iOS 13: How to Move and Delete Apps on iPhone

Delete or Move Apps on iPhone in iOS 13

iOS 13 introduced a number of new features but it did not bring a redesigned home screen experience on the iPhone that many people were expecting. Apple also took away 3D Touch and replaced it with Haptic Touch which has made certain tasks a bit difficult. With 3D Touch, the process to rearrange and delete apps from the iOS home screen was simple since one just had to adjust how hard they would press on the display. With Haptic Touch, things become a bit confusing and something as simple as moving and deleting apps in iOS 13 has become difficult.

If you have recently upgraded your iPhone to iOS 13 or got a new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13 and are wondering how to move apps around on the home screen or delete apps from it, follow our guide below.

How to Move Apps in iOS 13 Home Screen On iPhone

Step 1: Long press the app icon that you would like to delete

This will trigger Haptic Touch and you should see the haptic menu come up.

Step 2: Select the Rearrange Apps option

Tap the Rearrange apps option that you see in the Haptic Touch menu.

Step 3: Move App Icons Around

All the app icons on your iPhone’s home screen will start wiggling now. Simply long-press the app icon that you would like to move and then drag and drop it to your desired location.

How to Delete Apps in iOS 13 On iPhone

Step 1: Long press the app icon that you would like to delete

This will trigger Haptic Touch and you should see the haptic menu come up.

Step 2: Select the Rearrange Apps option

Apart from some app actions, you should see the Rearrange Apps option which you need to select.

Step 3: Tap the ‘X’ icon for the app you want to delete

All the icons on your iPhone’s home screen will now start wiggling and display an ‘X’ icon on the top-left corner. Simply tap the ‘X’ icon on the app that you want to delete. You can also directly jump into this wiggle mode by continuing to long press on the display even after haptic touch has been triggered.


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