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How to Delete an App From the App Store in 3 Steps (With Photos)

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How to Delete an App From the App Store in 3 Steps (With Photos)

Do you have an app that you can’t seem to figure out how to delete? Apps, also called applications, are fantastic tools that can greatly enhance your phone’s capabilities. They can provide you with different, unique ways to interact with others and see the world through your phone and desktop. However, how do you get rid of them once you have downloaded too many? In this article, we will discuss three methods that you can utilize to delete an app from the Apple App Store

Method one is to remove the app from the App Store on your iPhone. The second method is to remove the app from the device via the home screen. The third will show you how to remove the app from your device by using the App Store on your Mac. All methods will remove the app from the device completely, so any will work, it just depends on your personal preference as to which one you want to use.

Method 1: From the App Store for iPhone

Our first method will show you how to remove the app from the App Store on your iPhone. If you want to use the app again, simply redownload the app from the App Store on your iPhone or Mac.

Step 1: The Setup

First, turn on and unlock your iPhone to the main page.

Step 2: The App Store

Next, locate the App Store app, which is a blue icon with an A in the center. Tap on the icon, then once the application opens, click on your profile photo. This is located in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Inside the App Store app, tap on your circular profile icon located in the upper right-hand corner.
Inside the App Store app, tap on your circular profile icon located in the upper right-hand corner.

Step 3: Delete the Application

Now that you are in your account window, a list of applications will appear. Scroll down this list of applications until you find the app that you want to delete. Swipe left on the applications and tap delete. This will delete the application and its data from your iPhone.

Delete the application.
Swipe left on the app you want to delete, then tap the red “Delete” bar on the right.

Method 2: From the Home Screen

As stated previously, method 2 will go over how to delete an app through the home screen. Doing so will delete the app from the phone and the data that was associated with it.

Step 1: The Setup

Turn on and unlock the device. Then locate the app that you want to remove.

Step 2: The Options Menu

Touch and hold the app, and after a second, a notification panel will show giving you options on what to do with the app. 

Press down on the app you want to remove until the menu appears.
Press down on the app you want to remove until the menu appears.

Step 3: Remove The App

Next, tap the button that says “Remove app.” Doing so will take you to another option panel. After you have tapped the “Remove App” option, you will be prompted with more options on how you want to remove the app from the device. To delete the app from the device tap “Delete App.”

To completely remove the app, tap the red "Delete App" text from the top of the menu.
To completely remove the app, tap the red “Delete App” text from the top of the menu.

Method 3: From the App Store For Mac

In this method, we will delete the app by using the App Store on your Mac device. The end goal will be the same as methods 1 and 2, but the difference is in how it will be accomplished. For some users, deleting an app via the App Store is an easier method, while others prefer to delete the apps from the home screen. Try both methods out and see what works best for you.

Step 1: The Setup

Turn on and unlock the device. Locate the application called “App Store” and open it.

Open up the App Store on your Mac computer.
To begin, open up the App Store on your Mac computer.

Step 2: The App Store

Next, locate and tap on the My Profile icon. Next, type in the name of the application that you want to delete.

Screenshot of apps on the app store.
Type the name of the app you want to delete into the search bar on the top left.

Step 3: Removing The App

Next to either the application photo or just under the name of the application on the right-hand side, there should be three dots. Click or tap on that button with the three dots.

Click on three dots next to the open button.
Click on the three-dot menu located next to the “Open” button.

A menu will appear with several options. Click on the Delete App option.

When the menu appears, click on the trash can icon that says "Delete App."
When the menu appears, click on the trash can icon that says “Delete App.”

Conclusion

Apps are a fantastic way for people to access new information, entertainment, and even productivity tools. By knowing how to delete the apps from the App Store, you will now be able to identify which apps you want to prioritize and declutter your phone from overflowing. Try out the methods listed above and see which one works best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the App Store?

The App Store is an application-curated marketplace created by Apple. The App Store plays a major role in helping protect Apple product consumers by showing them applications that pass a security/safety requirement. Offering nearly two million unique applications, the App Store is one of the biggest curated application marketplaces in the world.

Can I remove the pre-installed apps on my phone?

Yes, you can! You can use the steps laid out in this article to remove pre-installed applications as well. However, not all of them can be removed. Also, keep in mind that some of the applications that you remove may affect system functionality.

How many apps can I download?

It depends on the amount of storage the phone has and the data size of the applications that you are downloading. Even still, one day you will run out of space on your storage which will prevent you from downloading new ones if you do not continually remove applications on your phone.

What is an app?

An app is an abbreviated term for application. An application is a computer program that is made to do certain tasks other than the ones related to the function of the device/computer itself. Typically this can be video games, software, and media players.

What’s the difference between an app and an application?

There is none! The word “app” is an abbreviated term for the word application. App is commonly used as part of the internet slang vernacular.

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