Tuesday, July 23, 2024

5 Easy Ways to Delete Hidden Apps on iPhone in 2023

There’s a secret world tucked away in your iPhone — a digital landscape populated by hidden apps, lurking just beneath the surface. These unseen guests may seem harmless, but don’t let their invisibility fool you. They could be silently nibbling at your device’s storage, and perhaps even undermining its performance. But worry not! Whether you’re an iPhone veteran or a newcomer to the Apple family, we’re going to unravel the mystery of these covert operators. 

iOS 14 has made it easier to hide apps on iPhone and iPad that are not used frequently. But it has also become difficult to find them when needed for use or to delete them. This article is a guide on how to delete hidden apps on iPhone and iPad.

5 Methods to Delete Hidden Apps on iPhone

1. Delete from iOS Settings– This is the fastest way to not only delete the hidden apps but see all the apps installed on the device. Here is how:

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  • Open Settings
  • Choose General
  • Go to iPhone Storage or iPad Storage
  • Locate the app that needs to be deleted
  • The next screen with have the Offload APP and Delete App option
  • Click on any of the options as required

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2. Delete Apps from the App Store– This method will delete only those apps that have an update available or have recently been updated. The process is mentioned below:

  • Open the App Store
  • Find the app to delete which should be under one of these options- Available Updates, Updated Recently, or Upcoming Automatic Updates
  • Swipe left on the app to reveal the Delete option
  • Click on the delete option to remove the app
  • A pop-up will appear to confirm the action
  • Click on Delete again

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3. Delete Using Spotlight– This is also a great option to easily find and delete hidden apps. Here is how it is done:

  • Swipe down on the home screen
  • Type the app name on the search bar
  • The app will appear just below
  • Long-press on the app icon for the menu to pop-up
  • Click on the option that allows deleting the app
  • A second pop-up may appear for confirmation
  • Click on Yes or Delete as the app would notify

4. Delete from the App Library– App Library is there to automatically organize all the apps based on different categories. The app deletion process is given below:

  • Keep on swiping left until the App Library screen appears
  • Tap on the search and write the app’s name
  • Press on the app icon as it appears
  • Tap on the Delete App option
  • Click on the Delete option again to confirm the choice

5. Delete Apps with iTunes– Besides being a media player, iTunes offers the users system management of movies, music, apps, etc. on their iPad and iPhone. Here is how to take iTunes’ help to remove apps:

  • Open iTunes on Mac/PC and connect the iPhone or iPad with it
  • Click the device icon from the menu bar on the top
  • Go to Settings and choose the Apps option
  • Find the app that needs to be deleted
  • The Remove button can be found next to the app
  • Click on it to delete the app
  • Confirm the decision by again pressing the Delete App option on the pop-up screen


Hope these methods of how to delete hidden apps on iPhone prove useful to delete the apps that are hidden or not used. It is even possible to delete the app without losing the data by choosing the Offload App option from the Settings. It is also to be noted that some of the apps cannot be deleted since they are the default apps.

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Dipanita Bhowmick
Dipanita Bhowmick
Dipanita Bhowmick: I am a content writer with 13+ years of experience in various genres, allowing me to adapt my writing style to diverse topics and audiences. Alongside my passion for creating engaging content, I have a deep interest in esoteric knowledge, constantly exploring the mystical and unconventional realms for inspiration along with spiritual and personal growth.

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