Deleting apps on iPhone is quick and easy. But even better than deleting apps yourself is setting up automatic offloading for ones you’re not using. Follow along for how to do both.

Whether you’re new to iPhone, or you’ve never deleted apps before, it’s a fast and painless process. Also, setting up automatic app offloading is a great way to make life easier. Check out how to enable that feature just below.

How to delete iPhone apps

  1. Tap and hold on an app you’d like to delete
  2. Let go when you see your apps start to wiggle and the Remove icons appear
  3. Tap the Remove for any apps you’d like to delete, tap Delete to confirm

Make sure you’re okay with deleting all data that an app may have stored before tapping the final delete confirmation. Certain apps may retain data in iCloud, even after you delete the app.

How to set up automatic app offloading on iPhone

  1. Open Settings and tap on General
  2. Swipe down and tap on iPhone Storage
  3. Look for Offload Unused Apps under the recommendations section as seen below
  4. Tap Enable

If you’d like to turn this feature off in the future, you’ll find the toggle under Settings → iTunes & App Store.

If you’ve deleted an iOS default app and would like to get it back, check out our how to on that here.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Michael Potuck

Michael is an editor for 9to5Mac. Since joining in 2016 he has written more than 3,000 articles including breaking news, reviews, and detailed comparisons and tutorials.