How to delete apps from your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad

You’ve downloaded an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad App from the App Store, and have now discovered you don’t really want or need that App. This tutorial will show you how to delete it from your iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad.

  1. On your Home screen, locate the App you want to delete. For this example, I’ll use WeatherBug.
  2.  Tap and hold down the icon of the App you want to uninstall. After a few seconds your screen will start to “wiggle” and an X will appear next to each of the Apps you’ve installed via the App Store.
  3. Note: if the X doesn’t appear at all, skip down to step #7 below.
  4. Tap the X next to the icon of the App you want to remove. When prompted, select Delete.

  5. And now it’s gone.
  6. If the application is listed in your iTunes Applications as well, you’ll want to remove it from there – or else it will re-install the next time you sync. Alternately you can keep the app in your iTunes Applications, and set iTunes not to sync all applications, just the ones you want to keep. See the Applications tab of your device the next time it’s connected in iTunes for syncing options.
  7.  You cannot delete certain apps – typically the ones that come pre-loaded on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad – such as Stocks, Weather, Safari etc. You can use this tutorial to “move” them to another screen (perhaps the ‘last’ one) so that you don’t have to see them and/or make room for the Apps you use more frequently.
  8. If you don’t see an X mark at all, on any of your Apps – you’ll need to enable an existing Restriction before you can uninstall Apps. Start out by tapping the Settings button from your Home screen.
  9. the settings button for the iphone, ipad and ipod touch

  10. Scroll down to the General tab and select it.
  11. Now scroll to Restrictions and select that.
  12. When prompted, enter your 4 digit PIN code. If you don’t know your 4 digit PIN code – start guessing. Ask a family member who may have set it up for you. If you can’t determine the 4 digit PIN code, you will not be able to make any changes.
  13. Scroll down to the Allow: section of the Disable Restrictions screen. Look for the entry titled Deleting Apps. Slide the button next to it from OFF to ON.
  14. Double-check to make sure the Deleting Apps entry is set to ON.
  15. Now jump back to step #2 and you should have no problem uninstalling Apps from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
  16. Note: if you’d like to disable the ability for Apps to be installed at all on an iPhone, see this tutorial on how to stop Apps from being installed on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This can be particularly useful for parents who want to be able to control which Apps are installed on their childs iDevice.

  • DmacGy

    thax simple and easy

  • IBrat

    Thanks, I couldn’t believe it was that simple :)

  • Colin

    Thanks! Also note that after you delete the apps you don’t want, hit the Home button to make the buttons stop wiggling. :D

  • Douglass Dalton

    What if you want to delete one of the basic apps? For example, I would like to delete the stocks icon.

  • amy

    Me too!

  • mat

    the x doesn’t appear for me when I hold down the apps and it starts to wiggle even after i let go.

  • amy

    Yeah, it looks like you can only remove the ones you’ve added yourself. However, if you slide your finger across the screen to the left as if you’re moving the page aside, you’ll come to another page of the launchpad (I hope I’m getting these terms right), and it turns out you can move the apps around between these pages. If you move stocks to page two or three, chances are they’ll be out of sight, out of mind.


  • mat

    problem is I dowloaded these apps but it won’t let me delete them. Anyone know why or have a similar problem? I’m on a jailbroken ipod

  • michelle

    How funny that the app you chose to use in your example was WeatherBug! That is the exact same app I was trying to delete. Thanks. Very straightforward and helpful.

  • Jake

    In response to mat above…
    If you used Cydia to install the app on a jailbroken ipod, use Cydia to uninstall. Open Cydia, then go to Manage, then packages, then select the one you want to uninstall. If you used something else to instal I would imagine it would be similar but I can’t say for sure.

  • Lorenzo

    Well, I just bought a used iPhone from a friend and there’s a TapTap button on it that just says “Loading”. It’s like it was just partially downloaded. And I can’t remove it. Can someone giveme some help?

  • joey

    thanks that is really simple and easy

  • pia

    Thanks for the help!

  • Rick

    I have the same problem. How do I delete an app that is constantly “loading”? Because of this it doesn’t give the “x” I need to delete it.

  • daaaveee

    Thanks, now I can clear out all the rubbish I’ve collected over the past few days!
    Excellent advice.

  • Answer Lolo’s Question!

    I have the same problem as Lolo.

  • Ratko

    THX VERY MUCH ITS RELLY EASY :D cherss mate keep the good work :)

  • I have also the same problem as Rick, Lorenzo, Mat and etc. My ipod Touch has the new software version 2.2., it hasnt been jailbroken, but I couldnt delete these “loading” grey icons. What I have done by this time is to move them to the last page so I dont want to see them all the time.

    If there is some way to solve this problem, please write it here, will check this page again.


  • Mat

    I have found that with my ipod when i hold down the icon till it starts to wiggle no x appears. i dont know why, but the way you get rid of these apps is to go into the installer and remove them through there. if you have already done this and the icon still appears, you need to reinstall the app that you deleted and unistall it agian, this should solve your problem.

  • Awesome! Thanks!

  • Anthony

    Thanks Jake! I installed snapture and it got buggy on me and couldnt figure out how to uninstall. Through Cydia worked! thanks again

  • alexis

    i dont really understand why i cant install the apps i want, all they do is show up as LOADING..
    what should i do to install these apps???

  • jimmy

    Thanks a bunch, easy

  • fc

    Hey all,

    When I try to hold down the icon, it doesn’t wiggle, and no X appears. Its a jailbroken itouch using Zibri, and I’m trying to delete the shortcut to Zibri’s blog. My itouch is also pretty old, its has much less icons on the main screen compared to what I’ve seen online. Is it because its too old or something, and is there a way to remove the icon still?


  • Luke

    A helpful tutorial.


  • Yung Bmore

    try getting closer to a internet connection so they can load if that doesnt help idk how to delete them cause i have not had that problem yet. i wouyld say just try to get closer to where you started downloading it

  • iPod touch user

    Best tutorial ever . Loads of help. Thanks

  • Joe

    great tutorial. thanks alot

  • bucla chungyang

    thanks that was really helpful!

  • Juicey

    Cool when you hold an aaplication down you can move them around too, even the ones you can’t delete

  • JA

    Wow, that was soooooooo easy! Thanks!

  • NatashaLeigh

    Thanks!! To the point and really easy.

  • thanks i cant believe it was so simple!!

  • That was SOOOO simple and easy i was excepting loads of work but like 2 cilcks of a button Thank you very much!

  • Charlotttte

    haha i cant belive how simple this was
    i got a IPod rouch for xmas and for 5 days i’ve been trying to delete ‘jelly car’
    but didnt know how
    the instructions with ipods are rubbish!

  • Joel

    He man thanks a lot you help me clear out a lot of my memory

  • laura

    Thanks I couldnt beleive it was that easy. Thanks for the help!!!

  • sham

    Excellent. Thanks.

  • cody

    thanks that was way much more easyer

  • hicham

    I need to delete applications that I installed from cedya, no X appear on the icon. What should I do to delete them??

  • shan

    very easy thank you

    i have like 20 loading icons and cant delete them!!!!!

  • parin

    to delete apps that keep showing loading
    Just restart your iphone and it goes off.

  • Paul Newnes

    omg cant believe it was that easy!!! thanks alot ive been looking how to do that for the 5 hours lol thanks

  • parin

    No problem Paul…
    This blog is amazing we guys should just keep updating this as far as possible…
    Does anyone face the problem of iphone being frozen of very first day…
    and also once i faced the problem of using handsfree and then after removing handsfree i cudnt hear anything..
    I am thinking of going to apple store n gettin a new one…

  • Arash

    Thanks a lot it was so helpful.

  • Baz

    How much of a fool do l feel now !!!

  • Ipod

    Thank you!..That was very easy to do:-)

  • chris

    Hi guys I am also facing the same problem of trying to delete zibir’s blog icon bu the screen does not wiggle and no “x “appears.

  • if you want to get rid of the zibir’s icon just do this…..instal 1.1.3/4 ipod update/ full features and then you can hold an icon and they start to wiggle then you should see a little x above the zibri icon and tap it and poof! its GONE! LOL

  • hi…thx yah…….for the info it help

  • angie

    Thanks get info. .there are NO instructions for the IPOD. I bought an IPOD touch book and nowhere did it say how to delete icons; However I did learn a LOT from it. Get a book and you will learn a lot more about your IPOD Touch or Iphone.

  • angie

    I meant to say “Great Info” thanks for all the ideas guys

  • Daniel

    brigado :) agora ja sei :) bem facil…

  • megan

    thanks a lot!

  • Ben

    thanks very much

  • Shonee

    thanks alot a knew I saw it some where just could remember where!

  • Michelle

    thank so much. that was really easy and simple.

  • bob

    thankmyou it was easy

  • phil

    thanks man

  • dean

    Thanks for the tip, and even more helpful…
    If you do the wiggle, X, delete function while still attached to iTunes, the app list will automatically change in iTunes to an uncheck in front of those apps that you just deleted from your device. This will ensure that those deleted apps will not be replaced on your device but can remain in iTunes idle if you should change your mind and want them back. Cheers.

  • rapfister

    very useful and simple thanks for been so well explained.

  • carla

    hola quiero borrar unas imagenes de mi iphone como le puedo hacer

  • Ducky

    this is a realy helpful website it told me right what i needed!!!
    thanks for all your great help

  • Michael

    Thanks, friend! I’ve been trying to do this for a while and I couldn’t figure out why my applications didn’t disappear after I removed them from the Applications section of iTunes. Thanks to you, problem solved :-)

  • your suggestion did not work for Nike + iPod. The app did not show the + sign.
    How can I get rid of it?

  • sk8terboi

    thnx so much for the tip! i can finnaly delete apps i dont want

  • Garv

    Hi, I Just had the issue of an icon constantly ‘loading’ and you can’t press and hold to get the ‘x’ to delete it.
    The solution was to turn off the unit (a 2nd Gen touch 32GB) by pressing and holding the sleep button (on top left edge of the unit) to give you a ‘swipe’ option to power off the touch fully. Then when you restart you should see the apple logo (otherwise you’re probably not rebooting) and the application should have fully loaded or disappeared according to where you where in downloading I reckon.
    Anyway this is what worked for me. Sorry if it doesn’t address your issue.


    Thanks a lot! I cant believe that was so easy

  • Ashley Brooks

    this was a very helpful site thanks will use again soon.

  • Mike

    Thank you. That was so easy.

  • miguel

    ThaNxs =]]]]]]]]

  • Carstier

    Thank You. Can’t believe it was that easy. I thought I just got suckered into installing a bunchof free apps.

  • Ghadeer

    Thanx Jake…

  • firefiter

    I am still trying to get rid of the apps I don’t want that came with the itouch. I have no interest in looking up my stocks while I am listening to music. How can I get ride of them???

  • matt


  • Thats cool, u can also shift apps around the screen by holding them and moving around!!!!!!

  • az

    I tried for hours before I gave up and found your helpful hint. Thank you so much!

  • kayemmdee

    I’m with firefiter (#75) – I want to get rid of some of the apps that came installed on the iPod Touch. This tutorial helped me remove a few *I* had added that I ended up not using, but there are still a few pre-installed ones I want to jettison. I did move them to the end of the list (second page) so I don’t have to see them all the time, but I’d rather they were gone.

  • Lily

    This helped me so, so much. It’s not every day that you come across a website so clear, simple, and helpful. That’s awesome. Thanks!!!

