Set Restriction on Install or Delete app on iPhone Xs Max/XS/XR/iPhone X/8/7/6, iPad

Unlocked iPhone/ iPad and iPod Touch is not secure from making changes in the home screen. If you know, there is no restriction on delete/ Remove installed app from the home screen. Like, install a new app from the App Store. Install a new app (Free or Pro) in app store always required Apple ID password or Touch ID (if set up) for the security reason. But not required on Remove/ Delete installed app on iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch by default. You can do that, Stop delete iPhone app.

iOS always secure with parental control or types of restriction that you want.

Steps for Stop delete iPhone app, iPad, iPod Touch: From Home screen

iOS 12 or Later, App Restriction is now moved under screen Time,

  • Go to the Settings app on iPhone/iPad > Find Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  • Now, we can manage Installing the app, Deleting Apps, In-App Purchases Restrictions under the iTunes & App Store Purchases.

App Deleting and installing restrictions on iPhone

Know more about iPhone Restrictions.


Restrictions in iOS 11 and Earlier

Step 1: Go to the Setting app on iPhone/ iPad.

Step 2: Next, Tap on General.

Step 3: Then, Choose Restrictions and Enter passcode for the authentication.

Stop delete iPhone app with iOS 9

Step 4: Next, Disable Deleting apps option.

Disabled mode: the cross icon is missing when you try to delete the app on home screen. All icon jiggle only not showing ‘x’ on the app icon.

Enable: Anyone can Delete installed app from home screen, by a press and hold on app icon continuously until you see ‘x’ icon.

Restriction on App from unauthorized delete

See below video tutorial for more help on Stop delete iPhone app,

For the information, Restriction on installing a new app from the app store to your iPhone/iPad/ iPod Touch also available. By Disable In-App Purchases and Installing apps option.

Other Restrictions option you will find here only, on missing default app on your iOS device, Just look inside the restriction, the Wrong setup in restrictions area may be hidden app from access on the home screen or Spotlight search also.

Know more update and help on Stop delete iPhone app, share with us on a comment or Touch with us a new update and other restriction features for future iOS or Apple Devices.

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