The process of removing installed programs on iPhones does not have to be obvious to users who are just starting their adventure with iOS.

Deleting iPhone applications

  • Tap and hold the application icon.
  • Tap Delete Application.
  • Tap Delete.

If you delete the application, any existing subscriptions from the application will not be automatically canceled. When you remove the application, the Cancel subscriptions option may appear.

What to do if the wrong program has been removed

Users of smartphones and tablets with iOS download applications and games from the App Store. If you accidentally uninstall a used item, just find it in the Apple store and reinstall it.

removing iphone apps

Removing applications from the iPhone home screen

  • Tap and hold any application icon on the Home screen, and then tap Edit Home Screen.
  • Application icons will start to tremble.
  • Tap the close button on the icon of the application you are removing, then tap Delete.
  • Tap Done (iPhone with Face ID) or press Home (other iPhone models).

If you change your mind, you can re-download applications that have been removed.

Removing the application and its configuration profile

Apple has removed from the App Store several applications that installed root certificates to monitor data. If one of these applications is installed on your device, delete it along with the associated configuration profile to make sure that your data is well protected.

To delete an application and its configuration profile, follow the steps below.

Removing the application

  • Press and hold the application icon until it starts shaking.
  • Then tap the Delete button in the upper left corner of the application to delete it. If you see the message “Removing the application will also delete its data”, tap the Delete button.
  • If the application has a configuration profile, delete it.
  • Go to Settings> General> Profiles or Profile and Device Management * and tap the application configuration profile.
  • Then tap Delete profile. If necessary, enter the device code and tap Delete.
  • Restart your iPhone

iCloud – how to delete files

When you set up iCloud, you will automatically receive 5 GB of disk space. You can use this space to store backups created in the iCloud service, photos and videos from the iCloud Photos application and current documents from the iCloud Drive service. You can also free up space or buy more space at any time.

You can manage and delete files and folders stored on the iCloud Drive service from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. If you are a participant in another person’s shared folder, its size is not included in your iCloud space. Learn more about sharing folders on iCloud Drive.

On iOS 11 or later, files deleted from iCloud Drive remain in the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days before they are completely removed from the device.

IPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  • Open the Files app and tap Browse.
  • In the Locations field, tap iCloud Drive> Select.
  • Select the files or folders you want to delete, then tap the Trash icon.
  • Select Locations> Recently Deleted> Mark.
  • Select the files you want to delete.
  • Tap Delete.



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