How to Move and Delete Apps on the iPhone 6S

If you are with a group of friends, try and trade iPhones with one another and see what happens. While the devices are the same, you will likely have a difficult time operating at first. The reason for this is because you are used to the apps you have and the specific way they are organized on our device. Our phones are all a highly customized device that reflects out interests, goals, passions and more. For example, a sports lover will have a lot of sports news and team related apps to follow the scores, while a photography lover will have a phone full of camera and editing apps to perfect their masterpieces.

How to Move and Delete Apps on the iPhone 6S

But as you know, our interests and passions in life can change overnight without notice. And when this happens, there is a good chance you will want to rearrange the apps on your phone to give others priority. Or, there is even the chance you want to delete some certain apps to make room for new ones you are looking to download. Thankfully, this is extremely simple to do on the iPhone 6S. In just a few short seconds (and right on your home screen) you are able to move and delete as many apps as you want with a single finger if you so choose.

However, there are some rules and other things you may want to watch out for. For example, watch out for Touch ID when it comes to moving or deleting. While Touch ID is a fantastic feature for the iPhone, it can make moving and deleting apps a little more annoying. Touch ID works by hard pressing your finger down on the app to reveal more information. Moving and deleting apps uses a similar gesture and it can take a while to find the correct “groove”. Another thing to watch out for is the fact that there are just some apps you cannot delete, which can become really annoying. Many of the default Apple apps that come with the device simply can’t be deleted for some reason. One way of getting around this is by stuffing them all in a folder titled “apps I don’t use”, or you can just put them all on the last page of your iPhone 6S, whichever you prefer.

So now that you know about a few of the things to watch out for when it comes to moving and deleting apps, let’s finally get into how to do it!

How to Move and Delete Apps on the iPhone 6S

The first step is to obviously come up with which apps you want to move and delete, and try figure out a “rough draft” of how you want them organized. This makes the moving process a lot easier than having to constantly move apps over and over, which can be time-consuming. Once that is figured out, it’s time to get moving and deleting those apps!

The first thing to do is make sure you are on the home screen of your device. From there, touch your finger down lightly for a second or so on the app you want to move around through the device. The word lightly is extremely important here. If you touch down too hard, you will trigger the Touch ID feature on the iPhone 6S, which won’t get you any closer to moving apps. You will know when you held it down at the right pressure when all the apps start visually shaking. Once they are shaking, you can touch any app on the screen it and drag & drop it wherever you see fit. That’s all there is to it!

Deleting is very similar to moving, but instead of moving the app when it begins to shake, you will just hit the little x that has popped up above it. A few prompts may come up after to make sure you want to delete the app and once you click through all of those, the app will be deleted from your device. But don’t worry, if you ever want to get it back, you can just go back to the App Store and redownload it.

There you have it, you now know how to move and delete apps on the iPhone 6S. It is an incredibly easy thing to do and can be done in seconds, which is helpful. While figuring out the correct touch pressure so you don’t set off Touch ID, you’re all set. If for some reason this isn’t working, it’s a good idea to restart the phone and see if that helps the situation out, because this is the only way to move apps around on your device.

One thought on “How to Move and Delete Apps on the iPhone 6S”

Roger says:
I want to delete the NHS app from my hard drive and start the procedure again, but need to delete from hard drive first

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