I don't know about you, but I've installed way too many single-use apps on myand now they're hiding my home screen and taking up precious storage space. For years, you had to delete apps from your iPhone to long press on an app icon until it started to wobble and then tap an X to delete it. However, with the release of last year, Apple changed how it should be done.
You are still starting to long press an app icon. You can expect the app icons to all shake, but instead you'll see a pop-up menu with several options. Some of those options are app specific, such as composing an email for the Mail app, but there are also two new options: Delete App and Edit Home Screen .
Tap Edit Home Screen if you want to rearrange your home screen, create app folders and so on.
Tap Delete App and then confirm your decision if you want to delete that specific app. You can delete multiple apps at once by selecting Edit Home Screen which will trigger the familiar, troubled behavior on all your icons and put a X in the top left corner (tap the X to delete an app).
If you are a traditionalist and you want to long press the app icon and wait for the icons to start moving, you can – just keep waiting for the apps to start wobbling, and then drag them around or tap the X to delete them.
When you're done moving your apps or pruning old apps from your phone, just tap Done and enjoy your sleek screens.
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