Delete iPhone and iPad apps and their data
First, you can quickly and easily delete any app from your iPhone or iPad directly from your home screen. To do this, tap and hold the app that you want to delete on your home screen, then tap “Remove App.”
After tapping “Remove App,” select “Delete App” to delete the app and its data from your iPhone or iPad. You can also select “Remove from Home Screen” if you just want to clean up your device without deleting the app permanently.
This also works for many of the apps that come preinstalled on iPhones and iPads, including Calculator, FaceTime, Files, Podcasts, Notes, and the iTunes Store.
Delete iPhone and iPad apps without deleting their data
If you want to delete an app without losing its saved data and documents, you can do so by going through the Settings app.
To do so, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, tap “General,” then select “iPhone Storage.” This will bring up a list of all the apps installed on your device. You may see the option to enable “Offload Unused Apps,” which is a setting that, when turned on, automatically deletes unused apps without deleting data.
If you don’t want to offload all of your unused apps, scroll through the list and tap the app that you want to delete. From the window that opens, select “Offload App,” then tap “Offload App” again to confirm.
This will remove the app from your iPhone or iPad without deleting your data in case you ever decide to redownload the app.
How to Delete Apps on Mac
While some apps that come preinstalled on Mac can’t be deleted, you can delete most apps quickly and easily by using Launchpad or the Finder app.