Cancel the install of an app on iPad

Hint Mind you, advice on iPad below are iPhone / iPod touch applicable.

Some times you may need to cancel the install of an app from Apple Store. The installation dialog does not have the cancel button, but there is a straightforward way to stop the download and consequently delete the partially downloaded app not waiting until it will be fully installed. The procedure to do this on iPad of any generation including latest iPad Air and iPad mini Retina is as simple as that:

    1. Close the download window by using five fingers gesture.
    2. Find on the Home screen of your iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3 / iPad 4 / iPad mini the grayed icon pertaining to the app you are downloading.
    3. Touch that icon and keep holding until all apps’ icons will start wiggling and displaying little white “x” sign in the small black circle at the top left corner.
    4. Touch the black circle with “x” sign on that app you are downloading.
    5. Confirm delete.
    6. Stop wiggling of the other icons by touching Home button. The use of the virtual Home Button is preferable way to do this.

That is all. Unwanted app (and all its data) will be removed from your iconic tablet. Fiddling with tablet may encourage you to unveil 50+ secrets that can help you maintain iPad