How to Delete iPhone Apps Off iTunes

By Julius Vandersteen

The iPhone, a multimedia cellphone made by Apple, comes with variety of apps installed, so you can, for example, use a calendar, surf the Internet, play music or exchange email with people. When you need new apps, you download them from Apple's App Store directly to the iPhone over the Internet via Wi-Fi or a cellular data network, or you can download them to your computer with the free iTunes application. You use iTunes to sync apps between the iPhone and the computer, and you can easily delete iPhone apps off iTunes on your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable

Step 1

Launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2

Connect your iPhone to a USB port on the computer with iPhone's USB cable.

Step 3

Click "Apps" under "Library" in the left pane of the iTunes application window. A list of apps you have downloaded from the App Store appears.

Step 4

Right-click on an app, and then click "Delete." A message appears, asking you to confirm that you want to remove the selected app from your iTunes library. The app will also be removed from your iPhone the next time you sync it.

Step 5

Click "Remove." A message appears, asking you if you want to move the app to the trash, or keep it in the Mobile Applications folder on your computer. Click "Keep Files" or "Move to Trash." The app is deleted.

Step 6

Click the icon of your iPhone in the left pane of the iTunes window. Click the "Apps" tab. Click the "Sync Apps" checkbox to select it. Click "Sync" to sync the iPhone with your computer.

Step 7

Click the "Eject" button next to the icon of your iPhone under "Devices" in the left pane of the iTunes window, and then disconnect the iPhone from the computer.

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