Yesterday’s article How to Delete Apps off Your Android Devices, gave Android users the opportunity to permanently delete apps off their phones and tablets.
Now, in the name of equality, we’re extending the same opportunity to Apple users.
The thing is, as we mentioned in yesterday’s article, there are some apps you just can’t delete. Apple is particularly notorious for forcing apps and even music on their users.
This rather distasteful process has seen Apple force everything from U2’s latest album onto every Apple device and their smartwatch app too; even for iPhone users who don’t have an apple smartwatch.
This uses up space and is pretty annoying, especially when space is pretty limited on such devices anyway.
So from time to time, you’ll have to get rid of the old to bring in the new and the perfect way to do this is by deleting unwanted apps permanently from your device.
So here’s how to permanently delete apps off your Apple devices:
Here’s the first and most simple way. If you go to the Apple start-up screen and hold down any app then all of the apps will start to wobble and a cross will appear on the tope right of the app.
By clicking this cross you can delete the app and all of the files attributed to it, you will be prompted after you have clicked to confirm your decision and then the app will be gone.
This won’t delete the app from your iTunes or Mac however, so here’s how to do just that:
Open iTunes -> Open the Library section -> Select Apps from the left-hand side dropdown menu -> Find the app you wish to delete and right click on it -> Select Delete from the options
And there you have it. The app will be permanently removed from your Apple devices.