How to uninstall apps on iphone xr

"I can't delete apps on my iPhone 7 after I upgraded it to iOS 11. When I press and hold the app icon on my Home screen, there is no X occurs. What happened? Why I can't delete apps on my iPhone in iOS 11? Any good suggestion here?" - Bahram

Most of the iPhone 5S later devices users have updated to new iOS 11 to experience the multiple breakthrough features, like highly customization in Control Center, drag and drop feature for iPad, and Files app embedded for data management. However, many problems also appear at the same time that really affect the normal use of iPhone, such as flashlight not working, iMessage effects not working, and notification not working properly. Today, the problem we will discuss is can't delete apps in iOS 11 iPhone and iPad, which means when you use the common way to delete app by pressing and holding, there is no "X" symbol occurs in the upper left corner or the app is wiggling and with "X", but when you tap the "X" nothing happens. Read on to check all the possible solutions to fix the matter in time.

How to fix can't delete apps in iOS 11 iPhone and iPad

No matter which reason cause the problem of can't delete apps on iPhone or iPad in iOS 11, following effective ways will help you figure it out. And at first, you need to know that some iOS built-in apps are can't be removed. When you press and hold the app, no "X" will occur to let you delete it.

1. Don't activate 3D Touch menu

As the 3D Touch feature is embedded in iPhone 6S and later devices, when you press the app for less than 2 seconds, the 3D Touch menu will be activated instead of the "X". Therefore, make sure you gently press and hold the app for more than 2 seconds when you want to delete it. If succeed, the "X" should appear to allow you to remove the app. Want to delete apps on iPhone 8/8 Plus? two top ways are available to you.

2. Delete waiting apps

Sometimes, when you are installing or updating a certain app, the app may be stuck on waiting and you can't delete it either. If so, you can make it with the following method.

If the issue is caused by unstable network connection: go to "Settings" > tap "WLAN" to connect to a stable Wi-Fi again or tap "Cellular" to use cellular data.

If the issue is caused by lacking storage: go to "Settings" > "General" > "iPhone Storage" to check the free space. If the storage has drained, free up more space by deleting apps on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11.

3. Enable Restrictions for Deleting Apps

After updated to iOS 11, some settings may be changed and you don't know it. The common reason for can't delete apps is the restrictions for deleting apps is disabled. Enable restrictions for deleting apps by following tips below.

  • Go to "Settings" > tap "General" >  Choose "Restrictions".
  • Enter the password set for restrictions as required.
  • Find the "Deleting Apps" and slide it to "On" so that it is enabled.

Once you ensure the setting is right, go back to your Home screen to try again.  

How to uninstall apps on iphone xr
Delete Apps from Home Screen on iPhone
  • Way 2: Press and hold the App icon until the apps start jiggling, tap on (x) and delete the app. Don’t release when the Edit Screen menu appears.
    How to uninstall apps on iphone xr
    Delete Apps from Home Screen on iPhone
  • Once you are done with deleting, tap Done on the top-right corner of the screen. Also, when the apps start jiggling, you can rearrange them by dragging and dropping to the desired location on the home screen.

    Note: If you fail to do this kindly check out receive phone settings and 3D Touch sensitivity for your device.

    How to Delete Apps on iPhone from Settings App

    To get a detailed view of Used and Unused Storage of iPhone, you should be using this method. The settings app could show information like how much storage is occupied by Photos, Apps, Other Data, and more. It’s like the settings app directly pinpoints to the storage problem and hence it will be easy to free up some space.

    1. Open the Settings app > General > iPhone Storage.
    2. Select the app to delete and tap Delete App/Offload App.
      How to uninstall apps on iphone xr
      Delete Apps from Settings App
    • Offload app option deletes the app but documents and data for this app will stay until you reinstall in the future. That’s very easy to access the old data again in the future.
    • Delete app: this option will delete the app and all related data from this phone. Carefully select this option because this operation can’t be undone and it’s not recoverable. however, you can get this data from an old backup. if the backup is taken before you deleted the app.

    How to Delete Apps on iPhone from App Store

    With iOS 13, the App Store got some new power, which could be very useful if you know how to use it. Uninstalling an app is one of them. If you realize that you don’t need that app, then right from the App Store it is possible to delete it, without App Store’s auto-update feature tries to update the app.

    1. Go to the App Store.
    2. Tap on your Account.
    3. Scroll down to the App list.
    4. Swipe RIGHT to LEFT, and tap Delete.
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      Delete Apps from App Store

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    How do I completely uninstall an app on my iPhone?

    If you touch and hold an app from the Home Screen and the apps start to jiggle: Tap the Remove icon in the upper-left corner of the app..
    Touch and hold the app..
    Tap Remove App ..
    Tap Delete App, then tap Delete to confirm..

    Why can't I delete apps on my iPhone XR?

    Go to Store Purchases & Redownloads menu. Then set the option to allow delete apps. Simply toggle the switch to turn off restriction to delete apps on your iPhone XR.

    How do I completely uninstall an app?

    Delete apps that you installed.
    Open the Google Play Store app ..
    At the top right, tap the Profile icon..
    Tap Manage apps & devices. Manage..
    Tap the name of the app you want to delete..
    Tap Uninstall..

    Why can't I delete apps on my iPhone anymore?

    Check Content & Privacy Restrictions Open Settings and tap Screen Time -> Content & Privacy Restrictions. Next, tap iTunes & App Store Purchases -> Deleting Apps. Make sure that Allow is selected. When Don't Allow is selected, you won't be able to uninstall apps on your iPhone.