  • Matty

    Ok, I’m not a noob, I already knew how to do this, but my problem is that whenever the icon is wobbling and the x appears, I still can’t delete it, even when I press the x. Email me if you can help. Cheers.

  • niall griffin

    thank you that was easy to use.

  • JamesD

    Thank you!

  • Tony Samuels

    Great Help. Simple and to the point

  • this was more helpfull than the iphone website..thanks!! and it was so simple i couldnt believe it!

  • sab

    it was really helpful….thanks :)


    how to u delete the apps that came with the ipod so like stocks , notes ect…..

  • nickelle

    When I tap my app icons on home screen and hold it for a couple second they don’t even wiggle. It is jail broken 1.1.5 with a capatible patch on it for 1.1.4 . Is there anything I can do to make this work so I can move the apps where I want??thanks

  • gabe

    how do you delete the Nike + IPod app from the iTouch

  • Rose

    Hey, Sounds easy but i don’t get the x on the apps! I have the iphone mini, it shouldn’t be any different! the icons still wiggle, but i cant delete or re-arange the icons!! help

  • MikleFootman

    well Rose the problem might be that you installed basic apps which cannot be deleted on home screen, so an X wont appear on them. But im not sure about the not being able to move the icons.

  • MikleFootman

    Also if u jailbreaked ur itouch than u cant move icons if it was a pre-january update. U can tell if the itouch has the january update is by seeing if u have the, weather, maps, mail, etc. apps. But most likley it still would so u should backup ur files and reset ur itouch if u know how search it on google or type back

  • WOW…..of course it had to be that simple. It’s a Mac and I love it for that!

  • cameron

    thanx a lot

  • You DON’T want to delete Stocks!! (Even if you think you do!!) The reason: you can do stuff with Stocks besides use it to find out about stocks. The app Stocks also does currency conversion, for example, which you are sooner or later gonna need in everyday real life….

    Leave Stocks on there… really!!

  • Thanx so muchxxx

  • thank you incredibly incredibly helpful

  • Hamish


    How do i delete te pre installed apps????

  • Bob Albu

    Thank you. That was a simple straight forward answer.

  • Lanzo

    Thanks Lorenzo for explaining how to remove apps you have installed from Cydia.

  • Don

    perfect.. simple and easy… thanks!

  • Vik

    veryyyy useful…thanks!

  • stellla

    wow that was awesomee THANK YOUUU !!(:


    how to delete a friend off facebook


    can someone tell me how to delte a frined off facebook on my iphone thanks

  • M sykes

    Thanks! Easy to follow!! Big help.

  • LOL

    I need to delete applications that I installed from cedya, no X appear on the icon. What should I do to delete them??

  • Worried Mother

    I have a daughter who is constantly on MSN and or Facebook…and I have threatened to ‘remove’ these Apps from her iPOD touch. How do I do that? She’s too young to have this much access 24/7 to the internet. I need to be able to control her usage without taking away the unit from her. Alternatively, I would like to set a unique ‘password’ on her iPOD touch as a security field to these types of Apps. Is that possible to do?

  • Avi

    Okay so to “worried mother” you can set restrictions but only by turning of app usage completely….unless the iPod or iPhone is jailbroken…(hacked) where you can install an app called Lockdown. And to just delete the app altogether….hold down on it till it wiggles….then press the “x” in the top right corner of the app.
    My icons wiggle when I hold them down….and an x appears…but I can’t click it…it doesn’t work….I have a jailbroken 1st gen iPod touch…email me @

  • mukund

    i installed wikipanion and it just said waiting i was like irritated n pissed off b4 i saw this blog…………i di’nt knew it was so easy that too just restart the touch………i m very very very thankful to you………..
    thank you
    thank you
    thank you

  • iPod Touch owns

    Thx man……this was wery helpful for me;)

  • jaime

    if you want to get rid of an app that came with your iphone
    your phone need to be jail broken (search on that, i’m just going to expain how to remove the unwanted icons forever)
    ok please be aware that you won’t get then back unless you save them in your pc
    1. first you need a program to get into your phone (I always use WinSPC) this
    one is for windows users, there is more for windows and for Mac users as well please read on how to use this program
    2. you are going to need openssh from cydia, please install it
    3. Now go into your phone using WinSPC and go back all the way to the root
    and the first folder is called applications scroll down until you find the
    folder you are looking for and delete it (I deleted Stocks)
    4. Next terminate session with WinSPC and make sure the application you
    deleted is not working anymore
    5. turn off your phone holding down the top button
    6. turn your phone on the same way it was turned off the application should
    be gone

  • jag

    thanks for the tips … its a great help…. :)

  • Yesterday I deleted some without problem, today i forgot how to do it :) So i just googled how to delete apps from Ipod Touch. Thanks GOOGLE :))) THANKS simplehelp!!!

  • steveo

    You could not of made that any easier been searching for hours on how to remove app thank you

  • wow thnks i never knew it would be that easy 5/5

  • milan

    Thanks alot it is helpful.

  • I cannot believe how easy that was! Thanks!

  • easy lol

  • chris

    how do you delete the mail application? it doesnt have an x appear when you tap and hold it

  • wow that wuz e-z! thx :)

  • Javi

    OMG, thank you so much. This was so simple to do but had a hard time trying to figure it out on my own. THANK YOU

  • henri

    That was really easy. Just the right answer I needed.
    Note that you push the “home”button for stopping the wiggling.

  • rhys

    easy way to put it and easy to do


  • Shaneice

    ty very helpful

  • Eric

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • T

    Cool. Thank you.

  • Amber cole

    Ok so i have an app, on my i pod, but it will not download all the way and when i try to delet it, it wont let me. what can i do to get rid of it? i hav tried to rebute it, and when it comes on, they will not be there, but when i try to downloadan app, i reappars.

  • That is freaking awesome! Thanks.

  • Stacey

    thanks really helped me :)

  • Thuoray

    It was sooo eazzyyy ,, lol

  • renee

    thanks that was easy :D x

  • renee

    thanks a lot :) i was confused but this helped, thanks again x

  • I can’t believe I had to look that up!

  • kristy

    lol so easy, should have been able to figure that out myself! thanks though!

  • Wow, that was great!! I searched the Apple Store and could not come up with what I needed!!

  • thanx realy help full

  • javier

    thank you very mucho for the advice

  • Limulus

    I’m tired of seeing upgrade notifications for apps I have no desire to upgrade. How do I make the notification go away? This is little number (of apps) that have upgrades available.

  • shmooman

    Cheers! now i can get all the extra prestige points on racing live without having to keep the other games!

  • joey

    wow i hate my apps and now they’re gone!!!

  • Melannie

    Thank You soo soo soo soo much. This was quick and easy.

  • amy

    Thanks!! very simple and easy explination!

  • Taylor

    Easy to use thanks lots of help

  • Jess

    that was so quick and easy, thanks so much



  • angie

    wow that was a big help,thanks a lot !!

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  • Katie

    thanks, that is so simple!

  • Raj

    Thanks Man , Very 1 2 & 3 Here u go, its gone, thanks very much,

  • timbo

    soo easy thank you

  • PK

    so simple yet they don’t mention it on

  • TKL

    Thank you!!!

  • Bunneh

    This as a BIG help… thanks!

  • Awesome! This is very helpful!

  • JB

    Thanks done in a second! Tried to get help from web site. Impossible to find info. Thanks again !

  • lil-lou

    thank u loads that was so easy and well explained

  • Unknown78

    wow that was easy thx!

  • Lovlii

    That was a very easy, painless process and pretty cool!


  • ash

    thanks sooooo much!

  • ashleigh

    what if i dnt want the stock app which was alredi on the phone?? also do you know how i cn get all my apps on oone page instead of two? thanks x

  • DKO

    i accidentaly deleted the settings option on my ipod touch, is there anyway i can get it back?

  • Brian

    I had a similiar question. Is there an app to store your other apps?

  • Homo Erectus Nil

    Can I have your deleted Apps if you dont want them Pls?

  • Ron

    Thanks for the help

  • shane

    awesome easy! THanks

  • MC

    Thank you much that was easy.

  • GB

    Its always summin easy ain’t it. Like it. Ta Very Much like

  • Amy

    Oh thanks so much! Shame they don’t mention it in the manual. =)

  • jen

    Thanks…Nice and simple

  • joe

    thankyou soooooo much its sooooo easy

  • Mel

    some of my apps i want to delete such as Who Wants to be A Millionaire, dont have a cross on them. and itunes doesnt let me delete them either..

  • Mariah

    Thank you so muuuucch! :D:D:D
    -so easy. such a big help. (:

  • Gee

    I had a problem tapping and holding in order to get the x but once I got the app to wiggle I had no problem. Thanks a lot!

  • Jo

    This is not working for me I am holding for a minute and it’s not wiggling please hel

  • Iyess

    This is cool! Thanks!

  • Miss Lulu

    But is it possible to delete the apps that come with the iPhone, for instance I can do without the “Stocks” app, but when I follow this advice (excellent, thank you) I’m not given the option to delete that. Suggestions? Thanks

  • Rick

    Not all of the apps to be removed had the ‘x’ on it. How do you delete those?

  • kristi

    thanks THIS HELPED A LOT!!!!!!!

  • eddie

    this was the best help i have sofar

  • cendol

    LOL,this OVER installing apps really a nightmare
    Thnx though

  • Taylor

    Omg that helped me sooooo much thx!!!!

  • Bob

    Thanks! I kept doin that accidently but when i actually wanted to delete somthing, i couldnt work it out! haha! thanks so much!

  • Mayu Park

    YAY! Thank you for the tutorial. I can finally delete some of the applications I downloaded. Thank you :]

  • Jeanne

    Thank you!

  • Kate

    thank you so much!

  • Jon

    this is the best piece of electronic gear I have ever bought. Cannot believe the stuff it can do. Jailbreaking took about 10 seconds, very impressed. Thankyou to the Blackra1n author!

  • nate

    can you delete safari? cuz i dont want it but its an ap that comes on it. so is it posible to get rid of that?

  • ariel

    Wow. You know that things with iphone should be easy, but this one had me stumped. Thanks so much!

  • maleeha

    thank you sooo much i hav been trying for days to get rid of an app but i culdnt find it anywhere yet its soo easy!

  • omg this is sooo amazing thank you so much *MuWaH

  • soo my friend veronica the one rite on top of me lol
    told me about this website and it really helped me alot thank you so much

  • doug i cant believe the technology this days its liek wooow u know …
    welll welll i love my ipod more than my wife what can i say it gves me all the pleasure THANK U AMIGOS!

  • Beth

    Thank You!! I was expecting to have to do something really hard, buts its so easy! I thought i was going to be stuck with all my apps forever!! x

  • linda

    thank you soooooooo much

  • Shauntel

    Very helpful. Thank you.

  • Tee Tee

    Thanks a MILLION. I rely on forums like this for all the tech support I need instead of Apple. The people out in the world are so helpful. You just saved me a trip to downtown Atlanta to the Apple store.

  • ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty so much help ty

  • samantha

    thanks that was so easy

  • Chris

    Thank you so much. I was goin crazy not knowing how to do it. And it was very simple. Thank you so much

  • Great, perfect, thanks for the good info and easy explanation.

  • dave

    that was so easy thanks ,but i started to download an app andn it went wrong i dont know how but i am now left with an app saying waiting and i cant remove it any hints on how

  • Jill

    I really love easy explanations and this one was awesome. straight and to the point
    thank you

  • John

    thanks man that was awesome

  • julie

    that is very helpful!!!!! thank you

  • christina

    OMG thank you sooo much that helped alot

  • jake

    quick and easy to understand

  • Tom

    Thanks Man

  • Accacia

    Thanksss a l o t !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![=

  • Benj

    that was fast! thanks!

