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How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps

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This guide will show you how to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10 and iOS 11. Apple adds the ability to remove stock apps from the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 10 update and it’s still available in iOS 11.

You can’t technically delete stock iPhone apps since they will still take up some space on your iPhone — but you can finally remove them from your iPhone home screen and remove some of the data.

You must install the iOS 10 update for this to work. This is a free update for the iPhone 5 and up. It also works on the iPad and on the iPod touch 6th generation where you can delete stock Apple apps as well.

How to Delete Stock iPhone Apps

Deleting stock iPhone apps is as easy as deleting a regular iPhone app. You cannot delete every iPhone app with this update, but you can delete most of them.

To delete the stock iPhone apps, press and hold on an app on your iPhone until the app icons start to wiggle and a small x appears.

You need to then tap on the X and if needed tap to confirm that you want to delete the app from your iPhone.

How to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10.

How to delete stock iPhone apps on iOS 10.

When you remove stock iPhone apps from your iPhone, you also remove user related data and configuration files. This may also impact your Apple Watch functionality.

Here are the stock iPhone apps you can delete. If you delete all of these iPhone apps you will only get 150MB of additional space.

  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app
  • Weather

Removing these iPhone apps will also remove them from your Apple Watch, will remove some features from CarPlay and may remove features from the Notification Center. Removing the Calculator app will also remove it from the Control Center.

How to Re-Install Stock iPhone Apps

After you remove the stock iPhone apps, you can re-install them without restoring your iPhone.

How to re-install stock iPhone apps.

How to re-install stock iPhone apps.

Open the App Store on your iPhone and then search for the app you want to re-install. Tap on the cloud with a down arrow icon to install it.

Wait while the iPhone app downloads and installs to your home screen. Once this happens you can use the app.

What’s New in iOS 11.4.1

What's New in iOS 11.4.1

What's New in iOS 11.4.1

The iOS 11.4 update added Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2, but it also brought issues along with it. The iOS 11.4.1 update keeps these long anticipated features and includes fixes for some iOS 11.4 problems. 

Specifically the iOS 11.4.1 update;

  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone. 
  • Improves reliability of syncing mail, contacts and notes with Exchange accounts.  

This update also includes other bug fixes and security upgrades. It's possible that this update includes a fix for bad iOS 11.4 battery life. 

Messages in the Cloud allows you to backup your iMessage conversations to the cloud just like you back up your notes, contacts and photos. This means they are backed up in case something happens to your phone, but that's not all. 

Messages in the Cloud syncs deleted messages and threads across your iCloud devices. This means everything will show up the same across your Apple devices. With this in place you should see the same conversations everywhere, all of the time. 

This also backs up the photos and attachments in the cloud so you have more room on your iPhone or iPad. When you get a new device all of the messages sync to that device so you don't lose anything. 

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