You can easily remove apps from your iPod touch. If you change your mind, you can download the apps again later.
Do any of the following:
- Remove an app from the Home Screen: Touch and hold the app on the Home Screen, tap Remove App, then tap Remove from Home Screen to keep it in the App Library, or tap Delete App to delete it from iPod touch.
- Delete an app from the App Library and Home Screen: Touch and hold the app in the App Library, tap Delete App, then tap Delete. (See Find your apps in the App Library.)
If you change your mind, you can redownload apps you’ve removed.
In addition to removing third-party apps from the Home Screen, you can remove the following built-in Apple apps that came with your iPod touch:
- Contacts (Contact information remains available through Messages, Mail, FaceTime, and other apps. To remove a contact, you must restore Contacts.)
- iTunes Store
- Voice Memos
Note: When you remove a built-in app from your Home Screen, you also remove any related user data and configuration files. Removing built-in apps from your Home Screen can affect other system functionality. See the Apple Support article Delete built-in Apple apps on your iOS 12, iOS 13, or iPadOS device or Apple Watch.