  • Marie

    Many thanks. Easy to folow instructions.

  • emily

    That was extremly helpful, it made me feel kinda dumb, actually :P

  • Jim

    it was so esay i never would of got that

  • Bobby

    great!! This wuz really easy to do and the short and sweet explanation wuz great!! Thanks, this helped a lot :)

  • Dazo

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Just straight to the point and easy :) why can’t everything be explained so simply?

  • madi

    Thank you sooooooooooooo much!!!!!!! Why don’t they put how to do this on the instuctions WITH the iPod Touch??? THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH THIS HAS HELPED HEAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • kelly

    thanks that was good!!!

  • mandy

    thank you !
    yoour a HUUUGEE help .

  • sarah

    my ipod touch has a grey waiting sign on it, and it will not let me remove or delete it. i was in my app store on my ipod touch and i pressed update all games. it stoped and all i was left with was all my games as grey waiting signs.

  • dee

    thanks man dat really helped me out

  • matt

    thanks couldnt do it from itunes! really helped

  • brianna

    Thanks it was really good information cuz I just got mine yesterday… :) and needed to delete. an app.

  • Robbie

    Quick, to the point and easy to understand. Thank you so much!!

  • christo

    thank you!!!!!

  • awesome directions

  • Tanya

    Thanks so much. love the ease of this explanation!!!

  • Will

    Wow I did it before but I couldn’t remember how to do it you helped Sooooo much thank you alought man I was trying to figure out how to do it for houres and coudn’t figure it out and with you it was seconds thanks again!!!

  • annomous

    omg ty so much

  • Trixie

    Perfectly clear! Thank you so much!

  • alan

    thnx man really helpfull, most poepl would have said read th manual

  • airah

    thanks that was so simple!

  • Rosey

    Great help!!!!!!!!! Thanks a million. x)))

  • HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What if it won’t stop downloading? Mine has been saying “waiting” for three days now, and I want to get rid of it.

  • oONuNnYOo

    thanks heaps, got an ipod touch for christmas and couldn’t figure it out. was so simple, thanks for easy and short but excellent explanation.

  • mich

    thankss that was so easy ! :)

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    (from iPhone)

  • Annoymus

    So easy I felt like a fool

  • Jimmy

    great explanation, worked just as you said

  • joaaaaaannaaaa x

    haa thanks that was quick and easy :) x x x

  • Bob

    Great information. Do you know how to delete photos?

  • Jacob

    Thanks soooooooooooooo much!!! I’m better than my mom at any electronics but i dont think that would’ve EVER accured to my head! Thanks a lot!

  • Zack

    thanks it helped ALOT !!

  • to embarrassed to input there name

    I feel retarded now for not being able to figure this out

  • Leslie

    you are an angle. I got app happy one day, and now i want most of them gone. You rock!!!!

  • bree

    Thank you sooooo much I downloaded soooo many i hated and got there before but forgot how. thank U!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Monica

    Thanks!!! Wish apple had an instruction guide just as easy as yours.

  • Jake

    excellent help dude this rocks thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Hunter

    thanks good help

  • cami

    thank u!!!

  • Robin

    Thanks… I’ve been trying to erase thes apps forever lol

  • bill

    what about the preloaded apps like calculator or Nike + ipod – how do you remove them?

  • danyelle

    THAT WAS SO HELPFULL!!! I just got my ipod touch and wanted to erase an app called WINK, since the only thing you could do on it was make a filmstrip that were REALLY expensive. The second i saw this i went strait to my ipod and “by by WINK!!!”

  • nadine

    how do u delete the apps from itunes

  • Haley

    How do u delete a app thet is whaiting

  • Terry

    Thanks for your help …………… spot on

  • Nick

    Can you delete apps that are already on the iPod, like the photo. App or the map app?

  • R.J.

    I need to know how to remove an app. that has a status of “waiting”. Please let me know when you can.

  • Thanks FOR THE HELP! phew, at last my iphone is clear with all the unwanted game apps that my brothes has installed. CHEERS!

  • Kristen sweet

    Thank u so much it helped alot

  • Adam

    I also need to know how to remove an app with a status of “waiting”.


  • This sight is not a waste of time don’t you think so and it helped alot so don’t think it’s scam or somthing alright got to go.

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  • Lady J

    THANKS….those apps add up!!!

  • Louise

    Thanks ever so much.
    My sister put on lots of rude ones when she borrowed it for a sleepover and then my mum wanted to borrow it :(
    Thanks so much you saved me from huge embrassment :)

  • michael

    thanks man that really helped me out there were tons of apps i’ve downloaded and most of them were stupid and after i read this bye bye lol

  • laine

    thaaaaaaaaaaaaank youuu :))

  • Cara

    WOW thanks for the help!!!!!! :)

  • Chloe

    Thanks I was realy stuck then but u helped me out :) = )

  • lisa

    Thanks that waa really helpful and simple as im new to this :0)

  • Big D


  • Hannah Smith

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks i really needed to delete somestuff and didnt know how and showed me easy by those simple/ basic instructions.

  • thanks a lot for ur help it really helped me thanks

  • something you dont wanna know

    THANK you o much iv been using my ipod touch for a while but i never figered out how to delete apps. =D XD :P <3

  • Nita

    thank you :)

  • How do delete apps when ther loading?

  • alvin

    i also need to know how to delete an app on the status of waiting to.

  • mitch

    to delete a waiting game or app tap and hold the app or game thats waiting and it should come up with the option to delete

  • Caitlin

    brilliant :)

  • scill

    i think i love you – thank you so much

  • darian

    OMG THANX THAT WAS SO HELPFUL!!!!!!!!!!! some of the apps i got were just stupid so thanx ;)

  • isaac

    thankss alotttt, veryy helpful!!

  • i want to know how to delete song on iphone, an how to downlod it on iphone,

  • Jim Wayne

    Thanks for the help

  • James

    how to delete files on ipod without connecting to computer? just like photos, videos and songs? how to delete it? please I really need your help!

  • Cass

    Thank you! My dad gave me grief over all these apps!

  • Josie

    So simple- Thanks!!

  • Bruce Cable

    Thanks, Amigo!

  • Andrew Walters

    How do I lock apps so small fingered children don’t delete them?
    I cannot find this anywhere.

  • M. ELIAS


  • Tyler

    how do you get rid of the app from itunes because i want to reinstall it because ifarm just loads for hours

  • Arran

    Thx for the help …

  • Savannah

    Thank you a jillion times. It was über helpful 

  • thank you very helpfull

  • jill

    awww! this really helped! thank u!

  • Someone

    Thank you soooo much!!!

  • Adam

    thank you so much. your the best

    Adam age 10

  • Carissa

    Thank you so much. Your steps are simple and easy to follow!!!

  • reinier

    TO REMOVE A WAITING APP….go to —settings—general—reset—reset home screen. Now the waiting app should be gone.

  • Bob Dob

    Thanks! That really helped! :)

  • hader

    Theres a “waiting” logo where i stopped downloading a app and now i cant remove it HELP?!

  • Jay

    Ty 4 help this realy helps :-) x

  • Andy

    how do you remove it from the actual mac…so its not in the itunes folders etc?

  • !

    wow! THANX!

  • Shelly

    thanks you so much!! i searched the whole i tunes website for that answer and found nothing!!! your a life saver

  • Kristen

    thank you, this helped me.<3

  • Photo Andy

    Thanks! I was getting frustrated that I’d remove it from iPhone or iTunes and then it would sync and re-installed.
    Works a treat now!

  • Thanks! I was getting frustrated that I’d remove it from iPhone or iTunes and then it would sync and re-installed.
    Works a treat now!

  • chris

    ty now i cAN DOWNLOAD MORE APPS!

  • Kaite

    Thanx this helped me so so much

  • Kyle

    Thx so much this is gr8

  • ThUmPeR

    What if you instal an app but you cant uninstal it doing it this way? Lino “X” appears.

  • ThUmPeR

    No “X” appears????

  • Daniel

    Can u delete a downloading app??????

  • joseph

    how can i remove applications that are not fully installed?

  • Johnson

    Now I’m done deleting, how do I stop the wiggle?

  • Kaite

    thanks that was really helpful

  • Fantastic! Thank you. You wouldn’t believe how many times i’ve tried to sort this out. I’ll be back here again for more tips.

  • Diane

    This helped me a lot thanks.

  • No name please

    Thanks so much! my bro downloaded sumtin stupid. It helped out sooooo much!!!!!1

  • blah

    Grey waiting… thingy on my screen can’t delete… help?

  • Michelle

    Mucho thanx!

  • mark

    great thanks

  • cuteslowturtle

    omgosh thank u so much help

  • RaeAlexius :)

    thank yooh so so so much..i never knew! this is an awesome help! :) thanks.

  • Brent

    You’re a lifesaver. Thanks

  • alex

    you’ve been a tremendous help. Thanks

  • stacey

    mine wont mine wiggles and then it cracks the screen not really cracks the screen but i have an app and it just makes a very loud noise and cracks

  • Lizzy

    How do you make them stop wiggling?!

  • Lizzy

    Never mind! got it!

  • Sonia

    Thanks it help me lol

  • leanne

    Thank you this really did help

  • jess

    To get the shaking to stop hit the menu button :)

  • maziminks

    I have got grey applications on my ipod touch because when I was updating them (through WIFI) my battery died, and when i switched it back on again I got the grey applications saying “waiting” I have tried EVERYTHING! I.E switch ipod off then back on again, authorizing itunes. Also some applications i downloaded onto my itunes only show in the application tab picture of how the ipod is SUPPOSED to look, but there not on the ipod touch but there is a space where the application should be!!
    PLEASE HELP ME! this is a new-ish ipod and I only got it for xmas 2009.

  • Zoe

    thanks soooo much!!!!!!

  • Doodey

    Thanks for making it soooooo simple ! You are my new god

  • Maziminks

    I have figured it out! if your ipod touch applications are grey and saying waiting then all you have to do is connect to WIFI again and go on the application store, and POOF like magic there normal again! YAY! add i think maybe after i fixed that you can load the missing applications! ;)

  • lori

    Thank you so much cause I didn’t know how to delete some things so thanks again

  • Lottiee

    Thanks So Much Its A GREAT Help :D:D Thanks Again :D

  • Recnhermit

    Thank you so much for this info! Couldn’t find it on apples website. GREATLY appreciated!

  • Abbe

    On my ipod touch, when I click on a game the game shows up then it goes back to the main menu what do I do I have tryed everthing lease help me causeI I really want to play a game on my ipod touch

  • Chbpod

    Thank you i was about about to reset it
    Good work :)

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  • Jessica h

    Worked great thanks

  • RK

    That is great. Thank you!

  • tigger3080

    Wow that was so helpful. If i would of known it was that easy life would of been the best. lol.

  • Nikki

    Thanx so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! that helped me so much……..i was worried that i was using up my GB…..but not anymore!!! i cant thank you enough! <3

  • vegeta

    wow simple is right…. i spent all day doing tht i .. i think i love you

  • gaz mccann

    well done a life saver all i want to learn now is how to delete somgs on my iphone without useing pc ,

  • Jordan

    How do you get rid of the stock application it doesnt have an X?

  • chase

    how can i remove a game that hasnt been felly installed?

  • amanda

    thanks! that was helpful for me. i probably wouldn’t have found that out on my own.

