How to Delete Apps on iOS 12 iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Wondering how to delete apps on iOS 12 devices? That’s easy to do, this post is going to share you 4 easy ways about deleting apps in iOS 12 from your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

By Joy Taylor | Last Updated: May. 15, 2020

iOS 12 was open to the public with lots of new features, meanwhile, iOS 12 problems are emerging when many users update their iPhone iPad to iOS 12. For instance, iOS 12 GPS not working, iOS 12 apps can’t be deleted, iPhone flashlight not working, data lost after iOS 12 update, etc. Don’t worry, each issue has its own solutions. This post is focused on iOS 12 app issue.

For lots of users want to delete some apps on iOS 12 devices but not sure how to do, and some users reported that iOS 12 can’t delete apps, we write this article to help you fix this issue. 4 basic and workable ways will be introduced with detailed steps in the following text, let’s check them one by one.

How to Delete Apps in iOS 12

Method 1. Delete iOS 12 Apps by Using 3D Touch

Using 3D Touch to delete apps from iPhone iPad iPod in iOS 12 is not very different from the process you already know in the previous iOS, but there is a trick you need to pay attention that is to delete apps on the home screen. Otherwise, your iPhone app icon won’t juggle or showing the “X” mark on the app. Follow steps below to remove iOS 12 apps.

Step 1 Unlock your iPhone with your passcode, Face ID or Touch ID. You are now on the Home screen page.

Step 2 Tap and hold on the app you want to delete until all the apps start wobbling.

Step 3 Click “X” to delete the app. iOS will notify you that deleting this app will also delete its data.

Step 4 Select “Delete” to remove the app and its data from your iOS 12 device.

How to Delete iOS 12 Apps by Using 3D Touch

How to Delete iOS 12 Apps by Using 3D Touch

Method 2. Delete iOS 12 Apps from Settings

Deleting apps on iOS 12 iPhone/iPad/iPod from the Settings app is the second method we suggested to you. This method is more preferable because you can use it to remove apps from iOS devices especially when you have not enough storage and want to free up more space.

Step 1 Go to the Settings App and launch it.

Step 2 Tap on General > iPhone Storage.

Step 3 Select the App you want to delete > Click “Delete app”.

How to Delete iOS 12 Apps from Settings

How to Delete iOS 12 Apps from Settings

Method 3. Delete iOS 12 Apps via iTunes

Before talking about how to delete iOS 12 apps by using iTunes, we have to remind you that if your iTunes already updated to iTunes 12.7, then this method is useless for you since Apple remover the iOS App Store and iOS App Management from iTunes 12.7. In this case, you can directly go to Method 4. However, if you haven’t updated your iTunes, you can delete iOS 12 apps from iOS devices by removing apps from iTunes media library.

Step 1 Go to the iTunes Update section and you’ll see a list of apps.

Step 2 Right Click on the app icon and choose “Delete from Library” to remove the app from your iPhone/iPad. The next time you sync your iPhone, you’ll not see the app on your device.

How to Delete iOS 12 Apps via iTunes

How to Delete iOS 12 Apps via iTunes

Method 4. Delete iOS 12 Apps with PhoneClean

If all the above methods can’t help you delete apps on your iOS 12 device, you can have a try on PhoneClean. This tool enables you to remove multiple apps on your iPhone/iPad/iPod with just one click. This method also supports deleting apps that iOS 12 won’t let you delete. Below are the steps that you can follow to delete apps from your iOS devices with PhoneClean.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneClean on your computer. Launch it.

Step 2 Connect your iDevice to the computer > Click Toolbox > Select App Clean.

How to Delete Apps that iOS 12 can’t Delete with PhoneClean - Step 2

How to Delete Apps that iOS 12 can’t Delete with PhoneClean – Step 2

Step 3 Select the apps you want to delete and click Trash icon on the top right corner to remove the selected iOS 12 apps.

How to Delete Apps that iOS 12 can’t Delete with PhoneClean - Step 3

How to Delete Apps that iOS 12 can’t Delete with PhoneClean – Step 3

The Bottom Line

If these tips don’t work on your issue, or you have a better solution, welcome to post yours in the comment section. By the way, if you feel this post is helpful, you can share it to help more people. If you encounter data loss or meeting any other iOS 12 problems, also welcome to leave your comments, we’ll try out best to help you out.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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