Removing Apps for good on iOS 9?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by iphonefreak450, May 25, 2016.

  1. iphonefreak450, May 25, 2016
    Last edited: May 25, 2016

    iphonefreak450 macrumors regular

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    I installed an app from the App Store using my iPhone.
    I decided that I did not like the app so much so I removed it by long pressing on the app's icon until it jiggled and removed it by tapping the X.
    I also deleted the app from iTunes by going into Purchases/Apps and then Hide app and it was gone.

    To ensure that the app (OR ANY REMOVED APPs) is gone for good from my iPhone, do I need to do a Factory Reset on my iPhone?

    So just to confirm, after these steps, do I need to reset the phone to Factory settings?

    Thanks in advanced
     
  2. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    What you have done is sufficient, some apps with save data to iCloud so if you re download them it may remember your settings!
     
  3. iphonefreak450 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do not have iCloud setup and never will.

    But do I need to reset my iPhone every time I uninstall an app?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Why do you think you need to reset your phone to fully remove an app? That kinds seems extreme and completely unnecessary.
     
  5. hammie14 macrumors regular

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    Nope just do want you did and the app is then gone!

    You can also delete it via the settings menu under storage but there is no benefit and it's a lot harder!
     
  6. iphonefreak450 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I know how to delete apps from the iPhone and inside iTunes.
    But just to confirm I do not need to fully reset the phone to its factory settings?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No, you don't need to do that.
     
  8. Zirel Suspended

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    Jesus! Reset your phone if that's what you want to do!
     
  9. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Dang, what app did you hate so much you're afraid there's any leftover data?
     

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