How to Delete Apps in iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3 on iPhone iPad


This post offers some tips to fix "can't delete apps on iPhone iPad after iOS 10 update". Just read it to know how to delete iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3 apps on iPhone.


Mar. 30, 2017


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After updating from iOS 10 to iOS 10.1/10.2 or the new released iOS 10.3, users reported they can't delete apps on iPhone iPad. "I Cannot delete apps from iPad Air 2 after updating to iOS 10. Tried to delete using iCloud but that didn't work either."

Actually, it's one of common iOS problems you may meet after updating to iOS 10. And in previous iOS 9, some iPhone users also got the similar app deleting issue. So, what if you got this iOS 10 issue, how can you delete apps on iPhone iPad? Below we summarize some tips to help you get out.

How to Fix iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3 Can't Delete Apps on iPhone iPad

1.Delete Apps on iPhone 6s/7.

You may have found you can't delete apps easily on your iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 or other devices with 3D-Touch feature. Because when you press an app, it brings you to 3D touch menu, instead of showing you the "X". In this situation, just gently put your finger on the icon without pressing down to delete or move apps.

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2.Remove Built-in Apps

Usually, we can tap and hold on apps to remove the apps on our iOS 10 devices. And iOS 10 enables us to remove some built-in apps. But you should know there are still some default apps that you cannot delete, including Messages, Phone, Settings, Safari, Clock, Camera, Photos, App Store, Health, Wallet and Find iPhone.

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3.Delete Waiting Apps

Sometimes, your apps may be stuck on waiting when you install or update it, and you cannot delete it. For this issue, you can refer to: how to remove waiting apps on iPhone.

4.Restriction for Deleting Apps

If you don't allow "deleting apps" on Restrictions, nobody could remove apps on your device. You can go to check whether you allow "deleting apps" by going to Settings > General > Restrictions.

Restrictions of Deleting Apps – iOS 10

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5.Other Methods

You can try some basic tips to fix your "iOS 10 app deleting" problems, such as restart your device or Force-Restart, restore your device and delete iPhone iPad apps with iTunes.

The Bottom Line

If these tips don't work on your issue, you can post yours on the comment section for help. Besides deleting apps, we provide you with some other tips to free up space on your iPhone iPad. And you can use some professional iOS app uninstallers. For example, PhoneClean is featured with app uninstaller.

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