Use these steps to uninstall and clear cache for apps on the Apple iOS 12. Check the software version in Software versions & updates.

Clear app cache and data

Clearing cache or data from an app can fix some software problems. If you clear data, any data stored in that app is lost, such as settings, login information, and saved games. If you don't want to clear the data, try just clearing cache first. If you still experience problems, then clear data too.

To clear the cache and data for an app, you must uninstall the application.

Update apps

  1. From the Home screen, tap the App Store icon.
  2. Tap the Updates icon at the bottom right.
    • To update individual apps, tap the Update button next to the desired app.
    • To update all apps, tap the Update All button.

Clear recent apps

iPhone 8 and earlier

  1. Double-click the Home button to show your most recently used apps.
  2. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.
  3. Swipe up on the app's preview to close the app.

iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and pause.
  2. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.
  3. Swipe up on the app's preview to close the app.

Uninstall app

  1. Lightly touch and hold the app until it jiggles. If you press too firmly, you may open the Quick Actions menu.
  2. Tap X in the upper-left corner of the app.
  3. Tap Delete.

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