iPhone: How do I delete an app and how do I take a screenshot on an iPhone?

The iPhone has an incredibly easy operating system that allows users to change pretty much anything they want on their phone. 

You can download a massive amount of apps through the App Store and rearrange them on your screen as you see fit. 

There are more than 700 million iPhone users in the world, making it one of the most popular smartphones.

If there is an app that you no longer need, or you want to save up some space on your phone, you can delete certain apps to clear your memory. 

How to delete an app on your iPhone

Incredibly, there are three separate ways to delete an app from your iPhone. 

Tap and Wiggle – Homescreen delete

The best and fastest way is to delete them straight from the home screen with a simple tap. 

Find the app you want to delete on the home screen and tap and hold your finger on the app icon. 

After a few seconds, you will notice that all the apps on your home screen will start to wiggle, with a small X marking all the apps that you can delete from your iPhone. 

The apps that don’t have an X at the top left corner are apps that you cannot delete from the iPhone as they are part of the iOS. 

To delete the app, simply tap on the X and hit Delete. This will get the app off your phone. 

Note, this will also clear all the data off your phone, so if you decide to re-download the app, you will have lost that progress or data. 

Deleting apps from settings

Alternatively, you can delete apps from the settings menu. Go to settings, then General and then iPhone Storage. 

Scroll through the list of apps you currently own on the iPhone and find the one you want to delete. Tap on the app and then hit delete. 

This method is useful as it will also give you a live update of how much memory you have on your phone, so you can see which apps are taking up the most space. 

Delete apps when updating iTunes

When you go into iTunes to update your phone or the apps on it, there will be an Updates section which gives you a list of all the new updates and versions of the apps you have downloaded. 

You can delete apps from this list by clicking on them and hitting delete. The next time you sync your iPhone to your iTunes, the app will be removed from your phone. 

How to take a screenshot on the iPhone

You can take a screenshot of your current iPhone screen at any time with one simple step.

If you want to take a screenshot, simply press and briefly hold the Sleep/wake button and the Home button at the same time. 

A small flash of white will fill the screen and then a preview of your screenshot will appear in the bottom left of the screen. 

The screenshot will be automatically saved to your photos for you to look at later. 

Since the iPhone X does not have a Home button, this is slightly different. 

Press and briefly hold the Side button on the right side of the phone, and the Volume Up button on the left at the same time. 

This will take a screenshot of whatever you were doing at the time.