Do you have a lot of apps on your iPhone you are not using anymore? Keeping unused apps installed for a long time may not seem like an issue, but there are some hidden risks you should be aware of. And if you’re someone like me who prefers a minimalist and clutter-free iPhone experience, there’s a basic trick you can try.
Mass deleting apps is a great way to free up storage space and declutter your home screen. And the process is quite simple to follow from the home screen, App Library, as well the Settings menu. Simply go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and select the app you want to delete. Then tap on Delete app to remove an app from your iPhone.
But there are much easier ways to delete multiple apps on the latest iOS versions. In this article, we’ll explore these methods and introduce you to a streamlined and organized user experience.
Why Mass Deleting Apps is a Game Changer!
Let’s be honest- iPhones are extremely good at handling multiple apps simultaneously. No matter how many apps you install, the device will somehow manage all these apps until your storage cries “No more!”.
Having multiple unused apps then becomes a great concern as iPhones do not come with expandable storage capacity. You either upgrade to an iCloud+ plan and spend a few extra bucks every month or you simply delete these apps at once and free up some storage.
More storage at no extra charges- what’s not to like, right?
Well, let’s dig a bit deeper and find out some other benefits of bulk deleting apps from your iPhone.
Decluttering: Over time, iPhone users install a plethora of apps that they may no longer need. Deleting these apps can declutter your home screen and make it easier to find the apps you use regularly.
Storage Optimization: As I mentioned before, deleting apps that consume a significant amount of storage space can free up valuable storage you can use for other purposes. Plus, you get the added benefit of better device performance.
Privacy and Security: iPhones are a tough nut to crack, but you can never be too certain!
Apps often use analytics for improving user performance. But some apps can pose privacy and security risks by collecting these data.
Removing unnecessary apps is, therefore, a great way to reduce the potential risk, remove analytics data, and safeguard your personal information.
When it comes to deleting iPhone apps in bulk options are limited. I already mentioned how you can do it from the settings menu, but the process can be less time-consuming from the iPhone home screen. Let’s find out how.
Step – 1: From your iPhone home screen, long-press on any app icon until all the icons start jiggling.
Step – 2: A small “x” icon will appear on the top left corner of each icon. Tap the “x” icon for the app you want to delete.
Step – 3: A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm the deletion. Just tap Delete to finish the process.
Step – 4: Repeat this process for each app you wish to remove from your iPhone.
This process applies to all iOS versions released as of 2023. However, on iOS 13 or later, you’ll see an option “Edit Home Screen” after holding any app for more than a couple of seconds. Select the option and then follow steps 2 to 4 from above.
After you delete all the unnecessary apps, simply press the home button or tap Done from the top right corner to go back to your original home screen.
As you see, none of these methods are actually a one-hit knockout! You have to repeat the deletion process for each app individually if you do it from the iPhone home screen or the Settings menu.
But there is a more effective alternative. Consider using third-party apps specifically designed for app management and deletion. However, if you don’t want to install apps to uninstall apps go with any of the above processes to finish the job.
Anyway, Among thousands I have found only two software stand out.
iMyFone Umate and Tenorshare iCareFone are real game changers but they both require a PC- Windows or Mac to function.
Let’s have a look at how to delete multiple iPhone apps at once using Tenorshare iCareFone software.
Step – 1: Download and install Tenorshare iCareFone on your PC. Connect your iPhone with the PC.
Step-2: Launch the app and go to the Manage tab from the start menu.
Step-3: The software will automatically start scanning for all available data including installed apps. Wait a couple of minutes for the scan to complete.
Step – 4: Now you’ll see a list of apps installed on your iPhone. Check the box next to apps you want to delete and then click on Uninstall from the menu bar at the top.
Note: Just make sure you create a backup of your important data before uninstalling the apps from your device.
5 App Management Tips You Can Try Instead of Mass Deleting Apps!
Keeping your iPhone decluttered is certainly a good practice. However, there are maybe better alternatives to bulk deleting apps from your iPhone.
Let’s explore some of them.
Regular App Evaluation
You can review the apps on your device I’ve in a month to identify stops you no longer use or need.
How do you define “apps you no longer need“?
Well, a rule of thumb is to check whether you have used the app in the last 30 days. If not then chances are slim that you’ll use it in the next 30 days.
Offload Unused Apps
Consider enabling the “Offload Unused Apps” feature in your iPhone’s settings. This feature automatically removes unused apps without deleting the app data.
Organize Apps into Folders
Create folders on your home screen and group related apps together. This makes it easier to find and open apps quicker and more conveniently.
Utilize App Restrictions
If you share your Apple ID with others through Family Sharing or simply want to control your app usage, explore the built-in “App Limits” and “Screen Time” features. This iPhone feature lets you set limits and restrictions on app usage and accessibility.
Frequently Asked Question
Can I reinstall apps after deleting them?
Yes, you can reinstall apps that you have previously deleted. Go to the App Store, search for the app, and tap the “Get” button.
Will deleting apps improve my iPhone’s performance?
To some extent, yes. Deleting unused apps free up storage, facilitating improved device performance, and reducing background running apps. However, the iPhone’s performance has a lot to do with the model, battery condition, and device age.
Can I recover accidentally deleted apps?
Yes, of course. You can easily recover accidentally deleted apps from the App Store. Go to the App Store, search for the app, and reinstall it and if you have an existing account or subscription, all the previous data will be restored.
Will deleting apps delete my data?
Deleting apps will remove the app itself and its associated data from your iPhone. But it won’t affect other installed apps or app data. Ensure you have backed up important data before deleting any app.
How to mass delete apps from the iPhone App Library?
To mass delete apps from iPhone App Library,
- Go to App Library
- Tap and hold on any app icon
- Choose the Delete App option from the pop-up menu.
- Confirm the deletion process.
Whether you choose to delete apps one by one from your iPhone’s Settings or rely on third-party apps, clearing out unwanted apps from your iPhone is a simple yet effective way to enhance user experience. Just don’t forget to back up your data before bulk uninstalling apps from your iPhone.