For Seniors: Organize and Delete iPhone 4S Apps - dummies

For Seniors: Organize and Delete iPhone 4S Apps

iPhone 4S lets you organize apps in folders. When you no longer need an app you have installed, it’s time to get rid of it. (You can’t delete apps that are preinstalled on the iPhone.) If you use iCloud to push content across all Apple iOS devices, note that deleting an app on your iPhone won’t affect that app on other devices.

To organize apps in folders, follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold an app until all apps do their jiggle dance.

  2. Drag an app on top of another app. A bar appears across the screen, showing the two apps and a file with a placeholder name.


  3. To change the name, tap in the field at the end of the placeholder name, and the keyboard appears.

  4. Press the Delete key to delete the placeholder name and type one of your own.

  5. Tap anywhere outside the bar to save the name.

  6. Tap the Home key to stop the icons from dancing around and you’ll see your folder appear on the Home screen where you began this process.

To delete applications you no longer need, follow these steps:

  1. Display the Home screen that contains the app you want to delete.

  2. Press and hold the app until all apps begin to jiggle.

  3. Tap the Delete button for the app you want to delete.


  4. A confirmation appears. Tap Delete to proceed with the deletion.


  5. A dialog asking you to rate an app before deleting it appears; you can tap the Rate button to rate it or tap No Thanks to opt out of the survey.

Don’t worry about wiping out several apps at once by deleting a folder. When you delete a folder, the apps that were contained within the folder are placed back on the Home screen.