How To Remove/Delete Applications in iPad

by Himanshu Yadav on July 29, 2010

Last night while searching for a nice browser for an iPad, I installed Opera browser on it. While Opera is one of the finest browser, but by mistake I installed Opera for iPhone app. Due to the small resolution, I was unable to browse properly therefore I decided to uninstall the app from the iPad. Here’s how I did that:

1. Tap your finger on the application icon, hold it until all the icons of the iPad starts to shake or wiggle.

2. Tap the cross “X” in the upper left on the icon of the application you want to remove.

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3. Tap the “Delete” button.

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4.  You can rate the app by giving it stars. If you don’t want to rate the app then click on the “No Thanks” button.

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After removing, you can always reinstall the app by visiting to the app store. If you connect your iPad to your computer, go to iTunes –> iPad –> Application tab. Uncheck the box next to “Sync application list”. This will prevent your iPad to sync applications with iTunes.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Callingallgeeks August 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Ahh!! This is same as iPhone.. Useful for iPad users :)


simple August 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

i get no delete buttons for some applications when i press and hold.. how do i uninstall them?


Jean September 22, 2010 at 5:05 am

I selected I wanted to download an app. However, I found it is too big to download over my 3G network and I am prompted to download via computer or Wi-Fi (over 20 MB). Therefore, the icon is just on my home screen. When I hold, no “x” option becomes available. It just says loading. I have shut the ipad off and then back on, but it does the same thing. I have no computer to connect to Itunes. This is all I have.


kevin September 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm

after downloaded app from itune, an additional “blank” app appear on my ipad home page and “Waiting…..” word just below the app. Tried to remove but there isn’t an ‘x’. any help please


Deema March 18, 2011 at 4:10 am

I have lots and lots of apps ((over 200 apps) on my ipad 1 and many of which are not installed on my homepage so you basically i need to search for them, and when i hold the button they dont wiggle or show an x button. And i dont know what to do….please answer!!!


Poop June 12, 2011 at 4:49 am

THANK YOU!!! you made it sooooooooooo much simpler


Alz July 5, 2011 at 6:28 am



Lin July 15, 2011 at 4:47 am

Where can I find the iTunes –> iPad –> Application tab? I have the newest version of Itunes and I don’t see this anywhere.


ben January 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

this was a real help. thanks so much


Elizabeth February 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

I didn’t know how to delete an app and looking on the. web i read about your coment and did it . thank you again!!!


Clive April 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Thanks for the tip I didn’t know how o remove the unwanted apps, it helped me mucly lol.thanks again…………..Clive


Brittany December 5, 2012 at 6:53 am

I have an iPad 2 and when I try to delete an app I can’t because the “x” doesn’t show…


Christain January 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Thank you please


Pinky January 21, 2013 at 2:14 am

Sorry for the misspelled word. When I hold the app down they start to wiggle, but I do not get a cross in the upper left hand corner. What to do to get that cross?


Jack January 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

My 6yr old installed a app costong £34.99 by mistake i know how to delete it but dont know how to going about getting any money bk from it, when i accessed report problem via email it woudnt access


Jim February 15, 2013 at 6:56 am

Why can’t I delete a app off my ipad2. I hold my finger on the app until it wiggles but no X shows so I can delete it. Why is this? How can I fix this?


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