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rsxnc06 Level 1 (0 points)

How Do I delete an App I downloaded for Free from the App store?
iPhone is not Jailbroken,not modded,Not unlocked.
Applications are shaking WITHOUT the X in the corner.
iPhone restrictions are off.
iPhone has been turned off/on. How Do I delete Apps


I know how to hold down an app and delete it b tapping the "x". The "x" does not appear in the corner.
I know I can't delete standard Apps (Phone, Safari, Youtube, Caculator,ect.)


I cannot delete Apps I downloaded for free (Netflix,espn,gasbuddy,ect.)
I cannot delete favorites from safari that i selected "Add to Home Screen"


All Applications are shaking with no X

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1, iPhone not modded,Not jailbroken
  • KC7GNM Level 4 (2,805 points)

    Try restarting your phone by holding down the sleep/wake button and home button ignoring the slide to power off message. Then power it back on and see if that fixes the problem.

  • rsxnc06 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I have tried turning it off the normal way (power button) and also restarting (Home + Power button)


    I have tried while it being pluged in charging, and when it isn't plugged in. I'm not sure why i can't delete apps... No restrictions of any kind via settings.


    Anyone else have any other suggestions??

  • nicolo marvin Level 1 (0 points)

    Also having the same problems here.


    Yesterday, I have downloaded the APPSGONEFREE and there is one App called the Victorian Mystery that is still free and i downloaded it. After a few minutes it pop up on my iphone homescreen,  it can't be loaded. So I tried to delete it but it cant be deleted. (there is no x mark on top of it). I then use my itunes to synchronize it  through my iphone but it wasnt able to delete it. I then bought the apps at apsstore ( Victorian Mystery), which is not free for today and I synchronize and it cant be installed on my Iphone. I just cant delete the APP. I need help.

  • P-mans mom Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having trouble deleting apps also. I press and hold the app. It shakes and I don't have an X to delete it. I have done all my updates. I have even rest my entire phone back and it still won't let me. I have honestly done everything I can think of. Does anyone know what else I can do?

  • RachelJS Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an app which will not delete, it has an x in the corner and wobbles but is greyed out and just will not delete.

  • jai_d81 Level 4 (1,200 points)

    i dont know whether this will work, but worth a try


    if your restriction are off

    try to recycle them


    enable the restrictions

    goto general>restrictions enable and disable deleting apps

    then disable restrictions and try to delete the apps

  • Trudijane Level 1 (0 points)

    Applications are shaking WITHOUT the X in the corner.



    I have a 'similar' problem.  I was advised to delete an app and re-install it because it's crashing.  My apps DO shake with the x in the corner, however, when I press on the x I am unable to delete it.  It does nothing.  My restrictions are off.


    Instead, what happens is that my screen freezes after moment, and I get giggling apps plus flashing apps.  In order to get back to normal I have to reset my iPad!



  • Trudijane Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a "scrabble app" that is crashing constantly, so I was advised to delete & re-install it.  I DO get the jiggling icons plus non-grayed-out Xs, but when I press on the X nothing happens to enable me to delete it.  Instead my screen freezes with jiggling icons & flashing!  What do do?

  • Trudijane Level 1 (0 points)

    When I go to the 'restrictions on my iPad, I have all the apps to the on position.  I tried to turn some off, but it seems I can't change anything in this category???

  • pogster Level 4 (2,245 points)

    Trudijane, try deleting the app by going to Settings > General > Storage > Manage Storage. You'll be presented with a list of apps. Find the Scrabble app and select it. Press Delete App. Were you able to delete it?

  • Trudijane Level 1 (0 points)



    It's funny, but I was just there, and saw that I could delete this App from 'manage storage' but I haven't tried yet.  I want to be sure that I can re-install is from the Apple Store after I do!  The same app is also on my phone.


    I will try and let you know.  OK?


    Do you know why my screen freezes/flashes every time I try to delete a jiggling app?


    Thank you.

  • pogster Level 4 (2,245 points)

    No I don't know for sure. If the app is corrupted that might be the problem. You can always download the app again.

  • Trudijane Level 1 (0 points)



    Okay, I deleted the app (Scrabble) via Manage Storage Category.  Then I re-installed a new app from the iTunes store.  For a few minutes I thought it was fine.  But then it crashed as it did before.


    So - what is the best way to get support from the creators of the App?


    Thank you.

  • pogster Level 4 (2,245 points)

    Before you contact the developer delete the app again but this time leave it off for quite awhile and see if the problem persists. If the phone continues to operate properly then that's a fairly good sign it was that particular app causing the problem. If the problem comes back even though the app is gone then you have other problems.

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