How To Completely Delete An App

How to Completely Delete an App

Apps are an essential part of our daily lives, but sometimes we need to delete them to free up space or improve performance. In this article, we will show you how to completely delete an app from your device.

Step 1: Find the App

The first step is to find the app that you want to delete. You can do this by scrolling through your home screen or using the search function on your device. Once you have found the app, press and hold the icon until it starts to wiggle.

Step 2: Delete the App

Next, tap the small “x” that appears in the top left corner of the app icon. A pop-up message will appear asking if you want to delete the app. Tap “Delete” to confirm that you want to completely delete the app.

Step 3: Clear App Data

Deleting the app does not always clear all the data associated with it. To completely delete an app, you may also need to clear the app data. To do this, go to “Settings”> “General”> “iPhone Storage” (or “Storage” on Android devices) and find the app you just deleted. Tap on the app and select “Delete App” again. This will clear all the data associated with the app.

Step 4: Check for App Residue

After deleting the app and clearing the data, it is a good idea to check for any residue left behind. This can include app caches, cookies, and other data that may still be taking up space on your device. To clear this residue, go to “Settings”> “Safari” (or “Browser” on Android devices) and clear the cache and cookies.


Q: Can I delete built-in apps?

A: Some built-in apps cannot be deleted, but others can. To check if you can delete a built-in app, follow the same steps as above. If the “x” does not appear, it means the app cannot be deleted.

Q: Will deleting an app delete my data?

A: Deleting an app will delete all the app data, including any saved files or settings. If you want to keep the data, make sure to back it up before deleting the app.

Q: Can I recover a deleted app?

A: Yes, you can recover a deleted app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Simply search for the app and download it again.

Q: How often should I delete apps?

A: It is a good idea to regularly delete apps that you no longer use to free up space on your device and improve performance. You can also use the “Offload Unused Apps” feature on your device to automatically delete unused apps.


Deleting an app is a simple process, but it is important to completely delete the app and clear all the associated data to free up space and improve performance. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily delete any app from your device.