How to Remove Apps from Your iPhone

If you're unsure how to remove phone apps from your smartphone, let this free lesson be your handy guide.

How to remove apps from your iPhone

Want to get rid of apps you no longer use on your iPhone? It's easy to remove them from your device.

  1. Press and hold the app you want to delete. The app icons will begin to shake.

    pressing and holding the app icons
  2. Tap the small x in the upper-left corner of the app you want to remove. In this example, we'll remove the Facebook app.

    tapping the x to delete an app
  3. Confirm the removal.

    confirming the removal
  4. Tap the Home button. And that's it! The app has been removed from your iPhone.

There are many built-in apps that you cannot remove from your iPhone, such as Safari, Passbook, and Reminders. If you find that there are many apps you never use on your phone, we recommend putting them into a folder—this will keep your screen free of clutter and allow you to focus on the apps that matter to you. Check out this lesson from our iPhone Basics tutorial to learn more.