Apps won’t jiggle to delete on iPhone X, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 8/8 Plus

Apps Jiggle on iPhone home screen is really useful for some action like create folder, Move apps on another screen or card and remove apps from iPhone completely.

Due to lack of knowledge about touch gesture how works on latest iPhone model you might get trouble with jiggle apps icon on iPhone home screen. Your iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus Apps won’t jiggle or Wiggle to delete or Move on the screen. Use this technique and settings to get rid of Apps isn’t jiggle on force touch on the screen and prevent from 3D touch gesture activate.


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People also have a problem with getting out from jiggle apps icon screen, because of a home button no on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR or later. Before that, we used home button on iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6 Plus.

Apps won’t jiggle to delete on iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone XS (Max), iPhone XR

Reboot or Restart iPhone on Stuck Screen

No, any gesture works on your iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/ iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR. Hard restart your iPhone X,

Press and Release Volume Up button, Press and Release Volume down button and only Press and Hold Sleep/Wake button until you see the apple logo and black screen.

Delete App in iOS 13 Changed from it’s touch sensitivity and New Rearrange option

Natural way to delete app is now changed in iOS 13 iPhone/iPad. So, we need to spend more time in delete from device home screen. Theroy is that, First Touch and Hold app icon that we are deleting, Don’t release until apps are jiggle on home screen. iOS 13 Users making mistakes by Lift up finger when app icon show 3D Touch popup on screen, So I suggest that don’t give up still after showing popup like this, Popup will automatically close and Apps icon will jiggle just like earlier iOS version.

That’s the solutions for Apps Won’t jiggle to move or Delete app on iPhone Home screen.

Rearrange App in 3D Touch popup

Rearrange apps also useful to move apps on Home screen and Delete as well.

  • Just Touch and Hold on App icon until you see 3D Touch popup menu appear on the screen. Last option on Popup menu is rearrange apps. Tap on it to change the location on home screen or delete for further if you wish.

New Options is also available on App Store to Delete app, Checkout this tutorial on how to delete Apps using App Store in iOS 13.

Screen Touch Doesn’t Respond

Use the correct way! Don’t Hard Press on App icon! Only Touch & Hold app icon until jiggle all app icons. To stop Jiggle apps, Tap on “Done” at the top right corner of the screen. Or Swipe finger bottom edge to top for stop jiggle apps icon.

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Change Delete App restriction on iPhone X

Delete app restriction preventing from remove apps from home screen. if this restriction is enabled, you will not get “X” on the app icon.

Restrictions Settings in iOS 13 & iOS 12,

  • Settings app > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > iTunes & App Store Purchases > Deleting Apps Set to “Allow“.

iOS 11,

  • Go to the Settings app on the iPhone.
  • General > Restriction.
  • Enter passcode and Enable Deleting apps toggle.

Change in 3D Touch Sensitivity

Your iPhone X’s Screen turns on the 3D touch popup menu option while pressing on the app icon. Change 3D Touch Sensitivity.

Go to the Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch > Use Slider for change in 3D Touch Sensitivity. Or Disable 3D touch temporarily.

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Reset Home Screen layout

Go to the Settings app on iPhone X > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout.

Check for Update

Go to the Settings app > General > Software Update > Check for update (Download and Install new iOS).

Restore to Factory settings

Take Backup iPhone

Connect your iPhone to iTunes via lightning cable. Go to iPhone Summary > Restore iPhone.

Click on restore confirm that will erase all data to default settings.

Now Setup as a new iPhone and use the old latest backup to date restore.

Now you can try with touch and Hold on Mail screen apps icon for Apps icon Jiggle or Wiggle on iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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