There are a number of different things to do when you’re wondering how to free up storage space on your iPhone 7, but one of the most effective things you can do is start deleting apps that you aren’t using anymore. Over the lifespan of iPhone ownership it is very likely that you will download a lot of different apps. Some of these might be for bank accounts or credit cards, others might be productivity apps for your job, while others may just be games that you wanted to try out.
But even after you stop using an app on your iPhone, it is still taking up storage space. So if you find yourself in a situation where you need to increase your available storage space, either for new apps, or to take pictures or videos, then following the steps below to delete an app from your iPhone is an important action to take.
Deleting Apps on an iPhone 7 Plus
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. Using this guide to delete an app from your iPhone is also going to delete any data associated with that app that is also stored on the iPhone. If you find later that you would like to use that app again, you will need to go into the App Store, search for that app, then re-download it. if the app in question is one that you had purchased you will not need to re-buy the app if it was purchased using the Apple ID that is currently active on your iPhone.
Step 1: Locate the app that you want to delete from your iPhone 7.
Step 2: Tap and hold on the app icon until a small x appears at the top-left corner of the app icon, then tap that x. If a new menu opens rather than the x appearing, then you have something called 3D Touch enabled on your iPhone. You will need to press a little more lightly on the app icon to make the x appear.
Step 3: Touch the Delete button to confirm that you want to delete the app from your iPhone.
You can visit Apple support for answers and solutions to any problems that you might be experiencing on your device.
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