  • lou

    hey guys, a lot of you are having the never-loading-app problem, to fix it simply turn off your device, and enter the appstore thru the device. should be gone after this ^_^

  • mmwc

    thank you very much. i am tired of asking my students how to work my new toy

  • Thnx very much. I managed to delete an application that i downloaded and realised it was not worth it to have it on my ‘toy’

  • Ariel

    Thanks help me a lot! Ariel

  • Jenn

    Thanks, this was really helpful.

  • Ammu


  • Tha_Hero

    So if I delete a purchased app, it’ll automatically put the money back on my account?

  • Tha_Hero – wishful thinking. But no, it does not work that way. You bought it – it’s yours. But no refunds if you don’t like it (unless the developer happens to give refunds – which I’ve never seen, but I suppose isn’t impossible). It’s never, ever automated by iTunes though.

  • drew

    wow this helped me alot thanks!

  • ally

    thank alot i did this a few times on accedent and could not find ou how to again that was very helpfull but how do i get the screen to stop wiggleing

  • A

    Thank u so much.
    this was so helpful.
    just got iTouch yesterday off website and it didn’t come with instructions.
    I know this has installed guide but couldn’t locate it.

  • Rm

    My app was loaded after 10 screens were full and it’s icon is invisible, so, how can I remove such app from the iPad directly, that is, without using iTunes on my computer?

  • nessa

    I really appreciate the help. It was so much help especially after stressing about it. By mistake I downloaded the wrong app & so I couldn’t figure out how to delete it. Wow I went through all that when the whole time it was so easy. Good thing there are websites like these. Thank you. :)

  • jenchiuk

    Hey I’ve deleted the application on my Ipod Touch so it goes away but it still is in the application tab on my itunes. How do you remove that as i want to fully uninstall the app…

  • vijay

    thank you!! this was incredibly helpful… more power to you folks!

  • grjdfsvs

    it’s my dads new ipad and i accedentily installed a game and i would have been in so much trouble! thanks a million!

  • Courtney

    I am not one to usually leave comments….but this was really helpful and straight to the point. Thanks!

  • Rm

    Nobody has answered my question yet: I have 10 screens full of apps, ie 220 apps that are visible. Accidentally I installed another app and its icon is not visible (iPad shows only up to 11 screens). How can I delete the invisible app? I can find an run it by name using the Search, but then how can I delete it??? Thanks.

  • Mahtab Hussain

    Thank you very much. This article was a great help!!!…

  • Nancy

    Thanks for the info on delete apps – it really helped!

  • maziminks

    once u hav deleted the app of ur ipod, then go to your ipod on itunes and click the app section and then the app u dont want right-click and choose delete and that should send it to the recycle bin then empty the recycle bin :)

  • maziminks

    if it is an invisible app (this happened to me) then either re-download it or if u got it off ur ipods app store you need to just get back on to the app store and click the update for the invivble app because it should be the same cause of the grey-apps :)

  • Very nice. I deleted a few of the apps I had downloaded and no longer wanted. But how to stop the wiggling? thanks again.

  • Rachelle

    huwaw! really helps! didn’t figure that one out! i was so desperate to erase those applications not necessarily needed! thanks! God bless! :D

  • Marty (Costa Mesa)

    I have at this time 76 applications that were downloaded after purchasing the i-Pod touch in April of 2010, when it had only 18 original applications–the day after I set it up, so the
    total is currently 94 in all!

    For most of its short history–at least for me–I have been adding and subtracting appli-
    cations from the i-Pod, but is there a pop-up message where it will remind you that no more room is allowed due to a limit of nine complete pages? (I am planning to finish
    seven pages by the end of this year.)

    At least I now know how to take off and move boxes without using a computer–thank you!

  • Dave

    It works!! Didn’t work through Itunes.


  • Tooty

    That was soooo helpful !!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS to the SOOOOOO nice women who did dat i surely didnt know how but it kept poping up on my screen thanks woman A.K.A the person who ever worte dat

  • Eric

    Thank you so much now I have a lot more space on my Ipod touch!

  • Bruce Lansciardi

    Thanks that made it easy

  • Laura

    Thank you so much!!!!!

  • Sean run

    So I downloaded an app and either it didn’t finish or doesn’t work and now I want to delete it but when I doe the “wiggle” thing an x doesn’t appear does that mean i’m stuck with that broken app

  • Alan Leschinski

    I understand I can’t delete my preloaded “mail” app. My concern is if my ipod touch gets lost it will become a security issue.IIs there a way to put a password on it so that no one else can get into my email?

  • Johny

    awsome help worked the first time i tried

  • Robert

    Thank-you, your advice was very helpful.

  • irma


  • Massis

    What about waiting file..?how can I delete it?

  • Massis

    Please same one answer me :(

  • meri

    to stop the wiggling, just turn the ipad, itouch, etc. off then turn it back on. i just found that one out literally 2 seconds ago :)

  • Bill

    Suppose you have several versions of an app that use the same data, such as Storm8’s World War, Vampires, IMobsters, Racing, Pets, Kingdoms, or Ninjas. Can you delete the versions you don’t like without deleting the data?

  • meri –

    You don’t even need to turn it off, you can just press the ‘home’ button.

  • Ky

    To stop wiggling just press the home screen button

  • Daniel

    I downloaded an app called “iProtect” and it seems I need to delete it. But when I do this, there’s no X. Is there any possible solution to deleting it without syncing it?

  • Brenda

    So thankful for this discussion board helped me a lot,thanks

  • thank you so much i have just done it.

  • Tarek

    when I push the app and hold it it is not wiggling neither a black X is appearing and Ican’t delete apps What do I do ???? PLZZZZZZ HElpp

  • lili

    Thanks for the help very useful and well explained

  • julie

    this did not work on my iphone

  • Maria bolanos salazar

    Thank u

  • joe

    THANK YOU SO MUCH i thought i was suckered in to downloading that app which was rubbish. But also that so called site called past the problem to ask the expert who wanted money to tell me the answer!!!!!!!!

  • N

    Thank you very much (:

  • amanda

    Thanks for the help! Very useful.

  • lilly

    this deleting thingy on here is a life saver i can delete games then replace them with the ones i really want thanks and you should do more of these keep it up

  • Joanne

    Thank you!!! I just could not figure out how to do this and it was soooo simple!!!

  • Llanda

    300 old messages appeared in my itouch email inbox. How do I get rid of them?

  • Hailey

    thanks that really helped

  • Thank you for this one – finally able to delete the Facebook app that is no longer supported.

    I can’t believe that there is nothing built into the iPod OS in the settings section for these apps to remove them. How would anyone know that you delete by holding your finger on the app? If you have to read a manual to understand that then Apple is not the genius design house everyone claims they are.

  • Olivia

    Thanks, that was very simple and helpful!

  • Susan

    I have a app that’s stuck in loading . How do I delete this?

  • DC

    Good one, thanks for sharing this info, very helpful.

  • paloma

    That was simple and helpful thank you :)

  • Kathi

    Need to delete an app that hasn’t fully loaded because of it’s size. The x doesn’t show up when you hold it down. What to do?

  • Debra Hirst

    Thanks, very helpful and very simple.

  • Nadia

    Than for clear and precise instructions that work.

  • b!!

    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • lululululuu xxx

    thanx sooo much u literally saved ma life cos my mum was gonna find out that i accidentaly downloaded a game too old for me and mite have grounded me so i missed my big date this weekend thanx again its soooooo helpful :D :) :D ;)

  • Toni

    Thanks :)

  • mo

    thanks! this was super helpfull

  • Pennyln

    Thanks for taking the time to share

  • george

    how do u delete a application that hasent started loading yet?
    please help!

  • Dan

    very helpful! :D

  • adir

    thx soooooooo much u saved me

  • Kaelan

    thank you this helped me soooo much!

  • abhishek

    Thanks it really worked!!!! Could you tell me how do i right click on an ipad?

  • EP

    thanks a lot!!!!

  • Sue T

    Thank you, really helpful.

  • Someone…

    THanks so MUCH!!!

  • Nix

    You have no idea how grateful I am!! XD It seems so simple now. I’m such a dumb ass!

  • Hazel

    Uqhh this was Aa life saverr,,! Itss soo simplee

  • iheart tacobell!

    omg duuuddeee
    thanxxx soo muchh
    youu dontt knoeee
    i was freakingg outt lmao
    i downloaded somee free call
    app and dont knoee how to deletee that crap
    and my ipod is bran neww i dont want it

  • Gus:):):)

    Thanx soooo much

  • salle

    thanks mate! :)

  • Jenn

    Thanks so much!!!! I would have never figured this out!

  • q

    how do you stop them wiggling???

  • gareth roberts

    crackin cheers gaz.

  • jessica

    thanks very much helped a whole lot :)

  • JOAN

    ‘”THANK YOUUUUUU!!!” It’s sooo nice peep’s like you are out there, to share and explain away a problem! Joan

  • justin long

    thanks u so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!if my mom would have seen that.. like…. i would havebeen in big trouble!!!!!!!

  • uki

    HELP! when press the app that i want to delete there’s no x button? how will i delete it now from my ipad?

  • Dorian Wilde

    Very well done, and much appreciated! Thank you for this.

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  • Ramesh

    Thank You

  • ABC

    Hey man!

    When I Taped and hold down the icon of the application I want to delete. After a few seconds my screen started to “wiggle” but there no X appear next to each of the apps I’ve installed via the App Store.

    What I will do to delete some apps in this case?

  • Alex

    hey can someone help me? i bought two apps but now they wont install, please help, and also it was because i had over eight pages of apps

  • Ed

    Great, thank you so much for the clear instructions!

  • Vasilia

    thank you sooooo much, lifesaver(;

  • Milton Campos

    Thanks so much. This helped me very well.

  • Chris

    Thanks for this. A good one. Tried for ages

  • noah

    omg sooooo thnx for the help =[)

  • Hannah

    Thanks so much for that clear helpful tutorial!

  • Thanks a lot. Wish I came across your post before.

  • In case someone missed it, to stop the aps shaking – push the bottom

  • Jack

    Very helpful and easy to follow

  • Cassie

    This is VERY helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would recomend this for those who have difficulty figuring out how to delete those unwanted apps. Thanks for the post =)

  • Thanks a BUNCH!!! This is a VERY helpful post!

  • Robb

    What about this problem…

    I downloaded a few FREE as well as paid apps and the icon continues to say “Waiting…” It won’t let me access it, nor will it let me delete it. I even went to the Apps Store to try and download again, but it says Installed and won’t give me an option.

    What gives?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Tom C

    I downloaded a FREE app and the icon continues to say “Waiting…” It won’t let me access it, nor will it let me delete it. It won’t give me an option. It’s just a blank app that continues to say “Waiting”. I’d like to eliminate it but can’t. Please help. Thanks in advance.


  • gary

    You can get rid of the blank app that says waiting by resetting the home screen layout. Go to Settings, touch Reset, and touch Reset Home Screen Layout. This will have the added benefit of alphabetizing your apps.

  • Judy Hechinger

    I have an app on my IPAD which states waiting. Nothing is downloaded. I don’t expect an app to be downloaded. How do I delete this?? It is not showing up in my ITUNES library because nothing is there.


  • Patty

    Thanks so much! This has been a great help!

  • Louis Newton

    How do you remove an app that failed to complete it’s install process and fails to wiggle and post it’s deletion “X”?

  • Bill

    Excellent and simple………..

  • Craig

    Worked. Thanks. Excellent.



  • christian

    thanks it hepled alot

  • rrowe

    Thanks it helps!!

