Having a jailbroken iOS enables a lot of features and customization, but how can you get rid of the unwanted apps that you have added to your iPhone through Cydia?
A regular iPhone OS lets you wipe apps with just a long-press on the icon of the app and then a tap on the delete button as it appears. But if you have jailbroken your iPhone, things get more complicated, and you need to follow more steps to accomplish your goal.
Removing tweaks and apps on your jailbroken iPhone is not a difficult process and we are here to walk you through it.
For adding tweaks or jailbroken apps we use Cydia and you must use this program too when you want to remove them. Tweaks that are installed through this program will embed themselves in the iPhone’s operating system, acting as stock apps (like Messages, for example). Let’s see how it is done.
Delete Unwanted Jailbroken Apps from Your iPhone
- Open Cydia and select ‘Installed’ – it will open a page with all the apps you have installed through Cydia on your iPhone.
- The list is alphabetically arranged so scroll until you have found what you want to uninstall.
- Tap on that app and you will be taken to its page. Go to the app’s ‘Details’ page and choose ‘Modify’.
- Tap ‘Remove’ to delete the app and select ‘Confirm’ to finish the last step.
- You have successfully deleted the unwanted app. You can tap on ‘Return to Cydia’ to go to the main page or choose ‘Restart Springboard’ for a soft reboot.
Afterward you will see that anything that you wanted to remove is gone and it will not interfere with the operating system. As you can see, the whole procedure is fast, but it requires more steps to get it done.