Can I Delete iPhone Apps from the Settings Menu?

The steps in this guide are going to show you how to delete apps on an iPhone if you don’t want to or are unable to tap and hold on them.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select the General option.
  3. Choose iPhone Storage.
  4. Scroll down and select an app to delete.
  5. Tap the Delete App button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Touch the Delete App button again to confirm.

For several versions of the iOS operating system the process for deleting apps has involved tapping and holding on an app until it starts to shake. You can then tap the x on the app icon to delete it.

With iOS 13 this has changed slightly to incorporate an additional menu where you select an “Arrange Apps” option, but the rest of the process remains the same.

However, if you find this process to be awkward, or if there is something wrong with your iPhone that won’t let you delete an app in this manner, you may be looking for an alternate way to delete an app from your device. Our tutorial below will show you how to accomplish this by going through the Settings menu.

How to Delete Apps Through Settings on an iPhone 11

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.1.3. Note that you will not be able to delete default apps, such as Safari or Messages, using this method. However you will be able to delete any third-party apps that you have installed through the App Store.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the General option.

open the General menu

Step 3: Touch the iPhone Storage button.

select iPhone Storage

Step 4: Scroll down and select the app you wish to delete.

find the app to delete

Step 5: Tap the Delete App button.

how to delete an app through settings on an iPhone

Step 6: Select Delete App at the bottom of the screen.

confirm app deletion on iPhone

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