How to Delete Stock Apple Apps on iPhone and iPad

Posted by mistermobile on Sep 23, 2016
Filed under: Apple iOS Tips

How to Delete Stock Apple Apps On iPhone and iPad

While Apple has made it easy to remove Stock Apple Apps in iOS 10, the real fact is that these Apps are not actually being deleted from your iPhone.

When you delete Stock Apple Apps on your iOS device, the user data linked to the apps is deleted, but the App itself is just hidden from your view and not deleted from your device.

List of Stock Apple Apps That Can Be Deleted

1. Music, Podcasts, Videos, iBooks

2. Stocks, News, Weather, Tips

3. Compass, Calculator, Calendar, Watch

4. Notes, Reminders

5. Find My Friends, FaceTime, Voice Memos

6. Contacts, Mail, Maps

7. iCloud Drive, iTunes Store

How to Delete Stock Apple Apps on iPhone and iPad

Step 1. Press and hold on the Stock Apple App that you want to delete, until the app begins wiggling.

Step 2. Next, tap on the X icon that appears in the upper left corner of the app.

Step 3. You will see a popup, tap on Remove to confirm that you do want to go ahead and delete the app.

How to Restore Stock Apple Apps to Your Home Screen

Step 1. Open the App Store app on your iPhone

Step 2. Search for the Deleted App on the App store by typing its name in the search bar.

Step 3. Next, Click on the Download From Cloud icon.

Since the app is already present on your device, the download process will be more or less instantaneous and the app icon will be back on your home screen.

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