iPad 3 (iOS 9.3.5) won't delete apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Beachguy, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

    Beachguy

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    I want to trim how much stuff is on my old iPad and delete some of the apps I installed but never need or use. However, when I hold the icon to delete, they start shaking but I get no "X" to delete.

    Ideas/suggestions/donations for a new one? (Ok, I don't expect the donations, but........)
     
  2. Steveo13 macrumors regular

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    I know this doesn't help but get rid of that iPad. The iPad 3 was arguably one of the worst products apple ever made. Try and get a new one, the difference is astronomical.
     
  3. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Check your settings i.e. whether or not Settings > General > Deleting Apps is toggled ON



    What a bunch of bunk.
     
  4. masotime macrumors 68000

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    1. Open the Settings App.
    2. General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage
    3. Wait for apps to load.
    4. Delete apps.
    If that doesn't work, you should probably go to the Apple Store to get it looked at.
     
  5. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    I'm betting his iOS may not have that. Even if it did he still has to have Deleting Apps toggled ON.
     
  6. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Just a reminder the pre iOS 10 there are some Apple apps that can't be deleted.
     
  7. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Confirm you don't have Restrictions on within settings. If you do and the the toggle disallowing you to delete apps is on you will, of course, loose the ability to delete apps. It will require your password to access Restrictions.
     
  8. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Beachguy

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    I would, but I have a wife who sees things differently. ;)
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2017 ---
    What I finally ended up doing was resetting from one of the settings (I forget which) and while I lost things like passwords and app settings, I was able to remove the apps. These were user-installed apps, not iOS apps.
     
  9. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. Not only did I love my iPad 3 (and it's still in use today by a family member) but it's not even in the top ten of worst products Apple has ever made. Objectively Apple has made far worse.
     
  10. Steveo13 macrumors regular

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    I stand corrected, I ment arguably one of the worst "iPads" ever made. That I stand by.
     
  11. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    That's a tough one - I can only remember being disappointed in one iPad (the mini 3).
     
  12. Steveo13 macrumors regular

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    I mean releasing the iPad 3 only to release the iPad 4 about 6 months later with all the actual upgrades the 3 should have had (lightning, better CPU, better GPU etc.) The iPad 3 was an iPad 2 but with a retina display and LTE as an option. Both used the A5 CPU, the iPad 3 had the A5X with quad-core gpu but it had to power the Retina display so not actually adding "extra power" just enough to power the new display.
     
  13. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but the LTE and the Retina Display were really big upgrades. I bought the iPad 3 the very moment I could. Personally, I felt no ill will towards Apple for releasing the iPad 4 when it did - I throughly enjoyed my iPad 3 and didn't give it up until the iPad Air came out.

    Whereas I was throughly disappointed with the Mini 3 when all it had was the Touch ID.

    Both the iPad 4 and the Mini 3 were the only iPads I never owned (though I did have an iPad 4 at work).
     
  14. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Problem is no iPad ever was anything else but cool for its time, so putting them in stupid categories like "one of the worst" has no meaning. I personally know a handful of people who had this iPad and not once have I heard any complains from these users.
     

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