  • Sandra

    What if it is waiting to load for a very long time an it’s not letting me delete it?

  • Marty.

    I have one that says waiting and when I press it makes all wiggle but no x on it for deletion. Now what do I do?

  • Lauren

    That was great! Thank you so much.

  • Caz

    I have deleted some apps and some by mistake but it won’t let me reinstall them HELP

  • maranda

    This saved my ipod! Wasnt sure how to erase it and this site was great! thank you.

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  • Asif Gill

    Very helpfull. Thanks for making this effortto guide us. God bless you.

  • Jack

    Not realy there are some apps which you download which do t have a x

  • Rob Tait

    Excellent information..quick and simple…wonderful

  • Susan

    thans you great help in deleting “waiting” app

  • Vinicio

    Thank you very, very much.

  • Hans Dietrich

    Thank You!! Why does it always have to be so difficult to find a simple answer.

  • Barb

    Thanku very helpful

  • Phyllis

    Thanks a bunch, this was very easy!!!

  • Loops

    I LOVE this page!!! Very helpful ^^

  • sarah

    thanks this was so simple to use and do

  • christine

    Thanks so much that was very helpful.It would be nice if apple included a few instructions with this 300 dollar gadget

  • Nicole

    Great, thanks so much. Didn’t realise how easy it was to delete.

  • Sweet, Thanks so much!

  • aichan

    I followed this ….
    You can get rid of the blank app that says waiting by resetting the home screen layout. Go to Settings, touch Reset, and touch Reset Home Screen Layout.

    then shut down.

    Thank you…

  • Allan

    I have tried the reset, home screen, shut own and I still have the ‘waiting’ app…any other suggestions

  • Cat Armijo

    Thank you

  • For all you people who are having trouble with “waiting” apps. I finally figuired out what to do. Hold down on the power button until it says “slide to turn power off”. Then press the power button again and the apps should start loading again. Hope this works for you.

  • Nandar

    Thnxx so muchh. U really helped me. Xxxxx

  • Leslie

    I have one that says waiting and when I press it makes all wiggle but no x on it for deletion. Now what do I do?

  • Cathy

    Does anyone know how to disable the “press and hold to delete” functionality? I have a 3 year old that loves to hold his little finger on an app, then press the little “x” to delete it. I didn’t see anything in the restrictions area regarding this. Obviously I can re-sync back to my PC to restore the deleted apps, but it would save some time if I could disable it.

    Any ideas???

  • I have an I pod touch and I downloaded an app that says dictionary but it says waiting and unable to purchase but it is still on the homescreen and i can’t get it off unless I reset everything but I can’t because I have so many other applications so how do I solve it

  • David

    Thank Yuhoo SO SOO MUCH This Was Very Helpful. Better Than The Actual ITunes Description Of How Two Do It.

  • Hamilton

    if the X doesn’t appear? Hamilton

  • Steve

    Went to reset and was able to delete apps that were waiting. Thanks!

  • Andre

    Wow thanks a lot this was such a big help you wouldn’t believe. I got tired of trying to find a delete button. Yet it was so simple and easy thanks so much.

  • Anita

    Thanks for info., Really helpfu., and I can finally delete some of the apps which were added by my daughter.

  • Helen

    Ok so I did the reset thing and I wanted the apps but it keeps saying installed what should I do?

  • Linda

    Even though plenty of people have thanked ya, THANK YOU.. so helpful ;)

  • Trannus

    Tnx again and again… You saved my sanity
    I was going beserk…

  • ines

    darn …..
    it is NOT possible to delete it from iTunes. Apps are like a viris.

  • Jenn

    A free poker app has been frozen on my iPod touch for days, partially loaded… now what? Trying to force it by downloading new apps does not work and the wiggle/X thing does not work on partially loaded apps

  • Wilanee

    Thank you very much, this is work as well

  • OMG!! Thank you so much for this. I was so worried I wad gonna get in trouble about downloading an app without my parents knowing. So I came here and did it and no trouble for me!!

  • Stephen

    I started downloading more than one app at a time, and all of them have jammed on waiting. Been a couple of days now and they are still jammed. Please help.

  • Lucas

    How can i get rid of an app if it isn’t loading and the wiggle thing doesn’t work?

  • Thanks. I always had problem deleting and moving apps off my iphone 4. This help.

  • john

    what if it doesnt let you delete a game you downloaded? what should we do then???

  • alice

    hahah tq so much .its really help ..anyway the wiggle really cute ;)

  • Sativa

    It won’t let me delete it the x docent pop up when the thing wiggles

  • Suelene

    You saved me. Thanks!

  • Ryan harper

    I have 4 apps waiting to down load
    None of them have started I’m scared I need one app to cominucate please help

  • Tracy

    @ Sativa, I was having the same problem…..go to settings then general and then restrictions and make sure it says “on” enter your passcode and you should see “deleting apps” make sure that is turned on ….Hope this helps :)

  • I have a icon on my gen 1 itouch and dont know how to delete. help

  • how do i get rid of a itouch yahoo icon?

  • Dan

    Wow….great explanation….thanks

  • rose

    it worked..tnks :)

  • Michael

    What a great little fix, thank you sooooo much.

  • Kelly

    I am trying to remove apps from my iPhone… I was just wondering how to do that

  • Bre

    Thanks so much this was the most helpful info online :)

  • Helllooo

    Thnank yu so much, I’m texting this on my iPod 4 lol

  • Thankbro

    Really helpful thanks :)

  • John G.

    Thanks so much, got a I touch for Christmas, went nuts with free Apps, some real dogs, couldn’t figure how to get rid of them.

  • Matt M.

    Thank you so much! I just got this ipod touch for Christmas and i was worried i would have to reset everything but this worked absolutely perfect. Problem solved. :)

  • Josh


  • Izzy

    thankyou very much I just got my iPod Touch yesterday, and obviously I was messing with it, and I downloaded this really weird thing where you need to be online and there’s a few games on there..and if I’m honest it’s crap, so I did this wiggle x thing and it worked! My iPod is free of

  • Lola

    Omqee..dhanxx so much..i woukdve never think of that..i just got it yesterday nd i was bing stupid enough to download apps for nothing

  • Kelsie

    Omg this really worked!!(: I was worried for a while!!

  • Hanna

    Thanks !

  • Mike

    Thank you. That was a big help I was trying everything. Didnt realize it was that simple

  • Bria

    OMG , Thanks So Much . This Really Helped . I Thought I Wouldnt Be Able To Never Get Them Damn Apps Off .

  • Gabby

    I never knew how to do it but I could only do it when I accidentally did it when it was in my pocket

  • vivz

    thanks a ton !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! super easy tutorial thanku so much

  • Morgan

    Thank you sooooo much! I thought I was stuck with rise useless apps! You saved the day!

  • Morgan

    I mean these useless apps not rise. :)

  • Ha

    That’s really helpful thanks

  • Nomers

    OMB this helped alot just got a 4 generation itouch but it sucks that u can’t delete some apps

  • Zachary

    that was very useful thank u

  • Thank you so much! I could kiss you for that :-* :)

  • Dania

    Ohhh my gosh… I got da new iPod for christmass so I jus kept downloadin apps. It was taken to mu space… Dis reali helped thxxx

  • Kenzie

    Thank you sooooo much

  • Dang

    Works for me. Thanks!

  • Thxx very much I didn’t know in the beginning but I found this website and it worked I’ll tell all my friends and family about simple life

  • Simple help not life my bad

  • Qwerty

    How do you delete a application when it is not downloaded yet?

  • Marcus

    Loads of help cheers

  • christel

    Thanks so much this really helped!!!!

  • chloe

    cheers ur a life saver

  • Nicey

    Thanks a lot. It works and the wiggle of the icons are really really cute.

  • Patricia Reynolds

    Four free apps have been frozen on my iPod partially loaded, it says ‘waiting’ for several days.I tried to move the first one along by downloading new apps but now I have 4 ! The X for delete does not work on partially loaded apps. Also now some of my frequently used apps no longer function ( white and yellow pages, dictionary ,and a couple of
    others).How do I delete these frozen apps and how can I get the others to function again?

  • Brent

    I started downloading more than one app at a time, and all of them have jammed on waiting. Been a couple of days now and they are still jammed. Please help.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!

  • Skaiste Celer

    I cant believe its really that easy, i spent hours trying hahaha ^_^
    thanks !

  • Megann

    That was really easy lol i feel stupid now

  • Edu

    Many thanxs !!!

  • Alexandra

    Thank you so very much. Was very easy to follow and worked.


  • Kent

    Love it when directions are as easy as these to follow

  • Izzy

    To delete apps that have not completely loaded and is stuck on waiting go to settings then general after click on reset and reset home screen layout

  • Sam

    Very useful i feel a right plunker.

  • Deb

    I don’t have an x in the left corner. Everything shakes and that’s it. HELP!!!

  • Joei1977

    I followed your instructions to remove the app that was “waiting”. It did nothing to remove it or start the download again.
    It just reset the home page. Do you have any other ideas? Also I tried several variations. Moved the item to the main page, powered down then redid the directions. Everything I could think of to make it work. Please help me. Thank you very much.

  • zippy

    thank you so mutch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    your a life saver:)

  • Angelina

    Aw man! Thank you soo much! Much love!

  • Nat

    Thank you!

  • Sierra

    Thanks your directions were easy to follow nd it worked perfectly

  • Miguel

    Thank you

  • Katelyn

    Help!!! I touch it and it wiggled and then I press It down again and there is no x anywhere and I might get in trouble but the apps were free any more advice to delete the apps HELP!!!!!!!

  • lily_evans103

    Thank you!

  • It worked for me

  • Fi

    Thanks for the help so easy to understand :@)

  • Vanessa

    Ok I got the iPod touch with a camera bit I do the instructions that u say but the x don’t pop up

  • Krystie

    Thank u so much! I got one from a friend and there is some odd stuff on here lol

  • allie

    wow it took me 4 hours to figure out and i stll could not figure out!!! Thanks

  • i do not have safari on my i pod touch for some reason it disapeared can you help me?

  • Sara

    Omg thx

  • Hex

    What happens if you can’t delete or move a thing?

  • Amber

    It is stuck on waiting and I can’t get it off help me please

  • cathy

    i have downloaded too many apps at once and all of them are stuck on waiting. help

  • joe

    How do we delete youtube from the itouch?

  • Mikayla

    I spent HOURS trying to figure this out!!! all I had to do was hold it down? I could really use an easy button ;) thanks

  • Kevin Indergaard

    Please tell me how to remove app store from my iPad. Touching and holding the app icon does not initiate the x delete. I to tired of being prompted for. My credit card information for what is advertised as a free app

  • Nanis1014

    Thank you!

  • JUST


  • Deleted the apps and it was great but do I get my money back for the apps??:/

  • Marianna

    So easy, thanks!!

  • kelly

    dude how dumb am I ? I was waiting till my 2 years got the apps to wiggle so i could delete things its so simple I really feel dumb.

    thank you for the super easy to follow 411

  • A-Ron

    Damn, I wanted to delete stocks.. can’t believe you can’t.

  • john

    press and hold the wake/sleep button (not the home button but the button on the side/edge) for a few seconds and you get a red slider and can shut the iPad off. After a few seconds, switch it back on using the same button (press and hold) and your app that was stuck on loading is still there but will now have an X when wiggling

  • Linda

    So simple. Now I don’t have to crowd my screen with apps that I don’t need! Thanks so much.

