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Monday, January 16, 2017

1763. Add and Remove Stock Apps in iOS 10

I’ve updated to iOS 10 on my iPhone, and after all these versions of iOS, I still see apps I have never used and am never going to use. In previous versions of iOS, there was no way to remove the Stocks app and the Compass app, among others. Has anything changed that would allow me to unclutter my phone and get rid of these useless apps?

I am sure there are some people that use the Stocks app on there iPhone and look at it every day but I am not one of those people. I have played withe the Compass app once. There is this Watch app that I will never use becasue I don't think I will ever get an Apple watch.

Doug has never looked at the health app and never knew it was there.

So to remove these apps that are built into the phone unlike previous versions of iOS 10, you can simply press and hold the icon and when the little X appears you can simply click on the X and remove it.

If you want to put it back on the phone you can go to the apps store and reload it.

One thing to note if you are trying to remove these apps to gain a little space on the phone it won't help becasue you may think you are removing them you are not. You are just hiding them. With these built in apps there is really no way to really get them off the phone. But at least in iOS 10 you can hide them so they don't clutter up the display.

You should not that this feature works for most of the stock apps but not all of them. We tried removing the Health app but it won't go away and you will not see the little X.

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