Apps on your iPhone 13 can take up a lot of storage space.

When you start filling up your phone’s hard drive with apps, photos, and videos, you may want to remove some of those things so you can continue to add new media and apps to your device.

One of the best ways to free up space on your iPhone is to delete apps that you no longer use.

You can uninstall the iPhone 13 app by long pressing on it, select the Uninstall app option, and then tap Uninstall.

Summary – How to uninstall an iPhone 13 app

  1. Find the app on the home screen.
  2. Press and hold the symbol.
  3. Select the “Uninstall app” option.
  4. Click on the Delete Application button.

Below, our guide continues with more information on how to uninstall apps on iPhone 13, including pictures of the steps.

Downloading apps to your iPhone is fun.

There are a lot of really useful tools and utilities, as well as a lot of fun games.

Many of these apps are also free, so the only thing you’re really sacrificing by trying them is time and space on the device.

But chances are you won’t like or use every app you try and you might find that they really clutter up your home screen.

This can make it difficult to find the apps you actually use, so you may decide to get rid of some of these apps.

We’ll show you how to do that in the article below, where we offer two different options for uninstalling apps on iPhone 13.

Related: This iPhone guide can show you how to reset or force restart your iPhone if you’re having difficulty and need to troubleshoot some issues.

Method 1 – How to get rid of an app on iPhone 13

The steps in this article were done on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16.

The steps to uninstall the app were very similar for many iPhone models and iOS versions, so you should be able to follow these steps no matter what device and software you’re using.

Step 1: Find the icon of the app you want to uninstall on the home screen.

Find an app to uninstall it

Step 2: Tap and hold the icon until a pop-up menu appears.

Step 3: Select the “Uninstall Application” option from this menu.

Select Uninstall app

Step 4: Tap Remove App to confirm that you want to remove the app from your device.

How to delete apps on iPhone 13

Now that you know how to delete apps on iPhone 13, you should be able to use this technique anytime you have an app on your device that you no longer use and need storage space for something else.

The next section will show you another way to remove unwanted apps from your device.

Related: You can read this guide about cookies if you want to remove some Safari data from your device as well.

Method 2 – How to Uninstall iOS 16 App

You can also remove the app from your iPhone in another way, which involves using the Settings app on the device instead.

Step 1: Tap on the “Settings” icon on the home screen.

I open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select General.

Select General

Step 3: Select “iPhone Storage” from this menu.

Select iPhone Storage

Step 4: Scroll down and select the app that you want to remove from your device.

Note that this menu also contains some options that you can use for other ways to free up memory.

Select an app to uninstall it

Step 5: Click on the “Uninstall Application” button.

Alternatively, you can click the Unload App button to remove the app itself but keep the app’s data.

Click Delete Application

Step 6: Select “Uninstall App” to confirm that you want to get rid of the app.


Now that you are familiar with the two ways to delete apps on iPhone 13, you will be able to achieve your goal and clean up memory for other purposes.

More information on uninstalling an iPhone app

If you delete an app from your iPhone and decide you want to restore it later, you can always find and install that app from the App Store.

Apps you previously purchased will appear when you search for them, and you can simply tap the cloud icon to the right of them to re-download them.

Note that if you spend money on an app that you then delete, you don’t need to repurchase the app.

Another option associated with deleting apps is the option to offload the app on iPhone 13 instead.

You can do this if you choose to uninstall the iPhone app via the Settings menu, where you will find the option to offload the app on this screen.

When you download an iPhone app, it is removed from the device but keeps the data from the app.

That way, if you download the app again in the future, you’ll still be able to access data from it.

Other options that you will notice in the pop-up menu when you press and hold on the app icon are the home screen editing option and the app sharing option.

If you select the “Modify home screen” option, you will be able to press and hold app icons and move them to different locations on your phone. It’s a good way to reorganize your phone’s layout so that it’s easier for you to access the apps you use the most.

When you get to the last popup when you press and hold on the app icon to remove it, there is an option to “Remove from Home Screen”.

Selecting this option will not uninstall the app, but will simply remove the app’s icon from the home screen.

You can still find the app by searching or by going to the App Library. The App Library can be found by swiping left several times until you reach the last screen where you will find the folders containing all your installed apps.

In previous versions of iOS, you couldn’t remove default apps from your device.

However, this is not possible, so you can get rid of apps like clock, weather, notes, or anything else you don’t need. These apps can also be downloaded from the App Store if you’d like to bring them back in the future. For example, you can Download the watch app here.

Uninstall iPhone 13 Apps Info Chart

Below is an infographic that you can download to remember how to uninstall an iPhone app in the future.

How to delete apps on iPhone 13 infographic

How to uninstall an app from iPhone 13, video

The video below will also show you how to delete apps on iPhone 13.