How to Disable App install and Delete on iPhone, iPad (iOS 17)

Here's How to stop apps from installing on iPhone and iPad running on latest iOS and iPadOS. Use parental controls on your child's iPad.

in this blog post, I will show you Here’s How to stop apps from installing on iPhone and iPad running on the latest iOS and iPadOS. Use parental controls on your child’s iPad. Don’t want or stop install new/ delete installed apps on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running on the latest iOS/iPadOS. Without the use of any third-party application, you can’t hide but now using this tip you can apply restrictions for disabling app install and delete on Apple mobile and tablet.

This tip is very useful for your kid’s and personal use. So your kids never interact and install with games, Social apps, and message apps also. This will gives total control over your device’s App store.

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Turn off or Disable new app install on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

In the Latest iOS and iPadOS on iPhone, iPad, we can manage App installing on iPhone, and App Deleting on iPhone under the screen time restrictions. Follow the below steps,

  1. Open settings app on iPhone > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions >.restirction-settings-on-iphone-for-stop-installing-and-deleting-apps-from-iphone
  2. Select iTunes & App Store Purchases > And Choose Don’t Allow Option for Installing apps and Deletings app for Stop install new app on your Device and Delete any installed app from your iPhone.stop-installing-apps-and-deleting-app-on-iphone
  3. That’s it.

But in the earlier iOS version, the option is easy to find under the restrictions.

After the App Store app icon does not appear on your iPhone home screen until you keep Installing App, Don’t Allow option under the screen time. To see again and start installing a new app, follow the same steps and select Allow Option for Installing apps.

Don’t want permission to delete/ Remove apps from iOS device

Set restrictions on all third-party applications installed on your devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch). Without any technical knowledge, you can do this through the below steps.

Step 1: By Default, You can delete any installed app.

Find all third party installed apps

Go to the Setting > General > Manage Storage > Choose an app that you want to Delete.

Step 2: For Remove App, Tap on Delete App. By this, you will remove all the data and Documents saved through this app stored on the device.

Step 3: Now, To stop the delete app you have to hide the delete app option for each application.

Apply delete restriction on iOS device

So Go to the Setting > General > Restrictions > Disable Deleting Apps. (Second screen)

Step 4: Now Repeat step 1, you will didn’t found the Delete app option for any installed app.

Steps are so easy for disabling app install and delete on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Still, are you confused about? Then revert me comment in your case.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood is a journalist based in Ohio who specializes in covering Apple and technology trends. With a varied experience in reporting on public safety, government, and education, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, providing readers with a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. If you need to contact me, you can reach me at or through (Facebook)

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