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Removing Apps for good on iOS 9?

iphonefreak450

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Dec 14, 2014
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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
 
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hammie14

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Mar 18, 2010
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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!
 
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iphonefreak450

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Dec 14, 2014
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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?
 
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hammie14

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Mar 18, 2010
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London, UK
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!
 
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iphonefreak450

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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?
 
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0000757

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Dec 16, 2011
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Dang, what app did you hate so much you're afraid there's any leftover data?
 
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