How To Delete Apps From iPad: Removing, Deleting, & Organizing Apps

How do you delete apps from the iPad? Sometimes iPad users need to delete or uninstall apps from their iPad tablet because they think the apps are junk or have lost interest in them. So how do you delete an app from your iPad? Let’s take a look.

How To Delete Apps From iPad

To uninstall an app directly from your iPad, iPhone, or iTouch, press the app icon on your gadget you want to remove/uninstall until all icons on the screen start to wobble. If you see them wobbling, you will also see an “X” icon in the upper left corner of each icon.

When you tap the “X” icon, a pop-up message will appear from which you can remove/uninstall the application.

How To Delete Apps From iPad Using iTunes

Step 1

Connect your iPad to your PC using the provided iPad USB cable. Now the iTunes opens up on the PC.

Step 2

Select the ‘iPad’ option in the Device preferences and then select the ‘Apps’ tab. The Apps screen shows up.

Step 3

Click the checkbox next to the useless application to remove the check mark. The app will no longer be installed on your iPad when it syncs with iTunes again.

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Step 4

Set up any sync settings you want, then select Sync to sync iPad with iTunes. The useless app will not be installed back into your gadget.


How To Rearrange The Apps On Your iPad

Step 1

Touch an icon on your iPad screen that you want to move.

Step 2

Hold your thumb over the app icon until all of the icons on the screen start to wiggle.

Step 3

Now take your finger off the icon.

Step 4

Touch an icon that you wish to move and drag it to where you want it to be.

Step 5

Select and drag any other app icon you wish to relocate.

Step 6

Save your fresh arrangements by pressing the Home button.

How To Remove Apps From Your iPad Permanently

If you remove an app from your iPad, iPhone, or iTouch, or from the Apps sync screen of the gadget in iTunes, the app is not removed from your PC. To remove an app permanently from your hard drive, you must delete/remove it using the iTunes library.

To do this, open iTunes and select the Apps option under the Library category. You will immediately find yourself on the same screen as below, which shows all the apps installed in the iTunes library and thus on your PC’s hard drive.

Why Don’t Some Apps Show An “X” Button?

It is not allowed to remove or uninstall the standard applications pre-installed on your device. These include Contacts, App Store, Calendar, Game Center, iTunes, etc. You can uninstall some of these apps by switching the parental controls on your iGadget.

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