Need Help - how to delete Apps in IOS 5 ?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by dodgerfan, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. dodgerfan macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    Before anyone calls me an idiot....I really did try to find the solution myself but had no luck in searching for an answer.

    Anyways, how the heck do you delete an app now in IOS 5?
    Previously you could hold your finger on an App, wait for it to 'shake' and then X it out. Now when the apps 'shake' there is no X to delete the App.

    What the heck am I missing here?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    There is for me. Are you trying to delete a built-in app or something?
  3. thoryamaha919 macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    You can't delete native apps but anything downloaded from the apps store you can. The way you delete them is the way you described.
  4. Boen macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009

    There's an option to make it so you can't delete apps. Works good to keep the little kids from deleting anything.
  5. dodgerfan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    The X's just aren't there. It's strange. I thought it may have changed so now I'm onto why my X's are missing? I have no idea why but they aren't there?
  6. dodgerfan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    Yes. Thank you. This was the issue. Nice to hear others have problems with their little ones deleting apps as mine constantly screw with my phone. Now if I could find a way so that the little ones can't move my apps around I would be happy.

    Thanks again for your help ...
  7. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    Buy your little ones their own phone.
  8. dodgerfan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    They both have their own iPhone but my 2 year old is obsessed with having Daddy's phone.....

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