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How to Delete Apps on iPhone SE (2020) & iPhone 8

If you have any app that you no longer need on your iPhone 8 or iPhone SE 2020, it’s easy to delete those apps from your phone storage. Deleting apps from iPhone SE (2020) is not that difficult and below is how to do just that.

Delete App on iPhone 8/iPhone SE 2020


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From Home Screen

Step 1: Go to the Home screen that contains the icon of the app you want to delete.
Step 2: Gently tap and hold the icon for 2 seconds until the icons wiggle.
Step 3: Now tap on the X in the upper-left corner of the app you want to delete/uninstall.
Step 4: When prompted, tap Delete to confirm and when you are done deleting the app, tap done.

delete app on iPhone SE (2020)

From the iPhone 8 Settings

If for some reason, the method above doesn’t work, you can delete an app from the iPhone SE 2020 settings. Below is how to do that.

Step 1: Tap to open the Settings app from the Home screen
Step 2: Tap iPhone Storage
Step 3: Now select the app you want to delete.
Step 4: Tap the option to Offload App or Delete App.

When you choose the Offload App, the app will be deleted but the data and files of the app will be retained. However, if you choose Delete App, the selected app and the data file will be deleted permanently.

How to delete App on iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 8 Using iTunes

Step 1: Plug your iPhone SE/iPhone 8 into your computer using micro USB.
Step 2: When connected, open iTunes on your computer
Step 3: Now select your iPhone SE 2020 when it appears in iTunes.
Step 4: Click on the Apps under the Settings section located on the left side of the iTunes screen. You should see a list of apps on the right side of the iTunes screen, with Home screens next to it.
Step 5: Double click on a Home screen where you can select the app you want to delete.
Step 6: Now click on the app to delete. You will see a delete sign (X) will appear on the upper left corner of the app icon.
Step 7: Tap on the delete or X sign to confirm the deletion of the app.
Step 8: Lastly click on the Apply button from the bottom of the iTunes screen.
Once you are done deleting any apps, reboot your iPhone to fully apply the necessary changes.

How to restore accidentally deleted apps on your iPhone SE 2020

If you have accidentally deleted an app from your iPhone SE or iPhone 8, you can still restore them back by following the steps below.

Step 1: Tap the App Store icon from your Home screen. This will launch the App Store application.
Step 2: Now from the App Store’s main screen, search for the name of the app you want to restore. Just make sure you enter the exact name of the app.
Step 3: Now select the correct name of the built-in app to restore.
Step 4: Then tap on the Cloud icon or Get button to restore the app.

That’s all on how to delete or uninstall any apps on your iPhone 8 or iPhone SE 2020. Don’t forget to share this post if you find it helpful. You can also use the same method to delete an app on iPhone 7 Plus.

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