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How to Delete Apps From Your iPhone 6

Whether it’s a completed game or a useless app, we all eventually get to a point where we want to delete apps and games from our iPhone 6. Apple has made it very easy to remove unwanted software and have provided a few ways of doing so.

How to Delete Apps From the Homescreen:

1. Delete Apps from Homescreen

1. Tap and hold on an icon on your homescreen until all icons start to wiggle.

2. To remove an app, tap on the little “x" button in the top left of the app’s icon.

3. When a confirmation dialog appears, press Delete.

4. When you’ve finished deleting apps, press the Home button.

How to Delete Apps Using the Settings App:

2. Delete App from Settings

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Go to the General section.

3. Tap on Usage.

4. Tap on the Manage Storage option that is located below the Storage section.

5. Find an app that you’d like to delete and tap on it.

6. Press the Delete App button. When a confirmation dialog appears, press Delete App.

What About My App Data?

Unless the app in question stores its data in iCloud or another cloud storage service, all of your data will be lost once you delete the app. You can check whether the app in question supports iCloud storage by doing the following:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Go to the General section.

3. Tap on Usage.

4. Tap on the Manage Storage option that is located below the iCloud section.

5. Find the app that you want to check.

6. See what information the app stores in iCloud. If you’re unsure whether your information will be safe, it is best to contact the developer of the specific app.

Some Apps Don’t Have An “x" Button When Trying To Delete Them:

Those apps can be either stock iOS apps or, if you’re jailbroken, Cydia tweaks and utilities.

When it comes to stock iOS apps, you can’t delete them. If an app comes with iOS, the best that you can do is put it in a folder where it wouldn’t take up valuable space.
If the app in question was installed through Cydia, you can remove it by following these steps:
1. Open Cydia.

2. Tap on Manage Packages.

3. Find the package corresponding to the homescreen icon and tap on it.

4. Tap on Modify in the top right corner.

5. Tap on Remove followed by Confirm.

6. Wait for the process to complete and then either Return To Cydia, Respring or Reboot.

How Can I Reinstall My Deleted Apps?

If you’d like to install a free or premium app that you’ve had before, simply search for it in the App Store and download it at no additional charge.

If you can’t remember the name of the app, follow these steps:

1. Open the App Store app.

2. Go to the Updates tab and tap on Purchased.

3. Find the app you want in the list and download it by tapping on the cloud icon to the right.

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