How to Delete an App from Your iPhone X

iOS 11 lets you delete many of the Apple apps that came with your iPhone X, if you care to, as well as any third-party app you no longer want or need.

Here’s how to delete almost any app on your iPhone:

  1. Press and hold down any icon until all the icons begin to jiggle.
  2. Tap the little x in the upper-left corner of the app you want to delete.


A dialog appears, informing you that deleting this app also deletes all its data.

  1. Tap the Delete button in the dialog box.

You can download any app you’ve purchased again, for free, from the App Store. So deleting it means only that it’s gone from your device. You can always get it back by downloading it again unless, as previously stated, the app is no longer available in the App Store.

Did you notice that Photos, Camera, Clock, App Store, Health, Wallet, Settings, Phone, Safari, and Messages may be jiggling, but they don’t have little x ’s? Those (along with Find My iPhone in the Extras folder on the second Home page) are the Apple apps that can’t be removed.

Just remember that deleting an app from your iPhone this way doesn’t get rid of it permanently. Even then it’s not really gone forever because you can download purchased apps again for free. And, of course, you can download free apps again for free because, well, they’re free.