How to Delete Apps From iPhone 6

Delete apps from your Apple iPhone 6 if you have apps that you no longer wish to use. You can do so by simply following these steps.

There are two different ways you can delete apps from the iPhone 6 using the iOS8 operating system.

From Home Screen

  1. Navigate to the Home screen that contains the icon for the application you wish to remove.
  2. Tap and hold any icon for about 2 seconds until the icons wiggle. An X will also appear next to some of the apps. Tap the X on the app you wish to uninstall.
    iOS X on app icon
  3. A dialog appears confirming you wish to delete the app and all of its data. Select “Delete” to proceed.
    iOS Confirm Delete
  4. Perform steps 2 and 3 for any other apps you wish to delete, or simply press the Home button to save your changes.

From Settings

  1. From the Home screen, select “Settings“.
  2. Select “General“.
  3. Tap “Usage“.
    iOS Usage Settings
  4. The list of apps installed on your iPhone 5 appear. Select the one you wish to remove.
    iOS Apps on Usage Screen
  5. Tap “Delete app“.
    iOS Delete app selection

That’s all it takes to delete the app! The data and the program is completely removed from the iPhone 6 as soon as you remove the icon using one of these methods.



Why doesn’t the X show on some of the apps?

Some apps like Notes, Calendar, and Contacts are part of the Apple iOS and cannot be removed. If you have an app that should be removable, have a look at this post.

Will I be able to reinstall apps that I paid for after I uninstall them?

Yes. The apps you purchased will always be available to download from your account without additional charges.


  1. Adel Coetzee says


    I cannot enable my caller id on my iphone 6. Just stays greyed out.
    How do I take all my data of my old phone as I want to sell it.


  2. linda says

    i phone 6 will not let you delete apps like health etc, i tunes will not play videos continually,
    weve been conned for this mess

  3. Gill says

    There are many apps on my iPhone6 that Apple has put on automatically and that I want to remove because I will never use them but I can’t get rid of them. Only the apps you put on yourself show the ‘x’ that allows you to delete them. This is a major flaw in the phone and I would not have got it if I knew that Apple would use it to push their products, e.g. the phone. Shame on you Apple.

  4. Jaye says

    There seems to be something wrong with my iPhone… I bought it just three days ago, and I synced it to my computer. When it started backing my phone up, around 700 unwanted apps (that I downloaded on my other devices and deleted over time) appeared.

    They’re stuck in “Waiting…”. I tried pressing and holding the app and clicking the ‘x’ button, but it doesn’t seem to work for these ‘not-completely-downloaded’ apps. What should I do?

  5. Ivy Lau says

    I tap and hold the icons for the apps that I want to remove, the icons wiggle but no X sign shown for me to delete. I tried to delete from the settings but the usage page didn’t show delete apps.. Is that something wrong with my iphone 6plus??

  6. Ginny says

    I followed the instructions to delete some apps on my iPhone 6…. And several minutes later they show up again??? What now?

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