Removing Unwanted Apps in iPads

When it comes to apps, many have the tendency to hoard them, randomly installing any type of app that comes to entertain momentary thoughts of fancy.

From single-featured apps (like those only made to jot down grocery lists, or single-function apps like SMS message counters), iPad users are oftentimes guilty of installing whatever app they find, only to realize that the installation of multiple single-function apps tend to slow down an iPad’s overall performance.

If you’re among the many guilty of the “any app install” sin, here’s a quick look into how you can get rid of unwanted apps.

Deleting Apps from the iPad

For apps which were directly installed to an iPad, removing them is quite easy since the base-method of removing an app in iPads is quite straightforward and direct – simply tap on the app you want to remove, hold on to it and wait for an “X” to appear on the upper left side of the screen.

When that “X” shows up, simply tap on it and you’ll be asked if you’re sure you want to delete the app.

Tap on the “delete” button, and the app is removed.

Easy, fast and simple.

Deleting Apps from an iPad-Computer Sync

When talking about apps installed via an iPad-Computer connection setup, you’ll have to delete the app from iTunes to ensure that the app doesn’t come back every time you sync your iPad with your computer.

To do this, all you have to do is delete the app from iTunes. First, load up iTunes in your computer, then head down to “Apps”, then to “Library”, which will then lead you to a window indicating the apps you’ve downloaded for your iPad.

From there, it’s a simple matter of identifying which app you want to delete, and upon finding them, you can remove the app (or apps) from there. Once you sync your iPad with iTunes, the app won’t be installed again.

Here’s hoping that this would help you clean up your iPads from randomly installed apps and software bits.

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