iOS 13 Lets You Delete Apps Right From the Update List

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    In iOS 13 and iPadOS, Apple has added a new way to delete apps from your device right from the App Store.

    When you're updating apps on your phone, or viewing apps that were recently updated, you can swipe left on any app in the list to bring up a "Delete" option.

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    Tapping on delete brings up the standard app deletion interface, where you can confirm the app's deletion or select the cancel option.

    The option to delete apps right from the App Store is a convenient way to get rid of unwanted apps as soon as you see them, without the need to leave the App Store, hunt down the app's icon, and remove it that way as was necessary in prior versions of iOS.


    Apple has moved the app update interface in iOS 12 to make room for Apple Arcade. The new Apple Arcade tab replaces the prior Update tab to provide easy access to the upcoming gaming service.

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    You can now access app updates by tapping on your profile picture at the top of the App Store and scrolling down to the Pending Updates section, which also houses a list of recent updates.

    Article Link: iOS 13 Lets You Delete Apps Right From the Update List
     
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    YES, I love this and wanted this for so long. So many times I see an update for an app I never use, then for get to delete it.
     
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    Nice! So many times, an update will appear, and I think...I never even use that app...I'm just gonna delete it.
     
  5. RamGuy macrumors 6502a

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    So many small quality of life improvements in iOS 13 and BETA'1 is running better than any previous x.1 BETA'1 I've tested. Looking really good so far.
     
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    Moving the updates to the profile is a horrible move. Arcade should either be under the games tab, or in a separate app.
     
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    good choice of app to delete in the screenshot ... everyone who cares about their privacy should delete Facebook
     
  9. Tokenfreak macrumors 6502

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    I agree I hate the new location of it.
     
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    Haha...I like the delete Facebook example shown in the screenshots, good job.:)


    It's all about the money, you saw this in macOS, although that has changed and in iOS, I never ever look at the contents of the today tab yet it always turns back to it by default, while I want it to stay in Updates.

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  11. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Nice touch. Though maybe no chance to test and compare it with iOS 12.
    Speaking of Facebook and privacy, when you are online, your privacy is basically gone into the void.
     
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    I decided to delete my Facebook and Twitter profile all-together. I can't still view things on Facebook when it's required (some restaurants etc only have Facebook pages...) and I can still read Tweet's when needed.

    Good riddance. Some family members wondered what was going on as I suddenly disappeared, but most have gotten used to having to use iMessage or Telegram to message me instead.

    Trying to cut all my connections to Google as well, but that's a bit tougher. DuckDuckGo is just not as good as Google Search, and there is no way I can stop using my YouTube account... What I have done in-terms of YouTube is to create a dummy account with a nonsensical e-mail without any of my personal information associated with the account.
     
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    That's why you should always use a VPN of some sort. I have NordVPN proxy in my web-browser, and have always-on VPN on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. The VPN helps you being protected from man-in-the-middle attacks as well.
     
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    I agree on the Arcade tab, but the new updates location really doesn't bother me at all. It's not like you have to dig down in a bunch of menus--it is still just one tap away.
     
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    I find it incredibly frustrating that they have hidden the updates page. On my iPhone I refresh the App Store updates page 2-3 times a day. If I don't do that I get updates days after they were released.

    I sometimes see updates on my iPad for apps that I updated days earlier on my iPhone.
     
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    Came here to say this. I'm honestly astonished at how much smoother 13 is running than 12 ever did, on the first dev beta at that. A couple small annoying bugs but nothing major, and no hit on battery life at all. Loads of quality of life improvements, it's like Apple finally started listening to customers' requests (w/ the Mac Pro too).
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    I don't understand what is so incredibly frustrating. It's still one tap away, not hidden any more than it used to be except for the fact that it doesn't say updates anymore. It takes all of 10 seconds to get used to.
     
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    Great quality of life improvement. I hope while they're at it they increase the hitbox on the "more" link, 50% of the time it takes me to the app page instead of displaying the rest of the text.
     
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    Open app store, click your icon, pull to refresh. It's no extra steps than before, right?
     
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    That won't help one bit. Google is smarter than any of us. There's other ways of tracking people besides email addresses. The only way to be free of the yoke of Google is to use none of their services, install ad blockers, never click on an ad, never make a comment on a web forum - basically stay off the internet.
     
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    Glad I’m not the only one who noticed that. :) hehe
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    Same here.
     
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    It's not even an extra tap to get to it, you will be fine...
     
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    That was the first thing that came to my mind, too.
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    Though that might be true, I believe it’s more important to have access to the updates than both the arcade AND games from the main view. Since Arcade only has games, why not merge those two, and leave Updates in the toolbar?
     

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