iOS has drastically changed the way you delete apps over the years. There are a couple of ways to delete apps in iOS. iOS 14 was announced during the virtual WWDC 2020 last month. And today the public beta for iOS 14 is out.
From Long press and delete to 3d touch to contextual menu, iOS has seen multiple iterations in its design and working. Back in the day, it used to be easier to delete apps. It's not anymore. You have extra steps. In this post, I'm going to walk you through the steps on How to delete Apps on iOS 14.
Delete Apps in the Home on iOS 14
If you are planning to either one or more apps, press on the app you want to delete. This would open the contextual menu for that particular app as you can see below.
If you are planning to delete only that app, choose Remove App. This will prompt you to confirm whether you really want to delete that app. Tap Remove from Home Screen. This will remove the app from your phone.
But, if you are planning to do delete multiple apps, choose Edit Home Screen instead of Remove App. This would take you to the Home screen edit mode. Internally, Apple employees call this the Jiggle mode.
When you are in the Jiggle Mode, Tap on the - mark in each of the apps to delete. Again you will be prompted to confirm whether you really want to delete the app. Confirm and those apps will be deleted from your phone. Not really sure why Apple changes from the x mark to the - mark but then the UX guys at Apple need something to work on right?
Delete Apps in the App Store on iOS 14
- This is an alternate way to delete apps in your iPhone. Open App Store.
- Tap on the iCloud icon at the top right corner. In the window that appears, you will find the list of all the apps installed on the phone.
- Look for the app you want to delete and when you find it, Swipe left to see the hidden menu with options. Choose Delete.
- Confirm in the prompt that appears.
iOS doesn't have an option to delete multiple apps at the same time.
Uninstalling apps takes one extra step from earlier versions of iOS. It definitely isn't making it any easier but I can assure you its not the worst.
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