Got a hidden app on your iPhone that you want to delete? Well, you’ve come to the right place! With the latest iOS 17 update, the process has been made simpler. In just a few taps, you can say goodbye to any app that’s no longer needed, even if it’s not immediately visible on your home screen.
You can also watch this video about how to delete a hidden app on your iPhone for additional information.
Step by Step Tutorial: How to Delete a Hidden App on iPhone
Before we dive into the step-by-step process, let’s get an idea of what we’re about to do. We’ll be navigating through your iPhone settings to locate the hidden app, then simply delete it. Ready? Let’s go.
Step 1: Open Settings
Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
This is the app with the gear icon that’s typically found on your home screen. If you can’t find it, swipe down from the middle of the screen and type “Settings” in the search bar.
Step 2: Go to General
Tap on “General.”
This is where you can find all sorts of information and settings for your iPhone.
Step 3: Tap on iPhone Storage
Scroll down and select “iPhone Storage.”
This section will show you a list of all the apps installed on your device, including the hidden ones, as well as how much storage space they are taking up.
Step 4: Find the App
Scroll through the list and find the app you want to delete.
The apps are listed in order of storage size, so if you’re not sure which app is taking up space, this can be a handy way to find out.
Step 5: Delete the App
Tap on the app and then select “Delete App.”
A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm the deletion. Once you tap “Delete App” again, the app will be removed from your iPhone.
After completing these steps, the hidden app will be removed from your iPhone, and you’ll have freed up some storage space. It’s that simple!
Tips for Deleting a Hidden App on iPhone
- Make sure you really want to delete the app as all data associated with it will be lost.
- If you can’t find the app in your iPhone Storage, it might be hidden in a folder on your home screen.
- Deleting an app doesn’t cancel any subscriptions associated with it. Remember to cancel them separately.
- If you only want to temporarily remove the app, you can offload it instead of deleting it. This will keep your data saved in case you want to reinstall later.
- Always back up your iPhone before deleting important apps, just in case you need to restore any lost data.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does offloading an app mean?
Offloading an app removes the app to save space but keeps its documents and data. If you reinstall the app, your data will be restored.
Can I delete multiple apps at once?
No, you have to delete them one at a time unless you use a third-party app management tool.
What happens to the app data when I delete an app?
When you delete an app, all its data is also deleted from your iPhone. If you need this data, make sure to back it up before deletion.
Can I recover a deleted app?
Yes, you can always re-download any app you’ve purchased or downloaded before from the App Store.
Will deleting an app cancel any subscriptions I have?
No, you’ll need to cancel any subscriptions separately through the App Store or the app’s settings.
- Open Settings
- Go to General
- Tap on iPhone Storage
- Find the App
- Delete the App
Now that you know how to delete a hidden app on iPhone with iOS 17, you can easily manage your apps and keep your device clutter-free. Remember, deleting an app permanently removes it and its data, so be sure it’s something you want to do before taking the plunge. It’s always good practice to regularly review and clean up your app list, as unused apps take up precious storage space and can even slow down your phone. If you ever change your mind, the App Store is just a tap away for you to reinstall your favorite apps. Happy decluttering!
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