  • Emily


  • Devon

    It helped cuz I had so much thank you

  • zara

    if u are experiencing problems go to itunes and click restore i had to i can tell u it works a treat.

  • James

    Thanks =o >

  • marie

    Excellent! very useful! spent hours stressing!. ta!

  • Jacob

    So there is no possible way to delete main apps?

  • sara

    awesome!!! stupid dog whistle app was driving me nuts and this explanation took 2 secs while I was trying for 15 minutes to figure it out on my own.

  • Jt

    I tried to download more than one app and they are jammed up on waiting

  • Jt

    My iPod won’t download any apps cuz I tried to download more than one. What do I do

  • Catherine G

    Thank you so much!! That was so easy …. Duh!!

  • Jen Hampton

    How do I delete a name from contact list ?

  • monica

    My app are not downloaded yet and i am tring to delete them but i can’t. What do i do?

  • Chloe

    Thank u INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chloe

    I’m sooo happpy that my app is gone for good!!!:)Thankkkkkkksssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elaine

    Simple, easy-to-follow instructions! Thanks so much. It worked!

  • Reda

    My apps are trying to update and says loading and i am trying to delete them but i can’t. What do i do?

  • Nee

    Great response so helpful thanks

  • Krystle

    I’m trying to remove an app, it was a free game. It is installed but it says it’s waiting??? Help me please

  • carol

    thank you for your help .

  • Chris

    That you so much! I’ve been trying to delete for a month now!

  • Leslie

    Awesome! Thanks!

  • Hadley

    I downloaded more than one and they and they got jammed help me!!!

  • Savanna

    I can’t delete a app on my ipod touch because it says it is downloading, but it has been downloading for days…so i want to delete it! How do I do that, when I can’t delete by doing what it says up there???????? HELP PLEASE!!!!!! because now I can’t download any more apps until those get downloaded, but they won’t download!?!?!? It is making me really mad!!

  • Iph

    Thnx it was helpful

  • steph

    OMG!!!!! this was so helpful

  • There was no Ex…

  • justin

    my app keeps saying waiting……but i cant use it and i cant delete it …..can someone tell me how to delete it?

  • Deema

    I have actually tried this way, but the thing is that i have too many apps and not all of them show on the desktop, and i can find them via search, so i cant really delete them your way!!!!!!!
    PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Omg this was damn eeasy … I’ve been wondering all the time … So helpful ! Thnxx

  • Claire

    When I hold onto the app for a while it does start to wiggle but it does not show a red x next to it!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

  • IpodFan!!

    Thank Chu !!

  • Len

    if you can’t delete an app because it’s not responding or will not finish downloading, try shutting down your iPad and restarting. this worked for me after waiting days on a download to finish .

  • anon

    Thanks. great instructions.

  • I had no clue how to delet the ape thanks

  • Sara

    Thank you

  • Kirsty Sowden

    I’m trying to remove an app, it was a free game. It says it’s waiting???
    It keeps using all the battery power trying to download this app that never finishes downloading.
    I just want it gone!

  • Julie dills

    I downloaded a couple apps but it just keeps saying wait and can’t download anything else. HELP

  • Sophia

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  • topper

    nice.. well explained.

  • Shawn

    How do I delete an app that in NOT installed on my iPod?
    I had an app and patched it after the patch it would not load so I deleted it and went to download it but it say I already have it installed. What do I do?

  • doggie_1928

    all you do is tap and hold for a few sec. and than a X will pop up and click it to get rid of it!

  • Shawn

    It would help If it showed up in my iPod. It’s not my iPod at all.

  • Hiya it seems I’m not alone with apps downloading but in waiting mode so can’t delete them and they are eating my battery up HELP me please!!

  • niky

    ive tried doing that but its not letting me it just wiggles but there is no x. ive done it before but now it doesnt seem to be working

  • Sue

    When I try to delete, all apps wiggle but no X’s are showing up any more. What happened?

  • Jo

    Great, Wiggle Icon – Press the X, So nice and the first off brand facebook app did not do things I needed. Now I have the FB App, works great. Go FB, Go Apple, Go IPad !

  • Al

    It dosnt work on the one I’m trying delete all the others get an x but that one

  • Sue

    Thanks so much for a simple answer! Very helpful!

  • Narla

    Finally!!!!!thnx sooooo much!!!!!

  • Merrilee S Leatherman

    Great, easy help. Thanks!

  • Nick

    March 22, 2011 – 6:30 pm
    I can’t delete a app on my ipod touch because it says it is downloading, but it has been downloading for days…so i want to delete it! How do I do that, when I can’t delete by doing what it says up there???????? HELP PLEASE!!!!!! because now I can’t download any more apps until those get downloaded, but they won’t download!?!?!? It is making me really mad!!

  • dyeniramos

    I’ve tried this several times but the applications i deleted comes back after i restarted my itouch. i’m so pissed already. please help

  • Thanks so much for your help. It is quick and simple. I just didn’t know how to do it.

  • Sherrie

    Thank you,huge help x

  • Alyssa

    Thank you so much I have been waiting for at least 2 months to DELETE my apps thank you your info was very helpful(:

  • Mk

    How do I disinstall a app when it is still loading?

  • Jordan

    My apps are trying to update and says loading and i am trying to delete them but i can’t. What do i do?

  • Mani

    When I do the instructions above, the X dent show up, it just wiggles. WHAT DO I DO NOW????

  • Stacie

    thank u this helped a lot!

  • Janice Bond

    Thank you. Your advice is very helpful.

  • TIFF

    THANK YOU!! so easy.

  • Shawn

    Thank you, that seems simple but that info was pretty hard to find, thanks again

  • Anthony

    Hi yes i deleted my apps off my itouch and my itunes but the capacity of the gb usage for apps will not be less its been at 4.1 gb and i have deleted many can i get some help here thank you

  • Jade Falker

    thanks so so so so so so so so so so so so much i have waited months to learn how to do this i cant believe how easy it was i have a little sister who made me download Dora and i didn’t know how to get it of thanks so much again i deleted 13 apps wow how much junk was on my I pod

  • Frees Beads

    Thanks a bunch, you made the experience very simple.

  • laurel

    omg that was SO helpful! i didnt need like 5 of my apps and i didnt know wat to do!

  • Stephen copeland

    Hay um I downloaded some apps and while those apps were loading my iPod shut off and when I turned it nack on the apps were just stuck there. Any suggestions?

  • India gate

    But how to delete app when it is downloading.because they r not downloading just stuck !

  • Zac

    I was downloading some apps and they got stuck, so I couldn’t delete them or play them
    But for some reason while I was looking up how to delete them and found this page they just suddenly disappeared. I have no idea what happened, can you help me?

  • Shayna lamaster

    Thank you so so so much! That was so easy…

  • Joeyb

    I did this, and all the apps icons are wiggling, however, no ‘x’ on each icon. How do I delete unwanted apps

  • Keith

    Help. Like many others, I want to delete an app that says it’s downloading but won’t load nor delete. I’ve deleted apps in the past but can’t touch the two that have been downloading for days. What can I do?

  • yazmine

    oh well i know this but on my ipod when i try it , it only wiggles :O theres no “X” anywhere:/

  • kara

    THANK YOU! i even saw that little ‘x’ when i first was moving apps.. its always the easy things you miss!

  • Delilah

    Thank you so much! I thought you did it through iTunes but no, thanks!

  • Breanna


  • Dl

    Omg!!!!!!!!!!thanks sooooo much

  • no

    thanks so much i couldn’t get fruit ninja off my ipod!!!!! thanks again

  • Sarah

    How do I delete uninstalled apps off my iPod?? There hasn’t been a very strong Internet connection for the last couple of weeks and I would like to delete the apps that haven’t finished downloading. Can I have some help please??

  • Misty

    Yeah. You rock. that was easy!

  • pfelomej

    >> an X will appear next to each of the
    I don’t get any ” x” on my Ipod -4 (on IPHone- 4 that trick works)
    but I can not delete any apps on my IPod !


  • Taylor

    I used all my space and I have 2 type my words in to find my app. U now right after app store and FaceTime and now I don’t know how to delete an app from there. Can u help me

  • Katrina

    Will the apps you delete always be in the iTunes store for download- they r showing up on my store account to be downloaded even though I deleted them? Are they using space on my phone?

  • pfelomej

    I get no usefull info from iTunes Store Customer Support
    too: they say that deleting Apps from Ipod-4 must be working the same way as on Ipfone-4.
    But it does not !
    It works without any problem on my Ipfone but does not work on my
    Ipod-4 .

    that is strange. Maybe something is wrong with my Ipod-4.

  • Jill

    I can’t do this with my Google Translate. It’s stuck in “waiting” mode.

  • Suzy

    Thanks easy as 3.14 :)

  • Sue

    When I press down on my icon no x appeared so I pressed the menu button and scrolled to applications, press applications, press manage applications, all of your apps appear, select the app you want to delete, click uninstall, then press okay.
    The other way probably works for most tech savy folks, but I had to find an alternative.

  • Caitlin

    Thnk u sooo much needed to delete something if I hadn’t of found this I’d of Been in Alot of trouble

  • Mom

    Ok–I get the wiggle, but no “x”. Any ideas?

  • Sunil

    Thanks! It helps

  • Audrey

    I wish I could delete the ones that come preloaded on my ipod.

  • A few years ago I’d have to pay soomene for this information.


    THANX SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brenda

    I did what you suggested but there was not an “x” can you help please?

  • I deleted the apps but how do you stop the apps from wiggling

  • Joy

    please help!! Like many others, I want to delete an app that is loading. what can i do?

  • Mary Murray

    Thanks so much.

  • Tony

    The restrictions are probably set so you cant delete apps

  • Davy

    So simply thank you

  • Pedro

    Thank you so much for sharing this info!

  • Mary-Lyn

    Than you so much

  • jaxs

    ha ha,sooooooo siplesss.thanks so much

  • Candi


  • Ipadaddict


  • Braeden

    If holding home doesnt work like no x then go to general settings then restrictions then look it should say deleting apps turn on

  • mike

    hoi ik heb een vraag ik heb een iphone 4 maar als ik apps download en weer verwijdert
    dan staan ze nog in me app store bij aankoop hoe kan ik dat verwijderen ik hoor het graag

  • Thanks…..
    It’s so easy and helpful

  • Thanks….
    I have done

  • William touma

    How i can remove apps if i didnt find x

  • Brian

    I thank u, but uknow I just cant believe that it’s sooooooooo simple.thanks

  • rakel

    thanks it was soooooooooooooooo helpful getting rid of the apps i don’t like;p

  • LC

    Thanks for the tip. Simple. Once we know how. Ghats why I love Mac. Cheers. LC

  • elmo

    hello I got a problem
    I just downloaded the sims3 last night because I saw it was free
    however after I keyed my password
    a notice jumped out and said this item is currently modified
    until now that icon apps is empty and I just can use the method above to delete it
    what can I do?
    anyone can help??

  • Arsalan

    I downloaded some apps I don’t need anymore but when I hold the app till it starts shaking,I don’t see any X at the top left of the app
    I need help

  • elmo

    hello, arsalan, u can restart your iPhone, or iPod touch
    I solved my problem by this method
    hope it can help u

  • Angel

    I have several apps on my iPad that will not download and I can not delete. Once I hold down and it starts to shake, no x appears. I need halo please.

  • Ely

    I have several apps on my iPhone that I can not delete. Once I hold down and it starts to shake, no x appears. I need help please.

