Manage apps: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11

Use these steps to uninstall and clear cache for apps on the Apple iOS 11. Check the software version using Software versions & updates: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11. Additional software versions in Related Links below.

 

 

 

Clear app cache and data

Clearing cache or data from an app can fix some software problems. If you clear data, any data stored in that app is lost, such as settings, login information, and saved games. If you don't want to clear the data, try just clearing cache first. If you still experience problems, then clear data too.

 

To clear the cache and data for an app, you must uninstall the application.

 

Update apps

  1. From the Home screen, tap the App Store icon.
  2. Tap the Updates icon at the bottom right.
    • To update individual apps, tap the Update button next to the desired app.
    • To update all apps, tap the Update All button.

 

Clear recent apps

 

iPhone 8 and earlier

  1. Double-click the Home button to show your most recently used apps.
  2. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.
  3. Swipe up on the app's preview to close the app.

 

iPhone X

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and pause.
  2. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.
  3. Firmly touch and hold the app, then tap . You can also swipe up to close the app as soon as you see .

 

Uninstall app

  1. Lightly touch and hold the app until it jiggles. If you press too firmly, you may open the Quick Actions menu.
  2. Tap in the upper-left corner of the app.
  3. Tap Delete.

 

 

Related pages

Manage apps: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 10