We love apps but sometimes, they do end up hogging a lot of space. It’s great to opt for a cleanup drive, but you might run into a problem where you can’t delete apps on iPhone or iPad.
In edit mode, the apps may wiggle, but the remove button (X) can be missing. We did a bit of digging and discovered that the reason why you can’t delete apps on iOS is due to a “Parental Control” feature that may have been accidentally toggled on. So now that we’ve identified the culprit, let’s fix the problem.
Can’t Delete Apps on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 13? Here is the Fix
If you have also found yourself on the same pitch, bringing back the normalcy won’t be a big deal. Let me show you how it works!
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Screen Time.
Step #2. Now, tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions. And then enter your Screen Time Passcode.
Step #3. Next, tap on iTunes & App Store Purchases.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Deleting Apps.
Step #5. Up next, select Allow.
Now, head over to the Home screen and try to delete the apps on your device. Simply touch and hold any app, you will now see the “X” remove button. Hit it and confirm to delete the app. Then, you are ready to go!
Side Note: At any time you want to prevent anyone from deleting apps on your iOS device, follow the same steps and then select Don’t Allow in the end.
Unable to Delete Apps in iOS 11 or Earlier? Here is the How to
Step #1. Open Settings → General → Tap on Restrictions.
Step #2. Enter your Restrictions passcode.
Step #3. Now, turn on the switch next to Deleting Apps under Allow section.
That’s it! You can now get rid of unwanted apps on your iPhone without any issue. Later, if you happen to change your mind and restrict others from deleting apps on your iOS device, follow the same steps and then turn off the switch in the end.
iOS 12 comes with an advanced parental control feature called Screen Time. It offers you several handy means and ways to get rid of the smartphone addiction. Features like the option to set the time limit for the individual app and keep track of the device usage make it highly-user-friendly. You can take full advantage of it to not just secure your content but also prevent your kid from going overboard.
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