  • elmo

    angel and Ely
    you can try to restart it :) or press the both button together until it switches off

  • Dave

    I deleted apps, but they still keep showing up in apps updates. How do I get them removed from the purchased list where it tries to update them?

  • Angel

    Elmo, I am confused on the advice you gave to delete the apps on my iPad that have not yet downloaded and have been there for months. You said to hold both buttons down? Which buttons are you referring to? As I said before, once they begin to shake, no x appears to delete. I really need help getting these off bc it has become very aggravating every time I turn my IPad on, they pop up

  • Sharyn

    I have a restriction pastcode were do I get that from. I want to delete apps but I can’t.

  • David

    No x shows up when trying to delete app. Tried to reset phone still nothing. Is there something I’m doing wrong.

  • Elmo

    just hold both buttons,the one swicted power on and the main button., until it shuts off,(the screen will turn black slowly)
    its like “reboot” the ipad
    this method really helps it

  • Elmo

    angel, and after that, u just switch it on in normal way, just press the power on button
    try it out;) hope it can help!

  • Elmo

    what do u mean by ”reset the phone”? is it in the setting?

  • Bill

    Worked for me thanks for advise

  • Bob dempsey

    If no x’s appear go to settings, restrictions,deleting apps and turn it on. Then try again. It will now work

  • Mia

    I tried turning my ipod off and back on and the apps are still there with no x when they wiggle. Is there any other tricks to try? I sync’d it and took all my apps off also and those problem ones are still there. Can anyone think of anything I could try?

  • Mia

    I figured it out – I went to settings, then General, then Reset, then Erase All Content and Settings. I just had to start all over from the beginning but it worked and the apps are gone!

  • Vibhu

    Thanks elmo….rebooting my iphone4 worked….:)

  • Dr Z

    Thanks so much!! It was simple & easy to understand and do.

  • Apurva

    thanks mate…so silly …was fiilin my iphone with so many unwanted apps

  • fiona

    thanks heaps had a lot of unwanted apps useing up my space this page really helped

  • olivia

    you have to tap and hold down what you want to delete, the screen will start to shake, and press the little x and the press the home page button when you are done

  • Chris

    My iPod touch apps wiggle but an x does not appear. Computer doctor says I have to reset my iPod if I want unwanted apps deleted. I have 881 songs and10 videos along with a bunch of unwanted apps. Now I have no bytes, because of the apps. Any suggestions?

  • Johnnyraven

    Thank you very much I went to the settings and enabled restrictions and now I can delete my apps I don’t want…

  • Dvorah

    Just great:simple,clear,efficient!Thanks

  • elmo

    do the guys above fix yr problem now??

  • Anne21799

    How can I delete apps that don’t have the ‘x’, but did not come loaded on the iPod? My 11 year old son has some apps that are not age appropriate. My kids don’t know the iTunes password, so hubby & I have to approve everything. This one seemed to appear after an app update & I can’t remove it. HELP!!!

  • Jatin

    thanks,, it was quick and kool :)

  • Marce

    Hi guys i wonder if anyone can help me… I have not been able to use my ipod touch for some time now because ive deleted everything off it by mistake and now i dont know how to fix it.. I went into settings and selected delete all if i remember correctly. now all it does when i turn it on is show the apple logo and nothing else… When i connect it to my computer it doesnt even pick it up…. Hope someone can help.

  • Elmo

    u just switch it on again, see whether the loading icons r still here or not,
    just like i have mentioned above, ”reboot’ yr ipod touch

  • Ashley

    Thanks! When I held the icon and it started to wiggle, the X didn’t show up. But after going to settings then general then restrictions, I was able to turn on the deleting app function. Then I went back and when the icon wiggled then the X appeared! Thank you.

  • danessa

    thank you so much :*

  • Noble phua

    Even i went to setting,restriction then turn on…there are still no wiggle de “x” …it is not preloaded software just de man who helped me installed when jailbreaken…So,can any1 help??

  • kris

    I am trying to delete an app from my i pad. when i hold down the icon it begins to shake…however no X appears. it just shakes until i stop it. how do i delete it?

  • Jen

    This really help really easy 2thx:D


    If an x doesnt pop up when you hold the button down to delete apps…. go to settings than general than resrictions and turn on deletin apps!!! than try holdin down the app again and the x will appear!!!! Thanx yall helped been on the computer for DAYS tryin to figure this out!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • great, thanks very much, looking for this for long time

  • Amy

    So why can’t I delete the apps that are pre-downloaded on my iPod touch, I don’t use them, and they’re taking up 2GB that I don’t use? is there a way to cheat this method?? :(

  • Marilyn

    I’m so glad I read this this helpe me so much now I have a whole bunch of room thanx to you thank you

  • poopsy

    how do i delete the app reviews that i ahve made on itunes???

  • shailesh

    some application like musicmeow doesnot delete like that pls give me right sugetion

  • Usman toor

    thank you guys… I first didnt have any “X” on the applications.. it turned out that i had restricted the deletion of applications..

    Restriction can be removed in settings>restrictions.


  • Blahh

    But the X its on any o my apps so i cant delete them and its making me really mad

  • I have a new I phone and I downloaded the app, when I went to install it the app came up with ” not eligible for this app” I have a new I phone and been with ATT forever and I am not eligible for this free app..

    Its junk and no point in downloading it

  • Vicky

    How do I send or share a App and pictures on iMessage?

  • Thanks for the detailed steps and taking time to post it.

  • HelloKitty

    Hey, when I do this the little X doesn’t pop-up! Please help! This is really annoying!

  • Bev

    Awesome – thank you!

  • A-Bae-Bae

    when i pless and hold on an app i want deleted, all apps start to wiggle but no X comes up beside any of them. What would be the problem or how do i go about deleting apps.

  • Suzanne Byrne

    I got the wiggling X icon trick. That’s not where I am up a wall — I have apps in the Game center. None of them have the wiggling ability apparently … Some of them are dreadful. They are currently taking up much needed space and I cannot d/l. Any more of anything. I cannot find anywhere an answer to how to get rid of them. I thought it should be easy. You can not drag them to a trash can (none available). You cannot swipe and find a delete tab. And you cannot make them wiggle, or tap an X. What do I do?????????

  • Ummm there is no x what should I do

  • Sam

    This was very helpful! Thank you!

  • Jessica

    I have some apps that I want to delete from my iPhone but my daughter uses them on her iPad. If I delete them on the phone will we loose them on the iPad?

  • Tee

    Go to settings, then select the general tab. Select usage and it will show all of your apps. Click the one you want to delete and you will get the option to delete it. The app is gone. Scroll to the bottom for the option to see all apps if the one you want to delete isn’t visible.

  • Ladymoobaa

    Yah it worked thanks so much!!!!

  • Jenna

    It will not work I don’t have an x on my apps wat do I do

  • son

    I got the wiggling X icon trick. That’s not where I am up a wall — I have apps in the Game center. None of them have the wiggling ability apparently … Some of them are dreadful. They are currently taking up much needed space and I cannot d/l. Any more of anything. I cannot find anywhere an answer to how to get rid of them. I thought it should be easy. You can not drag them to a trash can (none available). You cannot swipe and find a delete tab. And you cannot make them wiggle, or tap an X. What do I do????????? there is no usage on my ipod touch wats my next options?

  • Tee

    I posted another solution to this problem. Scroll thru them to see it.

  • I am trying to delete an icon but no x comes up after the icon wiggles. It used to work. How do I fix it?

  • Bree

    What if you forgot your restriction code?!

  • How do you get the apps to all come together after you’ve deleted them?

  • Felicia

    Thank you!

  • zudid

    It’s amazing how many sikikiar questions are posed about one thing, the crazy no “X.” real simple, just read previous posts and the answer lies right here. Go to restrictions under settings, type in your 4 digit passcode, if you remember it (I got lucky), turn restrictions to ON next to delete apps. Then go back and wallaah the “X” appears. Granted this is used to delete apps installed after you purchased ya phone. To delete other apps, why would you want to? Like turning off your gas gusge in your car or the like. Anyway, this post goes to those whom posted the correct answer to the “X” mystery well before me. Thank You!

  • zudid

    According to ihelp, if you forget your passcode, you must restore the iPhone software from iTunes. I’d say read all about it under iPhone user guide first. Good luck

  • Elmo

    hello, everyone
    as i said before,
    another method is to reboot your phone,
    just try it , if u forgot your code
    it is work

  • ivan

    hey umm i have and app on one of the screens but how do i change it to a nother

  • Randompeaches7

    Thanks helped me!(: hope you had a merry christmas!

  • Jacob

    This really helped me!

  • Jada

    ThaNks that was helpful but at first it would wiggle but the X wouldn’t show but I found out that I had to turn the restrictions off

  • Kyley

    This was very very helpful!!! Thank you!!! :)

  • Buster

    Wiggle wiggle, anyway, I can’t find the x anywhere…

  • Christina

    I am trying to delete apps that I installed that don’t work ie: crazy text, ilol, candy catch. When I go to usage it just has battery usage. When I turn the restrictions on still no X appears. They are taking up a lot of space and I can’t use them. I need help!

  • Christina

    After further research I found out how to delete the apps I installed via Cydia…Here is the directions. It is relatively easy!

    Cydia > Manage > Packages>find your targeted package > Modify > Remove > Confirm

  • WW

    I would really like to know to reboot my iPod touch and if it will delete or erase other stuff or everything if you can and will help me please do so thank you very much look forward to hearing from you. WW

  • Susan

    I have 3 apps that I tried to update after receiving the notice an update is available. I had service but the apps never finished updating. They show they are “waiting”. When I tried to delete them no “X” shows. How can I fix this problem?

  • Courtney Nguyen

    This was so helpful cos i installed quiet a lot of apps

  • Matt

    Just the job, thanks!

  • Sadlumup

    Zudid, your the man!!! That was the problem… In the restrictions … Yea!!! Thank you!

  • sophie

    thxs alot i was really worried all my apps would have atken up all my space!

  • Jia

    Thank u for helping me it was a pleaser!

  • seenmoy

    Zudid… are a genius !! Even after the tech rep told me to “wiggle” icons and delete with x….was futile attempts. But your solution has given me answer to a nagging problem. Rule of thumb…if you don’t use the app(s) for more than 3 months…delete and avoid unnecessary agony. Thanks Zudid !!

  • Jennifer

    THANK YOU!! This was so simple and quick!

  • john

    this is a really bugging me, i got a app on my ipod touch i cant remove. there i no little x and i have restrictions OFF, still no little x, i go to usage and its not listed. i got into itunes and its not even installed! i do a restart, and the icon is still there. so what is the deal?

  • Drew

    I keep trying to do that it won’t work,please help!!!

  • Drew

    It won’t work I Tried that already

  • Bob

    I tried that. No x at the top of the app.

  • jerson

    Thanks, very helpful…

  • Syed

    I am trying to delete an icon but no x comes particular that icon/app how do i delete that icon plz help me

  • zack

    there is no x on the app to delete it whenever i hold it. What do i do?

  • Jerome Jassenoff

    Someone has to e-mail me as i do not get an ” X ” and neither domwuite a few othersthat I see ? What is the reason and how can this be corrected so we can “Delete ” unwanted Apps ? ? ?

  • Hey, thanks for taking the time to explain how to get the X back to delete apps. The I phone is supposed to be intuitive but maybe only for folks at Apple. Rest assured you made it simple and I thank you. I just finished deleted all the apps that were just taking up space. Many thanks!

