Four Methods for Uninstalling an iOS App That Isn’t on the Home Screen

Oct 21, 2021 | Other Tips for Mobile and Computer

Top 4 Methods for Uninstalling an iOS App That Isn’t on the Home Screen

“I have far too many applications on my phone, to the point that I can’t locate any particular program in the springboard home screen’s folders and pages. How can I remove hidden applications if I can’t locate them?”


The most popular method for removing an app from an iPhone or iPad is to touch and hold the app symbol for a few seconds until all of the icons begin to wiggle. Then click the little x that appears. However, if the screen is already cluttered with applications and you just downloaded a new one, it will not show on any of the panels. So, if you want to remove applications that aren’t visible on the Home screen, follow the four steps below to remove hidden apps from your iPhone 12/11/Xs/Xs/X/8/7/6 and iPad.

Methord 1: Uninstall an app that you can’t find on your iPhone. Directly

If you wish to delete an app but the icon is gone from the iPhone Home screen or any folder, you may remove the undesirable background program straight from the iPhone using Settings.

1 Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage to view a list of all your applications organized by memory capacity.


2 Find the hidden applications on the list that you no longer need and delete them. You now have the option to unload an app from your iPhone.


Tip: This technique differs from deleting applications on the screen with the tiny x in that it permanently deletes not just the program but also any associated documents and data, making it helpful when you need to clear up space on your overloaded iPhone/iPad.

Methord 2: Permanently Delete Hidden Apps on iPhone with a Single Click

Because the hidden app can’t be uninstalled from your iPhone, you’ll need to take additional measures to remove it. You may use Tenorshare iCareFone to swiftly fix your issue by finding hidden applications on your iPhone and removing them permanently. You won’t have to worry about the deleted apps being reinstalled the next time you sync with iTunes.

1 Tenorshare iCareFone may be downloaded and installed on your PC. Go to the "Manage" option from the top menu after connecting your device.


2 Select "Apps" from the left pane of the main interface. To uninstall several applications at once, pick them all and hit the "Uninstall" option.


That’s all there is to know about how to discover hidden applications on iPhone and how to completely remove apps from your iPhone.

Methord 3: Remove an app from the App Store (for iOS 14 or later)

App Library, which debuted in iOS 14, is a new way to organize the apps on your iPhone. Swipe to App Library if you can’t find an app on the home screen; your apps will be automatically sorted into categories.


1 Swipe left from your Home Screen until you see the App Library.

2 To access the list, tap the search box.

3 Hold the app icon in your hand, then tap Delete App.

4 To confirm, tap Delete once more.


Methord 4: Using iTunes, delete any missing apps from your iPhone (iTunes12.6.2 and Before)

iTunes is more than just a media player; it also allows iOS users to manage their music, movies, applications, and other content across their iPhone and iPad. Follow the instructions below to remove applications from your iPhone or iPad’s background:

Note: The ability to search for apps in iTunes is only available in older iOS versions (iOS 14 and earlier) as well as older iTunes versions (12.6.2 and before). Tenorshare iCareFone can help you remove hidden apps on iPhone if you can’t find them in iTunes.

1 Connect your device to iTunes on your PC/Mac and open it.

2 From the upper menu bar, select iPhone/iPad and then Apps from the left-hand Settings section.

3 If you’re having trouble finding a downloaded app on your iPhone or iPad, you may sort them by name, kind, or category. The Remove button is located next to the program icon. To remove applications from your iPhone in iTunes, tap it.


Tip: You should be aware that iTunes saves a record of all bought applications from the App Store, and there is presently no way to delete this history. If you share a computer with a family and are concerned about personal information leaking, go to Applications > Library and delete any hidden apps.




That’s all there is to know about deleting an app on iOS 15/14/13/12 and older devices, even if the app isn’t visible on the iPhone Home screen. If you’re having trouble deleting applications from your iPhone, download Tenorshare iCareFone and give it a try.