rearrange apps but also delete the apps from the home screen of your device.

 

2. Delete the Apps Directly from the Home Screen.

Another way to delete apps on your iPhone or iPad without having to choose the “Rearrange Apps” option from the contextual menu is to directly hit the ‘X’ button to delete the app. The following steps will showcase how it is done:

  1. Navigate to the app icon on your home screen, which you intend to delete.
  2. Long-press on that app icon until a pop-up contextual menu appears.
  3. Continue pressing the icon until the pop-up contextual menu disappears, and the app icons start jiggling.
  4. Click on the “X” present at the top-right corner of the app you wish to delete.
  5. Click on the “Delete” option on the confirmation window to delete the app.

Delete Apps In iOS 13

 

If you choose not to use the “Rearrange apps” method, you can still delete the apps from the home screen of your device by spending a few extra seconds pressing the app icon and following the discussed steps.

 

3. Delete the Apps from the App Store.

In iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the apps can also be deleted from the Apple app store. To delete the apps directly from the app store, you need to follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the Apple App Store on your device — iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
  2. Click on your profile icon present at the top-right corner of your screen.

Apple App Store

 

  1. Scroll down through the account and click on the “Updated Recently” option.

Delete Apps In iOS 13

 

  1. Swipe left on the app you wish to delete from the list of apps under the “Updated Recently” menu.
  2. Click on the Delete button to delete the app from your device.

Delete Apps In iOS 13

 

Hence, with the latest versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, you have a choice of deleting the apps directly from the app store as well, which was not available in the prior versions of iOS and iPadOS.

In case none of the options discussed above works for you, then try to press the icons on the home screen of your device with less force such that you don’t involve the 3D Touch. This should allow you to see the contextual menu appear on your screen.

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