How to Delete and Undelete Apps on your iPhone, iPad or Mac? [2020 edition]

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Running out of space on your iPhone, iPad or Mac? Got apps that you don’t use anymore? get rid of them and give some real state to good ones, or even enhance performance. In case you want to Undelete apps, this guide covers it too. 

How to Delete Apps on your iPhone or iPad?

How to Delete Apps on your Mac?

How to Undelete Apps on your iPhone or iPad?

How to Undelete Apps on your Mac?

Note Before deleting apps please know that you will lose your apps’ data as well. So try to save app’s info beforehand or backup your apps’ data.

How to Delete Apps on your iPhone or iPad?

There are numerous ways to delete apps. Try the one which suits you.

Method 1 – Old way

1. Make sure you are outside of any application; on your iPhone’s Home Screen.

2. Now press and hold an icon until the apps start shaking. A minus “-“ sign will pop-up on the apps you can delete.

Click the minus sign to Delete apps on iPhone or iPad

3. Tap the “-“ sign and it’ll ask confirmation and an alert telling your app’s data will be removed too.

4. Now, tap delete and you have successfully deleted the app.

Delete apps on iPhone and iPad

Method  2 – Haptic Touch

1. Long press the app until you see a pop-up.

Delete apps iPhone and iPad with Haptic touch

2. Now press Remove App at top of the pop-up.

Delete apps on iPhone and iPad

3. Confirm and delete the app.

Method 3 – 3d Touch

1. Force touch on an app and you’ll see a pop-up.

2. Now press Remove App at the top of the pop-up.

Delete apps iPhone and iPad with Haptic touch

3. Confirm and delete the app.

Delete apps on iPhone and iPad

How to Delete Apps on your Mac?

Method 1

  1. Open Finder, and head to Applications.
Applications in finder – delete and undelete apps on iPad, iPhone and Mac
  1. Now right click on the app you want to delete, and select Move to Bin.
Move to bin –  How to delete and undelete apps on iPhone, iPad and Mac
  1. Right-click Bin in your dock, and click Empty Bin.
Empty Bin – How to delete and undelete apps on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Method 2

1. Open Launchpad in your dock.

LaunchPad Mac Delete

2. Now, click and hold on your app until the apps start shaking.

Hit x button to delete app Mac

3. An “x” sign will appear on the apps you can delete. Tap the “x” sign and press delete.

Confirm delete

Want your Apps back? Apple makes it convenient to undelete apps on your iPhone, iPad or even Mac, installed under your iCloud account. Don’t worry about purchased apps you get them back at no cost.

How to Undelete Apps on your iPhone or iPad?

1. Open Appstore.

2. Tap your profile picture on the top right corner.

Undelete apps on iPhone and iPad

3. Now tap Purchased.

Click purchased – delete or undelete apps iphone and iPad

4. Next, tap Not on This iPhone tab.

Not on this iPhone - delete or undelete apps iPhone or iPad

6. Tap the cloud download icon next to the app you want to restore.

Download cloud icon - Undelete apps on iPhone

7. Wait for it to re-install.

How to Undelete Apps on your Mac?

1. Press cmd + space to open Spotlight, and type Appstore. Press enter.

Type Appstore in spotlight – Undelete apps mac

3. On the bottom left, click your profile picture.

Click profile picture undelete Mac apps

5. Now on the right, you’ll see all your apps.

6. Click the cloud download icon next to the app you want to restore.

cloud download asphalt Mac Undelete

8. Wait for it to re-install.

There are more ways to delete and undelete apps on your Apple which I’ll try and cover in my next posts.

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