Setp By Step On How To Delete & Update Apps Fast And Best On IOS 13
Apple changed the way your iPhone and iPad’s home screen works in iOS 13. Now, when you long-press an app’s icon, you’ll first see a contextual menu rather than the usual jiggling icons with “x” buttons.
This is all because Apple is getting rid of 3D Touch.Rather than pressing the screen extra hard to open that contextual menu, you just have to long-press an icon, and the menu will appear. There’s now an extra step before those app icons start shaking around.
Find the app update menu
The update tab on the App Store has been shuffled off to make room for Apple Arcade. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make updates a little harder to find. Currently, it’s nested underneath your account details, which you can find by tapping your profile image in the top right of the App Store.
But there’s a shortcut, which you can find by long-pressing the App Store tile. On the older iOSes, this would make the apps start to do the trademark wiggle which signaled you could move them about. In iOS 13, when you long-press an app, it brings up a menu with a few contextual options and widgets.
For the App Store
, that menu includes options to jump to a list of purchased apps, redeem a code, or search for an app. It also has an update option, which is how you’ll jump immediately to the list of app updates.Also, if you’re wondering, the option “Rearrange Apps” which is on the menu for every app, will set the tiles wiggling as usual.Delete Apps From the Home Screen
To use the new context menu, long-press an app icon until the menu appears and tap “Rearrange apps.” App icons will start jiggling, and you can move them around or delete them.
You can also long-press the app icon and continue long-pressing without lifting your finger, even after the contextual menu appears. If you wait another moment, the menu will vanish, and app icons will start jiggling.Rearranging apps on an iPhone’s home screen.Tap the “x”
button for an app icon and tap “Delete
” to confirm. Tap “Done
” in the top right corner of your screen when you’re done.Deleting an app from an iPhone’s home screenUninstall Apps From Settings
You can also uninstall apps from Settings. Head to Settings
> iPhone Storage
or iPad Storage. This screen shows you a list of your installed apps along with how much local storage they’re using. Tap an app in this list and tap “Delete App” to delete it.Removing apps from an iPhone’s Settings app.Remove Apps From the App Store
Starting in iOS 13, you can also delete apps from the updates list in the App Store. Open the App Store and tap your profile icon to access the updates list. Under Upcoming Automatic Updates or Updated recently, swipe left on an app and then tap “Delete” to remove it.If an app is about to update itself—or just updated, and you realized you no longer want it installed—it’s now easy to remove it from here without hunting it down elsewhere.
Deleting an app from the updates list in the App Store.Uninstalling apps just takes another tap or a slightly longer long-press now that iOS 13 is out. It’s not a big deal—but it is a bit surprising when you first long-press an app icon and see that new context menu.Delete Apps from the update menu
Once you get to the update menu, you’ll find a list of apps that have been recently updated. As developers usually get out updates within a few days of a major iOS update, you’ll probably find most apps listed there at the moment.
Should you want to delete an app, without using the now-old-fashioned method of long-pressing, and hitting the X on a wiggling tile, you can do it easily from here. Find the app in the update menu, and then swipe to bring up the red “Delete” option. This will delete the app from your phone.
Notably, you can’t do this from the Purchased Apps menu, all a swipe will do there is give you the option to hide the app from that list. Since the wiggle-X method now takes a bit longer with the addition of the contextual menu slightly gumming up the works and let’s face it, hunting down the one or two apps on seven screens you’d prefer to get rid of can be tedious this is probably the most convenient method of deleting pesky, resource-heavy apps on your new system.
iOS 13 has a number of new and hidden features. Are there any you’d like to know more about?