How to delete apps not on Home screen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rattler, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    My dad's iPad has quite a bit of apps (400+), but most of them he doesn't use and they are just wasting space. Since there are so many they do not all fit on the Home screens and the only way to access them is by using the search feature on the iPad. What would be the easiest way to delete those apps? It would take a while to delete all the apps from the home screens to fill in with the other apps so I was wondering if there was a simpler method. Thanks
     
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    HazyCloud

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    You've got 2 options.

    1.) Create folders for him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMUS2X6d8tQ

    2.) If you want to delete them, just hold your finger on on the the non-Apple apps until you see them jiggling. At that point, you'll notice they have an 'x' on them. Tap the 'x' to remove the app(s).
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Try to delete the app-Folder in var/mobile/Applications with i.e. iFile or iPhoneExplorer.
    Then bespring and the apps are gone...
     
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    HazyCloud

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    That would also work, but wouldn't you lose ALL apps?
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I believe it's possible from within iTunes: attach your iPad to your PC, go to iTunes > your ipad > "Apps" and from the left panel, you can select apps and press the delete button. :)
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Yep, that is the way to go... Easiest way to add and delete apps.
     
  7. MRU
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    MRU

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    Read the OP's opening post rather than 'thread title'...
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    No, just the ones you've deleted
     
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    HazyCloud

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    Maybe I don't understand, but if you've already deleted the apps, why would you need to delete that folder? I am confuse.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    It's just another way for deleting apps. Of course, if you delete them i.e. on the springboard you won't have to delete the folder.
     
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    HazyCloud

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    So what happens if you just delete that folder?
     

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