How to Delete an App on an iPad in iOS 9

iPad storage space is a premium commodity for most iPad users, so it becomes important to learn a few methods to reclaim some of that storage space as you start running out. One method that you can employ is to delete apps that you no longer use. Many of these apps can be quite large in size, so getting rid of one or two of them can provide you with the space you need to download a new movie or install another app.

Our guide below will show you two methods that you can use to delete an app from your iPad in iOS 9.


Removing Apps from an iPad

Device used: iPad 2

Software version: iOS 9.1

The steps in this article will delete an app and all of its data from your iPad. We will be focusing on deleting an app directly from your Home screen. If you would prefer to delete the app from within the Settings menu, then navigate to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage then select the app, tap the Delete App button, then tap Delete App again to confirm.

delete ipad app from settings menu


But you can continue reading below for the shorter method of deleting an app from your iPad. Note that it is not possible to delete default Apple apps from your iPad, such as the Camera, Tips, News and other apps that Apple includes on every iPad.


  1. Locate the app that you want to delete, then tap and hold the icon until the app icons start to shake.
  2. tap and hold an app icon



  3. Tap the small x at the top-left corner of the screen. If there is no x at the top-left corner of an app icon, then it cannot be deleted. As mentioned previously, Apple includes a number of default apps that cannot be removed from the device.
  4. tap the x on an ipad app icon



  5. Tap the Delete button to confirm that you wish to delete the app from your iPad.

delete an ipad app in ios 9



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