  • Chris

    I found this information very helpful as I have put Touch chat on an iPod touch for a non-verbal autistic student at my school and he keeps deleting things and changing settings etc, Cheers

  • Dave

    I used the method posted by Tee and it worked. Easy to do. Thanx Tee

  • Eleanor

    Thank you so much for the help. If only there was a way to delete the preloaded apps. Ah well. :)

  • Eliza

    Thanx that worked and I’d never have fathomed it out myself :-)

  • Elena

    This helped so much, i had so much junk on my ipod touch and i just didnt know how to get rid of it! thnx!

  • Emily

    This was great and helped me delete a lot of these apps that my children put on my I pod.

  • Kelly

    Worked for me. Thanx!!!

  • Kurt

    This helps somewhat, I am having an issue that I cannot delete an app form my iPhone or iPad or computer unless I manually delete the app on all three places, so much for syncing. What is Apple thinking of, when I delete an app from one place I want it deleted from ALL locations. I understand security and for those people that delete on accident, but thats what backup is for. So I have it right, if I want to delete an app I need to go to all three devices; phone, pad, and computer and delete them. WOW and they say Blackberry was backward, and old school.

  • :D

    Thank youu so much! i knew it wiggled but just forgot how to make it

  • val

    omg this so helpful!!!!! thank you!!

  • corney

    thx this rocks!!! i love christanbeker hehehebe :)

  • EJ

    I’ve deleted apps but…they still show up if I go to Updates…purchased…and there they are. They have the icloud icon next to them but why are they still showing up? Thank you for help.

  • Darlene

    Is there anyway to delete apps off iPhone without deleting on iPad? I shared the apps from my phone to my iPad now I want to free up space on phone is there a way?

  • Brad

    I really think Apple needs to give the option to remove apps that come pre-installed on the iPod, from the iPod, but have the app non-removable from iTunes. This will simple mean if you don’t want an app on your iPod, you can just skip over it when you are syncing apps to your iPod, but it will always be on iTunes when you need it. Apple could even restrict deleting these apps to when you are connected to iTunes. I know it isn’t a huge deal, its just something that bothers me, and many of the people I know that own an iPod touch or an iPhone.

  • It’s amazing what you can find with a simple Google search. Your instructions are very well written and I was able to free up some much-needed space on my iPhone. Thanks so much!

  • Dawnie doo

    Deleted non working satnav with intentions of reinstalling..was unable to due to lack of space, so deleted 3 other apps and now have plenty of space. Still unable to install and getting same message..what am I doing wrong?

  • Alicia

    Thank you so very much. I had no idea how to do it and it was eating at me for weeks now. You’re a lifesaver.

  • Lola

    This was so helpful. I use an apple lapto but this is my first iPod so thank you for this simple tutorial. Very well written

  • Kat

    Omg this rocks except I have now forgotten my restriction password!!!!!

  • Alana

    I wish there was a way to delete the iPod apps already on!!!!!!!!!’

  • keokee

    thank you , thank you!!!!!!

  • Thank-you ever so much this was so simple grascias senior

  • Olivia

    Not helpful at all cause I dont know my 4 digit code

  • Heidi

    thank you. Excellent instructions. I read a few other websites and didn’t know about the “Restrictions.” Your advice saved me!

  • Marilyn

    I know my restriction code but i still cannot remove apps because theres not an actual icon so when i hold down on the screen it wiggles but no x appear…. Please help how do i remove??????

  • chandler

    I don’t know my 4 digit password though!

  • I have an app that is waiting but when I hold to delete it doesn’t have an x and it won’t let me update any other apps……what do I do???

  • Emer

    How do u stop the wiggling after u delete the app tho

  • scout

    thanks. well done and easy visuals to follow

  • Kaudo

    thanks saved so much time go on aoubt how to delete unwanted applications….yikes its was a great help

  • susan

    I downloaded some free applications from Apple Store, never use iTunes. I deleted some; but they still remains in the App Store “Purchased”; how can I ensure they are permanently removed from my iPad? Please help.

  • lesli

    this was the most helpful thing ive gon on

  • Dolawite

    Click the home button.

  • catalyn

    helpful !! thanks !! :D

  • beeee

    i want to delete some apps the came on my ipod touch how can i do it ?

  • Tamrat Bekele

    Thank you. This is very helpful website:)

  • Frank

    Did you not just look at the damn article?

  • brianinfrance

    I want to do something REALLY simple, put pics from my PC to the ipad. How the **** do i do it?

  • John

    thanks, excellent guide.

  • Atousa Mozafarian

    Thank youuu so much

  • Maricela

    i have an game app that shows it;s installing for two days. can’t delete it it wont show the top left X for me to delete it. It’s just showes installing but it’s kid of can i stop it from installing and/or just delete it (I have deleted other apps…just this one that I can’t seem to be able to delete..need to stop it from installing mode) Maricela

  • Ross

    @186df37ff5c30967f54fd1530c172f2e:disqus – try powering off your iPhone and then powering it back on again.

  • Angela

    Thanks a lot for the instructions! Very helpful!

  • Perhaps they did read and follow all of the article, but were still unable to delete an app. There’s no need to be presumptive and rude.

  • My ipod, gen 4, came with a “stocks” app. When pressing continuously on the icon, all apps “wiggle”, but no “x” appears on the stocks icon. I have verified that Settings>General>Restrictions has deleting apps enablled, and still have the same results.

  • Tia

    Thx u really helped on my iPad

  • John

    Good advice!

  • Kiley brittain

    What I kneed is when I try to delete the apps it’s not really an app it’s something weird I pressed the add to home screen and I can’t get rid of it!!

  • Name

    This saved my marriage!! Thank you!!! :)

  • Ziggyzoo

    …and if you forgot your 4 digit pin code just cahnge it by going
    Settings – General – Passcode Lock!

  • disqus_0aDV5DGw0U

    wow so simple when you know how…thank you so much

  • RJY

    I followed instructions on how to remove apps by changing restrictions, BUT the”X” still does not appear? What am I doing wrong?

  • Kk

    Thanks for the tips and by

  • Cutienanaa

    Thanks for the advice i really needed it

  • Tiger

    App never installed properly and it’s jsut stuck there. Can’t delete it and can’t delete it on itunes. Tried to install it from itunes and it just stays in limbo and says waiting just like when you install an app too big for 3G and it waits for WIFI, except this is an ipod and it’s on wifi. So yea, this article was a complete waste of my time. Everything here is iOS 101. How do I solve a real problem reading the manual doesn’t help with?

  • Doodle

    It has no x?? Please help its really important!!

  • Doodle

    Excuse me thanks but clearly it’s not working for several people.

  • Doodle

    Me either!!

  • Doodle

    If it was so helpful to u then can you explain it to me? Please!!

  • judith angelo

    Mine doesnt list apps anywhere in General. No list no where. Very frustrating.

  • very helpfull

  • Cassyd

    Very clear and helpful instructions

  • Lakshya

    Thanks a lot Ross. :)

  • another helpful is go to settings and to app you do not like but cannot delete change the on to off and it will not show up on any screen. I have a nike + ipod I cannot get rid of.

  • Brandon

    it gives you the list of apps, but it doesnt give ALL of them. i want to delete the newsstand but it doesnt show that one -_-

  • Bobthebuilder

    My apple Id goes to billing pop up and says credit card had issues even when I try download free app or update existing one can I delete a game and still keep game data (real racing 3)then reinstall with diff apple id so I can update it. I want the new update so used my other apple Id but when I try to update game it still asks for previous apple Id password what do I do please help apple never replies

  • ambar

    Thank you tee your the nicest person. Thank you for explaing.

  • jala

    thanks this was helpful

  • Anonomus

    My son bought a app and I want to delete it from my purchase list. I can’t figure out how to do or is it even possible ? It’s embarasing

  • Nestor

    How do you remove the deleted apps from the purchased list as well?

  • Diggydome

    I got update not let me delete apps.

  • yorkie

    Thanks so much for your help

  • Tia

    My iPad has become true working tool in my professional life. I use
    Evernote, but recently the Evernote Trunk I discovered Beesy and since it’s
    become a really good tool for my iPad to-do. Quick note-taking, sharing files, import/export
    Microsoft docs and meeting minutes in one clic is really impressive. I love
    discovering new tools thanks to the Trunk.

  • Shania

    This was incredible, new phone and all, I was so confused, this was a great help. Thank you!

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  • HollyPop

    i needed something different my sister said she can know what i used like the past app i used was subway surfers and she did this thingy that she knew i what i played i need to know how to delete that or do that??

  • KrisS

    To HollyPop,
    Your sister probably looked at your multi task feature. Double click on the home button and press for a few seconds on one of the apps shown there. A minus sign should appear over all of them. Click the minus sign to remove apps from the feature till you use them again. The apps are listed in the order you used them.

  • Kid

    Thanks for letting me know how I can delete an application. I didn’t realize it took so much research to find this out.

  • boo

    this aint no help i still cant delete any apps off my ipod so i can put more on

  • Poppy

    So easy, all deleted. Thanks!

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  • Jboy

    Double tap home button then hold down app and then push the x

  • Mardi Hack

    How do I delete a city I no longer need to reference within the Weather App?
    I do not want to delete the App itself. Until I updated The IOS it was so easy. Now I cannot see how individual cities are deleted

  • Rachelle

    I downloaded magic jack app, I had 2 phone numbers at one time, the wrong number up loaded. How do I delete app, to. Select the other number? When I delete, redownload app, it will not give me phone number choices. It goes to the wrong number

  • Help me

    I downloaded a gameboy emulator but it failed it said “waiting” even though it’s not loading how do I delete it?

  • Micheale Smith

    Worked great thank you. Had problems with the game Wordly. Fun game, but they messaged me at 4am waking me up. Then left messages all through the day, the most annoying app ever.

  • Pbr

    Gr8. Worked we’ll.

  • Carolina

    Worked well. Thank you for sharing.

  • L man

    Awesome thanks

  • Max geissinger

    Yea that worked thank u

  • Bam

    How do i delete apps?

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    How to delete apps

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    Mine did not work this website stinks if anyone knows how to delete the apps tell me. They have been loading for 15 hours. Help thx

  • Brenda

    How can I delete an app that “waiting” to upgrade? It’s been in that mode for 2 weeks now and I cannot delete it using this method.

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  • Miche

    I delete an app but it appears again and again. How can I delete it permanently?

  • Primrose

    I’m still failing to delete app after following all the steps -iMessage

  • cat

    Am I correct when I say that the apps that come already downloaded on the iphone, I cant delete?

  • Ricki

    How can I delete an app that I installed?

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  • Rocker

    Primrose, that app already comes with iPod etc you can’t delete it as it said soz

  • Natasha MizzNefarious Williams

    How do I delete Facebook on my android?

  • Elizabeth

    the same way if its on a apple devise

  • Stan

    How to defeat apps from my phone

  • Rhonda Kirn

    Plz share with me how to delete an app. Thanks

  • Rhonda Kirn

    Can you let me know if you ever found out how to delete unwanted apps? I’ve removed apps in the past but now I cannot remember how I did it thanks

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  • Jackie Dunston

    Show me how to erase apps from iPhone

  • Alisha

    Just hold your hand on it and remove it

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  • Makenzee

    I didn’t work on the pass code

  • Shula B.

    how do extract my Facebook app from my Safari App that swallowed it and show it as separate app on my I-Phone?

  • Sophie

    My iPhone 4shows the weather bug and weather Chanel apps as dared than others and it says waiting… Under the app. I tried turning the phone off and back on. I followed all the directions about restrictions and it still will not display an x to delete. How can I fix this problem, it is wearing down my battery in two days.

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