IPHONES come in a range of different storage packages which can easily be used up after a year or so by fans of tech.
One way to free up some much-needed space is to delete those apps which devour so much of your smartphone’s cache.
The dreaded message no smartphone owner wants to see
How can I delete apps on my iPhone 7?
The simple method is to tap and hold the offending app’s icon on your home screen until all your iPhone’s app icons begin to wobble.
Then tap the small “x” on the upper corner of the app you want gone and you’ll then be prompted with an option to delete the app.
Pressing yes will mean you will lose the app and all the data/progress you have garnered on that particular app or game.
However, this doesn’t always rid your iPhone of the unwanted app for good.
Sometimes you’ll find upon connecting your iPhone to your computer to sync with iTunes, you’ll find the app has mysteriously reappeared.
The solution for this is to go into iTunes on your laptop, select “apps” find the app you want to delete and click the small “x” on the app icon.
That will ensure the app doesn’t find its way back to your iPhone through a sync ever again.
Getty – Contributor There is more than one way to delete an app on your iphone
How can I delete apps on iOS 10 or 11?
Another way to delete apps on an iOS device is from the Settings app.
In iOS 11, Tap Settings > General > iPhone Storage. A list of your apps will appear at the bottom of the screen.
This list is useful because it shows how much storage each individual app actually uses.
That may include just the app itself or the app plus all its files and data.
If you need to free up a specific amount of space – perhaps to download a movie – this is a good place to look.
Deleting from here is simple, too: Tap on an app’s name, then tap delete app.
What is the 3D-touch technique?
3D -touch is a pressure-sensitive feature introduced by Apple on its 2015 smartphones.
It uses sensors integrated into the smartphone’s display to sense three degrees of pressure in a user’s touch.
The phone responds differently based on the amount of pressure used.