Apps Won’t Jiggle to Delete on iPhone (All iOS Versions)

Last Updated on Nov 23, 2022

Due to a lack of knowledge about touch gesture that works on the latest iPhone model you might get trouble with the jiggle apps icon on the iPhone home screen. Your iPhone 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 3D touch gestures activate.

People also have a problem with getting out of the jiggle apps icon screen, because the No home button on iPhone X or later (iPhone 14, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max). Before that, we used a home button on iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6 Plus.

Apps won’t jiggle to delete on iPhone (Any iPhone Models)

Reboot or Restart iPhone on Stuck Screen

No, any gesture works on your iPhone, First Hard restart your iPhone. Then, go to the next important setting to get app icon to jiggle on your iPhone home screen.

Quickly Press and Release Volume Up button, Now Quickly, Press and Release Volume down button and only Press and Hold Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo and a black screen after that. use press and hold on iPhone side\power button to turn on iPhone.

Delete App in iOS Changed from its touch sensitivity and Edit Home Screen option

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

iOS Updates comes with Edit Home screen option, While you touch and Hold on App icon or On Black Space of your iPhone home screen. or on any App icon You will see the below screen,

Edit Home screen and Jiggle all apps icon or Delete app from iPhone home screen
Edit Home screen and Jiggle all apps icon or Delete the app from the iPhone home screen

That’s the solution for Apps Won’t jiggle to move or Delete apps on the iPhone Home screen. if you can’t see the popup or apps won’t show the Delete app option. then check your iPhone’s restrictions that prevent you from deleting apps from the home screen.

Turn off Deleting app Restrictions iOS Settings

Follow the steps below and Turn off Restrictions for delete app from iPhone home screen,

  1. Settings app on iPhone/iPad.
  2. Scroll to Screen Time.
  3. Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions
  4. Select iTunes & App Store Purchases
  5. Tap on Deleting Apps Set to “Allow“.
  6. That’s it. Now go back to Home screen and Try to Deleting App.

iOS 11,

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

Rearrange App in 3D Touch popup

Get here four methods to Delete App on iPhone.

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 the Popup menu is Rearrange apps/Edit Home Screen. Tap on it to change the location on the home screen or delete for further if you wish.

New Options is also available on App Store to Delete app, Check out this tutorial on how to delete Apps using App Store.

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 your finger from bottom edge to the top for stop jiggle apps icon.

1 Apps wont jiggle to delete on iPhone X

Change Delete App Restriction on iPhone

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

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.

1 Change 3D Touch Sensitivity on iPhone X

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.

If you get trouble with the same issues on your iPhone X and facing other problems submit to us in the comment box.

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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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