Deleting an iPad App – Does Delete Remove the App from My iPad?


I recently received this question about deleting and iPad app from a participant in my Master Class.

When you delete an app will it take it off completely? Or just hide it? Thanks.

When you delete an app from your iPad, it is removed from your iPad. However, you can get it back from the iTunes Store later if you wish. You can reinstall the app at any time by returning to the App Store and downloading it again. If you paid for the app you will not have to buy it again to reinstall it.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.