As you know, the Home screen works a bit differently in iOS 13. Accessing jiggle mode is slightly different than how it worked on iOS 12 and the earlier versions. Now that you have updated to iOS 13, here is how to delete apps on iPhone and iPad.
Apple has deprecated 3D Touch and added special Home screen quick action context menus for all devices with iOS 13, whether you are using a 3D Touch capable device or not.
This means the new context menu behavior appears on iPod touch, all models of iPhone and all models of iPad — including the new iPhone 11.
A simple long-press on an app icon now triggers this new action menu. In supported apps, you will see features like quick shortcuts to things inside the app. But if you just want to delete an app which you have downloaded, it might not be completely obvious for you how to do it.
How to delete an app on iOS 13
For doing this you, go trough the following steps:
- First, you should long-press on the icon of you want to delete.
- When the context menu appears, tap the “Rearrange Apps” button.
- This will enter into “jiggle” mode, where the familiar close buttons will appear.
- Then you need to tap on the “x” close button and a confirmation dialog will appear.
- Finally, you should tap the red delete button to confirm and the app will be deleted.
There is also a second way to enter Home screen editing mode. When you long-press on the icon, keep your finger down. The context menu will appear but ignore it. Press and hold for about five seconds. This will take you directly into jiggle mode and the close buttons will be visible.
These instructions can be useful for the iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 13 or later.
If you are interested in learning more about iPhone and its hidden features, read our previous articles about it.