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How to delete app from iphone iOS 7?

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Alfa T Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 19, 2013 4:44 PM

Just upgraded. But found I cannot delete the unwanted apps directly from the mobile devices. Any clue?

iPhone 4S, iOS 7
  • KalebsDad78 Level 4 Level 4 (1,615 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to Alfa T)

    Hold down your finger on the unwanted app and wait a second and then click the X on the app you want to delete.  Only certain apps can be deleted.

  • KalebsDad78 Level 4 Level 4 (1,615 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:49 PM (in response to Alfa T)

    It's there...it just may be hard to see...like I said though...only certain apps have the X as others cannot be deleted.

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,160 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:50 PM (in response to Alfa T)

    Alfa T wrote:

     

    Just upgraded. But found I cannot delete the unwanted apps directly from the mobile devices. Any clue?

    You made no mention of the x here

     

    Double check your restrictions.

  • JPDeM Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to Alfa T)

    You do not hold the home button, you press on the app for a couple of seconds. Then the x appears.

    Those with no x are Apple native apps that cannot be deleted. If you want to get them out of the way, just put them in a folder out of your view.

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,160 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to Alfa T)

    You're welcome.

  • Seth M Hill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to KalebsDad78)

    I hold down one app icon, they all start to wiggle, X's appear in the upper-corner of many of the apps.  But when I click an X, the option to delete the app apprears, but when I click delete, nothing happens.

    Also, the apps I want to delete are old downloaded apps, not apps that come with the iPhone.

    Also, the apps I want to delete are all dark gray.  When I try to activate one of the dark gray apps, it says "Waiting" but the app does not open, nothing ever happens.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    - Seth Hill

  • brianfrommissoula Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2013 7:04 PM (in response to Seth M Hill)

    Yes, i'm having the same issue. i can't even delete them on my MacBook in iTunes. and on the old system, i could delete the Apple originated apps like Game Center and Stocks (for which i've never had a use).

     

    Any help would be great appreciated!

  • Jeff0068 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 24, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to Seth M Hill)

    I have the same problem on an iPhone 4; appears to be a recurring iOS 7 bug (not fixed in latest iOS 7 update).  It appears some apps get stuck in an update (I only do manual updates) and then there's no way to cancel or correct the problem, except doing a full reboot, which seems to fix it--only to happen again another day...

  • marvenerommunda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to Seth M Hill)

    Same problem here. Old apps are in black with "x", but once I hit "X" and delete, nothing happens as well. I laso deleted the apps themselves in  itunes but when I sync it, still no avail, the unwanted apps are still there. Any jelp would be appreciated.

  • Nickglass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to marvenerommunda)

    excatly the same problem here, have not found a solution..

     

    The apps are deleted in iTunes but stay on my phone and when i hit the x to delete the app, nothing happens..

  • Maher N. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 10, 2013 6:26 PM (in response to Nickglass)

    Attempt to delete the app as indicated above: hold down one app icon, icons will start to wiggle, X's appear in the upper-corner of some apps. click the X of the app you want to delete, select 'Delete' in the message that appears.

    It will look like nothing has happened. Now go to App Store and try to redownload the same app. There it may say 'Open' Instead of 'Install', select what ever is there. A fresh copy of the app will be loaded again on you iphone and the icon will become clear (not black or dark). Now repeat the first steps to delete an app (i.e. make the x's show, click the x of the app you want to delete) it will be deleted/removed completely).

     

    This worked on my iphone, hope it will work with you too.

  • CHH Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 26, 2013 10:26 PM (in response to razmee209)

    Hi,

     

    I am having a weird problem, on my iPhone5 running ios7:

     

    after holding the apps, the little x on the upper left corder appears, but the phone becomes unresponsive.  it won't do anything so I cannot delete the app.  If it is in a opened folder, I cannot close the folder. 

     

    Tried resetting the settings in Restriction many times, No success.  Do you have any suggestion?

     

    Thanks

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