Daily tip: How to delete jailbreak apps quicker with CyDelete [jailbreak]

Annoyed by the having to use Cydia to delete Jailbreak apps and wondering how to delete them faster? There's a new tweak on the block that makes this process much easier. In fact, CyDelete lets you delete jailbroken apps just like you would delete an official App Store app. Follow us after the break for a rundown of how to use CyDelete.

To delete jailbroken apps via Cydia can be rather irritating. You have to launch Cydia, click on manage, scroll and find the package you'd like to delete, and then wait for Cydia to reload. CyDelete aims to simplify this process.

  1. First, search for CyDelete in Cydia and install it (it's free).

  1. You don't see an icon on your homescreen. But you can find a few settings for CyDelete inside your iPhone settings panel.

  1. Hold down any icon until they start jiggling. You should now see that jailbroken applications also have a delete X option by them just like official apps do.

  1. Simply tap the X to delete the app just like you would any other. That's it!

As a side note, CyDelete does not let you delete Cydia and some mobilesubstrate apps for stability reasons. Other than that, it should work on just about any other jailbreak app. If you're jailbroken, try it out and let us know how it worked for you!

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Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.